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 – 8:00 a.m.
  • Location: Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Witherspoon Hall *

Men of Immanuel, friends, and guests gather every Monday at 8:00 a.m. in Witherspoon Hall for fellowship and breakfast.  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.  Come early if you want to and hang around the kitchen with a cup of coffee and visit with the early risers while the cooks make breakfast.  It’s really a great time!  Cost – $2.00 suggested donation.

* During the summer months, we meet at Biscuits Café at 7026 E. Broadway Blvd.  Same time and everybody buys their own breakfast.

CONTACT: Dave Piper at DJPiper51@hotmail.com

Women’s Circles
Agape Circle ladies photo
Agape Circle

Agape Circle

  • Meetings:  2nd Wednesday of the month (September through May)
  • Location:  Members’ homes.

Agape Circle members meet for brunch and 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 PW Board of Directors.

CONTACT: Jean Nelson at nlsnhmstd@msn.com

Lydia Circle

  • Meetings:  3rd Monday of each month (throughout the year)
  • Location:  Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Witherspoon Hall

Lydia Circle members meet for snacks and 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 PW Board of Directors.

Amanda Leachet at chokolit44@gmail.com
Kay Schmidt at hkschmidt10@aol.com

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.

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Crafters Group

  • Meetings:  Thursdays – 10:00 a.m. > 1:00 p.m. (or anytime in between)
  • Location:  Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Witherspoon Hall

Immanuel’s Crafters Group  meets every Thursday with busy hands in sewing, quilting, embroidering, needlepoint, knitting, crocheting and much more — not to mention the fellowships and friendships we have created together. We have many mission projects going on, such as African dresses for children and quilts for Ronald McDonald house and the Presbyterian disaster relief areas. We welcome you to join us from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or anytime time in between to chat, get inspired, and learn new skills.

CONTACT: Anne Fujii at annemfujii@yahoo.com

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Desert Sages

Desert Sages is a Fellowship Community

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

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

Want to become “connected” in the church? You need to be involved in a smaller group! What better way to be involved than to fellowship with other parishioners. 30‐45 of us meet every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m. in Witherspoon Hall to play games: bridge, poker, hand & foot, Rummikub, Mexican train and anything else you would like. We take turns furnishing a dessert which we share at noon. A $1 donation each week covers a prepared lunch every six weeks or so. Many winter residents join us when they are here and teachers join us in the summer. You do not need to “sign up” to play. We are happy to have you just come when you can. Desert Sages is a local mission project of Immanuel’s Agape Circle.

CONTACT: Mary Kay Bush at ausmbush3@gmail.com

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