June is Pride Month

"Faith That Feeds"
We believe that faith should feed and nurture our spirits.
We believe also that faith should lead us to feed people
in the many different ways they hunger,
both physically and spiritually.

Immanuel Newsfeeds

for the week of May 31, 2024 -

June 6, 2024

Sunday Worship, Church Announcements,

Community Events & Resources

Immanuel Newsfeeds is a weekly e-blast where you'll find the spiritual and the latest information about our church & community for the upcoming weeks. If you have announcements or news to share, send it to parish-admin@immanuelevanston.org.

Hybrid Sunday Worship

The Second Sunday After Pentecost

Pride Sunday

June 2, 2024

Deuteronomy makes clear that sabbath-keeping is meant for the welfare of all. God delivered the Israelites out of slavery, so they should observe this freedom with a day of rest. No one should work seven days a week; even slaves and foreigners should be able to rest. Yet human beings can turn even the most liberating religious practice into a life-destroying rule. Jesus does not reject sabbath-keeping, but defends its original life-enhancing meaning. Our worship and our religious way of life are to lead to restoration: the hungry being fed and the sick being healed.

Sunday Worship

Prelude begins at 10:20 am

Service at 10:30 am


Join us for a special worship service celebrating Pride Sunday in Evanston! Worship Music is enhanced by the members of the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus. Masks are optional during in-person worship service. For the livestreaming Worship service, you can join via Immanuel's Zoom, so click on the button (or click on this bold link: https://zoom.us/j/95133316087?pwd=NmZVMW9wSHR3eUp4azFKNUZkejFZdz09


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Jesus & Pizza...and Ice Cream

Will meet next week, Sunday, June 9, 2024, 5:00 pm

---God Bless! Michael

Photo by Vit Ch on Unsplash

Midweek Adult Spiritual Growth & Study

on Zoom is taking a break for the Summer. See you in September!

Joint Pentecost Worship at St. John's Photos

Click on the photo to view pictures from the Joint Pentecost Worship & Potluck Lunch hosted by St. John's Lutheran on Sunday, May 19th.

Kitchen Starter Packs for Immigrants

Thursdays only, 9 am - Noon.

In partnership with Chi Welcome, we are accepting Kitchen Starter Packs. Click on the flyer for instructions on what/how to pack. Donations will be accepted on Thursdays, 9 am - Noon.

Thank you to all who have supported this vital ministry!

Community News & Resources

Immanuel will have a table at the Fest. If you have some time to help with handing out flyers and telling visitors about the good works & people at Immanuel, pls see Pr. Mark!

Interfaith Family Pride Fest

This Sunday, June 2, 2024

2 pm - 5 pm

Raymond Park, 1445 Hinman Ave., Evanston

Hosted by the First Congregational Church of Evanston, the Interfaith Family Pride Fest will take place on Sun., June 2, at 2 p.m., at Raymond Park. Join in for music, family fun, food, games, and more. Join Evanston's welcoming faith communities to kick-off Pride month with Flamy Grant, the Chicago Gay Mens' Chorus, Artemis Singers, Actors' Gymnasium, and a youth showcase. This event is free and open to all ages. 

Volunteers are Needed! If you'd like to help out on the many tasks at the Family Pride Fest,

click to button to sign up!

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Interfaith Family Pride Festival General Info

We are so excited to welcome you to Raymond Park on Sunday, June 2, 2024. The festival kicks off at 2 p.m. and will be chock-full of music, community, and fun! Help us spread the word before Sunday by clicking the link below to RSVP.



Getting to the Festival

The festival takes place at Raymond Park in Evanston. Raymond Park is a grassy square between Lake, Grove, Hinman, and Chicago Ave. We strongly suggest taking public transportation. Street parking may be difficult to find around the park. There are parking garages located at 1501 Sherman Ave. and 500 Davis St. These garages are not affiliated with the festival and are provided for information only. If you can, plan to arrive in the area a little early and cheer on the Evanston Pride Youth Car parade as it passes by Raymond Park on Chicago Ave. We are also walking distance from one of the official gathering places, in Fountain Square.

When you arrive

Visit the information booth at Lake and Hinman to pick up a schedule and your ticket for free ice cream from the C & W Ice Cream truck! Volunteers at the information booth can also connect you to every thing else the festival has to offer! ASL interpretation will be provided for all mainstage acts and is also available as needed throughout the festival.

Safety and Security at the Festival

The Interfaith Family Pride Festival aims to be a welcoming, safe place for all, but especially LGBTQIA people and youth. Volunteer Marshalls wearing purple vests will be present to assist you with any concerns. A first aid station and mental health volunteers will also be available.

Food and Drink at the Festival

We are so excited to have the C & W Ice Cream Truck on hand! We have a limited number of tickets for free ice cream available to attendees -- be sure to stop by the information booth to get yours! Free popcorn and cotton candy are also available, and the City of Evanston water truck will be on hand. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own water bottle! Raymond Park is conveniently located near the Main-Dempster Mile and Downtown Evanston. We encourage you to check out one of the dozens of nearby eateries before or after the festival! 

Heather Hester on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 6:30 pm, talking about her new book, Parenting with Pride.

The Book Stall (811 Elm Street in Winnetka) is pleased to host author Heather Hester on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 pm for an in-store discussion featuring her new book, Parenting with Pride: Unlearn Bias and Embrace, Empower, and Love Your LGBTQ+ Teen, the ultimate LGBTQ parenting handbook. With trustworthy information and an accessible, straightforward plan, Parenting with Pride provides actionable tools and mental shifts to help parents support their teens and to be a catalyst for change in their communities.  This event is free with registration. To register, please visit our website or CLICK HERE

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