Serving those less fortunate...
Every Saturday morning hot breakfast is provided to the homeless. There are no holidays off or exceptions. We perform this act of mercy every week. This ministry, begun in 1999, has served over 17,000 meals to those in need. Clothing is offered when available.
But more than food is served. A devotion is given that proclaims to all in attendance – whether rich in dollars or not – that we are all beggars who have been made rich in Christ Jesus. We sit and visit with our guests to let them know more about this Good News for all people. This shows that because God has loved us, we love all.
"In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
VOLUNTEERS TO HELP SERVE BREAKFAST ARE ALWAYS WELCOME. Many times we have young men and women from our military help serve. If you'd like to volunteer a time table is below:
Set up @ 7am.
Breakfast is served @ 8am.
Clean up @ 9am.
If you'd like to know more please contact the church office at (850)438-8138.
On the last Saturday of every other month (April, June, August, etc.), members of Immanuel and guest volunteers serve a lunch to those who are vision-impaired in our community. Full blindness is not a requirement for membership and we encourage families and friends who do not suffer from sight difficulty to attend. This event helps those who are normally isolated have a chance to visit with one another and build relationships. This is one great example of where an act of mercy encourages our life together as God's people.
If you'd like to volunteer a time table is below:
Set up @ 12pm.
Lunch is served @ 1pm.
Clean up @ 2:30pm.
The meal is always accompanied with a message from God's word. While you don't have to be a believer to come and enjoy the friendship and food, we view this as a ministry that will have Christ as a part for sure. Typically, we also have a program that is informative and fun. We've gone to concerts, learned to dance, and heard about resources for the vision-impaired. Please call the church office to confirm the meeting time at (850)438-8138.
Youth Monthly Meeting takes place on the first Saturday of each month at 9am in the Youth room. Parents and youth are welcome to come have input regarding youth activities and fund raisers.
High School and Young Adult Bible Study typically takes place the last Sunday of each month at 12pm in the Youth room. Students are invited to gather together for study of God's word that talks about what's going on today and how God's word applies to it all. We study the current issues facing us and our culture from the perspective of the Bible and our Lutheran Confessions. Please call the church office to confirm the meeting time at (850)438-8138.
This is a group that is devoted to the spread of the Gospel through various fundraisers and events. Our group is part of a world-wide organization of the LWML that has raised much money and awareness for Missionary work. The support this organization provides is truly enormous. If you're a woman, please consider attending a meeting for this group. Meetings typically take place the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm. Please call the church office to confirm the meeting time at (850)438-8138.
Camp Dixie, a Lutheran Camp Ministry, is supported by congregations in our area. Immanuel is one of the founding congregations of Camp Dixie. A fund-raising, chicken-eating good time is had by all when a Camp Dixie Chicken Dinner rolls around. The dinner dates are listed below. Dinner is served from 11am to 2pm. Come on out and support the Camp!