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Dear Immanuel,

Since retiring from my church in Green Valley, I am not allowed back on campus for a year (this is common practice in the Presbyterian denomination). The question I faced was “Where do I go to church?” 

As I began to visit churches (both in person and virtually), I noticed something interesting. Some churches took out the phrase “[Jesus] descended into hell” in The Apostles Creed. In my previous church, some people would not say that phrase while uttering the Creed. Apparently, this is an issue. 

Why is this phrase in The Apostles Creed? Did Jesus really go to hell? And maybe we need to ask: Is there a hell? And, really does it matter? I think it matters greatly. Come this Sunday as we worship and explore the reason why this phrase is so important to our faith. 

See you in church!

Pastor Diane 

Upcoming News and Events

Interim Pastor Update - We have some disappointing news. The candidate we were preparing to present to the session decided early this week to withdraw from consideration. No specific reason was provided. However, we already have an interview scheduled with another candidate next week. While this journey has been longer than we expected, we are committed to the work of finding the person that God has called as our interim pastor.

We’ll keep you updated, please keep the team and our work in your prayers. Questions can be directed to the members of this team: Cheralynn Baylor, Joey Samoy, Sean Shifflette, Jeff Hotchkiss, or Liz Wallendorf.

Register Here for VBS -

Help us decorate the sanctuary for VBS after church on Sunday!

Agape Circle on Wednesday June 12 at 11:00am.  Join us at Mary Kay Bush’s home. We will not be having a lesson but will have joys and concerns. We will break for summer and start again on Wednesday, September 11th. Horizon study books are $10 for regular and $15 for large print. Please contact Ann Thornes at 520-298-8401 by the first of August if you would like her to order a book for you. Contact Mary Kay at 520-885-0003 for more details.

Lydia Circle Movie Night On Monday, June 17 – All ladies are encouraged to join us for a fun night of friends, popcorn and a movie. Exact movie, place and time to be announced – please contact Joanne Patterson at 520-298-5860.

Reminder - Our summer schedule is one service on Sundays at 10:00am. Join us for our summer service time at 10:00am. The service will have elements of both alternative and traditional styles of worship. We will have fellowship hour afterwards with some cool summer treats! Looking forward to seeing you there. We return to two service (8:30am/11:00am) on Sunday, August 18.

Ways to Connect, Grow and Have Fun

Men’s Bible Study on Mondays at 10:00am - Come hang out with the guys, have coffee and dig deeper into scripture and connect with friends. Meets in Witherspoon Hall.


Desert Sages on Tuesdays from 10:00am – 12:30pm. Join us for games, fellowship and food in Witherspoon Hall every Tuesday from 10:00am – 12:30pm. Enjoy new friends and old while playing Mexican train, bridge, hand and foot, Rummikub and anything else you want while snacking on popcorn. A $1.00 donation a week supports our luncheons every six weeks. We all need to re-connect! Contact Mary Kay Bush, Sages Coordinator at 520-661-6737 or Meets in Witherspoon Hall.


Crafters Group on Thursdays from 9:30am – 12:00pm. All are welcome to come and work on your crafts together and enjoy fellowship and laughs. We make quilts, blankets and projects for local missions. We also work on our own projects for fun – grab your gear and join us!


Agape Circle Women’s Bible Study - Come join us on the second Wednesday of every month from 9:00am -12:00pm in the home of Mary Kay Bush. We start the morning with a light brunch provided by members, followed by Joys and Concerns, and then are led in our Horizon bible study by Cheryl Wood and Jane Eddy. New members are always welcome! Please contact Jean Nelson at 520-886-6586 or Mary Kay Bush at 520-661-6737 for more information.

Lydia Circle Women’s Bible Study - meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30pm in Witherspoon Hall. We start with refreshments then dive into our bible study. All are welcome – email Kay Schmidt for details at

Sunday School Classes for All Ages – On summer break until mid August.

Youth Group on Sunday Nights - On summer break until mid August.

Prayer Concerns:

  • For those with continuing health challenges and concerns
  • Andy McComb, health concerns
  • Cheryl Wood, recuperating at home
  • For Genevieve Friedmeyer, health concerns
  • For a fun, safe and rewarding Vacation Bible School

Upcoming Calendar of Events

Sunday, June 9

9:15am Summer Choir Practice

10:00am Worship Service

11:00am VBS Sanctuary Decorating

Monday, June 10


No Men's Bible Study

Tuesday, June 11


No Desert Sages


Wednesday, June 12


11:00am Agape Circle (off campus)

No AA meeting

Thursday, June 13


No Crafters

No AA meeting

Friday, June 14


Sunday, June 16

9:15am Summer Choir Practive

10:00am Worship Service

Sunday School and Youth Group on break for summer (until mid August)

2024 Immanuel Elders

Liz Wallendorf, Clerk of Session

Bill Haldeman, Jeff Hotchkiss – Building and Grounds

Marcia Aurand, Michael Nana - Christian Education

Karl Aurand, Curt Christy, Laurie Emery – Finance & Stewardship

Kevin Murphy, Sean Shifflette, Cheralynn Baylor – Hospitality

Jeff Fennema, Leslie Cullins-Shechter - Mission & Evangelism

Liz Wallendorf - Personnel

Debby Johnson, Ed Vander Woude – Worship


2024 Immanuel Deacons

Ann Jarvis (Moderator), Marlene Stevens, Erminia Gomez, Bobbie Butler

Carol Kienbaum, Belinda Badger, Kay Schmidt, Shawn Wooll

Wayne Barnes, Susan Barnes, Diana Place, Jean Samuelson


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