Adult Ministries

At Immanuel we are excited to support and encourage adults in their walk with Jesus. Immanuel offers many events, groups, and opportunities to grow your faith and work in service, volunteering and participating throughout the year. Bible study, small groups, monthly groups, and once a year events are part of the opportunities available for all. Let us help you connect and be a part of the family of believers at Immanuel!

God’s Blessings, Sharon Tieman, Director Connect Ministry

For more information, contact Sharon at  or call 815-459 -1441 




Women's Book Club

Meets first Wednesday of each month 1 PM at Library

Contact Twila at

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Meets Mondays 9 AM at the Pointe. Makes shawls for new babies, grieving families, and ill friends and family of Immanuel.

Contact Donna at

Widows and Widowers

Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month 1 PM at the Pointe. Coffee, conversation, and support for widows and widowers

Contact Ellen at

Men’s Basketball

Meets each Sunday at the ILS gym 8 PM

Contact Brian Gilleland at

Men’s Golf Team

Men play in a competitive church golf league

Contact Rick at


Dinner for 8

Couples and singles meet quarterly in groups of 8 for dinner and conversation. Alternate hosts and homes. Fun meals and fellowship.

Contact Sue at

Tidy up Tuesday

Group meets monthly to clean and do projects around the Immanuel campuses. Make a difference with a hard working crew! Tuesdays 9:30 -11:30

Contact Sharon at


Mothers of PreSchoolers meet 2 Tuesdays a month at Immanuel during the school year, while children are with caregivers. Great friends, speakers, snacks, mentors, and fun!

Contact Allie at

Senior Socials

Senior Socials are held 4 times per year at the Pointe 5650 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake (Next to Target). This free event has a meal and entertainment celebrating Octoberfest (September), Christmas (December), St. Patrick’s Day (March), and Memorial Day (May). Watch the website and announcements for specific dates. Seniors from Immanuel, along with friends and the community are invited to attend these fun events.

Contact Gerda and Tass at

FIT: Summer Exercise and Faith Building Opportunity for Parents and Kids

This summer, join Immanuel members Amy Warfel and Amy Shulfer for FIT (Faith & Interval Training) where you and your kiddos will grow physically and spiritually stronger. Class opportunities will be Thursday mornings during the summer months from 8-9 am on Immanuel’s playground. The hour will consist of 30 minutes of interval training and 30 minutes of devotions for both parents and children.

Contace Amy Shulfer at   or 630-677-1957

“Moms Meet at the Park”: Book Study and Playgroup

Moms, grab the kiddos and join other Immanuel moms and kids on Tuesday mornings this summer.  Kids play at the adjacent park while Moms dive deep into the book, Reclaiming Home by Krista Gilbert. Through the book, learn creative ways on how to tackle modern dilemmas of busyness, media, and self-imposed social standards. Learn to focus on intentionality, traditions, work ethic and peace for yourselves and your children; all under the direction of God in your life. Meet at the park at 10 am on Tuesdays beginning 6/11 at the Village of Prairie Grove Park on Barreville Rd.

For more info. or to be added to the contact list, contact Stephanie Kuligowski at or Linda Gray at


Annual Events

Advent by Candlelight 

Women are invited to join us for a wonderful evening of faith and fellowship.

Contact Kim at

College Moms Night

Moms of college students gather to send care packages to college students local and away. Fun night of fellowship and service!

Contact Sharon at

Women’s Retreat

Immanuel’s annual Women’s retreat is a 2 day spiritual event.

Contact Jane at

Do Good Date Night

Couples date night with service project, a meal, and an evening of fun. Watch for upcoming dates – fall and winter dates

Contact Amy at

Trivia Night

Annual fundraiser for mission trip and youth. All are welcome to play! Gather a team of up to 10 people to compete for fun and prizes. Theme tables! Watch for the date – Friday in February!

Contact Lora at

ILS Golf Event

Annual Immanuel Lutheran School Fundraiser. With Golf and dinner.

Contact Dave at