Welcome to Emmanuel

Our desire as a church is to help you meet God primarily in a personal, life-changing encounter that effects your eternity. We believe this can be done individually, in small groups, and as a gathered body. Individually God has destined each believer to be conformed to the image of Christ and to be about the Father’s business. Jesus commissioned each believer to go into all the world to accomplish this.

Small groups provide for a network of support for seasoned as well as new believers and provide a point of accountability that is real and personal. Our gathered body in worship provides strength and unity as we worship the Almighty.

It is also our desire to meet needs. We understand that each person is not only needy for a Savior, but also, since we live in a fallen world, needy for understanding, comfort, and assurance as well as many other needs present in our world today.

Emmanuel Baptist Family,

We are living in a time where we are requested to do things differently than we have before. Our government leaders, for whom we have been praying, have asked as we battle COVID-19 to keep our social distance and not congregate in groups larger than 10. Our Church Leadership has decided for the next two weeks to forego our usual Wednesday evening meals/gathering, our Sunday cooperate worship and Sunday School.

So, what do we do at this time? How do we handle this disruption in the life of our church? We encourage you to join us this Sunday online at 10:15 am. We will be posting our worship using Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/ebccarlinville/ as we have been doing for quite some time. We are working to bring music to the broadcast in addition to the message. And, we look forward to the day, after God answers our prayers, when we come back together in worshipping Him with a renewed gratefulness.

In the coming days, you will receive information about our plans in keeping our classes and groups connected. You have been encouraged to read, Have you read? You have been encouraged to pray, Have you prayed? Keep reading; keep praying; keep studying your lesson; keep making use of your Right Now Media; keep praying for your one, and, most of all, keep expecting God to do great things.

More information will be coming. If you have a question, concern, or need please call the office at 217-854-4473.

Your EBC Leadership
Pastor Cliff Woodman
Hebrews 1:1-4; 13:25

Our Prayer for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Pandemic; Please join us in prayer

“Indeed, the Lord’s arm is not too weak to save, and his ear is not too deaf to hear. But your iniquities are separating you from your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not listen.” (Isaiah 59:1–2, CSB)

God, in Your mercy, to stop this pandemic and save lives — not only in our communities but around the world, particularly in places that are unequipped medically to deal with the virus.

“Let everyone submit to the governing authorities, since there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are instituted by God. So then, the one who resists the authority is opposing God’s command, and those who oppose it will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have its approval. For it is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For it is God’s servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong.” (Romans 13:1–4, CSB)

We pray for President Donald Trump and other government leaders — international, federal, state, and local — to have the wisdom to direct us in the best courses of action for prevention and care.

“Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.” (Psalm 90:12, CSB)

We pray that You, Lord will give us wisdom in this moment of fear as the foundations of what we know are shaken, that others would realize how fragile life is and how real eternity is, and they would see their need to turn to You, God.

“Then he said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” (Mark 16:15, CSB)

We ask You, God to protect our missionaries and their families around the globe, using this global crisis to advance Your Good News to the whole world.


Stained glass becomes the backdrop as we sing traditional, updated traditional, and current songs about our awesome God. Scripture provides the inspiration to transform our lives. There are no coat and tie expectations.


We’ll admit it we call it Sunday School. We offer classes for all ages, and we offer classes for the adults without regard of age. We use trusted resources in all of our classes. There are also opportunities outside of Sunday mornings for groups to meet and learn.


Sometimes we eat, sometimes we sing, every time we pray, learn and fellowship. From Labor Day to the last week of school we dine together before we head off to meet with our Wednesday night groups. Know there is one for you.

Ministry Happens Here

We seek to be a church on mission in our community and beyond.

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9:00 AM Sunday School

10:15 AM Worship


5:30 PM Meal

6:00 PM Children and Youth Activities

6:30 PM Adult Groups