Outreach activities provide a variety of methods for the families of Immanuel to reach out to the local community. Read below for an update and how to become involved.




Lazarus House is a ministry to the homelesss and is located in St. Charles, Illinois. Immanuel’s ministry to Lazarus House is to provide supper and the next day’s breakfast and lunch one day each month on the third Friday. Breakfast consists of donations of cold cereal, milk, and bagels. Lunch (sandwiches) is provided by ILS Cub Scout Troop 912. Dinner is provided through donations of ingredients, which are then prepared late Friday afternoon; typically beginning at 5 PM. At 6:30 PM, members Cheryl and Tom Olchawa arrive to pick up the meals and transport them to Lazarus House and stay to spend time sharing fellowship with those being served. Families and ministry groups interested in learning more about coordinating and staffing one month (planning menu, requesting donations, preparing the evening meal), are invited to contact Lori St.Vincent at 630 879 7163 or lstvincent@immanuelbatavia.org.



To help reach children the world over with the message of God’s love, the follow items are being collected each month in preparation for the 2017 Operation Christmas Child Packing Party. More than 400 shoebox gifts were packed at the 2016 Packing Party. Immanuel's goal for the 2017 event is 500 boxes. Donations for the next few months include: MAY Craft items, craft kits, wow or mini wow items for older boys or girls (ages 9-14); JUN Soap and soap dishes; JUL Summer shoes (Crocs, flip flops, water shoes); AUG Crayons, markers, pencils, pens (any brand/size). *PLEASE NOTE: No war related items of liquids of any kind can be accepted. Dentists (toothbrushes/toothpaste), hotel employees (bars of soap), companies (Happy Meal Toys) willing to donate? Please contact Megan Popp at mpopp@immanuelbatavia.org.



Planning for the annual Back-to-School Community Picnic is underway! The 2017 Picnic is scheduled for Sun., Aug. 20, 12-2 PM at the Peg Bond Center on the Batavia Riverwalk. To become involved contact Lori St.Vincent at lstvincent@immanuelbatavia.org.



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