Adult Sunday Book Discussion
Adults are provided opportunities to explore their faith from differing perspectives, and to talk about ways in which we live out our faith. There is no agenda in which a particular perspective dominates. Rather, the group’s thinking is stimulated by diverse readings and, very importantly, by listening to each other. Prior reading NOT REQUIRED. We meet in the Fireside Room on Sundays at 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. We welcome visitors! Childcare is provided in the nursery during this time.
Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room: An Advent Journey December 3, 10 & 17
Advent is a time of waiting with anticipation for the coming of a new beginning — much like Jesus’ birth was a new beginning in the time of Herod. Julie and Chris will lead us in a three-week study on “Hope,” “Love,” and “Joy;” each word shaping and forming our theme for each.
Our opening question on the First Sunday of Advent, December 3rd, will be: As we cross the threshold into Advent, what are you carrying with you from the seasons past? Then, as we explore the theme of Hope, our human experiences and emotions will walk us to How might God use what is most present in our lives — even the chaos and messiness and unpredictability — to fashion a space of welcome, not only for Christ but also for you?
Together, Julie Jones and Chris Morton will help us explore “Hope,” “Love,” and “Joy” in this Season of Advent, shaped by insightful writers like Jan Richardson and Street Psalms
Fork in the Road - Wednesday Potluck Dinner
Make space for grace in the middle of your week. Join us every second Wednesday (usually, check the calendar) of the month for an evening of stories and breaking bread in community. We will gather for a potluck dinner (with a theme) in Fellowship Hall, hear from a member of the Immanuel family about a turning point in their life, and close with music and communion. We hope to see you there!
Tuesday Nights at Immanuel - TN@IPC
On Tuesday nights there are opportunities through out the month to explore one’s faith and what it means to live a faith-filled life. A range of thoughtful and provocative videos, “in house” discussion leaders, presentations by people from the greater Tacoma community, and even occasionally from the national religious scene, make Tuesday discussions lively and well-attended sessions. It is not unusual for us to meet at the Grand Cinema to enjoy a film with discussion and libations afterward. No preparation is required; visitors are free to drop in as their schedules permit. If we are at the church, we meet in the Fireside Room, 7- 8 p.m. We conclude with a few minutes quiet time, followed by fellowship for those whose schedules permit down at a local pub. Check this website calendar for current events scheduling.
Lenten Soup Suppers
Every Wednesday during Lent at 6 p.m., folks from the congregation and community share a simple meal and conversation on topics pertaining to themes especially relevant during the Lenten season. After the table conversations we gather in a circle for prayer, scripture, and quiet worship/communion and conclude by 7 p.m.
For further information on Adult Nurture activities, please call the church office: 253.627.8371.