Ministry and Fellowship Groups exist to provide opportunities for service, spiritual growth and developing relationships with other Christians. These groups, open to both members of Immanuel UCC and non-members, have no membership fees. All are blessed with active lay leadership, laughter and fun. As you explore the links below, consider participating in one of these groups. You'll find yourself having fun as you serve Christ.
Dorcas Ministry Group
The Dorcas Ministry Group meets over dinner in homes to discuss and plan service opportunities. From assembling housewarming kits for those leaving Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter to serving a snack at the Fox Cities Emergency Shelter, this group of women seeks to make a difference. They take their name from Acts 9:36 where the Apostle Paul describes Dorcas as a woman devoted to good works and acts of charity. Contact Person: Ellen Miller
Phoebe Ministry Group
The Phoebe Ministry Group visits those who are homebound and residing in nursing homes, along with sending seasonal cards to those who need a little lift. Visits are always accompanied with eating out at a local restaurant, combining both ministry and fellowship. This group takes its name from Phoebe who is mentioned by the Apostle Paul as a deaconess in the early church (Romans 16:1). Contact Person: Arlene Bentley
K-6th Grade Youth Group
The K-6th grade youth participate in monthly activities throughout the year. Some of our activities include a Summer Pool Party, a trip to Bay Beach, a Winter Pool Party, bowling, and roller skating. A nominal fee is charged to help cover the expenses of each event. Contact Person: Tracey Marx
7th-12th Grade Youth Group
The 7th-12th grade youth engage in numerous fundraisers throughout the year to fund their yearly mission trips. Trips have been taken to Urban Immersion in Minneapolis and D.O.O.R. in Chicago, along with participating in the National UCC Youth Event.
The Bell Choir meets every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Sept.-May) for rehearsal and performs in church one Sunday a month. Prior experience ringing bells, reading music or counting is not necessary as our talented director helps with this. This is a group known for their dedication and having fun. Contact Person: Corinne Delfosse
Formed in 2010, the Chime Choir is ideal for families. Open to children as young as eight (accompanied by an adult), we have grandparent/grandchild and parent/child combinations along with singles and couples. A fun and lively group that doesn't take themselves too seriously best describes this group. Contact Person: Luna Morgan
Seasonal Vocal Choir
As interest permits, those who enjoy singing come together to form a Festival Choir and an Easter Choir. The Festival Choir performs the 3rd Sunday of Advent in December. The Easter Choir performs on Easter Sunday. Prior to both performances, the choir practices and rehearses 3-4 times for approximately 1 hours.
The Fellowship Team coordinates activities to help us play together. Their motto, "Better Bonding at Immanuel", lifts up their ministry of helping us develop and maintain healthy relationships with other Christians. Some of their activities include a Fall Packer Party, a Summer Outdoor Worship Service with Brat Fry, a Family Bingo Party, and a Timber Rattler Game. Contact Person: Mary Nussbaum
Gardening Angels Team
The Gardening Angels Team is comprised of those who love to garden and spend time outside. They help plant and maintain our beautiful gardens in the courtyard and around the perimeter of the church. Contact Person: Jan Schneider
Social Concerns Team
The Social Concerns Team meets 4-6 times a year to plan activities to help raise our awareness about environmental issues, for those less fortunate, and to encourage good stewardship of God's resources. Activities include promoting the October CROP walk for hunger, celebrating Earth Day, selling Fair Trade coffee and other products, and organizing our Adopt-a-Highway pickup. Contact Person: Diana Geoffrey.
Worship Design Team
The Worship Design Team uses visual forms of art and decoration to help engage our senses in the worship experience. From a simple banner to a fully decorated wedding arch, this team works hard to help us experience God in new ways. Contact Person: Marilyn Verkuilen