*all items must be brought to church by Sunday 8/16*
*look for a "SignUp Genius* email with more info
Three ways to help:
1- donate individual school supplies, which will be distributed by the Quinn Center. School supplies can be left in baskets at church.
2- write a check in the amount of your choice to fund Emmanuel’s efforts and we will purchase gift cards or school supplies for the children. Checks can be put in the collection plate or left at the church office, with "SCHOOL SUPPLIES" in the memo line
3- purchase a gift card so that one child can have a new backpack or gym shoes to start the school year. Gift cards can be left in the church office.
Suggested amounts for gift cards or checks :
Backpack - $35
Gym Shoes $30 (required for each child)
School Supplies for one child $40
“Adopt a kid” and supply one child with backpack, shoes and school supplies - $100
Most common items needed K-5, per District 89 website:
box of 24 crayons
bottle of white glue AND glue stick
spiral notebooks (6 per child)
package of wide-ruled paper
plastic “school box”
headphones for computer (available at the dollar store)
With Rally Day fast approaching on September 13th (and the Brat Trot Saturday the 12th!) we are excited about launching the upcoming program year. Your Vestry is committed not only to success of our programming but growth and development of the Emmanuel community. Having that in mind, we want to “prime the pump” for a great year with MISSION SUNDAY, on August 30th.
What: Mission Sunday will be a day of worship, preaching, and conversation about the Vision & Mission of Emmanuel Church.
Who: Everyone! All of you. Your Vestry. Even your next door neighbors.
When: August 30, starting with the 9AM service and continuing until 11-ish with a conversation afterwards.
Where: Emmanuel Church
Why: To discuss and actually complete a Vision/Mission statement for Emmanuel that will be used to guide church programs, education, outreach, advertising, and public witness. Yes, we are going to get this done and get on with our mission!
To get a jump on things, I invite you to visit my blog at this link for some of my thoughts on vision and mission, and good resource from a different denomination (and, yes, you’ll have a chance to see a few other of my musings). Your Vestry and Thrive team will be reaching out in the coming weeks to provide you with more information and get some feedback as well.
No, this isn’t another conversation that will go nowhere, and we won’t be asking for money on the 30th. We intend this to result in action, and we want everyone together so we all can get to this great work.
After a long wait, the Village of LaGrange is paying for half of the cost to replace the damaged sidewalk squares on the Elm and Catherine sidewalks around the church and we are going to replace the damaged squares leading into the building. The Kensington sidewalks will be replaced as part of the road construction project.
In order to pay for this important work, we will be asking parishioners to adopt the 43 sidewalk squares that need to be replaced. The fee to adopt a square is $200 per square. As part of the adoption, we will etch a name or a small dedication on a brick which will be used to create a decorative border in a prominent place on the church property! Brick adoptions need to be completed by September 15th, so the bricks can be installed this fall!
To adopt a square, please give Judy a check made out to Emmanuel with a note -"Adopt a Square" for $200 and include your text for the brick which can be up to 3 lines of 13 characters per line to be etched on the brick. Any funds that are raised above and beyond the need for the sidewalk replacement will be put in the Building and Grounds fund. For questions, please contact Penny Longo at email@example.com.
Music is an important part of our worship service. The music program not only adds beauty to the service but provides a means for deepening one's spiritual experience. We come together for fellowship, musicianship and fun.
The adult choir will have its first casual meeting on Sunday August 23rd after our 9 AM liturgy in Beaudway Hall. All parishioners are invited to join us.
Our regularly scheduled rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, August 26 at 7:00 PM
Singing in the choir is accomplished in a relaxed, positive atmosphere. Four components necessary in becoming a member include...
o An ability to match pitch with a piano or other voice.
o A desire to serve God and the parish community in the music ministry.
o A willingness to attend Wednesday Rehearsals (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM) and Sunday Rehearsals (8:00 AM – 9:30 AM).
o Seizing an opportunity to learn and develop new skills.
If you nodded your head to these four criteria, then you are an excellent resource for the choir. Please feel free to contact George for further information at 312/835-2526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invest in your talents. The dividends are out of this world.
What: Emmanuel Garage Sale! When: Friday and Saturday & Saturday, August 21st & 22nd, 8am - 2pm
Why: To clear our homes of unneeded items and raise funds for the church.
Thank you for all of the donations we have received so far, please keep them coming! We will now hold the Garage Sale on Friday and Saturday between 8am and 2pm
You can donate tools, lamps, furniture, rugs, artwork, books, household items, toys/games, purses, shoes, scarves’, baby equipment, children’s clothing, and good adult coats. Please do NOT donate televisions, computers, clothing, large sports equipment/workout equipment, as these items do not sell.