Small Groups, Bible Studies, Interest Groups, Opportunities to Serve.

What follows is a listing of some of the many ways to serve, learn, grow, and be involved in the Lord’s ministry here at Immanuel.

Men’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study: The Tuesday morning Men’s Bible Study are studying the Gospel of Matthew. They are meeting in-person at Immanuel, from 6:15am-7:30am in Room 112. If you still feel more comfortable participating from home you can join them at  Questions? Contact Paul Hein at or at 970-690-8257.

Tuesday Early Morning Women’s Study: This group meets on Tuesdays from 6:15-7:15am. This early morning study is designed with the working woman in mind but all women are welcome! The group meets weekly in person and is led by Yvonne Wittrock. For most of this group's studies, you do need to buy your own book. The group also shares personal updates, praises, and prayer together. Contact Yvonne at or 208-380-9770 with your questions.

Tuesday Studies: MarJean Carpenter hosts a group at Immanuel on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:30pm in the Conference Room. This group is led by Jim Found, who leads the same topic and study again at 6:30pm that evening at his home. If you have questions or need directions for either group, contact Jim at or 970-663-5490.

Women on Wednesday (WOW): WOW woman’s Bible study is meeting on Wednesdays at 9:30am in Room 112. If you’re interested or have questions, contact LesLee Heusinkveld (970-481-9334,

Thursday Study: Paul and Gail Hein lead an in-person study on the first and third Thursdays at Paul and Gail's home from 6:30pm-7:30pm. This study is open to all. They are going through the Gospel of John using the Visual Bible. It is currently made up of couples and singles in their 50s, 60s, and 70s. For more information or questions, contact Paul Hein ( or 970-690-8257).

Men’s Friday Morning Rise & Shine Bible Study Group: This group meets Friday mornings starting at 6:00am for Bible study and fellowship. They’re meeting at Perkins at 2222 Eisenhower Blvd. They are studying Romans and you can also join them virtually by going to:


There are a variety of weekday small groups available, and if you would like some help beginning a small group of your own, please contact Jim Found ( or 970-663-5490). These are opportunities for spiritual growth, as well as opportunities to ask questions and dialogue with others. On top of that, you can meet and make Christian friends to encourage you in your walk with Christ. 

Christians Engaging the Public Square

Meeting most Tuesday afternoons – 1:00 pm

Pastor Robin, Facilitator (

“You are the salt of the earth…
You are the light of the world.”
Jesus in Matthew 5:13-14


“Christians Engaging the Public Square” is a gathering of Jesus’ followers from Immanuel (as well as other faith communities) who are passionate about understanding and speaking to issues that we all face in our rapidly changing world. This team was formed in 2022 as part of our congregation’s overall ministry. The members of this group are a composite of teachers in both parochial and public schools, former Business Executives, an Attorney, others in related fields of Commerce, four Christian Pastors, a retired DCE, along with people from other walks of life. The team doesn’t seek to be sectarian, nor does it have any political agendas. Many of the participants in this ministry have had a head start in surveying and speaking to the prevailing cultural pressures, realities, and diverse, secular worldviews that surround us.


The team is dedicated to researching and discussing pertinent cultural issues, giving YOU access to this conversation, equipping you with information regarding the pressing issues of our day, providing resources to back up what you are learning, and giving you encouragement in how to ENGAGE the public square faithfully as a follower of Jesus. That information is available through our meetings, website, events, classes, etc. We are also in partnership with other Christian churches in Northern Colorado who share our vision of engaging the public square. “Christians Engaging the Public Square” is an open ministry team. You are welcome to contact us and join our conversations and attend the events that the team facilitates on a regular basis. This is a new ministry that is GROWING, trusting in God’s leadership as we listen to the voice of His Spirit of truth, taking the truth to the world.


Would you like to learn about the cultural challenges, societal changes, and spiritual evil that is engulfing our communities and learn how we can together begin to challenge these cultural ideas that are in opposition to a Christian Worldview and God's Word, the Bible? Would you like more information, have access to resources, and have on-going conversations with people who believe as you do and are passionate about living as SALT AND LIGHT in our world today as ambassadors of God’s Kingdom? We would love to be in communication and relationship with you as friends, fellow disciples of Jesus, and co-workers for the Kingdom of God in our lives! Remember, we are SALT AND LIGHT together for Christ! Let’s ENGAGE!

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Interest Groups at Immanuel

What are Interest Groups? 

Immanuel’s Interest Groups are simply groups of people with similar interests. There is no official membership list kept of each group. Rather, an email listing is collected and contact is made when an activity is planned. Participation is welcome in any group at any time.

Slow Pitch Softball: Immanuel has men’s softball teams that play in the City of Loveland Church Leagues during the summer and fall. If there is interest, either a co-ed or women’s team can be explored. If you’re interested or have questions, contact Pastor Glen ( or 970-667-4506).

Morning Basketball: Pick-up basketball happens every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in Immanuel’s gym, starting at 6:00am for about an hour. High school and older are welcome to play – you just need to show up! Please bring a reversible jersey, or a white shirt and a dark shirt for teams. Occasionally, there are gym conflicts and we need to cancel or change location – Pastor Glen has an email group to inform everyone when changes need to happen. If you’d like to be added to that email group, contact Pastor Glen (

The Immanuel Walking Group: This group takes a walk each week from one to 12 hours. These walks are all in the Loveland area. The day and place of meeting changes from week to week, but will be announced in Pastor Glen’s weekly email updates and you can also get that week’s information directly from Jim Found at 970-663-5490.

