May 1, 7-8:30 pm, Room 201
2nd part of FREE workshop, FREE food, & chance to win $25!
Join this exciting workshop and learn skills that will support better communication and reduce stress from your life! Childcare will be provided.
Reserve your space by contacting Myra Tapia at 213.389.3191 x 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org
**walk-ins are always welcome.
*You must attend both meetings in order to be entered into $25 raffle.
May 1, 7-8:30 pm, Room 201
29 de abril, 7-8:30 pm, Salón 201
2da parte del GRATIS taller, habrá comida, y oportunidad para ganar $25
Los invitamos a este serie de talleres donde aprenderemos técnicas que apoyarán la comunicación para reducir el estres de su vida y mejorar sus relaciones.
¡Reserve su espacio y posibilidad de ganar $25!! Comuniquese con Myra Tapia al 213.389.3191 x 106 o email@example.com. Habrá cuidado de niños.
**reservación no es necesaria
*Necesita asistar los dos talleres para poder ganar $25.
Companion for The Journey
“Come to me, all you that are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” –Matthew 11:28-30 (NRSV)
This holiday season began with an unfortunate event…I was let go from my job. It seemed as if it were the end of the world. I was scared, nervous, and anxious. I could only keep asking myself, “What do I do now?”
I turned to my family and let them know and I even found some wonderful emotional and financial support. But I knew something was missing. After spending a couple weeks wallowing in my sorrow (so-to-speak) and while attending Sunday morning worship I remembered hearing about the Immanuel Food Pantry. I found Nancy Spear after the service and asked her when the Food Pantry was open. I then let her know that I would be coming in to volunteer and help out at the next opportunity.
That next Tuesday morning at the Food Pantry changed my life. It was as if my Spirit was reignited and charged full of life again. I had very quickly realized that I had not stepped foot in the Immanuel Food Pantry for the entire nearly 7 years I have been a member at IPC…and it was literally foot steps away every Sunday morning. That one experience flooded my heart and my thoughts with the internship I served in New York City at the Jan Hus Homeless Outreach Center. Names and faces, and many good relationships came to mind. Immanuel offers very similar relationships. In fact, Nancy Spear cares for the recipients at the food pantry as if they were her neighbors, friends, and even family; because they are.
Losing a job quickly reminds you of your very human-ness; such as not having health insurance or any income. The same Sunday I asked Nancy about the Food Pantry, I noticed that the Healing Center’s Parish Nurse, Brenda Cox was offering flu shots after the service. I get a flu shot every year, but this time I couldn’t go see my regular doctor for this seemingly simple procedure. Brenda not only offered me a flu shot, but she introduced me to the free services provided by the Parrish Nurse and her staff. I made an appointment then and there. When I showed up for my appointment, Kerry (one of the staff nurses) spoke with me. She joked with me and comforted me, and she even took time to learn about journey and family. And then when the check-up was over, she spoke more with me about what I can do to better my health and stay healthy, and offered me assistance in finding health care that I could afford or that was even free near my home. I left feeling as if they not only cared for my immediate concerns, but that they cared for my future health and wellbeing; because they do.
I have been spending my Tuesday’s hanging out at the church office working on some stuff I’m involved in outside of Immanuel. While there I spoke with Myra Tapia. She introduced me to her massage and energy therapy services at the Healing Center. I decided to make an appointment. I thought, “why not, I have the time.” I showed up the next week on time for my appointment with Myra. She welcomed me into a space that was warm and immediately relaxing. Myra invited me to sit down and we simply spoke about me. She asked about aches and pain, stress, and home and family. She informed me of what was going to happen and assured me that she was there to listen to me and to how my body responded to the massage. She then proceeded with the massage and almost too soon it was over. She cared for me by helping me sit up, she got me some water, and then we talked a little more. She asked me about the massage and helped me better understand what my body told her and what I can do to help myself. Myra took care of me as if she cared about my body and about my wellbeing; because she does.
There is a difference between resting after stressful work and then finding rest in Christ’s yoke (work). I was burdened with the yoke, or work of the world and now I was ready and I decided to explore the yoke of Christ. I did this by partaking in that yoke in its form at Immanuel. The Food Pantry, the Parish Nurse services, and the Healing Center are only a few ways in which Christ shared his yoke with me. You see volunteering at the Food Pantry takes a bit of work and energy, but that which you receive is the comfort of knowing you were involved in the work of Christ. Seeing the Parrish Nurse required me to step outside of my comfort zone, which is risky and scary at times. What I received from taking that step is care from people who were looking to send me on my way more knowledgeable and wise about caring about my physical body. And then visiting Myra and receiving a massage was more than just simply physical. Myra asked me to share with her about my pain so that she could help me work through it.
