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.


Our 2022 kickoff to fall is Sunday, Sept. 11, after worship and we need YOU there! Join us in the parking lot, out front and on the lawn for fun and food!

Can you give us a little of your time? Sign up for one of many fun tasks on Sept. 11.


Children, youth and family education

'Sunday School' and more

Our faith formation activities run September through May

Children ages 3-grades 5: Sundays after worship – explore a topic or story on a 2-week cycle

Youth grades 6-8: Sundays after worship – Manna & Mercy curriculum in fall 2022

Youth grades 9-12: Wednesdays after dinner – dive into a devotion and connection time

Parents (and other adults): Sundays after worship – Manna & Mercy curriculum in fall 2022

Summer day camps

Faith & Science Adventures!, VBS and Immanuel's Music and Arts Camp

Faith & Science Adventures! is a God-centered day camp where participants explore, question and imagine through field trips, visits from working scientists, projects and more.

Family VBS lets parents and children learn and play together in a faith environment.

Immanuel’s Music and Arts Camp (IMAC) provides exposure to different forms of creative expression in a fun, faith-centered environment. Expert, qualified instructors lead electives such as script writing, ukulele, sculpture 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 Emily King if your youth 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!