Missions and Outreach
SERVE is our calling to go. We are called to shine the light of Christ that in in us on a world that needs Jesus. The world needs to hear His story in us and see His love at work through us as we serve others. (Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 3: 15, 1 Peter 4:10)
Kairos Prison Ministry
Kairos is a ministry of Christ’s love to those in prison. Similar to Cursillo or Walk to Emmaus, it includes a 4-day weekend where a trained team of Christians goes into a prison to share the gospel with inmates. Homemade cookies are a tangible way that the team shares God’s love and concern to those who seldom encounter either in the course of their daily lives. Approximately 30,000 cookies are needed for each weekend. Deacon Sally Rathbone leads this ministry.
Homeless Camp Ministry
This program reaches out to those at a homeless campsite here in Woodbridge. Teams from the Saturday Men’s Bible Study Group bring produce, donated by the farmers’ market, chickens, water, ice, and gas to those at the camp. We pray with these men and women. Members also provide other supplies to help with the challenges of everyday life, including tarps, blankets, clothes, and transportation to get food supplies and propane vouchers at ACTS. If you are interested in getting involved contact the church office. Extending God’s love to residents of the camp has opened doors for some from the camp join us at our worship service on Sundays.
Each year we provide food and cash donations to ACTS to help needy individuals enjoy a family Thanksgiving dinner. The youth group helps sort food for distribution at the ACTS’ facility.
Operation Christmas Child
Each year we support this program and member donate shoeboxes filled with toys and other items to children in developing countries.
Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center
Several times during the year the congregation donates, prepares and serve meals for the residents of this 30 bed, shelter for the homeless
In addition, Immanuel provides financial support for: ACTS, Kairos Prison Ministry, the Christian Cooperative Council of Ministries (CCOM), the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, and Trinity School for Ministry in Pittsburgh.