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CROP Hunger Walk - Sunday, October 19

Save the date!  The CROP Hunger Walk in Holden will be Sunday, October 19 at 1:00p starting at Immanuel.  Funds raised at the CROP Hunger Walk are used to fight hunger locally and around the world. Watch for our donation table in Lawson hall lobby weekly.  Plan to:  join us walking; volunteer to help that day in the kitchen; bake goods for the meal after; or sponsor a walker. To sign up or donate, visit http://www.holdencropwalk.org/. Walkers can join our team and set up their own online donation page from this site.  Our congregation members can sponsor online from here.  See Kathy Mills, Diana Provencher, or Lisa Sternstrom for more information.  Please donate to this great cause and be generous!

"Plan to be Generous"

 A SERIES OF WORKSHOPS ON HOUSEHOLD FINANCIAL PLANNING

Members of Immanuel and neighbors in the community are invited to participate in a series of monthly workshops on personal/household financial management that are designed and led by Jonathan Hendrickson, a Financial Consultant with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The workshops are free of charge and include helpful hands-on exercises for participants. Participants can attend any or all sessions. No personal financial data will be asked for or shared and no financial products recommended or offered for sale. The workshops are offered solely to help people more effectively plan their spending, saving and sharing. The remaining workshops (except for the last one on a Saturday afternoon) will be held at Immanuel on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:00pm.

Wednesday, September 24 - Budgeting

Wednesday, October 15 – Goal Saving

Wednesday, November 5 – Investing

Wednesday, January 14 – Retirement Savings

Wednesday, February 4 – Estate Strategies

Saturday, February 28 (2-3:00pm) – Kids and Money

Sunday School Registration 2014

2014-2015 SUNDAY SCHOOL - FIRST DAY & REGISTRATION

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!

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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.

September's CALUMET "Get-A-Way" Weekend Pictures!

We'd like to thank Kerrie Galvin for her help with Calumet registration AND Kathy Mills for taking some great pictures during the September "Get-A-Way"!  Click "Continue Reading" to view them.

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!

                

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.