Future Foundations VV1 Campaign Begins
By God’s grace and kindness, Immanuel is closer than ever to having a more permanent location and building, a place from which we can worship the Lord, proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, plant churches, and love our neighbors for generations to come.
Last month, Immanuel Church voted to move forward with the Valley Vista Phase One Project (or VV1). This initial project includes the site preparation and construction of a multipurpose building and parking lot. This building will allow us to move out of all our current rental spaces and move all current ministries to the Valley Vista location.
The estimated cost of this phase is $4,250,000. As we shared at the October Family Meeting, our ultimate desire is to complete this project without incurring any debt. And we believe that this is possible through the work of the Lord and the generosity of his people.
The Valley Vista Campaign begins this month and will run through the completion of the Valley Vista Phase 1 Project (VV1). With approximately $698,000 already saved for this project, our first and immediate goal is to raise an additional $552,000. This amount would close the gap between cash on hand and the financing amount available. We would like to raise this amount by May 2023.
Toward this goal, we invite everyone at Immanuel to consider giving to this project. Would you prayerfully consider what you might give in wisdom, in faith, and in joy?
- In wisdom. As you prayerfully consider this request, ask the Lord for wisdom. Ask him to show you what you should give. He promises he will give you wisdom if you ask (James 1:5).
- In faith. As you prayerfully consider this request, consider what you could give in faith. Everything we do should proceed from faith (Romans 14:23), and we should act according to our faith (Romans 12:3), whether that is great or small.
- In joy. As you prayerfully consider this request, consider what you could give with joy. Paul writes, “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).
May the Lord faithfully lead you in this prayerful consideration!
There are two ways you may give.
- Recurring Gift. With the construction spanning at least a year, we invite everyone to consider setting up an ongoing gift to span this project. This can be done in Realm.
- One-Time Gift. You may also consider giving a one-time gift during our special giving Sunday, November 27th.
Brothers and sisters, since our beginnings in 2016, the Lord has displayed his grace and power to us time and time again. We are truly excited to witness what He will do in and through Immanuel Church as we trust and follow him on this journey.
For His glory!
Thanksgiving Boxes Due this Sunday
We’ve partnered with Cedarbrook Outreach to provide Thanksgiving meals for those in our community. This year you all have picked up over 50 boxes! Way to go! Be sure to return all boxes by this Sunday, November 13th.
Baptism Service: Sunday, November 20th
Have you been baptized? If you have put your faith in Jesus, we invite you to follow Him in baptism (Matt. 28:19-20). In baptism, we display our trust in Jesus’ death and testify to the new life we have in Him (Rom. 6:3-4). If you need to be baptized or would like to talk to someone about baptism, contact us or reach out to one of our elders.
iStudents: Overnighter Dynamiter! Registration Due Sunday
What: The Overnighter Dynamiter is an in-town mini retreat. It is an overnighter where we will study the bible together (3 sessions), worship, team build, do fun activities around town, and just have a good time together! It will be dynamite!
Who: All Middle and High School Students! (And bring a friend!)
When: November 18-19, 5pm-5pm.
Where: Meet at Ministry Center at 5pm that Friday. Sessions will be there. Activities will be around town. Students will stay in homes Friday night.
Family Meeting November 20 at HVA at 5PM
Team with us!
Jump in with one of our service teams this summer! It’s a great way to dive into church life and to help others. We have opportunities with Setup Team, Tech Team, Events Team, Hospitality Team, and others.
Go here to sign up.
Prepare for Worship
- Listen to this week’s worship songs: Immanuel Weekly Playlist.
- Catch up on the sermon series via podcast: iTunes, Google Play.