New Ministry Center Coming Soon!
We are excited to announce that Immanuel Church has a new Ministry Center coming to Hardin Valley!
Located at 10922 Spring Bluff Way, just between Mikata and Anytime Fitness, the Ministry Center will give Immanuel a 24/7 presence in the community and act as a midweek front door to our church. Our Sunday morning gatherings will still be at HVA, but the Center will provide space for midweek activities like youth group, training, small groups, and more. It will also house staff offices and offer a counseling room.
Currently, the Ministry Center is being renovated and outfitted with furnishings, but we hope to have it done and show it to you very soon.
We are so thankful to the Lord for this space and for your generosity, which has made this possible. Thank you! We pray the Ministry Center will be a Kingdom outpost for the community and a bustling hub of activity for our church family.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you participated in the Choices Resource Center Baby Bottle Campaign, please return your bottle this Sunday, 2/24. There will be a box in the atrium for return, or you can give your bottle to Zachary Conant.
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!