Family Meeting Notes
At our last Family Meeting, we shared with the church our first group of lay elder (or “congregational pastor”) nominees. Below is a brief summary of what we shared at that meeting. We hope this information will help you as you prayerfully consider these nominees. And of course, if you have further questions, please let us know.
To see the summary and learn more, click HERE.
Run 4 Their Lives 5k
Participate in the Run 4 Their Lives 5k, an event that raises awareness and funds to bring sexually exploited women and children into freedom.
- When: February 2nd at 10:00AM.
- Where: University of Tennessee Gardens, 2518 Jacob Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996.
- Register: For more details about the event and to register, please visit HERE. When you register, be sure to join the Immanuel team. Simply select “Immanuel Church” from the drop down menu when you are asked to join a team and you’ll be good to go!
If you believe God is leading you to join Immanuel Church in membership or are interested in learning more, we invite you to visit immanuelknox.org/membership for more information. We will also have packets available at church if you would like a hardcopy. If you have any questions, please contact us!
Baby Bottle Campaign
We are currently collecting baby bottles for Choices Resource Center’s Baby Bottle Campaign. Choices is a Christian pregnancy center in Oak Ridge that serves our community by offering resources to help families facing unplanned or unexpected pregnancies.
How does it work? Simply take home a baby bottle and fill it with loose change, cash, or checks. The money raised will go to Choices to help families grow and flourish!
To participate, you can pick up a bottle for your family in the atrium this Sunday. Fill them up with spare change and cash (checks if you wish) for one month. Then bring the bottles back to Immanuel on 2/24 to be delivered to Choices. If you have any questions about the baby bottles or Choices Resource Center, contact Zach Conant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have an old cellphone lying around? Rather than throwing it away, donate it! Amanda Haire, a member of Immanuel Church and a zookeeper at the Knoxville Zoo, is collecting old cellphones to help with the Knoxville Zoo’s efforts to conserve the natural habitats of wild gorillas. Coltan, a mineral found in cellphones, is often mined in these habitats, but by collecting old cellphones the mineral can be recycled and reduce the demand for new coltan. If you have an old cellphone that you would like to donate, you may drop it off in a donation box located in the atrium!