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As many at Immanuel may or may not be aware, Braden is undergoing chemotherapy right now. So as his church family, we want to support Braden and Christy as they are dealing with the highs and lows that come along with this. So we have opened up a Care Calendar with some needs that Braden and Christy have suggested may be helpful to them (i.e. occasional dinners, and some baked breakfast goodies for each week).

Please check it out and sign up! Keep in mind though, that this is an on-going Calendar and may change from time to time. So check back for more needs that may arise.

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Also, visit their blog to get updates about treatment and ways to be praying for Braden and Christy during the process:

Email or call Rachel if you have questions!




This Sunday (4/3) is Missions Sunday, with an international focus. Feel free to come dressed up in international clothing and bring some international snacks to share if you would like. We are going to hear from Jeff & Grace on their recent trip to Zimbabwe and Kati the German. See you there!

Also, be advised that there is a race that will run down Loomis in the morning. Give yourself a little more time and go to to see more about parking.

Hey guys:

I am subletting my apartment from June 1st to July 30th.

Here are the details:

828 S Claremont AveChicagoIL60612 (at the corner of Polk and Claremont)

Big room >110 square feet

Private bathroom with toilet and shower

Newly renovated kitchen with granite counter tops
In-unit dryer and washer; Dishwasher
Central A/C
1st come/1st serve parking in the back
10 minute walk from UIC COM
5 minute walk to Blue Line; 2 minute walk to #12, #38
$600 per month, including utilities

Pictures available upon request. It is a 3-bedroom apartment so you will be sharing the place with two girls. One is a student and one is working. Both are friendly and very quiet. If interested, please email mcyu83 or call 510-220-6435.



If you’re a regular attender of Immanuel, but not a member yet, go through Joining the Mission: Membership at Immanuel and come to our next Mission Class over lunch on Sunday, April 17th.


Peter (IBC member in Thailand) is trying to get the word out about a YWAM school he will be staffing this summer in Chiang Mai. It’s called the School of Cartooning and Animation for Missions. If you know someone who might be interested, could you please refer them to the link below?


Please be praying for the people of Japan and all those affected by the recent earthquake and resulting tsunami.

If you would like to give financially to partner with churches on the ground in Japan doing ministry and relief, you can give here.


Table Talk today, Daylight Saving tonight, Baby Dedications and worship tomorrow!


Be forewarned: this Sunday is the day we spring our clocks forward one hour. That means 10:45 AM will come sooner than you think.


On the second Saturday of every month we host a theological round table discussion over lunch.

This month’s topic: “A few thoughts on God, Jesus, salvation, judgment, heaven, hell, who’s in, who’s out, and Rob Bell.”

Please RSVP if you plan to attend so we know how much food to make.

Time: 12:00 PM

Place: Nathandrea’s


Hello IBC Family!

NO this is not a Duplicate! IBC has been blessed with an abundance of new life! Little Katy Carter has finally decided to grace us with her presence! Congratulations to Nathan, and Andrea, and big sisters Lucy and Mary! Let’s go ahead and shower them with some yummy meals!

Remember! Homemade or take-out – no meal will be refused!

To sign up, click here:

Then enter the following information to log-on!



Let Rachel Matlack know if you have any questions!




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