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Dear Church

October 28, 2019

Dear Church

Book Discussion

Mondays, October 28, November 4 and 11

6pm - Light meal followed by discussion

You are invited to read the book Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US by Lenny Duncan and then to gather for discussion with other Immanuel folks.

Discussion group dates are Mondays, October 28, November 4 and 11. 

Join us for a light meal at 6pm which will flow into discussion until about 8pm. 

Come one or all three weeks. 

Book Description:
Lenny Duncan is an unlikely pastor, formerly incarcerated, formerly homeless, and formerly unchurched, he is now a black preacher in the whitest denomination in the United States: the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Shifting demographics and shrinking congregations make the headlines, but Duncan connects the church’s lack of diversity to its lack of vitality.  Part manifesto, part confession, and all love letter, Dear Church offers a bold new vision for the future of the church.

A limited number of books will be available for purchase at Immanuel, or purchase your own elsewhere (available on Amazon).  Please sign up at the Registration Desk or with

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Trunk or Treat

October 26, 2019

Trunk or Treat3 - 4:30 p.m.

What you need to do:

Mark your calendars to provide a trunk, bring your trick or treaters, or better yet – both!

Please sign up to provide a trunk so we know that you’re coming.  You can email with your questions.

Trunk or Treat 2019

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Families Moving Forward

November 24, 2019 - December 01, 2019

Ending homelessness one family at a time

Volunteers are needed to help provide for guests in our building: set-up, clean-up, greet on Sunday, cook an evening meal, cook a hot breakfast on Saturday, provide evening hospitality, host overnight and do laundry. 

Sign up for November 24 - December 1, 2019

More about Families Moving Forward

Volunteer with Families Moving ForwardFamilies Moving Forward (FMF) is a program of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.  FMF provides services to families during the day and a network of Twin Cities churches hosts the families in their buildings at night. 

The families are tightly screened before they are accepted into the program and only 14 people are accepted at a time. Each evening they are transported by FMF to the church.  We provide an evening meal, hospitality, a “bedroom” for each family, and breakfast each day during the week.  Families are bused by FMF back to the day shelter each morning where they are able to shower and work with FMF staff to get the pieces of their lives back in order. 

Families Moving Forward is aligned with Immanuel’s vision: Called to care. Sent to serve.

For more information:

If you have questions please contact

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Habitat Service Day

November 09, 2019

Habitat for Humanity

Work on an Immanuel Habitat for Humanity Team

Upcoming dates that we’ll be working on a Habitat house in Bloomington:

Following are a few notes for the day:
* Volunteers should dress appropriately for work on site: dress in layers with clothing that can get dirty and wear closed toe & heel shoes. 
* Immanuel volunteers will provide lunch. 
* The minimum volunteer age is 16. For 16 or 17-year-old volunteers, one adult for every four youth.
* Please consider carpooling as parking is limited. Remove valuables from cars.

We truly appreciate your commitment to helping Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity provide decent and affordable homes for families! Thank you! 

Immanuel’s Habitat & Immanuel Builds Coordinators:
Lynn Swanson (952.974.1689) & Ruth Lunde (  651.261.2584)

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