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Northern Illinois Food Bank Tue Oct 12, 5:30-7:30 PM @Geneva Location

The NIFB provides nutritious meals to residents in 13 counties in Northern Illinois. Join us for a volunteer food sorting & packing session! Ages 8+ are welcome.  Email Bill Pietsch bdpeach@me.com with questions. Register Online




Altar Guild Meeting Sun Sep 28, 7:00 PM @Fellowship Hall

The altar guild will be meeting for the first time since Jan 2020! They would like to welcome anyone interested in serving to come out and meet the group. The guild works behind the scenes to prepare worship spaces for services held in the church, chapel, or gym. They are responsible for things like keeping the candles filled with oil, changing the paraments (banners) on the altars, vacuuming and dusting after services, etc. The group is divided into smaller serving teams; there are 3-4 people per serving team that meet every Sunday for one month to serve. The full group usually meets 3 times per year. Traditionally this group is all women, but men are welcome to join if they'd like.  Register Online or just show up. Contact Cynthia Evans with questions 630.761.0393




Bearing God's Image Workshop Sun Sep 19, Thu Sep 23, Sat Sep 25

Sun Sep 19, 9:15 - 10:15 AM or Thu Sep 23, 7:00 PM or Sat Sep 25, 9:00 AM. Why did God create us in His image? Pastor Kris Whitby will answer this question at his workshop, titled "Bearing God's Image: Created for Blessings." Pastor Whitby is the Assistant to the President, Mission and Ministry, Northern Illinois District. He will teach us why God made creatures to bear His image, how we lost His image, how God revealed and imparted His image again in Jesus, and how this impacts every aspect of our lives today and the legacy we leave for the future. See his video here. This event is sponsored by Immanuel's Foundation. Child care will be provided. Questions email Foundation@ImmanuelBatavia.org or call Penny in the church office at 630.879.7163. Just show up or register online: Sun Sep 19, 9:15 AM or Thu Sep 23, 7:00 PM or Sat Sep 25, 9:00 AM

 




Special Guest Pastor Kris Whitby Sat Sep 18- Sun Sep 19

Sat Sep 18, 5:30 PM; Sun Sep 19, 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM. Sponsored by Immanuel’s Foundation, Pastor Kris Whitby of the LCMS Northern Illinois District will be joining us as a guest preacher.

 




Feed My Starving Children Packing Session Fri Sep 17, 9:00-10:30 AM

FMSC is a Christian nonprofit dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. FMSC works with food distribution partners that empower communities to move from relief to development. Join us for a volunteer packing session! Anyone over the age of 5 can participate. Contact Linda Fass with questions fasslinda@yahoo.comRegister Online




Lazarus House Meal Donations due Fri Sep 17, 5:30 PM

Lazarus House provides services to the homeless. On the third Friday of every month Immanuel provides meals to support this cause. Volunteers prepare Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch for the St. Charles location which serves families from all over the tri-city area. Contact Lori, lstvincent@ilcsbatavia.org with questions. Signup Online




Men 70+ Lunch Group Thu Sep 17, Noon @Pal Joeys

3rd Thursdays @ Pal Joeys. Men age 70 or older gather on the third Thursday of every month for lunch and fellowship. They meet in a reserved room at Pal Joey’s Restaurant [2030 Main St., Batavia]. Lunch may be ordered off the menu. Each person is responsible for his own lunch. Questions? Contact Roy Lorenz at 630.406.8806.

 




Immanuel Lifestyle Bible Study Tue Sep 21 - Nov 23, 7:00-9:00 PM

How do I live a with-God life since I have many obligations that grab my attention? This class will give you content and skills to pray visually. You will learn the technique of "3 boxes" which gives new insight to gospel events. Julaine Kammrath will share some of the new brain science that demonstrates God literally created you for relating to others. Register Online




Leadership Conclave Planning Meeting Sat Sep 18, 9:30-11:30 AM

Leadership Conclave planning sessions are scheduled for the first and third Saturdays of each month. We are discussing the Five Pillars and considering the goals that will help us more fully live them out as a congregation. We hope to see YOU there!

 




Paid Nursery Workers Needed

Nursery workers are needed to care for young children during the Worship and Education Hour. Candidates must have a work permit. Wages begin at $9.25/hour for workers under age 18. Hours vary. Contact Mary Wert at 630.879.7163 or mwert@ilcsbatavia.org if interested.

 




Virtual 5K Walk/Run Oct 1 - Oct 31

Raise funds for the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry by participating in our Sauerkraut Shuffle Virtual 5K! Run or walk along your favorite course, anywhere you choose. Create your own 5K fundraising page to increase donations. The first 100 individuals to register will receive a race shirt and medal! The race can be done anytime anywhere Oct 1 - Oct 31. Register Online

 




Wednesday Womens Bible Study (WWBS) Wed Sep 8 - Dec 1, 9:00-10:30 AM

Join us as we kick off our new Bible Study session! Focus on the Family's The Truth Project is a ground-breaking small group curriculum on the Biblical worldview. This video-based Bible study is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. Join Dr. Del Tackett, as he takes us through 13 engaging video lessons on the relevance and importance of living the Biblical worldview in daily life. Contact Laura Klein with questions plklein@gmail.comRegister Online




Immanuel Journaling Bible Study Thu Sep 16 - Dec 16, 7:00-9:00 PM

Pre-requisite: Going Deep/Exp God. Join us for level 2 of the relational studies as we continue to move more deeply into our relationship with God. In this 12 week study based on Joyful Journey we explore thought-rhyming with God as discussed in Eph 2:10 and how to access this skill as well as an introduction to some of the ways God has created our brains for relationship. Led by Julaine Kammrath. Contact Penny with questions church@immanuelbatavia.org 630.879.7163. Register Online




