ROOM IN THE INN
1st & 3rd Thursdays (November-March)
Immanuel is one of 200 congregations from a wide variety of traditions that partners with Room in the Inn each winter to provide shelter for 1,500 men and women from November 1 through March 31. Each time we host Room in the Inn, we need volunteers who will set up Fellowship Hall, drive the van, provide dinner, serve dinner, serve as overnight hosts, provide breakfast, prepare sack lunches, clean up Fellowship Hall, and wash the bed linens. Sign up sheets are posted on the bulletin board near the parlor. Children on Mission need you to bring the following items for them to put in our guests’ snack sacks: peanut butter crackers, granola bars, breakfast bars, mini-boxes of raisins, beef jerky, chewing gum, large bags of plain M&Ms, large bags of pretzels, cartons of goldfish crackers, and large bags of Craisins. For more information about how you can help with Room in the Inn, watch the public service announcement featuring our Children on Mission.
Nashville Baptist Association Toy Store
Throughout the month of November, we are collecting new toys and clothing to donate to the Nashville Baptist Association Toy Store. The NBA Toy Store provides needy families who live in the 37206 zip code with the opportunity to "shop" for Christmas gifts. The NBA Toy Store will be open on December 3-6 at Shelby Avenue Baptist Church. Desirable items include toys, games, puzzles, books, sports equipment, art supplies, jewelry, watches, jeans, sweatshirts, socks, and underwear. All donations should be new and unwrapped. Bring your items to the wrapped boxes that are stationed outside the office and near Fellowship Hall. The deadline to deposit gifts is Wednesday, November 28.
Young Women's Retreat
Penuel Ridge Retreat Center
November 16-17, 2018
During their fall overnight retreat at Penuel Ridge Retreat Center in Ashland City, the young women of Immanuel will examine prayers recorded in Scripture and explore creative ways to pray. The retreat begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and concludes at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. The cost is $75 per woman, which includes dinner on Friday night and breakfast and lunch Saturday. The deadline to register for the retreat is Monday, November 12. Contact Pastor Tambi to reserve your space.
Did you know that one out of every seven Nashvillians lives in poverty? Did you know that 40% of all food in our city is wasted? The Nashville Food Project works to address both of these issues by growing, cooking, and sharing nourishing food in our community. On Sunday, November 18, we will be observing our Fall Ingathering Sunday by collecting jars of peanut butter and boxes of graham crackers that we will donate to The Nashville Food Project. During the offertory, children will place collection baskets on the steps near the altar, and the congregation will be invited to bring their gifts of food forward as an act of thanksgiving.
November 22, 2018
This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Boulevard Bolt, a collaborative effort of Immanuel Baptist Church, St. George’s Episcopal Church and The Temple Congregation Ohabai Sholom in Nashville. Since 1994, this Thanksgiving morning tradition has grown from 2,500 participants to over 7,500 participants, and the Bolt now ranks among the largest 5-mile races in the country. More importantly, the Bolt has awarded grants in excess of $3 million to agencies that serve Nashville’s homeless community. Registration is underway for this year’s Bolt. Will you run, walk, or give to support our homeless neighbors?
On Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 AM, Immanuel offers small group Bible studies for preschoolers through senior adults. Worship begins in the sanctuary at 10:30 AM. Childcare is provided for preschoolers during worship. Older children are encouraged to stop by the worship cart near the parlor prior to worship to choose a manipulative and pick up a coloring page to take into the sanctuary. A time for children is offered regularly during the worship service, led by either Pastor Steven or Pastor Tambi. Our adult choir leads us in worship each week, and the Handbell Choir, Brass Ensemble, and Girls Ensemble are involved seasonally. Children, youth, and adults read Scripture and offer prayers. We observe the Lord's Supper on the first Sunday of most months.
On Wednesday evenings, our church family gathers in Fellowship Hall for supper from 5:00-5:50 p.m., followed by a brief time of announcements and prayer. Kindergartners through 6th graders participate in Children's Music from 5:00-5:40 PM. Childcare is offered for preschoolers beginning at 5:45 p.m. Children on Mission, Youth Group, adult programming, and the Adult Choir rehearsal take place from 6:00-7:00 PM. The Handbell Choir and the Brass Ensemble rehearse from 7:00-7:30 PM.