At Immanuel we minister to those near and far by promoting participation in our community and in many human services activities. We strive to carry out Christ’s Great Commission to reach those in need through the following activities:
Isabella County Restoration House
Isabella County Restoration House (ICRH) was born when about five years ago, after realizing that there were no emergency shelter services available for people who were experiencing homelessness, our pastor with other community collaborators established a rotating emergency homeless shelter (ICRH). Since 2012 Immanuel Lutheran Church has actively participated in hosting the shelter for two weeks each winter season. Guests receive a warm, safe place to rest for the evening as well as having Immanuel volunteers sharing dinner and spending time with them. To view upcoming volunteer opportunities please click here.
Christmas Outreach is a community-wide effort to help community members with clothing, food, winter wear and essentials at Christmas time. For over 35 years Immanuel has played an active part in this project with leadership, volunteers, and financial contributions. For more information please click here.
Community Compassion Network
Community Compassion Network has three programs that help to provide food to both adults and children. Immanuel supports these programs both financially and with volunteers.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Community Thanksgiving Dinner fills a need for those who might not otherwise enjoy a hot Thanksgiving meal. Between 150-170 guests are served each year including children, families, elderly and many others.
Crop Walk proceeds from the local walk make a difference in the lives of others and provide benefits to both local and global neighbors. There is a unity in purpose and may range from supporting a community garden to providing disaster relief where needed.
Campus Ministry is important in a college town! We work with college students to connect them to areas of fellowship and one another. We host small-group Bible studies and other social activities. Our members also provide care packages with goodies and life essentials throughout the year to show college students how much we love them and want them around!
Community Blood Drive
Community Blood Drive serves the greater health our community. Once a year Immanuel hosts this much needed service in our community.