Children & Family


At Immanuel we love families and are eager to encourage them in their walk with Jesus. Through our various opportunities and events we strive to equip both children and parents to learn, believe, accept and share the love and glory of God! We are committed to partnering with you as a parent to teach your child about the love God has for them. God values your children and so do we!    

God’s Blessings, Laura Gilleland, Coordinator of Children and Family Ministry

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


Sunday School

Sunday School meets 9:30-10:30 am on Sunday mornings August 26, 2018 – May 19, 2019. If you are new, a quick visit to the registration table (near the restrooms on the main floor) gets you signed up. Then we’ll show you and your child(ren) to their classroom.

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MOPS is a program designed to encourage mothers with children ages infant through kindergarten. MOPS meets Tuesday mornings from 9:00-11:00 am during the school year. 

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Vacation Bible School

This summer Immanuel will be transformed to be an African safari as we learn that life can be wild, but through it all GOD is GOOD!  VBS will be June 17 – 21, 2019 with a worship celebration on Sunday, June 23rd

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Annual Events

Family Service Day

Join other families in giving back to others! February 24th, 2019 at 12:30 pm at Immanuel, bring the whole family and visit our various “giving back” stations.

Trunk or Treat

Dress up and bring the whole family to Immanuel Oct. 25th, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Join us for games, food, Bible storytime, candy, decorated trunks and more!!

Easter Egg Hunt

A family favorite at Immanuel! Join us on Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 12:30-2:00 pm. Outside hunt for eggs and indoors join in crafts, snacks and Bible storytime.


Cub Scouts

Cub Scouting is a program with amazing history and tradition and provides a great way to get more involved with your son.

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Summer Camp

The mission of Summer Camps at Immanuel is to assist parents in building a strong family foundation.

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Upward Sports

Upward promotes the discovery of Jesus through a uniquely designed sports experience that adapts and expands as players grow in their personal athletic journeys.

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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 

Family Resources

  • Church Nursery– available every Sunday morning for children ages 6 months to 5 years old while parents are worshiping or going to Education Hour. The nursery is located in the main hallway at the Pathway Ct. campus.

  • Wiggle Room– located across from the church nursery. This room is available as a “break room” for parent and child to visit during worship. Books are provided for you and your child to enjoy together.

  • Nursing Room and Baby Changing Stations– Immanuel offers a nursing room for mothers. The nursing room is in the Library, in the small room (labeled “nursing room”) behind main desk. Changing tables are available in the restrooms on the main level.