Friends, on behalf of the Session, I have some wonderful news to share: Immanuel Presbyterian Church is officially part of the network of More Light Presbyterians. I am proud of our leaders for taking this step. How was Session inspired to begin this conversation? And a little child shall lead them. –Isaiah 11:6b Recognizing that…Read More
Hello IPC Youth & Parents! This week I’ve had such a good time meeting up with a bunch more IPC families over pool parties, brunch and casual afternoon conversations. It is such a treasure getting to know each of you as we start ramping up into fall after some peaceful summer vacations. If we haven’t…Read More
The new weekly youth eNewsletter, Not Just for Sunday, will hit inboxes on Friday mornings, but you can stay connected to all of the great Immanuel youth happenings on our blog, as well. In addition to updates and information about upcoming IPC Youth events, Liz has also curated a list of weekly resources…Read More
Sarah Sherman, Immanuel’s Music Assistant for Children and Youth, will travel to Europe this summer to be trained by Musicians Without Borders. Musicians Without Borders uses the power of music to bridge divides, connect communities, and heal the wounds of war. Below, Sarah shares her inspiration and the journey ahead. — “The care of souls…Read More
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…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. …Read More
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…Read More
To volunteer for “Gardener of the Week,” click here! This summer we’ll be growing cucumbers, beans, peppers, cherry tomatoes, roma tomatoes, and okra. *New! BOUNTY BASKET: STARTING JUNE 17! If you tend the garden on Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning, you can simply leave your harvest in the “bounty basket” in the Breezeway. ALL IMMANUELITES ARE…Read More
God’s Secretaries, The Making of the King James Bible, by Adam Nicolson, 1903. An irenicon: it was a political tool aimed toward making peace in an England of warring religious passions, each with their own Bible. By design, the words are ambiguous, yet rich with multiple hidden meanings, so that every reader will find peace. James…Read More
As Holy Week nears, our Lenten devotionals shift. Jewish and Christian communities have long prayed the Psalms as a spiritual practice and discipline. As our Lenten journey nears its end, we invite you to try praying the Psalms, as well. After a few centering breaths, try beginning by reading the Psalm aloud and slowly. A…Read More
2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with all of you. In his second letter to the church at Thessalonica, Paul ends his letter with the benediction and prayer above, sending peace “at all times and in all ways.”…Read More
Welcome to online worship for Sunday, July 26, 2020! Digital Bulletin: Click here New to Immanuel? Please take a few moments to let us know about yourself – click here: https://bit.ly/2JSocSu Prayer Concerns: Please note that prayer concerns can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tithes & Offering: For this week’s offering, please feel free to use…
Welcome to online worship at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (USA) for Sunday, May 10! Please follow along with the digital bulletin below. Digital Bulletin: https://bit.ly/2Afm8lV New to Immanuel? Please take a few moments to let us know about yourself – click here: https://bit.ly/2JSocSu Prayer Concerns: Please note that prayer concerns can be emailed to email@example.com. Tithes…
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…
Click here to watch the first in a series of brief video clips featuring Immanuel members discussing why they give to Immanuel! Pledge Sunday is November 11.
Welcome to online worship at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (USA) for Sunday, May 17! Please follow along with the digital bulletin below. Digital Bulletin: Click here New to Immanuel? Please take a few moments to let us know about yourself – click here: https://bit.ly/2JSocSu Prayer Concerns: Please note that prayer concerns can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org….
Calling parents of young children! Our ‘Parents of Little Ones’ small group meets September 22 ! Our study materials vary, from the Bible to books to blogs to podcasts. Childcare (and donut holes) will be provided. Want to receive POLO (Parents of Little Ones) monthly emails? These emails include info about upcoming discussion topics, what…
Spiritual questions are not easy: Who am I? Why does suffering happen? How do I decide what to do next? This week, we offer three books based on deeply spiritual questions from Immanuel’s Godbook recommendations. Click here to search the Immanuel library! Click here to recommend a book yourself! Click here to search the Godbook archives….
“For there is hope for a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots will not cease.” Job 14:7 Today’s eco-tip comes from Immanuel member Kevin Hovis: God gives us little blessings like paper towels to wipe our hands when they are wet. I see so many people…
Welcome to online worship for Sunday, September 13, 2020! Digital Bulletin: click here New to Immanuel? Please take a few moments to let us know about yourself – click here: https://bit.ly/2JSocSu Prayer Concerns: Please note that prayer concerns can be emailed to email@example.com. Tithes & Offering: For this week’s offering, please feel free to use…
For many of us, the final weeks of summer are the last chance for reading before the deluge of fall begins. Summer reading is also a great opportunity to reflect on the big spiritual questions of life, such as wisdom, grief, and calling.