A “Godbook” can be any book you think a member of Immanuel might enjoy, or learn from and grow spiritually that is about God, Jesus, the church, religion, spirituality, or just life. Below, we have archived all of the current reviews by Immanuelites. Click here to add a review of your own. Click here to…Read More
Lyndall Demere, Ph.D., Msc.D, is a Pastoral Counselor, Intuitive Spiritual Director, and Spiritual Healer. Lyn will lead two extended meditation sessions with ample time for discussion, sharing and questions. This seminar is for anyone who wishes to have a deeper experience of the presence of God. Register in advance- your payment reserves your place. Where:…Read More
Does God condone violence? How do Christians wrestle with a Biblical book of war and conquest sanctioned by God? If violence in the Bible has ever made you uncomfortable, this is the Bible study for you! You’re invited to join Pastor Billy for four weeks with the book of Joshua. Using Daniel Hawk’s Joshua in…Read More
Join us Sundays in February (February 2, 9, 16, & 23) at 9:00 a.m. for this special series lead by R. Bruce Douglass, Director Emeritus, Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington. Nationalism is a modern phenomenon, and it has been greatly influenced by religious beliefs and practices ever since it first appeared in the latter part…Read More
As the temperature drops, now is the time to consider making your own blessing bags at home to carry with you in your car or on your commute. When you see someone experiencing homelessness, simply say hello and offer the bag. Consider introducing yourself and offer a kind word along with a blessing bag. Immanuel…Read More
FOG will meet again on Friday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Kristi and Tom Evans. This month’s chosen theme is Spanish and/or Portuguese wines. Couples, please bring a hors d’oeuvres, too. If solo, bring either a bottle or hors d’oeuvres. Soft drinks and waters provided. Drop by for part or all…Read More
Join us at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays January 19th and January 26th as Pastor Katie guides our small group discussions on death, dying, grief, and living well based on Dana Trent’s new book, Dessert First. Pastor Katie served as a Hospice chaplain at two inpatient hospital units during her Clinical Pastoral Education time in seminary,…Read More
Save-the-Date for upcoming Spirituality & Learning Opportunities in the New Year *Some dates have been revised so please check this to be sure you have the right dates on your calendar! We’re excited to be offering the following as we begin the new year. Please mark your calendars and watch the E-Presence and church bulletin…Read More
Immanuel’s International Mission Committee is sponsoring a trip for up to 12 people to visit Argentina and Uruguay. The primary purpose of the trip is to focus on the role of the church in the face of the struggle to preserve human rights and to promote creation care. We will worship with local churches, meet…Read More
Immanuel’s youth program sent 25 care packages to Immanuelites in college this fall. Care packages included homemade desserts, snacks, and quick meals to help our college students during their end of semester exams and papers. “We want our college students to know that God loves them and we do, too–even if they’re many, many miles…Read More
Curious about what it means to be a Presbyterian? Interested in learning how to officially join as a member of Immanuel? Want to learn how to get connected at Immanuel? Join us for “Meet Immanuel” small group! The membership process at Immanuel involves four simple steps, the first of which is attending “Meet Immanuel.” This…Read More
“See, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them.” Isaiah 42:9 Today’s eco-tip comes from Immanuel member Susan Gregory. Recycle your old phones and cable. Phones and cables can’t be recycled curbside, but Fairfax County has 7 days per week recycling…Read More
Brian Wilhour, Director of Music, and Pastor Aaron recently composed a new hymn as an auction item for Immanuel’s annual auction fundraiser. This month, we premiered the hymn during Immanuel’s Sunday worship services. Sarah Sherman, Music Assistant for Children and Youth, interviewed Brian and Pastor Aaron during Sunday morning’s moment for young disciples. …
The Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Book of Order lists “Faithful stewardship that shuns ostentation and seeks proper use of the gifts of God’s creation” as one of the great themes of our tradition (G-2.0500). But how can Presbyterians today be better stewards of God’s creation? We’ve compiled a resource list of organizations, theologians, and writers to…
The Red Boot Coalition has a radical idea: when things get heated and tempers flair, stop and listen. Countering national anxiety through small-group conversations may seem naive, but it’s catching on.
Habakkuk: 1:1-5 The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw. 2 O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? 3 Why do you make me see wrongdoing and look at trouble? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. 4 So the…
Susan Graceson has served as Immanuel’s Interim Director of Children’s Ministries since August of 2015. As part of our introductory blog series, we asked Susan a few fun questions about her background and interests.
Sarah Sherman joined Immanuel as Music Assistant for Children and Youth in October 2016. Sarah graduated with a degree in Music from the University of Virginia, and is thrilled to be working with the young people at Immanuel!
Dear IPC Youth & Parents: IT’S HALLOWEEN! And here’s what you need to know coming up at Immanuel in the next couple weeks: —Youth Group on November 4th, from 4:00-5:15pm. We’ll be doing a project with scripture (I promise it will be fun, even though I’m sure at least a couple of you just rolled your…
Immanuel launched a new, intergenerational educational opportunity this month, Sunday Stations. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, Pastor Susan and Billy Kluttz sat down for a conversation.
Exodus 33:12-13 Moses said to the Lord, “See, you have said to me, ‘Bring up this people’; but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.’ Now if I have found favor in…
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 Today’s eco-tip comes from Immanuel member Susan Gregory: This season, clean out leftover cleaning products, batteries, lightbulbs and other hazardous trash. Do not throw away anything that is toxic, ignitable, corrosive or reactive….