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Immanuel E-Spire - April 27 , 2023

From Pastor TJ Jenney

Join Us this Saturday for

Laces For Lisa


April 29, 11am - 1pm

at Immanuel UCC

Register at Eventbrite

6 and up $15.00

5 and under Free

Proceeds got to support Lisa's Faith & Fitness Trail, Merom Camp and Retreat Center, MADD, Lisa's Acts of Caring.

Click Below for registration:

Laces for Lisa Walk/Run

For more information see Denise Niblick.

Join us this Saturday at 11am for Laces for Lisa Walk/Run and have an enjoyable time of fitness and faith and fellowship. We remember Lisa Strueh and all the wonderful things that she accomplished and valued.

I hope you will join me and the Immanuel family and community for this wonderful event honoring Lisa Strueh.

Everyone welcome!--Pastor TJ

Grant's House

8th Annual I'm Happy and I'm Alive Celebration

May 5, 2023

Tippecanoe County Fair Grounds.

Tickets available at


To volunteer please sign up at jotform

For more information see Maggie Jae Budreau

Sermon Series

NEW MESSAGE SERIES: Home Improvement:  Join us as we do some spring Home Improvement Projects with the help of God's Word.

APR 23 The Power of Encouragement (1 Thessalonians 5:11-18)

APR 30 Being the Best Version of You (Romans 12:1-8)



(Services are broadcast live on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter and remain posted. Previous messages at under Listen to Sermon tab or available on i-tunes or YouTube

Upcoming Events

Jeff High School Varsity Singers

May 7, 10:45am

Join us Sunday May 7th for a single service Sunday. We are pleased to have the Jeff High School Varsity Singers perform at our worship service. Bring your friends and family and join us for this special service. Everyone Welcome!

We will move communion to May 14th.

Graduation Sunday

May 21st 8:30 & 10:45am

We will be honoring our high school and college graduates on May 21st at both services. If you have a high school or college graduate you would like us to recognize please tell Tari Seeger no later than Sunday May 14th.

Summer Worship Schedule

Begins June 4, 9:30am

Our Summer Worship schedule will begin on June 4th. We will go to one service at 9:30am from June 4 - September 3. Sunday School will be at 10:30am.

2023 General Synod

June 30 - July 4

The 2023 General Synod of the United Church of Christ will consider 17 resolutions and several bylaw changes when it meets June 30-July 4 in Indianapolis. This is one in a series of articles about them. Full texts of each of the proposed resolutions are available at the General Synod. Scan QR Code below to register.

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Giving Information

Online Giving

Online giving is available through Rebel Give, PayPal and through your banks online bill pay. For more information about online giving contact Paul House. We always take checks and cash.


Upcoming Special Offerings

May 7 - Jefferson High School Varsity Choir

Special offering will go to the Jeff High School Varsity Choir.

May 21 - Emmaus House

Special needs adult living. We believe everyone deserves the resources to live independently. In order to do that, they need a community that embraces their unique abilities. For more than 125 years, as a faith –based organization, we have provided quality service, caring for the whole person for their whole life.

May 28 - VBS

Provides support to help with the cost of Vacation Bible School for our youth and youth in our community.

June 11 - Strengthen the Church

Strengthen the Church is a special mission offering to re imagine and build the future of the UCC, shared at the conference and national levels. STC largely supports youth ministries and full time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the UCC does not have a strong presence. It also provides support for existing church's new initiatives


Monthly Financial Updates

2023 Financial Status - YTD March

YTD General Fund Receipts from congregation $80,910.

YTD General Fund Expenses $87,579.

Expenses exceed Receipts $ 6669.

Shortfall is covered by strong beginning cash balance.

Sunday Worship

Contemporary Worship Service


Coffee & Conversation


Sunday School


Traditional Worship Service




Enjoy our Praise Band every Sunday at 8:30am.

