SPRING WOMEN’S RETREAT
March 9, 2019
The women of Immanuel are invited to spend a Saturday at Kay Johnson’s lake house for a retreat led by Pastor Tambi. The focus of the retreat will be “The Hats Women' Wear.” Participants will contemplate the challenges and opportunities inherent in their varied roles. The retreat will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. The deadline to register is Monday, February 25; contact Pastor Tambi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 20-17, 2019
This year’s observance of Operation Inasmuch will include opportunities for children, youth, and adults to minister to “the least of these” in our community and beyond as we work with our local ministry partners. Here is the schedule of events:
Wednesday, March 20 - guest speaker from The Nashville Food Project
Thursday, March 21 - host Room in the Inn for the final time this winter
Saturday, March 23 - distribute gifts to the staff and patients at Nashville Community Care & Rehabilitation Center at Bordeaux or volunteer at The Nashville Food Project
Sunday, March 24 - Ingathering Sunday to collect bags of noodles for Luke 14:12 during worship and a family ministry project in Fellowship Hall after worship to prepare Easter bags for Appalachian Outreach
Tuesday, March 26 - serve lunch at Luke 14:12
Wednesday, March 27 - share stories from OIAM after the Business Meeting.
Registration for the various ministry projects will begin on Sunday, February 24.
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.