Worship Services

10:00am & 5:30pm

Location

1125 Savile Lane
McLean, VA 22101
703-356-3042

Worship Services

10:00am & 5:30pm

Location

1125 Savile Lane
McLean, VA 22101

Making Room: Experiences Over Things

December 20, 2018

“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…

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Making Room: Reusable Straws

December 19, 2018

“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…

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Making Room: Take the Stairs

December 18, 2018

“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…

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Making Room: Meatless Monday

December 17, 2018

“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:…

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Making Room: Take a Walk

December 17, 2018

“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.” Psalm 24: 1-2   Today’s eco-tip comes from Liz Pruchnicki, Immanuel’s Youth Director. If you’re able, take a walk outdoors today. Turn off…

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Making Room: Water Bottles

December 15, 2018

“With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” Isaiah 12:3   Today’s eco-tip comes from Billy Kluttz, Immanuel in the Evening Coordinator. Bottled water is a habit for many of us, but it can easily be broken. Take the challenge today to go one day without bottled water. Use a reusable bottle…

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Making Room: Reusable Batteries

December 14, 2018

“For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.” Colossians 1:29   Today’s eco-tip comes from Immanuel member Alex Abi-Najm. Disposable batteries cause serious environmental harm when not properly disposed. Use rechargeable batteries wherever possible this winter and gift reusable batteries this Christmas.    Here’s a prayer for today:…

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Making Room: Reusable Bags

December 13, 2018

“We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28   Today’s eco-tip comes from Julia Black.  Use reusable totes for groceries or any kind of shopping. Plastic bags are banned in Kauai, Hawaii so this has been crucial for me this year.…

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Making Room: Grocery Bags

December 12, 2018

“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  …

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Making Room: Online Subscriptions

December 11, 2018

“He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.” Psalm 112: 7    Today’s eco-tip comes from Immanuel member Alex Abi-Najm: Save paper, ink, and gasoline by reading your favorite newspapers and magazine publications online instead of reading the paper versions.   Here’s a prayer for today:  Faithful One You…

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Making Room: Sunscreen

December 10, 2018

“From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the Lord is to be praised.” Psalm 113: 3    Today’s eco-tip comes from Immanuel member Nate Buchanan: Use biodegradable sunscreen rather than the usual brands, which contain oxybenzone, a chemical that severely damages aquatic ecosystems, particularly coral reefs. Learn more about reef…

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Making Room: Natural Light

December 1, 2018

“The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” Matthew 4:16   Today’s eco-tip comes from Immanuel member Alex Abi-Najm: Open up your blinds and use as much natural light as possible before switching on your light bulbs. You’ll…

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Getting to Know Susan Graceson

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.

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The Book of Joy: Two Perspectives [Godbooks]

Gail and Jenna both enjoyed The Book of Joy enough to submit GodBook recommendations for it! This week, we offer their two reviews—and we’re looking forward to a third or fourth review.

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Young Adult 3K Challenge – Kiva.org Giving Update

  So far, Immanuel young adults have utilized $1,273 dollars on www.kiva.org to make $1,475 dollars in loans to people across the world.  How is that possible, you ask?  When we make a kiva microloan, beneficiaries repay those loans slowly over time so that donors can reinvest those dollars as other microloans. Between now and April, Immanuel…

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5 Spiritual Ways to De-stress This Fall

As fall begins, so does a new season of stress. But returning to school and work after time off during the summer doesn’t have to bring anxiety. Try one of the tips below for a calmer return to your autumn routine.

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Making Room: Reusable Batteries

“For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.” Colossians 1:29   Today’s eco-tip comes from Immanuel member Alex Abi-Najm. Disposable batteries cause serious environmental harm when not properly disposed. Use rechargeable batteries wherever possible this winter and gift reusable batteries this Christmas.    Here’s a prayer for today:…

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5 Ways to Be an Ally to Your Transgender Neighbors

Earlier this year, Immanuel welcomed Sara from Equality Virginia’s Transgender Advocacy Speakers
Bureau. Sara shared her story and led a conversation on how best to be allies to our transgender neighbors. Below, our friends at Equality Virginia offer other tips on becoming a better ally and friend to people of all gender identities and expressions.

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Why Do You Walk Labyrinths? [Devotional]

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.

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Ready for School to Start? Five Free Activities for Kids in Northern Virginia

There’s over a month of summer vacation left for kids in Fairfax County, and you might be running low on ideas to keep your family entertained. To help make the most of the last days of summer, we’ve compiled our favorite list of fun activities for kids in Northern Virginia. Best of all, everything on the list is completely free.

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Making Room: Pack Utensils

“In a large house there are utensils not only of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for special use, some for ordinary. All who cleanse themselves of the things I have mentioned will become special utensils, dedicated and useful to the owner of the house, ready for every good work.” 2…

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Making Room: Grocery Bags

“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  …

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