Family Ministry

September 2023

Jill DeCent, Family Ministry Coordinator

Greetings Immanuel Families!

Wow-where is Summer going in such a hurry? I have to remember that is seems it always goes fast, but this year just hit different for me. It’s quite possible that renovating an entire home has something to do with feeling this way!

In July, amongst the VBS prep, came a blessed day for youth and their families at the parsonage, as we held our annual “Party and the Parsonage”. Complete with boat rides, tubing, fellowship, food, and fun in the sun! Thank you to Pastor Paul and Jill for hosting, as well as our faithful adult youth mentors for always being part of youth programming! We now look forward to our monthly youth gathering at the Nordell residence on Wednesday, August 23rd. Youth Group will resume om Wednesday, September 13th. Confirmation classes will resume on Wednesday, September 20th, with a pre Confirmation orientation -for student grades 7-9, and their parents/guardians on Wednesday, September 6th, at 6:00pm in Fellowship hall. Watch for a postcard mailer!

We celebrated a week in space beginning on Monday, July 31st for VBS-with a unique start to the evening, when the power unexpectedly went out! The remainder of the week was spent enjoying meals as a family, singing, dancing, experimenting, learning, and playing games. Thank you to the many hands and hearts that helped make VBS a success this year! Also, a shout out and thank you to our local meal donors; North Country Café, Mixed Company, and Rafferty’s. Keep SHINING JESUS’ LIGHT!

Sunday school will resume on Sunday, September 10th, with our annual “Blessing of the Backpacks”. Bring your backpack, or other special item for a blessing for the upcoming school year!

Watch for snow cones, outdoor games, and other kid friendly activities at Manna for Malawi. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun.

It seems culture keep families busier than ever, but take some time to truly pause, reflect, and pray as a family about what you value. Keep God in first position!



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