Immanuel strives to reach out with love and service to our local and regional community. We host various events for our local community and support local and regional organizations with service and donations.
MorningStar Mission in Joliet serves the community in many ways. Their annual Stars of Hope programs provides Christmas gifts to children in need. We have participated in this program for many years -- gift lists for the children can be found on the display in the lobby and gifts are due back no later than December 4th.
Our event for families of the congregation and preschool collected donations for both the Frankfort Township Food Pantry and a local animal shelter. The trunk-or-treat donations combined with our congregation's October food drive gave the food pantry many, many much needed supplies!
Families took adorable pictures with the Easter Bunny and brought donations for a local animal shelter!
Immanuel's quilting group meets the second Friday of the month at 9 am to work on quilts which are used to bless many organizations. Members also work on projects at home, making tops and backings that are assembled when they meet together. New faces are always welcome!
We collect donations from our members of non-perishable food items, paper products, and gift cards which we pass on to the food pantry. We usually hold a food or paper products drive in the spring and fall.
We participate in this organization's annual Stars of Hope program -- our members purchase and wrap Chirstmas gifts for a child which are then distributed by Morningstar Mission. We also assist MorningStar Mission with their Jump On The Bus initiative by collecting donations of supplies to fill backpacks for children in need.