In our congregation of about 250, you’ll find that Immanuel is big enough for you to feel a part of something significant and small enough for you to forge meaningful relationships.

On any Sunday morning at Immanuel, you’ll see people connecting before and after the service catching up with friends, welcoming new people, sharing burdens with trusted prayer partners, and serving together in various roles and ministries. We often refer to ourselves as “church family” because of the loving relationships within our congregation that reach across generational and cultural lines.

Sunday Morning Details

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What to Expect

Elements of the service include singing, praying, and preaching. You might also hear our choir (children’s or adult), take communion (first Sunday of every month), witness a baptism, see a baby dedication, or enjoy special music from one of our talented musicians. The service is typically over around noon.

What to Wear

Worried about what to wear? You’ll see people casually dressed in jeans and people decked out in dresses and suits and ties. You pick what’s most comfortable for you.

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When to Come

The worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. If you want to come a few minutes early, there are free snacks and coffee available in the Fellowship Hall prior to the start of the service!

Join us at 800 South Market Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Sunday School

From 9-10 a.m., Immanuel offers Sunday school for children and adults.

Adults often have several classes to choose from. Classes run for a quarter, but are often structured so that you can drop in in the middle of a quarter and still benefit from the curriculum and conversation. Classes are taught by spiritually mature leaders from within the church.

Our children’s Sunday school is called Bible Adventures and begins with a time of singing and prayer before breaking into smaller classes based on grade. Kids can start Bible Adventures as young as two years old.

Nursery is available for any
little ones under age 2.

Kids grades 6-12 are youth group age at Immanuel and there is Sunday school for them in our awesome youth room.

Children studying the Bible

Children

Wondering how your kiddos fit into a Sunday morning at Immanuel? We know that it is so important that you have assurance that your children are well cared for. Here’s an overview of the opportunities for your kids:

Sunday School/Bible Adventures (ages 2–grade 5)

Sunday School/Bible Adventures—from 9-10 a.m. kids ages 2–grade 5 have a class just for them. Students in grades 6–12 are in youth group during this time.

Nursery (infant–age 2)

Nursery—we have two nurseries: one for infants and little ones not yet walking and one for toddlers up to age 3. Both nurseries utilize a paging system so we can quickly and discreetly notify you if your child needs you. Nursery care is available during all of the Sunday services, including Sunday School and the evening service.

  • The infant nursery is outfitted with cribs, swings, exersaucers, and loving workers who delight in caring for our littlest ones. They are equipped to warm up bottles or feed your sweetie baby food in a high chair.
  • The toddler nursery is full of fun toys and happy volunteers who enjoy playing with busy, curious kids! Around 11:30 a.m. play pauses for a snack—usually Cheerios, animal crackers, or something like that. There is a toddler-friendly bathroom as well as a changing pad in this nursery to accommodate every child’s needs.
Penguin Pals (ages 3–kindergarten)

Penguin Pals is a special place for 3-5 years old. This is a time of learning, singing, crafting, and playing that happens during the Sunday morning service, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Children's Church (kindergarten–grade 5)

Children’s Church—kids are dismissed at about the mid-point of the Sunday morning service for this ministry. Children ages 5-grade 2 have class every Sunday morning; kids in grades 2-5 remain in the sanctuary for the whole service on the first Sunday (so they can take communion, if they’re ready) but have special programming the other weeks. Kids who attend Children’s Church must be picked up by a parent after the service.

Safety

It’s important to note that all of Immanuel’s children’s ministry workers have received their appropriate child abuse clearances and mandatory reporter training, as required by the state of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Immanuel adheres to a Safe Place policy, meaning we train and equip our volunteers to provide the highest level of safety and care to our children while actively monitoring all children’s ministries as they take place.

Youth

Our youth ministry is led by a team of enthusiastic volunteers who willingly devote much time, energy and love into providing a space where teenagers are valued for who they are right now—not who they will become as adults someday.

Who

Kids grades 6-12 are youth group age at Immanuel and there is Sunday school for them in our awesome youth room.

When

Youth meet on Sunday mornings (9-10 a.m.), Sunday evenings (7-8 p.m.) and Wednesday nights (6:30-8 p.m.).

What

During youth group gatherings, you’ll find the room bustling with activity as kids catch up on their week’s activities and enjoy pool, ping-pong, and a fully stocked fridge. The youth group is comprised of students from across the region, including Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Northern, Big Springs, West Shore, and Cumberland Valley school districts. Immanuel’s youth attend retreats in the fall and spring, go the national LIFE Conference, and always find ways to have fun together throughout the year!

Safety

It’s important to note that all of Immanuel’s children’s ministry workers have received their appropriate child abuse clearances and mandatory reporter training, as required by the state of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Immanuel adheres to a Safe Place policy, meaning we train and equip our volunteers to provide the highest level of safety and care to our children while actively monitoring all children’s ministries as they take place.

Evening Service

Immanuel maintains the tradition of a Sunday evening service—an hour-long gathering that often includes music, prayer, and a shorter message. The service begins at 7 p.m. and is sometimes led by the pastor, a team of lay people, or at times a visiting missionary. This service is a wonderful way to close out your weekend by keeping your focus squarely on Christ as you head into a new work week.