Social Ministries

The Social Ministry activities at Immanuel represent our intention to extend Christian compassion and helpfulness to our local community. To learn more about our Social Ministry, click here.

Current Activities

  • Thanksgiving Family Food Box
    • We participate with other faith based organizations through St. Vincent De Paul to provide families in our community with a wholesome Thanksgiving dinner. On Sundays in late October and early November sign up to receive the food list, box number and "how to" directions for participating in this annual event.  Help is also needed to transport boxes to Expo Idaho.   In 2015 the generosity of Immanuel members provided Thanksgiving boxes to 79 families in the local area.
  • Feed My Sheep
    • Immanuel's Food of the Month collection box is located in the Narthex.  Food collected is delivered to St. John's Food Bank for distribution to the working poor and those experiencing food insecurity.
  • Help My Sheep
    • A  box in the Narthex is used to collect donated personal care items such as soap, shampoo, lotion, deodorant, toothbrushes, tooth paste, nail clippers, combs, razors, washcloths, and handtowels.  These items are taken downstairs to the Help My Sheep room to be available on Tuesday evenings during Food Fellowship hours of operation.  Volunteers sort and package items in zip lock bags for individuals.
  • Quilt Ministry
    • Members meet Thursday mornings to lovingly make quilts to donate to Lutheran World Relief. Quilt Blessing Sunday is held in October prior to boxing and shipping them. Quilts are delivered worldwide to provide comfort and warmth to those in need.  A budget of $350.00 is reserved to defray the cost of shipping and for purchase of materials.  Fabric.  supplies and monetary donations are welcome throughout the year.  The Quilters encourage you to become a new members and they will teach you the needed skills.  No sewing experience is necessary.
  • Shawl Ministry
    • Many prayers and blessings are woven into each stitch while making a prayer shawl or lap blanket. After they are blessed during a regular worship service they are presented to people in need of comfort or solace or for a joyous occasion. Prayer Shawls may be made at home or during the craft group on the third Saturday of the month.
  • Baby Steps
    • This program helps low-income pregnant and parenting mothers better care for themselves and their families through education and incentive programs. In 2015 four wagons full of diapers, wipes and other supplies were delivered to St. Michael's by 14 Immanuel children and 7 adults.
  • Oktoberfest
    • This is an opportunity each fall to support an outreach benevolence project while visiting with your church family and enjoying a traditional Oktoberfest lunch.  Budget line item of $550 offsets food and supply costs so that all funds raised at Oktoberfest lunch can go directly to the designated charity.  Click here to learn more.
  • Easter Pancake Breakfast
    • In 2016 breakfast was prepared and served by the Immanuel Youth and their parents.  This year's proceeds will go to support the Immanuel Youth Mission Trip to Aruzona.
  • Immanuel Food Fellowship
    • The first meal served on June 3, 2014 opened this ministry.  A balanced nutritious, hot, home cooked meal is prepared and served to anyone who is experiencing food insecurity or wishes to have dinner in the company of others, each Tuesday night at 5:00 pm.  In 2015 Immanuel volunteers served and/or delivered 4,263 meals while seating and serving a total of 2,839 individuals in the Fellowship Hall.

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