Strengthening Our Faith Community

Fellowship among friends on a warm summer's day. Photo.
Fellowship among friends on a warm summer's day.
Covenant Groups

A small group (we call them Covenant Groups at Immanuel) is a group of roughly 5-12 or more people from any station in life who commit to meeting together on a regular basis for fellowship, food, prayer, friend support, sharing thoughts about the Bible, or participating in outreach together. Immanuel small groups are a great way to deepen friendships, expand your connection to the church, grow in your faith, and bless others. We hope you will consider joining an Immanuel small group!

If you would like more information about Covenant Groups, or are interested in joining or forming a new group, please contact Joey Samoy.

CONTACT: Joey Samoy at vjsamoy@aol.com

Men’s Breakfast Group
  • Meetings: Mondays – 10:00 a.m.
  • Location: Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Witherspoon Hall

Men of Immanuel, friends, and guests gather every Monday at 10:00 a.m. in Witherspoon Hall for fellowship and coffee. Join us and make new friends while we tell stories, laugh a lot, and have fun. We also pray for each other and those in need and study the Bible text from Pastor John’s previous Sunday message.

CONTACT: Dave Piper at DJPiper51@hotmail.com

Women’s Circles
Agape Circle ladies photo
Agape Circle

Agape Circle

Lydia Circle

Women’s Circles Bible Study

Both circles use the Presbyterian Women’s Horizon Bible Study

Topics and authors for Horizon Bible Studies are selected by members of the Presbyterian Women (PW) Board of Directors.


What My Grandmothers Taught Me(PW link)
  by Merryl Blair

Bible Study Dates:

Lesson #1 — “Family Trees”
Lesson #2 — “Tamar”
Lesson #3 — “Rahab”
Lesson #4 — “Ruth and Loyal Love”
Lesson #5 — “Ruth and Redemption”
Lesson #6 — “Bathsheba”
Lesson #7 — “Mary”
Lesson #8 — “Mary in the Faith and Tradition of the Church”
Lesson #9 — “What Are These Women Doing in a Place Like This?”



“Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight”
By Carol M. Bechtel

The nine lessons examine passages from Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Matthew, Luke, and Acts to understand Sabbath.
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Fellowship Groups

In the book of Acts we read that the believers “broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people.”
Acts 2:46-47

Fellowship deepens and strengthens our relationships at Immanuel. Whether it be hanging out, studying the Bible, playing board games, praying for each other, or enjoying meals together, our fellowship groups at Immanuel are a great way to connect the other six days of the week.

– Covenant Groups

– Men’s Breakfast Group
– Agape Circle
– Lydia Circle

– Presbyterian Women
– Crafters Group
– Desert Sages
– Immanuel Meals
– Senior Adult Outings

Presbyterian Women

From local concerns to national engagement, Presbyterian Women (PW), guided by the Holy Spirit, are at work, ever-mindful of PW’s purpose of strengthening the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnessing to the promise of God’s kingdom.

Presbyterian Women at Immanuel supports Women in Presbytery de Cristo, Synod of the Southwest, and the Church-wide Presbyterian Women’s organization.

Our two Women’s Circles meet once a month for fellowship, study, and prayer. Throughout the year there are other gatherings including meeting with women from other churches at Presbytery de Cristo. All women at Immanuel are members of Presbyterian Women and are encouraged to join one of our two PW Circles, Agape Circle or Lydia Circle.

Meeting and event schedules will be posted in the Dove Newsletter.

CONTACT: Peggy Free at freeneazy37@gmail.com.

Read more … > about Presbyterian Women

Crafters Group

  • Meetings:  Thursdays – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (or anytime in between)
  • Location:  Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Witherspoon Hall, Rms 12/13.

Recognize these Amazing Ladies? Meet the Immanuel Crafters Group!  They meet every week and do amazing things! Some of their projects include Senior quilts, prayer shawls and making blankets and quilts for local refugees and charities. All are welcome to join this group no matter your skill level. If you have a different type of craft whether it is drawing, painting or jewelry making – come on over! It is lots of fun and a great time of fellowship too. Thursdays from 9:00am to noon Witherspoon Hall.

Published May 2022 Community Life

CONTACT: Anne Fujii at annemfujii@yahoo.com

Desert Sages

Ladies enjoying a good game of cards at Desert Sages. Photo.

  • Meetings: Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Witherspoon Hall

Welcome back Winter Residents and Visitors!

Want a quick way to meet others in the congregation? We are a group of great folks who meet every Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. in Witherspoon Hall to play games (Hand & Foot, Rummikub, Bridge, Mexican Train, and Poker). At noon we have refreshments that we take turns furnishing. Everyone pitches in $1 a week and once every 6 weeks or so we use that money to furnish a luncheon for everyone. December 10th is our Christmas luncheon. After that we will take a break during the holidays and resume on Tuesday, January 7th.

You do not need to “sign up” to play. We are happy to have you just come when you can. Interested?

CONTACT: Mary Kay Bush at smbush3@gmail.com or (520) 885-0003 for more information.

Immanuel Meals
  • Meetings:  once a month (January through April)
  • Location: homes, restaurants, parks

It’s fun to get to know people in small groups, and even more fun over a meal.

Immanuel Meals is an informal group fellowship held in homes, restaurants, and parks. Groups of 8 meet once a month from January through April.

Please let us know if you would like a copy of the current meal schedule, or if you would like to sign up to join us in this very enjoyable time of fellowship.

CONTACT: Paris Rebl at parisrebel@cox.net

Senior Adult Outings
  • Outings: to be announced 

With Ann Thornes as the tour guide, our seniors are always on the go!  Sometimes they do day trips, sometimes it’s overnight. Watch for announcements of trips in the Dove and in the Sunday bulletin.

CONTACT: Ann Thornes at abthornes@gmail.com