10:30 AM on Sundays at 3595 Sonoma Ave

Where, When, and How We Gather

Baptists have a reputation for being the “meetingest” people on earth! Well, our little church may have a bit of catching up to do, but we definitely like to gather together regularly. Here’s what you need to know.

Worship on the Lord’s Day

On Sundays we worship in the sanctuary from 10:30-11:30 AM. After the announcements we worship in song, prayer, and the preaching and teaching of God’s Word, followed by one or two closing songs. On the first Sunday of the month we gather with the Lord at his table for Communion.

At Immanuel we work hard to strengthen families. For this reason, children and youth of all ages are welcome to join Dad and Mom in the morning worship service. However, we also offer nursery care, as well as Children’s Church for kids up to 12 years old.

Please dress in any way that’s comfortable for you.

Men’s and Women’s Bible Study

These meetings are held weekly at the church on Tuesday mornings, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

Currently, the ladies are studying the Gospel of Luke. On the second Tuesday of the month they take a break from Bible study and gather as a Band of Sisters for lunch and lighthearted fellowship in the Lord. The men have just begun a study of 1 Corinthians. As a rule, both men and women conclude their Bible studies with a season of prayer in which they offer thanks and praise to the Lord, and petition Him concerning personal needs and the various ministries of our church.

If and when younger families join the church, we hope to offer evening Bible Studies that will accommodate the demands of their work schedule.

Band of Sisters

This is a gathering of ladies who fellowship together to talk about how Jesus works in their lives, and to enjoy having lunch together. We open in prayer, share true stories about how Jesus works in people’s lives, consider a Question of Interest (which ladies can answer if they wish), and enjoy Bible Trivia and Bingo. This meeting is held on the second Tuesday of each month, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

Game Night

Game night is held at the church on the last Saturday afternoon of the month, from 4:00 PM till around 6:30 PM. We enjoy a meal together and play different kinds of board and card games. Do you have a favorite game? Bring it along!

Regular Potluck, Share, and Prayer

In order to strengthen our sense of family, we gather at the church every couple of months for a potluck, and a time of singing, sharing any “fresh bread” the Lord has given us, and praying both for personal needs and the needs of the church. We especially enjoy holding this kind of meeting around Christmas and Easter, and on warm summer afternoons, as well.

Other Meetings

The leaders of our church hold occasional fellowships and Bible Studies in their homes. Also, we dream of other kinds of all-church gatherings that will build us up in the Lord. In particular, we hope to meet with other like-minded churches in our area for Bible seminars, concerts, hymn sings, and special visits with missionaries and guest speakers.

How good and pleasant it is for brothers and sisters to dwell together in unity around the Lord, and around the gifts and ministries he sets in our midst!