Learn

Growth and learning are not just for Sunday mornings and not just for kids. There are opportunities for all no matter where you are.

Children, youth and family education

'Sunday School' and more

Our Sunday morning faith formation activities have resumed!

Children ages 3-grades 5: We’ll gather to explore a topic or story on a 2-week cycle. This year will be focused on reconnecting after our long time apart.

Youth grades 6-12: We’ll gather and reconnect.

Adults: We’ll gather to share stories and learn from one another.

Summer day camps

VBS and Immanuel's Music and Arts Camp

VBS, or as we like to think of it, God-Centered Day Camp, gets us excited about Jesus! Through songs, games, stories and more, we explore what it means to be followers of Jesus.

Immanuel’s Music and Arts Camp (IMAC) provides exposure to different forms of creative expression in a fun, G0d-centered environment. Expert, qualified instructors lead electives such as Japanese weaving, gamelan and handbells.

Adult education

Beyond Bible studies

Adults have a number of options throughout the year. Pastor Cindy has offered Bible studies, book studies, speakers, personal devotions and workshops. She’s continuing to find new ways to engage our community.

The Social Action team hosts regular opportunities to learn about justice and equity issues.

Immanuel has joined other Mac-Groveland churches in acknowledging that we are situated in land taken from native tribes. The Joint Church Anti-Racism Team offers events (virtual and in-person) to help us understand the church’s role in past injustices and present reparation efforts.

Watch News & Notes for other learning opportunities.

Confirmation

Digging deep into theology

Our 7th- and 8th-graders meet Wednesdays to learn about the Bible and what it means to be Lutheran. These foundational discussions aim to both strengthen the kids’ faith and encourage them to question their beliefs in a safe space. These gatherings are open to members and non-members alike. Contact Michelle Stillwell if your child would like to attend.

In 9th grade, our confirmation students meet regularly with a mentor from the congregation to prepare their hearts and minds to publically affirm their faith. The confirmation service traditionally occurs in May.

Immanuel's library

The Gospel isn't our only good read

Immanuel’s library is home to over 1,800 books and videos for children, youth and adults. The collection is updated regularly and includes copies of currently popular fiction and non-fiction. The library is open and accessible whenever the church is open, and the self-checkout system allows anyone to check out materials at any time. View our library catalog!