At Immanuel, we love getting together for some fun! That's why we've designed environments on and off campus with you in mind. Who doesn't like a splash party, serving together at a food pantry, or an ugly sweater party once in awhile? Each month, you will find a variety of opportunities to check out, so whether you're new or are just looking to connect, we'd love to see you! 


  • Operation Christmas child prep party

    Saturday, November 3, 9 AM-Noon

    Many hands are needed to prepare for the community packing party on Saturday, November 10. No skill needed - just the willingness to give a few hours of your time. This is a great experience for families, community groups or friends from your neighborhood.


    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 12:15 PM

    Join the members of the team who spent two weeks at Shepherd's Little Lambs as they share their stories of the children cared for by this organization. They provide food, school fees, uniforms and basic medical care to the poorest of the poor in a nurturing Christian environment. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the children and enjoy learning about the team's experiences. 


    SAturday, november 10, 9 AM-4 PM

    The community packing party is the culmination of many months of preparation and planning, as the Immanuel family gets ready to pack and send thousands of shoeboxes filled with gifts to hurting children around the world. Each box also contains the Gospel message in the recipient’s own language! You can participate in this great event, as well as invite your friends to join you.

    Prep parties are scheduled for the following Saturdays: September 15, October 13 and November 3, from 9 AM until noon. All are invited to help.

    Wendy’s (corner of Grand and Hunt Club  in Gurnee) will donate a portion of your bill to OCC from Sunday, November 4 through Thursday, November 8, whether you dine in or drive through! No coupon necessary.

  • Men's Gym

    Monday, November 12, 8-10 PM

    Once a month, men ages 18 and older are invited to join other guys to play basketball. 

    Upcoming dates: November 12 and December 3.


  • Men's Gym

    Monday, December 3, 8-10 PM

    Once a month, men ages 18 and older are invited to join other guys to play basketball. 

    Upcoming dates:  December 3.