While this holiday season may look and feel different in many ways, one thing remains the same: The constant love of Jesus that guides us in our everyday lives.
Thus, this year’s holiday theme at Immanuel Lutheran – Everything is Different; Nothing has Changed – can be applied in many ways.
This important message reaches into everything we do, especially where helping others is concerned. Immanuel Lutheran School and Church has a diverse congregation who proudly and proactively participates in many initiatives to support the community in various ways, and you can be part of that.
As an example, Immanuel is coordinating the Blessing Blitz program, which got underway November 1 st . This program provides opportunities for people to serve and volunteer with local organizations, as well as make donations.
Another current program is Operation: Christmas Child. This initiative collects boxes to be filled with gifts and sent to children around the globe. In December, the Giving Tree collection will begin with Immanuel’s local partners such as South Elementary School to offer blessings to students and their families.
Alternatively, Immanuel Lutheran is continuing its proud partnership with The Pointe – a Christian, community outreach center in Crystal Lake. The Pointe is available to host community and private events and operates in partnership with several non-profits for various supportive services such as counseling, Refuge for Women, Alcoholics Anonymous and more.
Being an active and supportive member in the community is important any time of any year, but especially in challenging times like these.
Although some holiday traditions that we are used to will be different this year, the foundations of Jesus’ love remains our most steadfast guide. We can all help spread the message in those foundations by making a difference in our community. Together we can make a change that is positive and wholesome.
For any questions or information on these and other programs, visit our website or call 815-459-1444.
300 S Pathway Ct
Crystal Lake, IL 60414