You Are Invited to a Special Concert on Earth Day Weekend by our State Troubadour Kate Callahan: THIS SATURDAY, April 21st, at Immanuel

Kate and friends will perform “Triumph,” in celebration of the release of her 4th CD by that name. The evening begins with wine and cheese starting at 6:30pm, the Concert at 7:30pm. Part of the proceeds for the evening will go to Immanuel Church's Green Fund. Tickets for are available at www.eventbrite.com; more about Kate at https://www.kate-callahan.com/. Co-sponsored by Immanuel and the Interreligious Eco Justice Network (www.IREJN.org). The Concert will be interpreted for the deaf. See you there! Please note that parking is not available at the Town & County Club for this event, but is available at the medical center across the street from Immanuel and at the Twain House.

Moms Demand Gun Action Meeting: Wednesday, April 25th, 7pm, in Immanuel's Fellowship Hall

Moms Demand Action for Gunsense in America was created to demand action from legislators, both state and federal, companies and educational institutions to establish common sense gun reforms. We are not opposed to the Second Amendment rather we are pro sensible actions to prevent gun violence. We are a nationwide organization that is just taking root in Hartford. In the meeting this coming week, we hope to break out into smaller groups and help to give people actionable items to help us move towards a more safe community. Some of these action items include writing to legislators, attending and tabling at local events, enrolling people to vote and educating people about our be Smart initiative. Please join us, all are welcome. We are inclusive community and are not just composed of moms.

Join us for the 35th Annual Walk Against Hunger: Saturday, May 5th

It’s fun! It’s an Immanuel tradition! It’s good exercise. It’s an opportunity for great conversations! It’s a chance to walk in Dunkin Donuts’ Park where the Yard Goats play! And most importantly, it supports a worthy cause!

Walk details: It’s Saturday morning (note the change from Sundays), May 5th. We can register and visit booths at 8:30am. The Walk begins at 10am at Dunkin Donuts Park. The walk is less than 2 miles, returning to the Stadium. Parking is conveniently close to the stadium. And it’s fun!

Background: The Walk against Hunger supports Foodshare of Greater Hartford whose goal this year is to raise $600,000. For every $10 Foodshare receives, it distributes $100 worth of food to our hungry neighbors. Last year, Foodshare provided enough food for nearly 12 million meals to help our friends and neighbors in Hartford. Immanuel members have supported and participated in the Walk for many, many years; we’ve had as many as 60 walkers and raised over $7,800! Can we beat that record? Let’s keep up this worthy tradition!

There’s an added benefit: When you write a check to Foodshare-Walk Against Hunger, you can write Loaves and Fishes in the memo line so that our campus partner will receive that amount from Foodshare. As you know, Loaves and Fishes, located at Immanuel, serves about 130 meals each day in their soup kitchen. Ninety eight percent of their clients live below the poverty line. When we contribute to the Walk Against Hunger, we are not just supporting Foodshare; we’re helping our neighbors who come for lunch at Loaves and Fishes. It’s important!
 
You can find the Walk Against Hunger sign up list and the contribution information in Fellowship Hall. Here’s a chance to join our friends from Immanuel, see the Yard Goats stadium, get some exercise and know that we’re contributing to an important and worthy organization whose audacious goal is to end hunger. Join us Saturday, May 5th. Did we mention that it’s fun?!

Participation Options:

  • Walk with us!
  • Write a check to Foodshare (Loaves and Fishes in Memo line) - give it to Nancy Rion or leave it in the church office.
  • Donate online at Foodshare.org, "donate" button at the top (please emailnancyrion2@gmail.com with your gift amount so we can tally ICC's contribution).

Questions? Contact Nancy Rion, nancyrion2@gmail.com, David Pettyjohn, pettyjohnd@gmail.com, or members of the Social Action and Mission Committee.

"Caribbean Mass" Sunday, April 15th, 10am

The Immanuel Chancel Choir and the Hartt Steel Pan Band will present three movements from “St. Francis in the Americas: A Caribbean Mass” by Glenn McClure. The setting celebrates the marriage of Latin American cultures and the spiritual legacy of St. Francis of Assisi, whose writings are integrated in each movement. Featuring instruments from Latin American traditions, this setting of the Mass brings a fresh and vibrant voice to words of old. We hope you'll join us to celebrate!

Calling All Gardeners and those Curious to Learn: Community Garden Meeting this Sunday, April 15th, in the Stage Room, following Worship. All Welcome!

Immanuel is embarking on a new ministry! We are starting a Jessie’s Community Garden (JCG) at Immanuel to grow fresh, healthy food for and WITH our neighbors in need. Please join us this Sunday for our inaugural meeting! Ninety percent of what we grow will go directly to the community, including our partners at Loaves and Fishes. However, we are not only inviting the community to take from the garden, but to join also in the planting, the tilling, and harvesting. This is an opportunity to be in communion with one another and the wider community as we partake in and witness God’s seasonal miracles. All ages are encouraged to participate. No experience is necessary, just time and good will. If you can't attend the meeting, but wish to learn more, contact: Joanna Gerber, joanna.gerber@att.net, 860 236-5490; or Sandy Wiseman, swwiseman@sbcglobal.net, 860 233- 8696.

You Are Invited: Special Concert on Earth Day Weekend by our State Troubadour Kate Callahan--Saturday, April 21st, at Immanuel

Kate and friends will perform “Triumph,” in celebration of the release of her 4th CD by that name. The evening begins with wine and cheese starting at 6:30pm, the Concert at 7pm. Part of the proceeds for the evening will go to Immanuel Church's Green Fund. Tickets for are available on www.eventbrite.com, more about Kate at https://www.kate-callahan.com/.Co-sponsored by Immanuel and the Interreligious Eco Justice Network (www.IREJN.org). The Concert will be interpreted for the deaf. See you there!