Families are important to Immanuel and the church wants to support the parents’ role as children’s spiritual leaders. Research shows that the most powerful influence on children’s faith development is the conversation about faith that takes place in the home. Parents can make a huge contribution to their child’s Christian growth by leading activities and discussions that make connections and apply what’s learned at church to daily life. Parents are invited to participate in the Sunday Education Hour or any of Immanuel’s weekly Bible studies and cover the same information as the children. This is a great way to initiate discussions about Sunday School and what they are learning about Jesus.
Communion is a gift of God where He promises His forgiveness and His physical presence. Jesus established Communion with His disciples and called them to remember Him through this Sacrament. As followers of Christ, we prepare to receive the blessing God has for us in Communion. First Communion classes are offered for the purpose of teaching and equipping baptized children grade five and above to receive Holy Communion. Children and parents take this time of preparation to help children grow in faith and knowledge of what the sacrament of Communion means for their lives. The four-week class assists parents in raising their children in accordance with the Word of God. At least one parent is required to attend classes with the student.
SUNDAY CHILD CARE
Sunday childcare is available at all Sunday morning services and during the education hour, for families with infants and young children through age three. The nursery is located on the main floor of the church building, midway between the sanctuary and the Fellowship Hall. Parents are welcome to take advantage of this service at any time during worship or the education hour, as needs dictate.
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