GriefShare Mon Sep 13 - Dec 13, 6:30-8:30 PM

Many people who lose a spouse, child, family member, or friend find that there aren’t many people who understand the deep hurt they feel. GriefShare is a program that was developed specifically to help those who are grieving the death of a loved one. It is a friendly and caring group of people who walk alongside one another through one of life’s most profound experiences. No one needs to travel the grief journey alone. GriefShare meets weekly to help individuals face the challenges of the grieving process and enables them to move forward by rebuilding their lives.  GriefShare is a Christ-centered program with direction and purpose. It helps individuals learn how to walk through their unique grief journey through the support they receive along the way. GriefShare is a place where hurting people find hope and healing. Contact Christin Hager with questions christinhager@gmail.com 630.815.1598. Register Online   




The Greatest Story Bible Study Tue Sep 7 - Dec 21, 9:00-10:30 AM @Fellowship Hall

Engage. Surprise. Transform. This 16-session overview of Genesis through Revelation introduces the key people, places, and events of scripture in an easy-to-understand story. Participants are invited to explore where they fit in the greatest story and how the greatest story fits in their lives. Each session is visually depicted through captivating session videos featuring the sand art of renowned artist Joe Castillo. Contact Penny with questions church@immanuelbatavia.org 630.879.7163. Register Online




Parents Connect Sun Sep 19 & Sep 26. 9:15-10:15 AM

Come meet other parents! Led by Kari Larsen, we'll get together for a meet and greet, have a light devotion, and conversation. Contact Kari with questions klarsen@ilcsbatavia.org. Register Online or just show up.




Mindfulness Bible Study, Mon Sep 13 - Nov 1, 6:00-7:30 PM @Amy's House 121 Sauk Rd in Batavia

Mindfulness is being aware of our thoughts. In this study we will learn how to be more mindfully aware in our everyday lives. We'll explore what that means for us in our walk with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. There are no prerequisites, just come as you are. Contact Amy Glinke with questions aglinke@sbcglobal.net 630.842.8732. Register Online




Outdoor Worship Service Notice

Because of the current mask mandate, the Sun 10:30 AM worship service will continue to be held outdoors in the front parking long as long as possible, weather permitting. Make sure to keep bringing your lawn chairs.

 




Sing & Play, Free Parent-Toddler Class, Wednesdays Sep 8 - Dec 15, 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Immanuel offers a free, drop-in, parent-toddler program Wednesdays 11:00 – 11:45 AM intended for children ages 18 months - preschool. Led by Bobbi Norkus, Sing & Play focuses on discovering new experiences and building skills through play. This class is designed to build on the love between parent and child through interaction and cooperation with each other, with the teacher, and with other children and their parents. The class period is filled with fingerplays, songs, and movement. No registration is required and siblings are always welcome. Contact the school office with questions school@immanuelbatavia.org or 630.406.0157.




School Restaurant Night, Mon Sep 20 4:00 - 10:00 PM Lou Malnatis Aurora or Geneva

Support our school and order from Lou Malnati's Aurora or Geneva locations on Monday, Sep 20 4:00 - 10:00 PM. 20% of total sales will be donated to our school from every order received from Carryout or Deleivery. Make sure to mention the Immanuel Lutheran School fundraiser when you order. Use code: FUNDIMM21 when ordering online. Click here for the full flyer.




Kids Sunday School is back! Sunday Oct 3, 9:15 - 10:15 AM

 Mark Your Calendars! Digging Deeper with Kids is back beginning Sun Oct. 3rd, 9:15-10:15 AM! For K-5th Grade we will dig deeper into God's Word as we study Epic Teachings of the Bible-The Ten Commandments. Your child will develop a closer relationship with Jesus and others as we hear about people in the Bible who went through some of the same uncertainties that we face today. The kids will learn to pray in many different ways to the God of Hope who is always with us and calms our fears. Join us on the journey! Sunday Sing & Play is the new format for Preschoolers; stay with your preschooler to play, sing, hear a Bible story and make a craft together. This is a fun way to grow in faith together and meet other families. Contact Mary Wert with questions mwert@ilcsbatavia.org Register Online

  




Operation Christmas Child is Back!

Grab a tag or two from the Giving Tree in the narthex. The confirmation kids would love to put some boxes together on a Wednesday night. We are going to fill as many boxes as possible.  Did you know that you can get many or all of the items at the DollarTree or any other store of your choice?  If you would like to donate cash or a check, we can even shop for you.  Please make checks payable to Immanuel and memo OCC--Operation Christmas Child. Feel free to leave any items under the tree and any cash or checks in the church office. We will be collecting items through October. Contact Mary Wert with questions mwert@ilcsbatavia.org




Fall Run the Race Bible Studies

Jesus rescued us from a life of selfishness, disappointment, and worthlessness. He made us saints and gave us a race to run day by day. It is a race of great joy and great challenges. Why do we run the race? How do we get our spiritual bodies in shape? How do we stay on track? How do we win the race? This 6-week class is intended to make your faith stronger, your calling clearer, and your Godly passion on fire! There are several sessions available. Use the following links to register: Tue Sep 14 - Oct 19, 6:30-8:00 PM or Sun Sep 19 - Oct 24, 9:15-10:15 AM or Thu Sep 16 - Oct 21, 6:30-8:00 PM or Sat Sep 18 - Oct 23, 8:00-9:30 AM (Men Only)