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 25, 2019 – May 17, 2020. 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. Feel free to contact us at any time with questions or to learn more. Allie Kreuz, MOPS Coordinator senorakreuz@gmail.

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Vacation Bible School

Mark your calendars for June 15-19, 2020 as we learn about Jesus’ power in the theme Rocky Railway!  Registration for participants and volunteers will begin Feb. 17, 2020.  Plan on registering early this year!  300 participant spots available.

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Annual Events

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 spring 2020. Outside hunt for eggs and indoors join in crafts, snacks and Bible story time.


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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Family Resources

Immanuel has a number of resources available for families, including:

  • 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.
  • Bible Busy Bags - Worship at Immanuel is for the whole family!  Bible Busy Bags are available in the back of the Commons for your children to borrow and use during worship.  Feel free to grab one while in worship.