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
Join us in the Immanuel sanctuary as grief counselor Jennifer Lanouette of Capital Caring leads us in an exploration and discussion of coping with grief at the holidays. Friends and loved ones welcome!Read More
Join us as we create Christmas ornaments, gifts, cards, and decorations, and sing carols with Pastor Aaron and Sarah Sherman. Our theme this year is Christmas Critters – we’ll celebrate God’s creation of the animals! In addition to make ornaments that feature wild animals, we will also make ornaments that feature photographs of the pets…Read More
Are you a Zumba fanatic? Always wanted to try it? Just enjoy jumping up and down to loud music? Immanuel’s elite fitness trainers will lead a just-for-fun “zoooomba” class following Immanuel in the Evening on Sunday, November 24. Wear your favorite exercise gear to worship at 5:30 pm and stay for the dancing fun at…Read More
Families, groups and individuals are invited to light the Advent Wreath candles at the upcoming Advent Sunday Worship Services (December 1, 8, 15 and 22), as well as our Christmas Eve services on Tuesday, December 24. This includes reading a scripture passage, a short commentary, and a prayer; this material will be provided to you. …Read More
Sunday, November 24 at 9:00 a.m. Dr. Richard Bell is Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland and author of Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home (2019). He has won numerous teaching awards, has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress, and is the recipient…Read More
Sunday, November 10 at 6:45 p.m. Creative Immanuelites Sarah Curry, Jayne Ogilvie-Russell, and Doug Mar will lead our next Front Porch Story on creativity. Sarah, Jayne, and Doug will share about their creative endeavors in art, photography, and woodworking and lead a broader conversation about the role of artistic expression in life and faith. Front Porch Stories are…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
We are so excited for this POLO fall season which will be focused on cultivating happiness! Each week facilitators will pair scripture with a podcast from the “happiness lab” (based on a popular course created by Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos—find the link in your Friday E-Presence). Whether you’ve…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
Join us at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, and Nov. 10 as we explore the world through the lens of scripture! Learn more about how photographers among us see the world and capture images. Participants will also learn photography techniques to practice in the world, too. Following each class, participants are invited…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
“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.…Read More
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.
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…
Why do you walk labyrinths?, my friend asked, as we completed the many circuits of an outdoor labyrinth. I have many answers: because I like to walk them; because they leave me with a feeling of peace; because they impose a slower, more meditative rhythm in my day.
Who said that back to school books were only for kids and college students? The fall is a great time for reading. Here are three great books to consider adding to your list.
Pastor Susan leads this support group providing caregivers a time and place to receive physical, emotional, and spiritual support, as well as practical tools and resources for coping and flourishing. Our next meeting is Friday, November 9. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Pastor Susan at email@example.com.
Click here to download a PDF of our new Fall/Winter 2018 Spirituality & Learning trifold. If you haven’t already received one, you should be seeing one in your mailbox soon, too! You’ll also find copies on the church campus (in the Narthex and Breezeway). We hope you’ll take a look at the many excellent spiritual…
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…
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 …
Jesus said, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10), but what does that abundant life look like today? This week, we offer three GodBook recommendations for refocusing our living on what matters most.
As Lent begins, you are invited to journey with Immanuel as we reflect on prayers from the Bible. Each weekday, we will post a new online reflection written by an Immanuelite based on a Biblical prayer. Because of our prayer focus, we have entitled these reflections May it Be So: Reflections for a Prayerful Lent….