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"Getting to Know You" Potluck Dinner

Plan now to attend a special “Getting to Know You” Potluck Dinner in our gym on Saturday, April 25 at 5:30 pm. The event is for people of all ages and is being planned by our Council’s “Living Close to One Another” team and is intended to help people get to know one another better and to discuss the formation of ongoing fellowship groups and activities.  A sign-up sheet is posted in Lawson Hall, or you can simply call the office at 508-829-4416 to have your name added.  Join us!

Community Lecture - Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00p

Everyone is invited to a Community Lecture at Immanuel on Wednesday, April 15th at 7:00 pm. The speaker will be Maryann D'Amato Wood, a Board-Certified Holistic Health Coach and a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition's Health Coach training program. Her topic will be Integrative Nutrition and 21st Century Health Care. Maryann Wood is also a Certified and Registered Medical Assistant. Her specialty is working with individuals and small groups to design lifestyle and eating adjustments that improve health, reduce stress and build strength and energy. Her lecture will be geared to a general audience, and all questions will be welcome. Light refreshments will be served in the church's gym after the lecture.

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.



 


 

"Plan to be Generous"

 FINAL WORKSHOP ON HOUSEHOLD FINANCIAL PLANNING

Our “Plan to Be Generous” series was to conclude on Saturday February 28 with a special session for parents and children together, called “Kids and Money,” but our leader’s schedule requires that the session be postponed until Saturday, April 25, at 2:00 pm.  Mark your calendar, bring your child(ren), and join us!

[This session is designed and led by Jonathan Hendrickson, a Financial Consultant with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The workshops are free of charge and include helpful hands-on exercises for participants. No personal financial data will be asked for or shared and no financial products recommended or offered for sale. The workshops are offered solely to help people more effectively plan their spending, saving and sharing.]

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!

                

2015 Lenten Devotional Booklet available HERE

Immanuel’s 2015 Lenten Devotional Booklet is now available. We thank everyone who contributed a reflection for this year's booklet. Hard copies are available at the church, or you can view the entire booklet below (click "Continue Reading").  Enjoy each day's reading! 

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