Share Your Hopes for the Greater Hartford Community: Join Us after Worship this Sunday, August 18th

Immanuel members have been coming together in homes and at the church for a series of gatherings,
to deepen our relationships with each other and share our stories of justice and our hopes for our communities.

This is a part of our organizing work, as we are gathering groups of folks in people's homes and at the church, to talk about issues of justice that impact all of us. As some of you know, we are part of a larger group in Greater Hartford, recently named Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance (GHIAA). Over the summer, GHIAA is holding 300 house meetings.

Over 50 churches are doing these house meetings, so that GHIAA can gather stories and learn what issues we can effectively address in Greater Hartford. The idea is that the Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance wants to choose one or two issues to work on as a group. But they want the issues to come from the community itself, not from the leaders of the group. And that’s why we are having house meetings to share issues that have a personal connection to us.

There is no commitment beyond the gathering, but you may choose to get involved in what comes next. No matter what, though, it is an opportunity to gather and share stories.

We will gather groups in the Parlor, Chapel and Library, to share our stories and connect. Please join us after worship this Sunday, for an hour of sharing stories and connecting with one another. Light snack provided!

Join the Immanuel Strollers and Support the Fight Against AIDS: Sign Up to Walk or Donate beginning this Sunday, August 18th

The annual AIDS walk to support AIDS Connecticut (“ACT”), the primary service provider and advocacy agency for people living with AIDS in CT, will be held on Saturday, September 21st, at 9:30am, at the MDC Reservoir in West Hartford. This is a pleasant 3.5 mile walk around the Reservoir. We hope that you will join the team from Immanuel and participate in the walk. If you are unable to join in the walk, please consider supporting the team with a pledge by going to aids-ct.org, scroll down to upcoming events and click on the AIDS Walk, then click on donate and then select Immanuel Strollers in the drop down box. We will also have a table in Fellowship Hall following service every Sunday leading up to the walk where you can sign-up or donate. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail Rob Biddleman: 860-805-4724 or biddlemanr@gmail.com.

"Celebrating Youth" Collaborative Worship Service with Faith Church Sunday, August 4th, 10am, at Faith Congregational Church, 2030 Main St., Hartford

All are encouraged to join us as we continue to deepen our relationships with Faith, this time with a special focus on our youth! Our youth will lead us in worship and song, and share the impact of their recent mission trip to Maine. Childcare is provided. All children are invited to arrive at Faith at 9am to participate in Children’s Choir. Rides are available, leaving from the Immanuel parking lot at 9:45 and 10:05am. Please note there will be no worship service at Immanuel this day.

"Celebrating Youth" Collaborative Worship Service with Faith Church on Sunday, August 4th, 10am, at Faith Congregational Church, 2030 Main St., Hartford

All are encouraged to join us as we continue to deepen our relationships with Faith, this time with a special focus on our youth! Our youth will lead us in worship and song, and share the impact of their recent mission trip to Maine. Childcare is provided. All children are invited to arrive at Faith at 9am to participate in Children’s Choir. Rides are available, leaving from the Immanuel parking lot at 9:40, 9:50 and 10:10am. Please note there will be no worship service at Immanuel this day.