Enjoy beautiful organ music every Sunday at 10:45am

Immanuel United Church of Christ

1526 S 18th Street

Lafayette, IN 47905

(765) 474-6496

Office Hours:

8:30 am-2:30 PM

Monday - Thursdays

(closed on Fridays)

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E-votional by Pastor TJ



Spring is such a glorious time! The cold and barrenness of winter gives way to the new life of spring. Trees begin to bud. Flowers begin to blossom. The air is filled with the songs of birds. Everywhere there is life springing up. It seems so fitting that springtime follows Easter. The Easter miracle is not just a symbol of new life, but it is the power to find new life in a Risen Lord. Past failures are forgiven, guilt and shame are washed away, power for living is found in God’s loving grace, as we open our lives to God’s plan and purpose for our lives. 

(verse of the week) 

Jesus said, “I have come that they might have life, and have life abundantly”

(John 10.10)

(prayer of the week)

Loving Father, thank you for forgiveness in Christ which lifts and restores me when I am weak and broken and offers me new life through the power of the resurrection. Help me to surrender my life to you and follow you in grace and love, amen.

(quote of the week)

Where there is no vision, there is no hope—George Washington Carver

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Pastor TJ

Waiting for Jesus Christ Superstar

This Week at Immanuel

Saturday, April 29

11:00am Laces for Lisa

Sunday, April 30

8:30am Contemporary Service

9:30am Coffee & Conversation

9:45am Sunday School

10:45am Traditional Service

Monday, May 1

7:00am Monday Morning Coffee

9:00am Baby Quilters

4:00pm After School Tutoring

Tuesday, May 2

6:00pm Grief Support

6:00pm Moms

Wednesday, May 3

10:00am Quilters

4:00pm After School Tutoring

5:30pm Immanuel's Got Talent

6:00pm Pastor's Bible Study

6:00pm Parise Band

7:00pm Choir Rehearsal

8:00pm Bell Choir

Thursday, May 4

4:00pm Set up for Grant's House (Fairgrounds)

Friday, May 5

9:30am CWU

5:30pm Grant's House Celebration (Fairgrounds)

In The Life of our Youth....

Upcoming  Youth Activities          

 Youth are always encouraged to bring a friend

May 7 Field Day 1-3pm (SA)

May 7 Crafts 3:30 - 4:30pm (FC)

May 21 Grad Sunday

May 21 Capture the Flag 1-3pm (SML)

Jun 4 Swimming 1-4pm (SA, SML)

Jun 18 Sunday Funday 1-3pm (SML)

Jun 27-29 Sports Camp 6-8pm (Age 5 and up)

Jul 9-13 VBS 6-8pm (Age 3 and up)

Jul 16 VBS Sunday 9:30am

Jul 30 Swimming 1-4pm (SA, SML)

Aug 6 Blessing of the Backpacks 9:30am

Aug 13 Water Day 1-3pm (SA)

Aug. 13 Water Day 3:30-5pm (FC)

Aug 19 Rummage Sale 8am - 2pm

Aug 27 Family Canoe Trip 1 pm (All)

Sep 10 Rally Sunday (All)

Sep 17 Hunger Hike (SML)

Sep 24 Tie Dye 1-3pm (SA)

Oct 6 Bonfire 5-7pm (SML)

Oct 22 Exploration Acres 3:30 - 7pm (All youth & Families)

Oct. 29 Bible Sunday

Oct 29 Trunk or Treat 4-6pm

FC = FROG Club - age 3 - K

SA = SPY Agents - Grades 1-5

SML = Sunday Morning Live - Grades 6-12

Tari Seeger (DCEYFM)


All events are subject to change!

Sunday Morning Live

Immanuel's Got Talent

Meets Wednesday's from 5:30-7:00pm

Calling all 6th - 9th Graders

Join us Wednesday at 5:30pm we are work on our youth service for June 4th. .

Please bring your instruments and your ideas.

For more information see Tari Seeger or Paul House.

Capture The Flag

May 21st, 1-3pm

This is a youth group favorite.

Join us for a fun afternoon of playing capture the flag.

You are always welcome to bring a friend!