What I found in all three of these experiences was companionship on my journey. I found care and comfort. I found work that was meaningful because it is Christ’s work. This all fed my Spirit. I am changed and transformed forever by what was provided by these kind and warm friends at Immanuel Presbyterian Church. When I let go of the painful burden I was carrying and took on the yoke of Christ through Immanuel, I penetrated the very heart of Immanuel and its people. I encourage all, whatever your journey looks like, to check out any of these experiences for yourself and learn what companionship can and does look like.
Wonderfully Cared For,
Brian S. Symonds
It’s that time again for Immanuel’s Healing Center Christmas Marketplace. This is the perfect time to support local small business & artists by purchasing their goods here on Sunday, December 16 between 12:30 – 2:30 pm in the Parlor (Room 105) during the Convio.
For those of you that would like to be vendors, please contact Myra at 213.389.3191 x 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Es la temporada para el Mercado Navideño del Centro de Bienestar. Es el perfecto momento para apoyar pequeños negocios y artistas por medio de hacer sus compras aqui el domingo, 16 de diciembre entre las 12:30 pm a 2:30 pm en el Parlor (Salón 105) durante el Convivio.
Por aquellos que les gustaria vender, por favor comuniquese con Myra al 213.389.3191 x 106 o email@example.com.
My name is Luis Moreno, I am a student at California State University Dominguez Hills. I will be interning at Immanuel Presbyterian Church for the next academic school year as a Counselor and Group Facilitator. My background includes working with diverse communities in Los Angeles, Orange County and Queretaro Mexico. I have experience supervising after-school programs, youth and adult group facilitator, community outreach, one on one peer counseling, and organizing community education programs. I am very excited to be working with the families and community of Immanuel Presbyterian Church and the Healing Center through the many programs offered.
Mi nombre es Luis Moreno, soy estudiante en la Universidad de Dominguez Hills. Realizare mis practicas profesionales en la iglesia Immanuel Prebyterian durante el siguiente año escolar, como consejero y facilitator de grupos. En mi experiencia laboral he trabajado en diferentes comunidades en los angeles, orange, y Querétaro México. Donde he realizado funciones de supervisor de programas extracurriculares, facilitador de grupo para jovenes y adultos, reclutamiento y selección de participantes, consejero, diseñador programas educativos para la comunidad. Estoy muy entusiasmado en poder trabajar con las familias y comunidad de Immanuel Presbyterian Church y el Healing Center atraves de los programas ofrecidos.
RESTORE your BODY w/YOGA: Relieve fatigue & stress, promote well-being, and bring balance into your life on SATURDAY, October 20 FROM 4-6P.M. ROOM 210. Cost: Free, donations welcome.
This workshop will bring your whole body into a deeply relaxed state, and allow your mind to become quiet and reflective, with your mental, psychological, and emotional bodies in blissful balance.
Child care is provided with advance notice; thank you. Child care requested before 10/18/12. Save YOUR space by calling Myra at 213-389-3191 ext. 106 or via Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
RESTAURE su CUERPO con YOGA: taller especial para aliviar la fatiga, acentuar y promover el bienestar, y traer su vida a un balance el SABADO, Octubre 20, 2012 DE 4-6P.M. CUARTO 210. Costo: Gratis, donaciones bienvenidas.
Su cuerpo entero estará en un estado profundo de relajación y traerá a su mente a un estado tranquilo y sus se encontrara con mas dichoso/a y en balance.
El cuidado de niños es proveído con aviso adelantado; gracias. Por favor pida cuidado antes del 10/18/12. Guarde su cupo llamando a Myra al: 213-389-3191 ext. 106 o por correo electronico: email@example.com
Immanuel’s Healing Center Invites You to…
Nutritional Support for RELAXATION – Look youthful & BE healthy with juicing!!!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2012 / FROM 4:30-7P.M. / ROOM 210
Cost: FREE, donations welcome.
