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
Therese Taylor-Stinson is an ordained deacon and ruling elder in the PCUSA, serving for three years as National Capital Presbytery’s (NCP) Moderator (2015–2018). She founded and organized The Racial Awareness Festival, establishing a Confronting Racism Task Force for NCP, and currently serves as Liaison for Race and Reconciliation, under NCP’s Mission Coordinating Committee. Ms. Taylor-Stinson…Read More
Twenty Immanuelites traveled to Honduras this summer to volunteer with Students Helping Honduras (SHH). There, we helped Students Helping Honduras build schools for Honduran children, donated much-needed school and medical supplies, and learned about SHH’s goal to build 1,000 schools. Join us at 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, September 22 for a presentation about what we…Read More
Rev. Elmarie Parker, the PCUSA regional liaison to Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, will visit Immanuel on Sunday, September 15 to share her work on behalf of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in the Middle East. Rev. Parker works to deepen and strengthen the relational ties between the church in her region and members and churches of…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
All produce goes to the local food pantry at Share of McLean! The garden is GROWING… but gardeners are still needed to tend and harvest (no watering required!). You’ll find a Sign-Up Genius link here – please sign up to help feed our neighbors through the gift of your hands.Read More
Click here to sign up to be a ‘gardener-of-the-week’ at our interfaith garden!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
“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 Today’s eco-tip comes from Liz Pruchnicki, Immanuel’s Youth Director. This Advent, prioritize experiences over things. Especially in your holiday shopping this year, try to gift experiences instead of stuff. It not only helps the environment, it also reorders our living away…Read More
“For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.” Hebrews 3:4 Today’s eco-tip comes from Immanuel member Nate Buchanan: Buy a reusable to straw to save plastic (you can find them in either metal or durable glass). You can also choose straw-free lids, or, if you are able, choose…Read More
“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 Today’s eco-tip comes from Immanuel member Alex Abi-Najm If you are able, take stairs instead of elevators whenever possible. You…Read More
Job 1:20-21 Then Job arose, tore his robe, shaved his head, and fell on the ground and worshiped. He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” I don’t believe that God…
Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dancing. Exodus 15: 20 Upon reading this passage, my thoughts go to the events leading up to this celebratory song and dance. Prior to this, Miriam is referred to as…
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…
For Holy Week, Immanuel has created a series of online devotionals. Each devotional is adapted from a
monologue written by Rev. Aaron Fulp-Eickstaedt. Immanuel will perform these monologues and others at this year’s Maundy Thursday service (April 13, 7:30 pm).
Written by Betsy Rice Pictured top left, Atticus Gore smiles with SHARE donations at a food drive with Immanuel Presbyterian Church members and staff. On June 2, 2018 Atticus Gore, an eighth grader at Longfellow Middle School and member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church, sponsored the SHARE food drive at the McLean Giant. For those of us…
Genesis 28: 20-22 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear, so that I come again to my father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God, and this…
“A righteous man regards the life of his animal.” Proverbs 12:10 Today’s eco-tip comes from Rev. Katie Strednak-Singer, Associate Pastor at Immanuel: Meatless Monday! Learn about how CO2 emissions can be seriously reduced by swapping beef for beans (even if you do so a few times a week!). Here’s a prayer for today:…
For Holy Week, Immanuel has created a series of online devotionals. Each devotional is adapted from a monologue written by Rev. Aaron Fulp-Eickstaedt. Immanuel will perform these monologues and others at this year’s Maundy Thursday service (April 13, 7:30 pm).
“Then God planted a garden in Eden, in the east. He put the man he had just made in it. God made all kinds of trees grow from the ground, trees beautiful to look at and good to eat. The Tree-of-Life was in the middle of the garden, also the Tree-of-Knowledge-of-Good-and-Evil.” Genesis 2: 8-9 Today’s…
Taking a break from work or school during the summer doesn’t have to mean taking a break from your spiritual life. Use our tips to add spirituality and reflection to your summer vacation.