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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

Why Do You Walk Labyrinths? [Devotional]

September 9, 2016

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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Coloring, Now and Then

September 5, 2016

Coloring quickly became a way for me to pass the time, sitting with my Mom, ready to chat when she wanted to. And there were pretty pictures to show her along the way. When I was at home and couldn’t sleep in the middle of the night, coloring became a way to fill the void.

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Three Books to Read This Fall

September 3, 2016

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.

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5 Spiritual Ways to De-stress This Fall

August 31, 2016

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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Tears and Living Water [Devotional]

August 24, 2016

I love this passage—even though I have no idea what Jesus is talking about. Lots of things flow out of my life; I doubt any of them are living water. I think on my best days I am better likened to a tepid, dripping tap.

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Getting to Know Susan Graceson

August 22, 2016

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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Introducing Pastor Katie

August 15, 2016

In addition to her credentials and experience, Pastor Katie also has amazing stories to tell. In hopes of hearing some of those stories, we asked her a few untraditional introductory questions.

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In the Presence of Mine Enemies [Devotional]

August 11, 2016

The 23rd Psalm says that God prepares a table for me in the presence of my enemies. I have wondered who those people might be. I think of faceless enemies, arrayed around the wall, not at the table. The psalmist did not say I would share the table with them, necessarily, but that they would see that I have a source of health and well-being, protection and love.

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Add Spirituality to your Summer Vacation: 5 Simple Ideas

August 8, 2016

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.

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Finding Jesus at the Beach: 3 Books to Add To Your Summer Reading List

August 4, 2016

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.

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

August 1, 2016

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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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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Making Room: Document Shredding

“Although I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink; instead I hope to come to you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.”   2 John 1:12    Today’s eco-tip comes from Immanuel member Susan Gregory Sort and recycle your old…

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P.O.L.O. (Parents of Little Ones) Resumes Sunday, September 22 at 9:00 a.m.

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…

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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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Want to Change the World? Start with Listening

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.

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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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Save the Date! New Class this Fall – “Photography & Faith”

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…

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Add Spirituality to your Summer Vacation: 5 Simple Ideas

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.

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New! 'Living Our Faith, Giving in Gratitude' Videos

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.

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Getting to Know Sarah Sherman

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!

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