Adults at Immanuel

It’s not all just for the kids.

No matter what stage of adulthood you are in, there are educational ministries available for you.

Adult Sunday School

Just like the kids, we are growing in our faith. Every Sunday, the adults are welcome to join the Adult Sunday School class as we question and learn. We are always open to new perspectives.

Pub Theology

The pub has always been a safe place to discuss whatever was on your minds. That is the idea behind Pub Theology. There is no structure behind this chance to learn. Just grab a drink and we’ll see where the conversation leads us! Contact Pastor Joanne for details about our next trip to the pub.

WOW

Wellness on Wednesdays

This is hands down, one of our most popular ministries! WOW is an opportunity for members of our church community and local area (55+ years old) to come together for a meal and a presentation about a fun new topic from a local expert.

Upcoming Topics

April
April 3 – “Wildlife Rockstars” – This is your chance to view ~ up close and personal ~ live animals like a wallaby, lemur, alligator, opossum, porcupine, woodchuck, unique birds, other reptiles and maybe even a kangaroo! This wildlife educational outreach group works under the umbrella of Bridges For Brain Injury, Inc. It is run by staff and day program members as part of their rehabilitation in that members are trained in the handling and care of live native and exotic animals, birds, reptiles and more! Join us as the presenters inspire us with their knowledge and encouragement of wildlife conservation awareness. Be sure the BRING YOUR CAMERAS! This is a program not to miss!

April 10 – “Explore the Galapagos” – Kath Gottschalk will be back with us – this time to show and explain her amazing Galapagos trip. The Galápagos Islands – a Pacific Ocean volcanic archipelago located on the equator – are one of the foremost destinations for wildlife viewing. Please join us as Kath’s presentations always prove to be very interesting and educational, yet highly entertaining!
April 17 – “Linus Blanket Project” – Once again we will tie fleece blankets for this worthy cause. They will be donated to hospitalized children. Come and join your “WOW” friends as we help provide warmth and comfort for others.
April 24 – “Say it With Flowers” – It’s spring…. and that means it’s time for one of our favorite presenters to ‘wow’ us! Deb Huehn, from Kittelberger’s Florist in Webster, will work her magic once again in flower arranging. Watch as she uses her vast talent and skill in creating beautiful floral arrangements in minutes right before our eyes!

April 17 – change in program – The Germania Singers from Spencerport will entertain us with music from the German Heritage.  Come and hear (and hum along) these energetic singers!!  This replaces the Linus Blanket Project which will be rescheduled in the fall.

May
May 1 – “Iroquois Gardeners” – We welcome Jack Kowiak for another fascinating program. The Iroquois had a deep knowledge of both wild and cultivated plants. This presentation will give us an appreciation for their horticultural expertise and you will learn about a particular plant that was extremely important to our local Native Americans.

May 8 – change in program – Bill Ruoff, recently returned from Washington D.C. as part of the Honor Flight, will tell us about the activities and experiences veterans and their “partners” had as they were honored for service to our country.  This replaces the ‘Story Swap” Mother’s Day program.

May 15 – “Depression Glass” – Join us as Don Hall helps us learn all about what collectors now call ‘Depression Glass’ – which was the world’s first mass produced glassware. (If you have a piece that you suspect is this type of glassware, feel free to bring it with you.)

May 22 – “London Travelogue” – Marguerite Manning, having just returned from a fabulous trip to London, England, will enlighten us with the sites and sounds of this beautiful historic city. Come and enjoy seeing and hearing about some of those famous places like Big Ben, the river Thames, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Westminster Abbey and much more.
May 29 – “Accordion Music” – Sit back and relax as we enjoy the musical expertise of Eugene Boldewskul as he entertains us with a variety of lively songs. He will close out his program with a tribute to our country as we approach Memorial Day.

June

June 5 – ‘Literacy Volunteers’ – Joshua Staph will provide us with an overview of just what this helpful organization does. We’ll learn of its history as well as ways we can get involved.

June 12 – ‘Stepping ‘Round Rochester’ – We welcome Sally Steinmiller, local author, who has written several books centered around Rochester, N.Y. Join us as she uses those books to take us on a little journey to several famous area landmarks.

June 19 – ‘Reading the Landscape’ – Historian Gene Bavis will show photos of different styles of architecture as well as other historic sites that can help one understand the past.

June 26 – ‘Cornell Cooperative Extension’ – Beth Claypoole, Executive Director of Wayne Co. Cooperative Extension, will highlight the history, structure and offerings of this worthwhile agency.

Have Kids?

Children spend almost eight hours every day using computers, the TV, cell phones, video games, and other digital media, reports the Kaiser Family Foundation. Find ways for family members to thrive when using the media while creating a balanced approach to the way family members spend their time.

Worship is a gathering of our entire community and involves many people of all ages. Would your children like to help with worship? If they would like to try acolyte, crucifer, ushering, reading or greeting, please talk to Pastor Joanne and she will make sure you get the training, the help and the support you need.

Encourage one another to pray regularly, even when it’s hard to think of what you want to say or you can’t remember who needs your prayers. Learn to look at your hand to help you recall at least five prayer petitions or intentions.