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Summary of upcoming events at Immanuel!

  • Memorial Fund Committee - Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00p
  • Confirmation Class (1st & 3rd Wed.) - Wednesday, October 5 & 19, 7:00-8:30p
  • Men's Ministry - Saturday, October 8 at 7:00a
  • Council Meeting - Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00p
  • Open Prayer Space - Wednesday, October 12, noon-2:00p & 7:00-8:00p
  • Kids Express at Concordia - Friday, October 14 at 6:00p
  • Jolly Beggars Concert - Friday, October 14 at 7:00p (in sanctuary)
  • CROP Hunger Walk - Sunday, October 16, 1:00p Registration/1:30 start
  • Women's Circle Meeting - Monday, October 17 at 9:30a (in Room 5)
  • Facility Management Meeting - Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00p
  • Senior Potluck Lunch - Thursday, October 20 at 12:00p/noon
  • ILC/CLC Meeting of Councils - Sunday, October 23 at noon
  • Fall Yard Clean-up Day at ILC - Saturday, October 29, 8:00a-noon
  • Middle School Youth Group Halloween Party - Saturday, October 29 at 3:00p-5:00p
  • Faith Conversations - Mondays at 6:00p at ILC
  • Faith Conversations - Wednesdays 10:00a at Vivian's Cafe in West Boylston
  • Yoga Gold - Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1:00p
  • Bible Study - Thursdays at 10:30a
  • Adult Choir Rehearsals - Thursdays at 7:15p

(AA meets weekly at ILC on Sundays at 7:00p in Room 5, and this meeting is open to the public.)

CROP Hunger Walk

Mark your calendars for our CROP Hunger Walk benefit concert. "The Jolly Beggars" will be at Immanuel on Friday, October 14 at 7:00p ($10 adults, under 18 free with non-perishable food donation).  No sign-up needed, just pay at the door.  Don't miss it! 

The CROP Hunger Walk for Holden is Sunday, October 16 at 1:00p (starts at Immanuel Lutheran Church).  We truly hope you can join us.

To make an online donation, click on this link.  https://www.crophungerwalk.org/holdenma/Team/View/23399/Immanuel-Lutheran-Ch

Volunteer at Dismas Farm in Oakham, MA!

"The mission of Dismas is to reconcile former prisoners to society, and society to former prisoners, through the development of a supportive community."  Immanuel Lutheran Church was asked by Dismas to provide dinner for its participants about 5-6 times a year (on the 5th Thursday of the month for months with 5 Thursdays).

But our visits to Dismas are really two-fold.  First is to provide the meal.  Second, and equally important, is to interact with the residents who are most thankful for those who come and eager to show the work and animals and produce of the farm. 

If you or your family would like to participate in this unique program to help people released from incarceration to adjust in healthy ways to live in the community, please contact Immanuel or visit www.dismashouse.org/programs/dismasfarm.

Interested in renting our gym?

Below are some pictures of Immanuel's gym and kitchen area.  We rent out our gym at the rate of $40 an hour, and we rent out our gym AND kitchen for $45 an hour (partial hours accepted too).  Please visit out gym reservation page (under the "GATHER people" tab) to see availabilities.  Simply call our office at 508-829-4416 to book a reservation.  Ask for Jen.



Online Study Now Available!

After requests from a variety of people, Pastor Aaron is beginning an online Bible study. You'll find a link to it here, where you can click through to read a short exposition of a Bible passage weekly, starting Monday afternoon. (It's a great and easy thing to do on your lunch break!)

Join us to serve at the John Street Soup Kitchen in Worcester!

Immanuel provides meals for the The John Street Soup Kitchen in Worcester, MA six times a year.  We serve on the last Saturday of the odd numbered months (January, March, May, July, September, November).  Immanuel recruits volunteers to provide and prepare the meals, including desserts, for about 75+ patrons.  We also need a few volunteers to heat and serve the meal at the John Street Baptist Church in Worcester on these dates (with 8:30a/prep & 10:30a/serving shifts). 

"The mission of the John Street Baptist Church Soup Kitchen is to serve the Lord by providing good food to his people to nourish the body and the soul."  So if you would like to help (members and non-members of Immanuel), please call our office at 508-829-4416 to participate in this greatly appreciated and rewarding ministry!


Yoga Gold

Have you ever wanted to try Yoga?  Here's your chance! Yoga Gold is a class designed for both beginners and seniors, men and women. Our instructor is Denleigh Grniet (Certified Personal Trainer). Come and learn the basic elements of Flexibility, Balance and Range of Motion.


We will be hosting classes in our gym Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:00p AND Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:00p.  These are drop-in classes for members of our church and the Holden community. Bring a friend! The cost will be $5 per class/per person and will be collected during each class session.  No prior experience necessary.  All participants are asked to bring water and a mat (if possible).  Hope to see you there!

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