Children’s Christmas Party
December 15, 2018
On Saturday, December 15, parents and grandparents are invited to drop their children off at the church from 3:00-6:00 p.m. for our annual Children’s Christmas Party. Babies through 2-year-olds will be cared for in the nursery while 3-year-olds through 6th graders will be in Fellowship Hall. During the party, children will play games, sing Christmas songs, make Christmas crafts, decorate Christmas cookies, and have dinner together. The cost is $10 per child, payable at the door. Reservations are required; contact Pastor Tambi at email@example.com by Wednesday, December 12, to sign your child up for the party.
Service of Lessons & Carols
December 16, 2018
Join us in the sanctuary on Sunday, December 16, at 5:00 p.m. for our Service of Lessons & Carols. Our adult choir, girls’ ensemble, children’s choir, handbell choir, and brass ensemble will all be participating in this service. You are encouraged to bring a friend as we savor the sacred words and music of the season.
Christmas Eve Service
December 24, 2018
Our annual Christmas Eve service is always a highlight of the church year. We will gather for worship in our beautifully decorated sanctuary to reflect on the story of Christ’s birth and sing beloved Christmas carols. A time for children is an integral part of our worship service, as is the lighting of candles as we sing “Silent Night.” Childcare will be provided in the nursery for babies through 2-year-olds.
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.
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.