Fun in the Son! Stories for Growing: Summer Church School this Sunday, June 25th, 10am

Our Fun in the Son! outdoor sessions begin for the summer with a focus on “Stories for Growing” especially geared for age two to grade two. Children engage their imaginations in story, song and activity as we explore various storybooks with spirituality themes on the front lawn of Immanuel. Siblings and older children are most welcome and can be involved as helpers for little hands during art activities. Mark your calendars and bring your friends with small children to these fun and interactive mornings this Sunday and on these additional Sundays: July 16th and August 6th. Contact Tracy Gormley at 860-527-8121 or tracy.gormley@iccucc.org for more information.

Fun in the Son! Stories for Growing Summer Church School: First Session this Sunday, June 11th, 10am

Our Fun in the Son! outdoor sessions return for the summer with a focus on “Stories for Growing” especially geared for age two to grade two. Children will engage their imaginations in story, song and activity as we explore various storybooks with spirituality themes on the front lawn of Immanuel. Siblings and older children are most welcome and can be involved as helpers for little hands during art activities. Mark your calendars and bring your friends with small children to these fun and interactive mornings beginning this Sunday. Additional Sunday sessions held on June 25th, July 16th and August 6th. Contact Tracy Gormley at 860-527-8121 or tracy.gormley@iccucc.org for more information.

Swing into Summer Choir!

All ages welcome, including children! During June, July and August, our Summer Choir will offer music in our service of worship. If you would like to participate, please arrive at church at 9:15am during June, and 8:45am during July and August, for our pre-worship practice. Childcare is provided!

Be Part of the 14th Annual South Marshall Street Block Party - Tuesday, June 27th, 4-7pm - Volunteers Needed!

You won’t want to miss this year’s Block Party on South Marshall Street!! This year, Immanuel is providing the bouncy house – a huge hit with the children. Last year, over 30 people from Immanuel volunteered and mingled with over 500 residents of South Marshall Street at their annual Block Party. We gave away almost 80 bikes and 2,000 children’s books! This year, residents will once again enjoy the bouncy house, great hot dogs and hamburgers, games for the children, and a variety of fun entertainment. Over 25 non-profits from our neighborhood will be providing activities for children and information to their parents. 

We hope you will sign up on the insert in this Sunday's Order of Service or on the sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall to help make this event successful. Choose what might be most fun:

  • Grill hot dogs and hamburgers
  • Serve the food
  • Supervise the bouncy house
  • Give away books
  • Help paint faces on the children
  • Staff the Immanuel table

We are also seeking new or gently used children’s books. Please bring them to Immanuel.

The Block Party, just 3 blocks from Immanuel, begins at Marshall House homeless shelter and stretches past the 16 Habitat houses, to the end of the block where the Karen and Nepali refugees live. This event is a wonderful opportunity for the residents to get to know each other, and, it is a terrific opportunity for us, as volunteers, to get to meet some of our neighbors! For more information, contact Nancy Rion, nancyrion2@gmail.com.

Do You Garden?

Would you like to help others learn? Would you like to know about gardening from someone who knows more than you? Let’s get together to green our corner of the world. Sign up in Fellowship Hall after worship this Sunday!

“A garden isn’t just poetry and decoration. It’s a way to live in relation to the world.” 

M. C. Richards