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Vacation Bible School - Rescheduled

Christmas in July Vacation Bible School (July 21 - 25) has been postponed to August 10-14, 2015 due to low enrollment and the need for more volunteers.  Registrations for next summer will be available in 2015. VBS is for children 4 years old to children who will be entering 6th grade in the fall. The cost is $20 per child with a $40 family max.


Sunday School Registration 2014


September 7th is the first day of Sunday School classes this fall. If you have not completed and returned your Sunday School Registration Form, please do so as soon as possible. The registration form is available on Immanuel's website and at Immanuel. All families are asked to fill one out each year. The information is used to order books and classroom supplies, as well as update allergy information.

The 2014-2015 Sunday School Registration form is here!


Join us to serve at the John Street Soup Kitchen in Worcester!

Immanuel provides meals for the The John Street Soup Kitchen in Worcester, MA six times a year.  We serve on the last Saturday of the odd numbered months (January, March, May, July, September, November).  Immanuel recruits volunteers to provide and prepare the meals, including desserts, for about 75+ patrons.  We also need a few volunteers to heat and serve the meal at the John Street Baptist Church in Worcester on these dates (with 8:30a/prep & 10:30a/serving shifts). 

"The mission of the John Street Baptist Church Soup Kitchen is to serve the Lord by providing good food to his people to nourish the body and the soul."  So if you would like to help (members and non-members of Immanuel), please call our office at 508-829-4416 to participate in this greatly appreciated and rewarding ministry!


Interested in renting our gym?

Below are some pictures of Immanuel's gym and kitchen area.  We rent out our gym at the rate of $40 an hour, and we rent out our gym AND kitchen for $45 an hour (partial hours accepted too).  Please visit out gym reservation page (under the "GATHER people" tab) to see availabilities.  Simply call our office at 508-829-4416 to book a reservation.  Ask for Jen.



New Baptismal Font dedicated on July 6th by the Hultquist family

On July 6th we dedicated a new baptismal font, provided by memorial gifts given in memory of Barbara Hultquist. The font was designed and fashioned by Immanuel member Duncan Gowdy. We thank Duncan and the Hultquist family for their gifts.  More information about the font can be found by clicking the link below.

Volunteer at Dismas Farm in Oakham, MA!

"The mission of Dismas is to reconcile former prisoners to society, and society to former prisoners, through the development of a supportive community."  Immanuel Lutheran Church was asked by Dismas to provide dinner for its participants about six times a year (usually once in February, April, June, August, October and December). 

But our visits to Dismas are really two-fold.  First is to provide the meal.  Second, and equally important, is to interact with the residents who are most thankful for those who come and eager to show the work and animals and produce of the farm. 

If you or your family would like to participate in this unique program to help people released from incarceration to adjust in healthy ways to live in the community, please contact Immanuel or visit www.dismashouse.org/programs/dismasfarm.

Yoga Gold

Have you ever wanted to try Yoga?  Here's your chance! Yoga Gold is a class designed for both beginners and seniors, men and women. Our instructor is Denleigh Grniet (Certified Personal Trainer). Come and learn the basic elements of Flexibility, Balance and Range of Motion.


We will be hosting classes in our gym Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 to 2:30p.  These are drop-in classes for members of our church and the Holden community. Bring a friend! The cost will be $5 per class/per person and will be collected during each class session.).  No prior experience necessary.  All participants are asked to bring water and a mat (if possible).  Hope to see you there!