SAVE THE DATE
Oct. 15 – Nov. 27 | RE Series
Oct. 23 | Immanuel Fall Fest
Oct. 24 – Nov. 4 | Vision Gatherings
Nov. 9 | Prayer & Worship Night, 7P
Nov. 12/13 | Commitment Weekend
Nov. 26/27 | Celebration Weekend
PRAY WITH US
Be sure to join us for the Prayer + Worship Night on Nov. 9 at 7P.
October 23, 2-5P
Bring lawn chairs or blanket to eat your lunch by the DJ and Live German Band.
• Good Food
• Trunk or Treat
• Bounce House
• Kona Ice
• Live DJ
• German Band
• Bring a Friend
• All Free to you!
Think about the community around you. Think of your neighbors, your friends, family members – even those who you see regularly out in the community, at restaurants and stores. Now consider this: there are tens of thousands of people living within in minutes of Immanuel who are not yet following Jesus. Amazing to consider, right? We believe that God has placed us here in Palatine’s central downtown district for this very reason, and that we must engage our community and world in new and fresh ways. After much prayer and planning, Immanuel leaders are proposing a solution to help us continue doing what Jesus instructed in Matthew 28:19-20:
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
To do this, we have some big goals for our near future; some of which we are already putting into place. We will begin this effort through our RE: initiative. Through RE:, we will RE:Imagine, RE:Connect, RE:Engage, RE:Vitalize, RE:Each, RE:Form, and RE:Vive Immanuel, ourselves, and the lives of others with the sole purpose of expanding God’s Kingdom ONE person at a time. In order to achieve these goals we will all need to make the same kind of sacrifices made by those who have come before us in previous generations. Immanuel has an incredible story spanning over 150 years of people, who were just like you and me, who had a vision to carry out our Lord’s commission into our community. They not only had a vision, but they actually put that vision into action, through much sacrifice, the big goals that they had years ago. Today, we benefit from the action of our previous Immanuel family members. We will need to recommit reaching those around us by giving of ourselves and giving of our resources.
This is a big step for each of us, and I’m asking that you begin praying now specifically to ask God to show you how He will equip you to be part of this effort. We can do this, but it will require something from each of us. With a renewed focus for the lost and the resources to build and minister here in our local community and to all nations, we believe we will see life change in many more people.
Will you help us as we dream of fulfilling Jesus’ command to reach our community and our world with His love? Will you give of yourself and ask God to lead you to ONE person to share His love with, and will you give of your resources to help us create a fresh and vibrant space, here at Immanuel, that you would be excited to invite your ONE to experience? If you are willing to make these commitments, think how many years from now, how many thousands more locally and globally will have moved from where they were to where God want them to be!
Looking forward to expanding God’s Kingdom with you,