In order to attain total relaxation we need to understand how nutrition can support us. In this fun & interactive workshop YOU will learn how from the inside out. Juicing: The natural way to maximize your health and vitality. Learn how the juice of fruits and vegetables can not only help you RELAX, stay hydrated this summer, but can also improve your immune system, increase your energy, strengthen bones, clear skin and lower the risk of disease.
Child care is provided with advance notice; thank you. (child care requested before 8/16/12)
Save YOUR space by calling Myra at 213-389-3191 ext. 106 or via Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
El Centro de Bienestar de Immanuel les Invita a…
Apoyo Alimenticio para el RELAJAMIENTO – Sano y Juvenil con Jugos Naturales
SABADO, AGOSTO 18 DEL 2012 / DE 4:30-7P.M. / CUARTO 210
Cost: GRATIS, donaciones bienvenidas
Para alcanzar la relajacion total, tenemos que entender como la nutricion puede apoyarnos. En este divertido y interactivo taller USTED aprendera a mantener su cuerpo joven, radiante, y relajado. Judos Naturales: La maneral natural de optimizar su salud y vitalidad. Aprenda como los jugos naturales de frutas y verduras le ayudaran no solo a mantenerse hidratado este verano, sino tambien a mejorar su sistema inmunologico, a incrementar su energia, fotalecer sus huesos, mejorar la piel y reducir el riesgo de enfermedades.
Cuidado de ninos proveido con aviso avanzado, gracias. (coordine cuidado antes del 8/16).
Guarde SU lugar, hable con Myra al 213-389-3191 ext. 106 o email@example.com.
Merkado de Sanación
domingo, 6 de mayo, 11 am – 3 pm
Parlor, Salón 105
El Centro de Bienestar hospedará un Merkado de Sanación. La intención de este evento es para apoyar artistas locales, pequeños negocios, etc. en la comunidad crear una sostenible manera de vida. Un porcentaje de las ventas son donadas y usadas directamente para apoyar los programas del Centro de Bienestar. Para mayor información o para ser un vendedor, por favor comuniquese con Myra Tapia al 213.389.3191 x 106 o firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 6, 11 am – 3 pm
Parlor, Room 105
Immanuel’s Healing Center will be hosting a “Healing Merkado.” The intention of this marketplace is to support local artist, crafters, artisans, small business, etc. in the community create a self-sustainable way of life. A percentage of sales is donated and used directly to support general programs of the Healing Center. For vendor information, please contact Myra Tapia at 213.389.3191 x 106 or email@example.com.
For the past several years we have had college groups stay with us during their spring breaks. Each of them comes to LA to participate in community service with local agencies, primarily AIDS Project Los Angeles. They all are eager to do things for Immanuel as well. Over the next 2 weeks we will also have groups from Southern Methodist University, Florida International University and 2 groups from Princeton University. One of the Princeton groups will be working with The Healing Center. We are very pleased to be able to host these students who are giving of their time to help others.
Durante los últimos hemos tenido grupos aquí durante sus vacaciones de primavera. Cada uno de ellos viene a LA para participar en servicio a la comunidad con agencias locales, principalmente AIDS Project Los Angeles. También están entusiastas para hacer algo para Immanuel. Durante las próximas 2 semanas también tendremos grupos de la Universidad Southern Methodist, Florida International University y dos grupos de la Universidad Princeton. Uno de los grupos de Princeton estará trabajando con el Centro de Bienestar. Estamos muy contentos con poder hospedar estos estudiantes que están donando su tiempo para ayudar a otros.
February 18, 2012
Come shop and support small businesses. Handmade greeting cards, bath salts, neck pillows, eye pillows, moon time products, jewelry, yummy food and more! Also, bodywork, such as massage, reiki, integrated energy therapy, will be available. A percentage of sales go to support Immanuel’s Healing Center. Find out more information, contact Myra Tapia, Healing Center Coordinator at 213.389.3191 x 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merkado de Sanidad
18 de febrero de 2012
Salón B10, 10 am – 3 pm
¡Se necesitan vendedores!
Vengan a comprar de y a apoyar a pequeños negocios. ¡Tarjetas hechas a mano, sal de baños almohadas para el cuello y los ojos, productos del tiempo de la luna, joyas, deliciosa comida y mucho mas! También habrá servicios como masaje, reiki, terapia de energia. Un porcentaje de las ventas ira para apoyar el Centro de Bienestar de Immanuel. Para mayor información, por comuniquese con Myra Tapia, Coordinadora del Centro de Bienestar al 213.389.3191 x 106 o email@example.com.