Welcoming ALL People with Love & Acceptance.
No Matter what else we're doing, we hold steadfast to four values that are supported by love and grace:
1. Transformational spiritual education & development
2. Engaging worship
3. Authentic community
4. Service-based outreach
"My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone."
The Bookworm Diner is a mission outreach of Immanuel UCC offering families a free meal and an opportunity to read with their children. The Diner is open in our Huber Fellowship Hall 5:00-6:30 pm on scheduled Mondays in January thru March and offers weekly guest readers and monthly “Theme Nights”
To develop an enhanced community-wide Vacation Bible School program.
Funds would be used for advertising, creating props, additional programming
and other supplies and/or services.
Funds are distributed by the Mission Committee to help needy individuals or families in our community and our congregation. This is done privately, so that the needs of those persons receiving assistance are kept in confidence.
This fund assists elementary and Jr./Sr. high school students within our congregation who have an opportunity to travel with a class or organization, as well as students who may have an opportunity to take higher education coursework outside their normal school studies.
Funds are not used for trips specifically for sport, band or other competitions. Application for funds is made through the Ministry & Outreach Committee.
Hope Homes was founded in 1966 by the United Church of Christ, Ohio Conference, and the Presbyterian Church (USA).Hope Homes is incorporated as a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to develop and provide housing, residential services, supported living services and day services for persons with developmental disabilities and other special needs.
In 1965, founder Virginia Weatherbie established Valley Interfaith using limited resources to provide food and clothing to our neighbors. Over the past five decades, with the help of hundreds of volunteers and the support of our community, we have grown from a church basement operation into today’s 501(c)(3) agency.
Dan was born in Connersville, Indiana, just a short distance from St. Bernard. He views being at Immanuel as a welcomed homecoming. He graduated from Indiana University with two undergraduate degrees. Dan still loves Indiana University sports and loves to go to games, especially basketball. As for his theological education, Dan received his Master’s of Divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, located in Delaware Ohio. Dr. Dan also completed his Doctorate degree from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. His dissertation was centered on Racial Reconciliation, it was entitled, “A Tale of Two Cities Divided, In Search of Radical Reconciliation.” Dan has progressive views on theology and offers grace and acceptance to all people.
Dan’s other hobbies include, music, reading, genealogy and riding & working on his motorcycle.
John joined the staff of Immanuel United Church of Christ during the summer of 2017. John is no stranger to the United Church of Christ but has also worked in a variety of denominations. He brings over 20 years of church music to the congregation. John holds a MBA and earned undergraduate degrees in Music and Business Administration from Berea College. In 1997, he earned the service play certificate with the American Guild of Organists (AGO). Additionally, he is a Vice President of the Moravian Music Foundation board of trustees and serves as the Coordinator of Professional Development for the AGO Great Lakes Region which covers five states. In his "other career," John is the Director of Retirement Plan Solutions for Ameritas.
Max was born in Cincinnati, where he grew up in both Northside and New Burlington. As a youth he attended First United Church of Christ on Hoffner St. in Northside. Upon graduation he entered the world of banking living in Cincinnati, New York City & San Francisco. Also, while living in San Francisco he became an award winning Taxicab driver & Tour guide to the entire Bay Area including Wine Country. In May 2012 while driving cross country, and stopping in Cincinnati, he reconnected with First UCC, now located in College Hill. He decided to remain in Cincinnati where he is active in many church activities including Co-Chef of Fishes & Loaves feeding program and President of the church board. After a short while back he became Administrative Assistant with Immanuel UCC and is looking forward to many years of service here.