Forming Faith Across the Generations

These are some of the movements we are seeking to make through the ministries of our church...

Want to join in the shift?  Here are some "tools" to get you started!

Many of our ministries are working through these shifts with various experiments.

Check them out below!

Nursery - Sunday Mornings During Worship, Infant - Age 3 

Nursery care allows parents to worship knowing that their children are being well cared for.   Nursery care is available for infants and children aged 0-3. At least two attendants are in the nursery at all times during the worship service .  Snacks are provided.  

Rocks & Roots - Sunday Mornings During Worship, Age 3 - Grade 2

An opportunity for our young worshipers to enter into their own space of belonging, wondering, and playing their way into the stories of our faith and hope!  Children leave the service prior to the sermon, and return prior to the Lord's Supper.

GEMS Girls' Club - Alternating Tuesdays, Grades 1-7

A relationship-building club program created especially for girls!  Girls in grade 1 through grade 7 are welcome to join!  In GEMS, girls will: 

The purpose of GEMS Girls’ Clubs is to help bring girls into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ. Girls are organized into small groups with one or two counselors for each group of six to eight girls.

GEMS meets on Tuesday evenings every other week during the school year, from September to May. For more information about the Immanuel GEMS group please contact the church office

For more information about the international GEMS program, please visit their website.

Boys Club - Alternating Wednesdays, Grades 2-7

For boys in grades two through eight!  Boys will:

Boys Club meets on Wednesday evenings during the school year, from September to May. For more information about the Immanuel Boys Club group, please contact the church office

Youth Group - Tuesdays, Grades 8-12 

seeks to strengthen community and fellowship between high school aged youth through worship, study, service, events, and games. Youth Group meets every Tuesday evening from 7-9:00 pm, September to May.  For more information, contact Pastor Anthony Elenbaas.

Young Adults - Sundays and beyond...

Food, Fellowship, and discussion for young adults, by young adults. Meeting times vary, but are usually over lunch following Sunday morning church services 1-2 times per month. For more information, ask to join the facebook group, or contact Pastor Anthony Elenbaas who can get you connected.

Faith Families - Inter-Generational, Meeting Times Vary

Faith Families are care groups that meet in each others' homes and share meals together, laugh together, learn about each other, pray together, do outreach in the community together, and challenge each other spiritually. For more information, please contact Pastor Anthony Elenbaas.

Small Groups - Inter-Generational, Meeting Times Vary

The purpose of small groups is to see all members/attendees participate. The goal of small group participation is personal and spiritual growth through Bible study, sharing, caring and prayer.  For more information, please contact Pastor Anthony Elenbaas.

REFRESH Women's Ministry

Come get to know other women from Immanuel and the neighbourhood! If you have little ones, bring them along to run and play while you sit back and enjoy some coffee, treats, and conversation.  Don't have a little one at home?  Come anyway!

The group usually meets in the prayer lounge every other Wednesday from 7- 8:30pm and Thursdays from 9:30-11am, and puts on some special events as well.  Check out the REFRESH facebook group for more info and specific dates: 

Men's Ministry

Immanuel's ministry to men seeks to help men in the community to know Christ Jesus and to provide meaningful and uplifting programs for the men of Immanuel to promote growth in their faith walk. We are men committed to accomplishing our plan by events, bi-weekly Bible studies, mentoring programs and activities. Watch the church announcements for info!

Inquirer’s Class

This Class is to guide interested persons in understanding what the Reformed faith and what Immanuel Christian Reformed church is about. The course will also address what the privileges and expectations of membership are.  It runs periodically, or upon request.  For more info, please contact Pastor Anthony Elenbaas.

Friendship Group 

The Friendship Group is for those with developmental challenges and their caregivers. The purpose of the Friendship Group is to share God’s love to those in our community with cognitive impairments and to come together as an active part of God's family. The evening includes music and singing, bible stories, arts and crafts, games, snacks and fellowship. Friendship Group meets on Thursdays from 7:00-8:15 pm, September-May.  For more information about Immanuel's Friendship Group, please contact the church office.

For more information about Friendship Ministries, please visit their website.

monthly focus on specific practices to help shape our faith, with help from a list of curated resources

"From --> Toward" graphics taken from Family Faith Formation Toolkit User's Guide.