Whether through invitation to participate in worship, nursery childcare or Sunday School, or any number of activities, it is our mission to lead them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Children's Ministries 2016 2017 guide is available here. Click here for the student registration form, and here for the volunteer registration form.
Sunday childcare is available at all Sunday morning services and during the education hour, for families with infants and young children through preschool age. 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.
Every year Immanuel serves more than 300 children through the volunteer efforts of more than 150 youth and adults. In June 2016 Immanuel shared Cave Quest VBS: Following Jesus, the Light of the World! VBS 2017 is scheduled for Jun. 19-23, 2017.
What’s in the Bible? Children leave to gather and learn about Old and New Testament stories about Bible heroes, helping them grow into a better understanding of God’s plan for His people and what it means to walk with God. Following the reading of the Holy Gospel, children go to the Fellowship Hall for each session and return to their parents after the Prayer of the Church for the conclusion of the worship service.
Preschool meets in preschool classrooms K-5 open in the Fellowship Hall. Great Kid-Venture from Genesis through Revelation, sharing the love of Jesus―our forever friend and Savior! Registration form here.
Age development characteristics show that at about fifth grade a child has reached a level of maturity that indicates readiness to participate in the Lord’s Supper. Preparation for participating in Holy Communion helps children grow in faith. Through these classes we seek to accomplish three vital goals: to assure that the child believes in Jesus Christ alone for salvation, that he or she understands what Lutheran Christians believe about this sacrament, and is prepared to receive all the blessings God gives us in and through Holy Communion.
Students in Grades 6-8 dig into the “Through-the-Bible” three-year overview of the Old and New Testaments.
Confirmation is a ministry of the congregation to middle school students and their parents, helping them strengthen their relationship with Christ and the Christian community. Parents of confirmation students make regular worship with the family a priority as role models of the Christian lifestyle. Ensure your student arrives on time for class and pray for all of the confirmation students and their teachers. Parents also serve as helpers in a variety of ways. This ensures good stewardship of resources and is another opportunity to model Christian behavior.
Confirmation students in Grade 6 are expected to attend Confirmation class on Wednesday evenings and complete eight Confirmation Worship Notes forms. They are also expected to attend Wednesday 768.
Confirmation students in Grades 7 and 8 are expected to complete ten Confirmation Worship Notes, participate in two class projects or submit a report with photos of an independent project. They are expected to attend the Confirmation Retreat, Wednesday 678, and confirmation classes on Wednesday evenings. Before being confirmed, eighth graders will complete an interview, prepare a Statement of Faith, and a creative Expression of Faith.