How to get ahold of our new pastor : Please know that I want to be of support during times of pastoral need and when you need to meet. I can be reached by phone and email: (510) 543-0472; email@example.com Blessings, Pr. Crystal Larsen Stewart
Church Office: The office is now open again! Hours vary and are available by appointment. Please call the office at (510) 523-0659 and leave a message for pastor or volunteers. We are in need of more volunteers, please call if you can help.
Outreach Ministry to the Homeless: Thanks to all of our volunteers who helped prepare for our last Dine & Connect dinner on August 284th. We had 40 walk-up guests, served 140 total meals to them and those sheltering down at the encampments near the base. We give thanks and praise always to our Lord for giving us the ability here at Immanuel to serve the hungry, in conjunction with the Dine & Connect Steering Committee, which consists of organizations like Building Futures, The Love Center, The All Good Living Foundation, the greater Alameda Faith Community, and the City of Alameda, host monthly dinners for the homeless here in Alameda. The dinners are free and occur on the last Monday of the month here from the ILC Parish Hall. All dinners are dinners-to-go due to Covid-19 protocols. Our next dinner will be held on , Monday, September 25th from the new hours of 4 – 5pm. A limited number volunteers will be needed in all categories of hospitality from food prep to recycling & cleanup. Contact Terry for more information. There is a wonderful article in this weeks Synod Newsletter under Church Together found HERE. It is hoped and prayed for that this much needed ministry will be a small but important step in helping feed those who are hungry and un-sheltered.
All congregation members are welcome at Council meetings: the next meeting will be on Thursday, October 12 2023 on Zoom at 7PM. Call or email the church office to get the Zoom link.
Facility Update: Building repairs are ongoing. The kitchen roof needs repair of sagging support. A contractor will repair stairs and door of furnace room, remove shed that held old water heater and install a rail in the organ loft to comply with safety regulations. The Council is contacting roofers and painters for work on the church exterior.
Organ Repair: Thanks to all who donated to the first phase of our Werner Bosch, Opus 353 organ repair. Pledges and donations for the remaining 4 phases will still be graciously accepted. This wonderful instrument was donated and installed in 1965 by the Roth family for just under $85,000. To replace an instrument of this caliber and quality in today’s market would be significantly over $500,000. For further information, please talk to our Music Director, Terry O’Connor, or any Council member.
Relay for Life
July 22, 2023 ~ 10am
Leydecker Park, 3225 Mecartney Road
Click HERE to make a donation.
City of Alameda Service Award – Dine & Connect Food Program- 2020
Summer Cookout & Excursion TBD