The Immanuel Together Program or “Playgroup” has been a part of the Immanuel community for 35 years. The mission of this ministry is to reach out to young children and their families in the Immanuel Community.
The playgroup is broken up into 3 terms, a Winter Term that runs from the beginning of January until Holy Week, a Spring Term that runs from after Easter until Mid-June and a Fall Term that runs from the beginning of September until right before Christmas.
The Playgroup for babies, toddlers, and their parents or caregivers, meets at 10:15am on Mondays and Wednesdays in the church gym on the second floor.
The Playgroup for children 16 months to 2+ years, and their parents or caregivers, meets at 10am on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the church gym on the second floor.
The Playgroup for children ages 2.5 and older, and their parents or caregivers, meets at 9:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the church basement.
A small suggested donation is asked of the families that helps pay for honorariums to the playgroup leaders and helpers, as well as pay for supplies. Scholarships are always available.
Some recent words on the Playgroup from regular attendees:
“Being a mother who brought her own children to this group many moons ago; I so appreciate being a great-aunt to bring my great nephew. He lights up the minute he sees the church and realizes he will play with the children. It is such an enriching time, and we are so grateful to have this safe place and group to learn songs and socialize with other people and kids.”
“Ms. Michelle is a gem. Edgewater has its own Mister Rogers and she’s simply a treasure. My little girl has grown leaps and bounds with the positive and social atmosphere that is created in Playgroup. Wouldn’t know what we would be doing without this outlet.”
“We began coming to the playgroup in December after families at Senn Park suggested it. I feel that Michelle and her Playgroup are a real blessing to our family and our community. Our son looks forward to his times at the group and excitedly puts his coat and shoes on willingly beforehand (a true miracle). We are thankful for the social and physical exercise he enjoys in the group.”
For more information on how you can get involved, call 773-743-1820