CARE

To Request Assistance

If you need one of these ministries to come alongside to help you, please contact a CARE Ministry Team member (listed below) or an Immanuel Elder.

 

Baby Blanket Ministry  

Welcomes our  newborns with a beautifully crafted blanket.                         

Bible Donations    

We provide Gideon Bible donations in memory of Immanuel attenders and family members.                                       

CARE Baskets & Gifts     

Provides food and Christmas gifts for those in need within our church during the holidays with food and a gift card for Market Basket or our Give-A-Gift program (If you would like to contribute you can choose from a list of needs, then shop, wrap and return gift(s) to Fellowship Hall).

Church-Wide Fellowship

Various events of social fellowship are held during the year to encourage relationships and build community.  Join our team to plan and/or implement activities on a one-time basis.

Communion Setup and Cleanup

We prepare the elements for Communion prior to service, and cleanup following service on the first Sunday of each month.

Encouraging Cards

A variety of cards are available in Fellowship Hall for anyone to send a note of encouragement.

Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry, located next to the main kitchen, is available for any church attender in need of food assistance.  Open during church operating hours.

Funeral Reception Ministry

Our church family may come alongside grieving brothers and sisters by helping with a reception following a funeral held at Immanuel, if requested by the family.

Immanuel Café

After the service, we provide a place of warm fellowship for our guest and church family.  Coffee, tea, cold beverages, and snacks are available.  Volunteer workers setup, cleanup, or provide snack on a rotating basis.                                        

Meals Ministry

Provides meal assistance to our Immanuel family's after hospitilization, new baby, or other short-term need.  Volunteers are needed to help prepare meals.                                           

Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan's Purse "Operation Christmas Child" sends our shoe box gifts to children in need around the world.  We collect items year-long in Fellowship Hall to prepare for our Fall Packing Party.

Prayer Shawls

We provide handmade shawls for people in need of prayer during times of celebration or struggle.  Shawls are available for you to give to those in need and are kept in the red basket in Fellowship Hall.  Volunteers are always needed - do you like to knit or crochet?  Join us!  We have guidelines to help get you started.  Let us know if you have the name of someone who could use a prayer shawl.                                             

Soup Kitchen Outreach

Providing a ham dinner to the hungry on the 4th Friday of each month.  Volunteers help provide food, prepare, or serve this meal to 150 guests at St. Paul's Soup Kitchen, at Eliot Church in Lowell.

 

Looking for more?

Each CARE ministry was started by one or more Immanuel attendees who saw a need and stepped up to fill it.  If you are interested in starting a ministry at Immanuel that fits the mission statement of CARE, please contact a CARE Ministry Team member.

 

The CARE Ministry Team provides oversight and assistance to the CARE ministries.  Click on any of the contacts below to email directly:

 

TBD,  Ministry Team Leader

Dale Bengston

Bruce McIntosh

Kari Perez

Pat Shaw