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On the first and third Saturdays of the month some people from Immanuel, the Near West Vineyard, and Church of the Beloved have been going out with coffee and donuts to share with the men and women who hang out in the park behind The Meeting Place. They are bringing the gospel, praying with people, building relationships, and seeing where this ministry might go. If anyone would like to join them this Saturday (12/3) from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM you are welcome! They gather at The Meeting Place first for prayer and then head out for about an hour.

The Near West Vineyard, which also uses The Meeting Place, is hosting a concert and wants to invite Immanuel folks. See details below:

Aracely is a singer-songwriter living in a Christian community called JPUSA in Uptown Chicago with her Husband Tim, her son Josh, and many many more people.
At the very moment Aracely is making her way through thyroid cancer but feels even more encouraged to write songs… and share about this tough journey with all its ups and downs with you all.
Her folk tunes are accompanied by deep and personal lyrics, challenging us to see beyond the walls of familiarity.
More info about Aracely and free downloads of her music are available at

Join us for a tuneful evening with Aracely on December 3rd at 7.30 PM
at 1443 W. Roosevelt Rd.Chicago, IL60608 (snacks are provided)

This Saturday (11/19) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at The Meeting Place we are hosting a seminar on raising kids in the city. The discussion will be led by Pastor Q (who was himself raised in Chicago) and his wife Denise who together are raising seven kids here in the UIC Area. Come with all your questions!

Childcare and food will be provided. Please RSVP if you can so we know how much food to buy.

The second Saturday of every month there’s a round table theological discussion over food at Nathan & Andrea’s house. Everyone is invited.

Lately we’ve been going through the infamous TULIP acronym and this month we’re ready for probably the most controversial – L.

Did Jesus only die for a select few? Can we tell anyone we meet, “Christ died for you?” Come ready to discuss.

Lunch is served at noon. If you can RSVP, that’s helpful so we know how much food to make.

This fall all our Small Groups have been going through a highly condensed study of Systematic Theology entitled ‘Know What You Believe’. If you haven’t joined a Small Group yet or if you missed a week or two, you can find the complete series with answers and explanations to the questions here.

For the next couple months Small Groups will be doing ‘Journeys with a Doctrine’ as a follow up to last year’s ‘Life Stories’. Instead of a chronological autobiography, people will get a chance to share their interaction with a particular aspect of Systematic Theology and how it has been applied in their lives. Should be fun!

Check out here to find a Small Group near you.

Don’t forget that this Saturday night the clocks get set back one hour. This means you have an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning!

If you’re already involved in Immanuel’s worship ministry or are interested in becoming involved, please come to an informational lunchtime meeting at Adam and Sara’s home on Sunday the 13th. You can find the Evite here: IBC Worship Ministry Meeting. Please RSVP if you’d like to attend before Friday. Thanks!

Ali is planning a trip back to Haiti. She worked at an orphanage there in 2010 that was recently shut down due to human trafficking.

This Sunday after service she is hosting a Haitian cuisine lunch at her house as a fundraiser for her trip. She will explain more of the situation and her goals for going.

If you’re interested, email her at ali dot halpert at gmail dot com