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! 




    Wendy's on Grand Avenue in Gurnee will partner with Operation Christmas Child by donating a percentage of all their sales from 5 until 8 PM on the dates above. No coupon or special request is necessary; simply order as usual.


  • Parent-child dedication

    Monday, September 11 & Saturday, September 30

    Parent orientation: Monday, September 11, 7-8 PM

    Dedication: Saturday, September 30, 10 AM-noon

    Immanuel Church wants to partner with you as you bring up your little one to know and love Jesus. This intimate event will celebrate the role of the family and help you as you guide your child's spiritual growth. You are your child's most influential teacher! Register HERE.


    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 9-11 am

    This is an opportunity for women interested in participating in a Wednesday morning women’s study group to hear from the facilitators about their specific group. You’ll be able to sign up in person or online for the group that’s right for you. Please feel free to invite friends and family members who may be interested.

    If you plan to attend the brunch we strongly encourage you to register online in advance, especially if you need child care. Click HERE to register for the brunch. 

    Not able to make the brunch? No worries! You may sign up online for your study group clicking HERE and registering for the group of your choice.

    Email Danielia Mateja or Betsy Bicket with questions.

  • Father/Son Retreat at Camp Timber-Lee

    Friday through Sunday, September 22-24

    This event creates great opportunities for fathers and sons to spend quality time together actively engaged in outdoor activities. Try ziplining, trapshooting, laser tag, climbing, boating and more!

    Click HERE for more information.

    Age: Families ages 9+

    Cost: $125 per person

    Register by calling Timber-lee Guest Services at 262.642.7345

    Contact Bryan Bicket if you have questions.

  • WAIC Feast

    Sunday, September 10, 10:30 - 1:30 PM

    No need to go out to lunch; we'll bring the food to you!  Join us outdoors for some fun, fellowship and great food from food trucks and vendors.  We've added great kid- friendly food options and MOPS will have a tent with some fun interactive activities. Be sure to bring your own chair, blanket and shade. We look forward to having lunch with you!

    Featured Vendors:

    Amber's Face Painting                     Magic Circle Crepes

    Christian Life Grill Truck                  Sharon's Smoothies & Jerk Chicken

    Cindy's Petite Sweets                     The Sweet Life Donut Stop

    Kountry Kettle Corn                       Tropical Chill Ice Cream Truck                          


  • exploring jewish culture

    Friday - Saturday, October 27-28

    Hosted on the Immanuel Church campus, this Exploring Jewish Culture Weekend begins on Friday at 6 PM with a Shabbat dinner (not to be confused with Passover Seder at Easter).

    Dr. Tim Sigler, Professor at Moody Bible Institute in the Jewish Studies Department, will be our leader Friday night and speaker Saturday morning.

    Saturday morning, from 9-11:30am, teaching about Jewish history, culture and how to share Jesus with a Jewish person will be presented. Saturday lunch will be held at “The Bagel” restaurant at Old Orchard.

    Saturday afternoon we will tour the Holocaust Museum in Skokie.

    Total cost: $50. This includes dinner Friday night, training Saturday morning, lunch on Saturday and entrance to the Holocaust museum.

    For more details email Joe at REGISTER HERE

  • Men's chili cook-off

    saturday, october 7, 5:30-7:30PM

    Real men eat chili! Even manlier men cook chili and win a chili cook-off! Join a bunch of guys from Immanuel for an evening of manly proportions as you get to judge whose chili is the best!

    During the evening you’ll have a chance to meet some guys, hear what God is doing in and through the men of Immanuel, and discover ways you can get connected moving forward!

    Entering a recipe is not required to attend, but if you want to be a contender email Tim Roegner. Simply bring your chili in a slow cooker as condiments and paper goods will be provided. 

    Location:  Upper Auditorium


    SUNDAY-THURSDAY, october 1-5

    Wendy's on Grand Avenue in Gurnee will partner with Operation Christmas Child by donating a percentage of all their sales from 5 until 8 PM on the dates above. No coupon or special request is necessary; simply order as usual.