The Community Meal

It’s more than a meal, it’s belonging.

Our next Community Meal will be held on Thursday, April 30 from 5:00 to 7:00p.m.

Start your weekend early! EVERYONE is invited to come together for an evening filled with eating and meeting! The entire community is invited to a no-cost Community Meal at Immanuel. Come for the food, stay for the fun!

Help Immanuel be a good host!

Adult & Teen Volunteer Opportunities include:

Bring A Dessert
Set-Up: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Serving: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Clean-up: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

To sign up click the “Sign Up Now” button below, if you have any questions contact Pastor Warren at 847.359.1549 or

Our First Community Meal in October of 2016
Immanuel’s First Community Meal in October of 2016


community meal fishing kit making jan 2017
Assembling Fishing Kits after our January 2017 Community Meal

What is The Community Meal’s mission?

“Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” – Romans 12:13

Our mission is to show Christian hospitality by providing a welcoming place, nourishing food, a listening ear, and acceptance to all regardless of faith beliefs or economic means. The simple act of sharing a meal together gives hope to the elderly, lonely and hungry. We strengthen friendships and inspire a community that will be inclusive and loving towards one another.

A Thank You Following the April 27, 2017 Meal:

Joyful servants is all I can think of when Immanuel Lutheran Church hosts the Community Meal. Everyone greeted me with a smile and “how can I help?” With 38 volunteers embracing their tasks, God smiles and so do all the guests who join us. The joy and love felt in your gathering space was palpable. The food was delicious, the children’s activities were fun and the therapy dogs bring all kinds of healing. Hope to see you again in July….

With Gratitude,

Mary & Sandy

The Community Meal