Outreach

Serving others is important to the Immanuel Church family. Below you will see where a portion of our church budget goes.

 

Holding Hands

Room at The Inn - On the fifth Thursday of any given month, Immanuel volunteers host a "Room at the Inn" dinner and overnight for homeless women and children.   

 

The contact person is Melinda Schuster, 314-838-7236, if you would like to help in cooking, preparing dinner, setting up, doing laundry and/or driving guests to and from the church.

 

Emmaus Homes - is to enhance the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities through life experiences that enable growth and inclusion within each person's chosen communities.  This mission arises from faith in Jesus Christ, who empowers all people to affirm and celebrate their worth and uniqueness.

 

Eden Seminary - has been preparing men and women for ordained leadership in the church since 1850.  Eden is committed to critical scholarship in the service of faith. It carries forth the evangelical tradition of the Reformation by emphasis on academic excellence, piety, and social awareness in theology that is biblically-oriented and for proclamation and service of the church in mission.

 

ECH (Every Child's Hope) - The Evangelical Children's Home began as an orphanage in 1858 when the pastor who founded St. Paul's saw the need to care for orphans roaming the streets of St. Louis following an outbreak of cholera. Today Evangelical Children's Home services the needs of troubled children and their families in crisis.

 

UCC Neighborhood Houses - They carry on a long tradition of caring for the poorest of the city's poor. It's mission includes after school clubs, day care programs, food pantries, clothing closets, and other programs to help people become self-sufficient.

 

The Good Samaritan Home - Ministers to the elderly community when they need support which they cannot receive at home. It's services range from apartment living to hursing home care.

 

Lydia's House - Four times a year Immanuel volunteers prepare food for women and children of Lydia's House.  The cost of donating is kept uner $10. 

 

The contact person is Krescene Schneider-Beck at 618-205-3188 or krescenebeck@gmail.com

if you can help.

 

Cookies For College Kids - Two times a year cookies are baked and sent to Immanuel's college students.  The contact person is: Krescene Schneider-Beck 618-205-3188 and Brenda Bogdajewicz 314-839-4674.

 

Meals on Wheels - Betty Marino is the contact person. If you would like to help with this ministry, please call the Church Office.

 

Food Pantry - We have a monthly food collection on the first Sunday of every month, for our area Food Banks.

 

Food For Thought - We have an ongoing food collection for the Ferguson School District area homeless and hungry youth. It continues during the school year. We collect food and it is distributed to the youth for the weekends or evenings, for those who might not have enough to eat.

 

Festival of Sharing - Two times a year we have a this monetary collection.

 

Camp Mo-Val/Tambo - Camp and outdoor ministry programs and facilities offer wonderful opportunities to momentarily escape from the pressures of daily life, experience God's natural world, take time for personal reflection, join together as part of a community and experience communion with God. We seek to provide a "Ministry of Hospitality". These two distinct facilities are situated on 267 wooded acres in eastern Missouri. They are conveniently located about an hour's drive from St. Louis, near the town of Union. These sites provide a variety of facilities to meet a variety of needs. Groups as small as 8 and as large as 200 can be accommodated. We provide food service for most of our groups.

 

Special Offerings during the year - The One Great Hour of Sharing offering in the spring helps to bring relief to victims of disaster in our country and around the world.

The Neighbors in Need offering each fall carries on a special ministry to Native American congregations and specific other special programs in the United States.

In addition to a special offering for Habitat for Humanity, members of Immanuel participate with other UCC congregations and churches of neighboring congregations to fund and build a house or houses in St. Louis each year.

 

 

 

 

 

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