The Immanuel Hiking Group: This group is most active during the summer months. Information and questions can be directed to Jim Found (, 970-663-5490).

Men’s Movie Nights: For Men’s Movie Nights, movies are watched over a two to three-week period, followed by discussion about its implications to lives as men. Movie Night takes place Wednesday evenings during the school year. For more information contact Pastor Glen at

Young Adult Transformers: If you are a young adult (high school grad through 30s) and interested in connecting with other young adults, the Transformers meet twice a month – once for Bible study and once for a fellowship event. Check out the group's Facebook page to learn more!

Young at Hearts: Immanuel’s senior (55 and Better!) group is called Young at Hearts. Activities are typically planned for twice a month, once at church for a guest speaker or indoor activity, and another time away from church for a service project or tour. Visitors and friends are welcome to all events! To be on the mailing list or to find out about upcoming dates, please contact Jim Found for more information (email to or phone 970-663-5490).

Immanuel Women's Christian Fiction Book Club: The Women’s Christian Book Club will meet every 2nd Thursday of the month, 7pm, at various members’ homes. All are welcome. The goal of the group is Christian fellowship and friendship. While we'll enjoy some good stories, we'll also think about how the characters and the storylines help us to know and love God better and think about how one navigates life in this world as a disciple of Jesus. For more information or question about the Women’s Christian Book Club, contact Gail Hein (, 970-443-3078).

MORE INFORMATION: You are invited to contact the contact person of any of these groups for additional information or you may call the church office, 970-667-4506. In addition, if there is an area of interest you have and would like to take the lead in gathering some like-minded (or like-interested) people, you are welcome to do that. Please contact Pastor Glen at to let him know so we can help advertise your interest group and post it on our website.

Service Groups at Immanuel Lutheran

These are just some of the ways you can be involved and engaged in ministry at Immanuel.

  • Cut, Sew, Quilt: If you have an interest in quilting and would enjoy quality fellowship to go with it, Immanuel's Cut, Sew, Quilt group has been meeting on Monday mornings for many years. Quilts and lap robes are assembled for use by families in need, orphanages, and disaster relief programs. Anyone with an interest is welcome to come. They meet from 9:00am-12:00pm each Monday in Room 36. Stop at the church office to sign in and get directions from there.
  • Stephen Ministry: Stephen Ministers provide care and compassion to those going through difficult times of life. Fifty hours of ministry-specific training is required beforehand and we offer this training on an on-going basis. Upon completion of the training, the Stephen Minister is assigned a care receiver. For more information, contact Ron Arndt ( or 303-579-3823)
  • Seeking Serenity Ministry uses a 12-Step Religious Healing Program to help any member deal with any hurt, hang-up, or a habit they would like to change. This ministry will seriously change your life! This ministry will help you discover and embrace healing from the chaos and struggles in your life. Along with meeting one-on-one with someone, this ministry also meets at the church or at a coffee shop every other Sunday at 4pm. If you are interested in meeting one-on-one with someone of the same gender to find that peace and serenity you deserve, please reach out to Elizabeth Atkins (970-402-2058, This ministry is an anonymous ministry.
  • Compassionate Friends Ministry (homebound visitation) – Contact Pastor Al Schroeder at or 970-217-0942.
  • Lutheran Women in Mission/LWML: This group meets quarterly on Thursdays, exact dates TBD. Contact Sandy Northrup at or 970-481-2248.
  • Funeral Ministry: Help setup and/or serve a meal after a funeral/memorial service. Contact the church office for more information (
  • Meals Ministry: Help provide meals for families in need who are experiencing changes or challenges in life (birth of a child, surgery, death in the family, a change in health of a family member, etc.). If you would like to be part of this ministry, contact Gail Hein ( or 970-443-3078).
  • Church Library Ministry: Contact Pastor Ed Seely at or 616-334-5899.
  • Immanuel Women’s Ministry: Contact Gail Hein at or 970-443-3078, or Rhonda Frerichs at or 970-381-3879.
  • Military Ministry: Contact Sandy Northrup at or 970-481-2248.
  • Security Task Force: This task force has not yet been assembled but is a need we are looking to fill. Over the past number of years we’ve taken numerous steps to increase security and safety for our church and school, but more work remains to be done. Currently we are looking for someone to lead a task force to review and update our security policies and consider what further measures may be needed to ensure the safety and security of all in our church and school. A variety of resources and organizations are available in northern Colorado to help us with this effort, but we need a team at Immanuel to turn ideas into everyday practice on our campus, and make sure we solid policies are in place. If you are interested in helping, please contact Pastor Glen (, or the church office
  • Thrivent Builds: Work in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity to help build houses in the Loveland area. All ability levels welcome! If interested, contact Jeff Deaner at or 720-413-1349.
  • Community Assistance Ministry: Contact Rhonda Frerichs at 667-4506 or
  • Community Kitchen: An Immanuel team of six serves food at the Loveland Community Kitchen on months with a fifth Saturday. To be on the list of available people, contact Jim Found at 663-5490.
  • Angel Tree: Help give Christmas gifts to children whose parents are in prison. If interested in helping, contact Teresa Rost at or 970-218-0719.
  • Giving Tree: Similar to our Angel Tree ministry but supports our neighbors at Orchard Place. Contact Teresa Rost at or 970-218-0719.
  • Church Nursery Ministry: Contact Martha Semanko at
  • Shoes (and Socks) for the Holidays: Contact Erin Bergstrom at or 970-691-0320.
  • Immanuel Sweetheart City Car Show and Car Care Expo: Contact Randi Rost at or 970-214-2211.





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