Children & Families

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July 1 Newsletter


Support with faith development is provided through...

Sunday School Pre-school thru 4th Grade (Sunday Morning Childrens' Ministry}
Bridge 56 (Sunday mornings for 5th-6th graders)

45 Faith Fridays. Faith Fridays are for all 4th and 5th graders. We meet in-person the second Friday of the month (except February is the 5th) from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Email Martha Semanko our Director of Children and Family Ministries ( to RSVP. Drop off and pick up are at the main doors. Please bring a mask! These are fun-filled Friday nights of faith growth and fellowship!

678 Faith Fridays. Contact Rachel Norem ( Middle School Youth meet in-person the second Friday of the month (except February is the 5th) in the gym for fellowship, activities, and a Bible study from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Drop off and pick up are at the main doors at Immanuel. Please bring a mask! Get excited for a fun-filled Friday night of faith growth and fellowship!
Outta Bounds Summer Day Camp
Children in Worship

Resources for Families -- Click Here for devotional ideas, books, parenting help, helpful websites, etc.

Children's DVD (all available in church library)

  • Adventures in Odyssey - also availavle in audio at  (All Ages)
  • Torchlighters - Torchlighters® are animated, true-life stories of Christian heroes retold for young people. (Adults are also inspired by them.) Each Torchlighter® episode comes with a documentary and other features.  (Ages 8-12)
  • Veggie Tales -  Help kids discover that God made them special and He loves them very much.  (Ages Pre-k-1st)
  • What's in the Bible - Your family will understand the entire Bible through these DVDs from VeggieTales® creator Phil Vischer and a bunch of hilarious friends! (Kindergarten - 4th grade)

Parenting Books:

  • Love and Respect in the Family by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
  • Bringing up Boys by Dr. James Dobson
  • Bringing up Girls by Dr. James Dobson
  • The New Strong-Willed Child by Dr. James Dobson
  • Love and Logic by Foster W. Cline
  • When Helping Hurts by Corbett & Fikkert
  • When Children Grieve:  For Adults to Help Children deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses by John W. James
  • Someone I Love Died by Christine Harder Tangvald
  • How to Explain a Diagnosis to a Child:  An Interactive Resource Guide for Parents and Professionals by Janet Arnold and Francine McLeod
  • Talking to your Children about Divorce by Jean McBride

Adoption Challenges

  • Empowered to Connect (podcast, conference, huge resource library) - 
  • Trust Based Relational Intervention -
  • The Connected Child:  Bring Hope & Healing To Your Adoptive Family by Purvis/Cross/Sunshine
  • Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control:  A Love-Based Approach to Helping Attachment-Challenged Children with Severe Behaviors by Forbes/Post
  • Taperstry Ministry -
  • Refresh Gatherings (conferences, retreats, camps) -

Books on Faith

  • stickyfaith Everyday ideas to build lasting faith in your kids by Dr. kara E. Powell & Dr. Chap Clark
  • The Jesus-Centered Life by Rick Lawerence
  • Meet Generation Z by James Emery White

Podcast for Adults

  • Paying Ridiculous Attention to Jesus
  • Impact 360


Domestic Violence/Abuse

Substance Abuse


Other resources:

Marriage/Parenting/Relationship Issues

Check out our church library for more resources:  Click Here!

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December 27th One Worship Service at 9:30am -  no Education Hour

8:00am: Classic Grace

9:30am Education Hour

10:30am: Contemporary Joy


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