We are excited for the various special events that we host such as Mission Festival, Lenten Suppers, Confirmation Anniversary celebrations, Trunk or Treat, the Young Family Gathering, Golf Cart/Fill the Church Sunday, and various charitable/stewardship events such as Shop with a Cop, a Toy Drive for the Fraternal Order of Police, and Quilts & Care kits (school, personal care & baby care) for Lutheran World Relief. Please check back here regularly to see what we have going on currently.
Vacation Bible School 2019 will be June 9-16.
FILL THE CHURCH AND THE CHURCH PARKING LOT - THE DATE IS SET!!! Sunday, July 21st will be the 4th Annual FILL THE CHURCH AND THE CHURCH PARKING LOT 4th Annual Chicken Fry. Drive your golf cart, RV vehicle or old time vehicle to church. Dress is casual. After the service we will continue to Neal and Darcy Silvers' home for a meal. Come one, come all!
School Kits for Lutheran World Relief
The Stewardship Project for July will be collecting supplies for Lutheran World Relief "School Kits." The items needed are: notebooks (70 sheet wide or college-ruled), pencil sharpener, 30 centimeter ruler, blunt pair of scissors, unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers, erasers (approx. 2 1/2" long), box of 16 or 24 crayons, & blue or black ballpoint pens (no gel ink).
The Stewardship Project for the month of June will be furnishing snacks for the VBS staff. We will need snacks for June 10-14. There will be a sign-up sheet posted on the bulletin board across the hall from the church office.
Health Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief
Our May Stewardship project is collecting items for Lutheran World Relief "Health Care Kits." The items in each kit are: one light or medium weight bath-size towel (approximately 52" x 27"), dark color recommended, 2 bath size bars of soup (4-5 oz.) any brand, 1 adult size toothbrush (individually wrapped), 1 sturdy comb, & 1 metal nail clipper. There will be a box in the breezeway to place your items.
Baby Shower for Merci's Refuge
The April Stewardship project is collecting needed baby items for Merci's Refuge. Merci's Refuge is a living/alternatives pregnancy resources center in Champaign. Every week women visit the pregnancy resource center looking for options and seeking help. Please see our flyer for more details. Through these opportunities, we see women choosing LIFE for their preborn baby and finding LIFE in Jesus Christ. Please place gifts in the pack-n-play in the breezeway.
St. Joseph Food Bank
The March Stewardship Project will be for the St. Joseph Food Bank. Let's see if we can fill the shopping cart in the church breeezeway with items for the St. Joseph Food Bank. When doing your own shopping, why not purchase some extra items for the food bank.
"Valentines Boxes for Students"
Our February Stewardship project was our Valentine Boxes for Students. We collected cookies and other goodies for Immanuel's college students and active military serving overseas. We packed & shipped 25 Valentine boxes!
"Sock it to 'em Campaign"
Our January Stewardship project was "Sock it to 'em". The number one thing needed in most homeless shelters is socks. All types of socks are needed, not only for men and women but kids as well. Thank you to everyone for making this campaign a great success. We collected 297 pairs of socks and delivered them to the Multicultural Community Center in Rantoul.
"Shop with a Cop"
THANK YOU to everyone who donated to December's Stewardship project. We collected $865 for "Shop with a Cop"