For more information see Tari Seeger

S.P.Y Agents & F.R.O.G. Club

S.P.Y. Agents

Field Day

May 7, 1-3pm

Join us for Field Day

We will have some races and fun games outside.

For more information see Tari Seeger

F.R.O.G. Club

May 7, 3:30-4:30pm

Calling all kids age 3 - K

We will meet on Sunday May 7th

Craft Day

Parents are encouraged to stay and visit with other parents in the gathering space.

For more information see Tari Seeger.

Save the Dates

Sports Camp

June 27- 29, 6-8pm

Age 5 & up


Everyone Welcome!

See Tari Seeger to Register.

Save the Dates


July 9-13, 6-8pm

Ages 3 & Up


Everyone Welcome!

See Tari Seeger to Register.

Serving Our Community

Tippecanoe County United Food Pantry

With the cost of food on the rise, the food pantry is serving more people.

  • The Food Pantry can always use donations
  • Monetary donations are best

because they can get about twice as much food for the same dollar amount.

  • They can always use grocery bags.
  • They always need volunteers

See Debbi Halsema for more information

Food Pantry Volunteers

Connecting Our Church

Joyful Congregation All Church Events

These events are open to everyone.

Advance sign up required.

For more information please see Tari Seeger

Joyful Congregation

Upcoming Events

June 8 Aviators game 7pm

July 20 Aviators game 7pm

August 27 Family Canoe Trip 1pm

September 24 Exploration Acres 3:30—7:00pm

December 17 Christmas Caroling 4-6pm

Connecting Young Adults and Families

Life Is Better Connected

Family Events 2023

August 27 Family Canoe Trip 1pm

September 17 Hunger Hike

October 22 Exploration Acres

3:30pm - 7:00pm

November 18 Family Craft Day

10am - 12pm

See Tari Seeger for information

Advance sign up required.


May 2nd, 6:00pm

Want to meet and connect with other moms?

This is a great way to meet and connect with other moms.

We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm.

All moms are welcome.

Bring a friend.

See Tari Seeger for more information.

Community Outreach Events

Sports Camp

June 27 - 29, 6-8pm


July 9-13, 6-8pm

Trunk or Treat

Oct. 29, 4-6pm

Fish Fry

Nov. 3, 4:30 - 7pm

Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 16, 9-11am



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Youth Christian Education

Pre K Class 

kids age 3 - kindergarten

led by Sylvia Bechtel and Mary Alice Bauman.

They meet in the nursery

We learn Bible stories, do crafts and music time. 

S.P.Y. Agents 

Spirit Powered Youth 

youth grade 1-5

led by Tari Seeger & Ashley Luzadder

We meet in the Multi-purpose room.

We study Bible lessons like spy's

we also do crafts and music

Sunday Morning Live 

youth grades 6-12

led by Paul House and Savannah Jenney.

We meet downstairs in the youth room. 

We are learning to apply the word of God to our everyday lives.

Adult Christian Education

The Seekers Class

Led by Annie Buckles, is book study class

Currently studying TV series & book "The Chosen"

Class is offered both in person and via Zoom.

For more information contact Annie Buckles. 

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         The Hobo's Class

Led by Gary & Cathie Gangwer,

Discuss the sermon and scripture lesson for that Sunday.

For more information see Gary Gangwer.

Groups Led By Pastor TJ Jenney

Pastors Bible Study:

Wednesday 6-7pm

Led by Pastor TJ meets both in-person in the Library and online. Join us as we are currently studying the book of 1 Corinthians. If you are not on the email list, contact Pastor TJ for the link.  Everyone welcome! 


Lunch with the Pastor

Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 11:45am

The next lunch will be Apr. 25 at 11:45am @ Christo's

Everyone Welcome to join this informal time with Pastor T.J.  

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Grief Support

Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6 - 7pm

This is a time to share and support one another.

Everyone is welcome.

You can contact Pastor TJ directly.


Pastor's Cookie Jar: 

Thank you for your donations to the Pastor's cookie jar. Your generosity enables us to help those in need. Funds are used for both church and community people with emergency needs.

Small Groups


Join us for Monday Morning Coffee at Immanuel!!

