Adult Ministries Mission
On The Way
“On the Way” is the process by which we welcome new members into our community at Immanuel. The process is broken up into 4 steps, Inquire, Explore, Prepare, and Discover. Each step of On the Way is an opportunity to gather around the Word of God and reflect on our relationship with Jesus Christ. The end of each step is marked by a specific rite or ritual of the church. Our journey follows an ancient process of welcoming adult believers to the church. For those not baptized, it is initiation. For the baptized it is a way to deepen faith and strengthen ministry.
Inquire: A relaxed time of sharing stories of life and faith in everyday life. We discuss the roles of grace, belief, worship, service, and community in our lives.
Explore: An opportunity to study, pray and experience the landscape of the Christian life in the Lutheran Tradition. A “sponsor” from the congregation joins you in your journey as you discover scripture, the creeds, and the liturgy used in worship.
Prepare: Deepen your understanding of Baptism and the Eucharist. Taking a look back at how God is active in our lives and world and looking forward to Baptism, if you are not baptized, or affirming your baptism if you are baptized.
Discover: Recognize the gifts that God has already given to you and exploring how you may use these gifts in service to God and to others.
For more information, or to get involved, contact Pastor Monte 773-743-1820
Women of Spirit
The “Women of Spirit” is the women’s ministry of Immanuel Lutheran Church. All women are invited to join us in helping with various church events. We commit ourselves to: Grow in faith, affirm our gifts and support one another in our callings. As part of all this, we share fellowship and friendship.
Some of our past activities include:
- Creating holiday care baskets for our shut-in members.
- Making palm Crosses for Palm Sunday Worship
- Planning meals for special occasions
- Assisting the church in finding special projects outside of the norm.
The Women of the Spirit gather monthly for “Mission Kits and Quilts”. Join us on the second Saturday of the month at 9:30am to make quilts and Mission Kits to be sent to Lutheran World Relief. You do not need to know how to sew to help. There are simple tasks for everyone!
Women of Spirit also meets several times a year to organize and plan upcoming activities. For details on future events, or to get involved with Mission Kits and Quilts” email the church office at 773-743-1820
Young Adult’s Group
The E.C.T. (Edgewater Congregations Together) young Adults Group is a group made up of young adults (18 years old-mid-20s) from Unity, Ebenezer, and Immanuel Lutheran churches, as well as others from the community. We gather once a month for social events, service projects, and faith and life discussions.
If you are a young adult and would like to connect with other young adults in the area, please contact Pastor Emily Heitzman at: 773-743-1820 to learn how you can get involved!
Public Transportation: We are conveniently located about two blocks from the #22 Clark bus and a ten-minute walk from the Thorndale red line station.
Parking: On Sundays, parking is available at Senn High School (5900 N Glenwood Ave) half a block south of the church. An accessible drop-off location is located directly in front of the church entrance on Elmdale Ave.