Children’s Ministries
While many congregations do most, if not all, of their children’s ministries on Wednesday nights, we believe that children and their families are best served when family worship remains a priority.  Worship in an intergenerational environment reminds us that God calls all people, young and old, to worship and serve him together as a congregation. Worshipping together as a family strengthens family bonds and gives the family a natural doorway to discuss and develop their spiritual walk with Christ.

To aid families in worshipping together we have a nursery, with video feed of the service, for those times when children need a place to refocus their energy. Sunday morning worship at Immanuel usually includes a children’s message and times for the children to participate in worship, including Sunday School Choirs, Puppet Ministry and the annual Christmas Program. Children are encouraged to assist their parents with ushering and taking an active role in the worship service.

JAM Time Sunday School
Children ages 3 through 2nd grade enjoy the first half of the Sunday morning worship service up through the children's message before meeting with JAM leaders for music time and a lesson about the love of God, complete with stories, crafts, and games.

Students 3rd-5th grades meet from 3:20 to 5:00 on Wednesdays. They learn about the books of the Bible and various Bible stories, play great games like "Stump the Pastor", sing songs, and enjoy snacks.

Vacation Bible School
VBS is held each year during the summer. Registration forms and information will be available on this site.

Bible Camp
Children from Immanuel are encouraged to attend summer Bible camp atRiverside Bible Camp, Story City, Iowa, or Ingham-Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp, Lake Okoboji, Iowa. Weekend and week-long camps are held for both children and families, including special camps for single adults, single parents and couples. 

First Communion
Students at Immanuel are invited to participate in first communion instruction starting in fifth grade. Parents participate in these classes and make the final decision as to whether they feel their youth is ready to begin receiving Holy Communion. First Communion service is held the third Sunday in October.

Students 6th-8th grades meet from 5:15 to 6:30 on Wednesday evenings. 6th graders study and overview of the Bible. 7th and 8th graders study the Apostles Creed and the Sacraments. Confirmation of Faith is held each October.

LYO meets from 6:30 to 8:30 on Wednesdays. They enjoy a variety of games and fellowship activities.

Christian Library
Our church library is available any time the church is open and is conveniently located in the narthex. New books are added regularly, as well as Christian music and DVDs. We have a wonderful collection of kid’s DVDs and VHS tapes.

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