You are invited to start your week off with coffee at Immanuel.

  • 7AM - 9AM (Before work or the start of your day)
  • Invite your friends and / or co-workers
  • Reflect / quietly plan your week
  • Reflection / Spiritual music in the Sanctuary

For more information see Paul House.

Everyone Welcome!

Women's Saturday Morning

Bible Study

 For more information or to join the Women's Bible Study

Meets on the first and third Saturday of each month.

contact Annie Buckles at 404-7354 or  

All ladies welcome!


Book Club 

meets the

2nd Tuesday at 6pm


Join us on May 9 to discuss book The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore.

The June book for discussion is Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty.

For more information contact Ellen House at 418-4819

Everyone Welcome!

Fellowship Groups

Ladies Fellowship

meets the

3rd Monday at 6pm

Join us May 22, at 6pm at the home of Janet Partlow.

Contact Janet Sheets for more information.

All ladies welcome!


Lydia Circle 

meet the

3rd Thursday at 12pm

Join us May 18th at 12:00pm

at Immanuel

Bring your own lunch.

Contact Linda Pierret for more information.

All ladies welcome!


Men's Brotherhood

Meets the

3rd Tuesday at 11:45am

May 16th 11:45am

at the home of Bob Schweikarth.

For more information contact Bob Schweikarth

All men welcome!

Special Interest Groups

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New Time for

Baby Blanket Quilters

Meets on the 1st, 3rd,& 5th Monday of the month

9:00am - 2:00pm

 For more information contact

Carla Brown or

Carolyn Kuespert.

Everyone Welcome!


Hand Quilting Group

Meets every Wednesdays

10 am - 1 pm.

For more information contact Carolyn Beets.

Everyone Welcome!


Prayer Shawl Ministry

For more information on the Prayer Shawl Ministry contact Carole Huber.

Everyone Welcome!

Birthday's & Anniversaries

Happy Birthday!

Katie Bixler 4/28

Dylan Bixler 4/30

Denise Freeman 4/30

Kemit Gillespie 5/2

Jocelyn Haynes 5/4

Happy Birthday!

Dixie Frye 5/10

Don Partlow 5/10

Happy Anniversary!

Dave/Jen Whited 5/2

 Jason & Chaslyn DeVault 

General Information

Our Thanks for Your Continued Giving

We want to thank everyone who has been so generous in their continued support of Immanuel during these difficult times. We are very aware that due to the pandemic many families are under financial strain and we want to say please take care of your families and let us be a blessing to you. Others have stepped up their financial support to help during these difficult times and we want to thank them for their partnership in ministry. We continue to have folks mail in or drop off checks or send bank checks for their tithes and offerings as well as use automatic giving and give online through our website secure donation service. We appreciate your continued generosity for general support as well as special offerings during these difficult times.    

Go to our website at for our secure online giving. Click button below for online donation. Thanks again for your generous support! 


Immanuel has started using the texting app GroupMe as a new way of communicating with everyone.

·        GroupMe will allow Immanuel to communicate using a messaging system.

·        GroupMe is free

·        Download the GroupMe app

·        Go to the app Store

·        Search GroupMe and download

·        If you use the app, message will go to the app not in your text messages



·        If you respond everyone in the group will get your response


Immanuel online directory directions

Google Chrome works best

Go to -

Enter your username________________

Enter your password________________

To download the mobile app

Go to app store

Search for CTRN

Code - uccimmanuel

Enter your - username and password 

For more information of the Church Directory see Tari Seeger

Coronavirus Update

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: We are open for in-person worship with social-distancing measures in place; face masks optional for those with vaccine and seating in alternating pews. 

ONLINE WORSHIP continues permanently with live-streaming on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. 

Legacy Gifts

Consider giving a gift that keeps on giving and include Immanuel in your will. It's a legacy that will bless others for years to come.

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Indiana - Kentucky

Conference United

Church of Christ

Immanuel United Church of Christ

1526 South 18th Street

Lafayette, IN 47905

Phone 765-474-6496

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