Winter Jam 2019
On February 22nd, Immanuel Students will be attending Winter Jam at Thompson Bowling Arena. Including artists like the Newsboys, Mandisa, Rend Collective, and others, this event is open to all middle school and high school students as well as their families. Tickets are $15 at the door, with doors opening at 6:00pm.
Further details about where and when to meet will be available closer to the date. If you would like to sign up, a sign-up sheet will be sent out to the Immanuel Students’ GroupMe chat. If you or your student is not a part of the GroupMe chat, please contact Eddie Irwin at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up!
100 Hearts Campaign
This February, Street Hope (a ministry seeking to help end the trafficking industry), is doing their 100 Hearts Campaign. This campaign’s goal is to turn the tide on child exploitation and domestic minor trafficking by creating awareness to prevent children from becoming victims and by building a safe home to restore and encourage those who have been rescued.
If you would like to support Street Hope and the 100 Hearts Campaign, you can do so by giving $14 this month toward the campaign. You can text to give at 629-219-2853, or you can give HERE on the Street Hope website.
If you would like to learn more about Street Hope, you can visit their website www.streethopetn.org. If you have any questions about the 100 Hearts Campaign, or would like to donate via cash or check, please contact Tiffani Kennedy at email@example.com.
Join the Setup Team
If you would like to serve at Immanuel Church on Sunday mornings, volunteer spots are available for the Setup Team. Team members serve once per month and are a crucial part of our Sunday morning gatherings. If you would be willing to help, sign up here. Got questions? Contact us.
Immanuel Church is now partnering with Knox Area Rescue Ministries’ (KARM) Corners of Your Field program. The next time you are donating to KARM, be sure to mention you are from Immanuel Church! By doing this, a percentage of the value of your donation will be given back to Immanuel in the form of KARM gift cards that can be used to help people in our community and our church. This is a great way for us as a church to give back to the community, both by helping KARM and our local area!
Community Spotlight: Countering Trafficking Summit
Johnson University is inviting the community to join them for a counter trafficking training and awareness summit March 8th. Participants will learn what human trafficking is, how and where human trafficking occurs, strategies to help fight human trafficking, and sector specific actions and responses. For more information or to register, please visit the event webpage here.
Community Spotlight: Cellphone Collection
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!
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.