Immanuel riverside, california

Family Strong

Modern life is super hard on families. That’s why Immanuel is declaring 2015 to be Family Strong! Throughout the year, we will provide you with a variety of experiences that will help strengthen your whole family. So set aside some time to focus on your family and plan on joining us at our monthly events. Of course, your neighbors and friends are welcome too!


THEME VERSE:
Ephesians 3:14-17a  For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. (ESV)



A Prayer For Your Family:

Gracious Heavenly Father, thank you for making us Your children! Please strengthen our family’s love for You and our love toward one another. We prayerfully invite You to be the center of our home, and ask that You would guide us in all of our activity, that through our family, You might be glorified. As You have forgiven my sins through Jesus, teach me to be forgiving and patient to (names of family members). Protect us as we go about our endeavors, and gather us home safely again at the end of this day. In the Name of Christ Jesus I pray, AMEN.


April 15: Financial Peace University

Take charge of your finances once and for all! We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, $pend and $ave wisely!


May 1: Date Night

Drop off your kids (Preschool-6th grade) and enjoy an evening out, like grownups! Free childcare is offered to strengthen your relationship.


June 22-26: Vacation Bible School

Spend a fun-filled week with 250 kids at “Everest” Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power. 9:00 a.m. –Noon. Early registration (May) is a must!


July: Family Vacation Time

There’s nothing better than summer time in Southern California. Whether you’re off to the beach, mountains, or desert, we pray that your time together as a family is full of rest, fun, and great memories. And if you happen to be traveling out of state (or the country!), may God bless and keep you safe throughout your adventure. Have a Family Strong summer!


August: Student Survival Kit

Stop by the Ministry table at Road Runner Round Up or Preschool Open House and we will provide each child everything they need in case of an emergency.


Sept. 9: Have a New Kid by Friday

Learn how to reverse negative behavior in your children—fast! This video based instruction offers hope and real, practical, doable, strategies for regaining control and becoming the parents you always wanted to be.


October 31: Trunk or Treat

5-7 p.m. Get your whole family dressed in costume for a safe and fun evening with free candy, food, games, bouncer. Kids and adults guaranteed to have a “chocolaty” good time.


Nov. 15: Turkey Bowl

Family Feud meets Survivor in this good- natured competition. Your family will compete against other Immanuel families in such off-the-wall games as bowling with frozen turkeys and pumpkin catapult!! A fun way to kick off family time for the holidays.


December: Christmas at Immanuel

There’s nothing quite like December at Im- manuel to experience the true meaning of Christmas. Join us for our Advent Services where our school children will be singing. Services will be on December 2, 9, and 16 at 6:30pm. Then celebrate Christ’s birth with us on Christmas Eve! We offer two beautiful candle-light services: 6:30pm (family-friendly) and 9:00pm (classical). Our celebration culminates on Christmas Day with a Festival Service at 9:30am.