Through Adult Faith Formation programs at Immanuel, we seek to deepen our relationship with God, and grow in our understanding of God’s vision for us and our world. These programs are designed to give us the insight and wisdom necessary to be a church that loves and works for justice. Programs are open to friends and members of Immanuel Church and the wider community.
Our latest book study discussed the short, but powerful book, Between the World and Me by Ta-Neihisi Coates, the 2015 winner of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Prize for writing for social justice. Writer Toni Morrison calls Ta-Nehisi Coates "the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States."
Circles of Faith:
This series of discussions, typically taking place from mid-fall until Lent begins, focuses on a different topic of faith each week. It also includes a group service project. We have different groups, with various meeting times, in order to accommodate a variety of schedules. This series offers opportunity not only to delve into key areas of our faith but also to deepen friendships within each group.
Lenten Learning Series:
This is our traditional five-week learning series with multiple course offerings on Thursday evenings during Lent. Led by church members, each weekly session begins with a light supper, followed by attendance at an hour-long class.
Fall, Winter and Spring Sundays at 8:30am in the Chapel
Dr. Ellie Eisenberg leads Sunday Bible study groups in the Chapel. Ellie is renowned for her knowledge of the Old Testament and is beloved by the Bible Study group. Attend as many Sundays as your schedule permits. Your presence will be cherished.
Occasional Sundays throughout the year
The Deacons coordinate the scheduling and communications surrounding presentations on topics important to our congregation, which occur after worship service on selected Sundays during the year. Topics include social action and mission, pastoral care, the environment, sermon feedback or arising issues.