New Sanctuary + Nuevo santuario

09/19/2016

Immanuel is an Allied faith community of the New Sanctuary Movement – We stand together in our faith that everyone, regardless of national origin, has basic common rights, including but not limited to: 1) livelihood; 2) family unity; and 3) physical and emotional safety. Therefore, We Covenant To:

  • Take a public, moral stand for immigrants’ rights.
  • Reveal, through education and advocacy, the actual suffering of immigrant workers and families under current and proposed legislation.
  • Protect immigrants against hate, workplace discrimination, and unjust deportation.

For more information:
www.newsanctuarymovement.org

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Immanuel es una comunidad de fe aliada del Nuevo Movimiento de Santuario. Estamos unidos en nuestra fe que cada ser humano, sin importar el país de origen, tiene derechos básicos, incluyendo, pero no limitados con: 1) el derecho de ganar un sustento justo 2) el derecho a la unidad familiar; y 3) el derecho a la seguridad física y emocional, arraigados en estos principios, nos prometemos a:

  • Tomar públicamente una postura moral sobre los derechos de los inmigrantes.
  • Mostrar, a través de la educación y apoyo, el sufrimiento actual de los trabajadores inmigrantes y sus familias conforme a legislación actual.
  • Proteger a los inmigrantes contra el odio y la discriminación en el lugar de trabajo, y deportaciones injustas.

Para más información:
www.newsanctuarymovement.org


New Sanctuary Movement Anniversary + Aniversario del Nuevo Movimiento Santuario 7.23.10

07/19/2010

Friday, July 23 marks the beginning of Yolanda Morales’ third year of sanctuary here at Immanuel.  No one imagined when it started that it would last this long.  In this difficult time, we invite you to join Yolanda for an anniversary meal to celebrate her and our ongoing commitment to immigration justice for all.  Join us on Friday, July 23 at 6:30 pm on the Patio for a BBQ and time of sharing.  Carne asada and fruit salad will be provided.  Bring a dish, a prayer, a story and lots of love to share.  Contact David Mass at davidcmass@gmail.com or Ed Murray at angelorum@aol.com for more information.

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El viernes, 23 de julio marca el comienzo del tercer ano del santuario de Yolanda Morales aqui en Immanuel.  Cuando comenzo nadie pudo imaginar que podria durar todo este tiempo. En este dificil tiempo, los invitamos a  unirse con Yolanda por una cena aniversario para celebrarla y nuestro continuo compromiso a justicia por inmigracion por todos.  Unase con nosotros el 23 de julio por un BBQ y un tiempo para compartir.  Proporcionaremos carne asada y ensalada de fruta.  Traigan un plato, una oracion, una historia y mucho amor para compartir.  Comuniquese con David Mass (davidcmass@gmail.com) o Ed Murray (angelorum@aol.com) para mayor informacion.


building happenings: new church to share immanuel’s campus!

10/08/2009

In November we will have another congregation join us at Immanuel. Calvary Faith Church will have their Sunday services and activities on Sunday afternoon after Immanuel and Church of Peace worship services have ended. Calvary Faith Church has about 150 members. In addition to Sunday activities, they will have a Friday evening worship, weekday morning services and some Saturday programming. Their worship services will be in the Sanctuary and Sunday School programs in the 3rd floor classrooms. – Rod Sprott


This Sunday + Este domingo: 8.12.12

08/08/2012

This Sunday + Este domingo
August 12, 2012 + 12 de agosto de 2012
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time + 19o domingo en tiempo ordinario

10:30 am:  Servicio en español (Capilla Chichester)
Mensaje:  David Mass

10:30 am:  English service (Sanctuary)
Sermon:  Rev. Dr. Chuck Robertson

11:30 am:  Todos/as Juntos/as + All Together
New Sanctuary Moment + Momento para Nuevo Santuario

12:00 pm:  Convivio


Employment Opportunity: Temporary Supply Position (English)

02/02/2011

Download a pdf of this announcement.

Temporary Supply Position

Immanuel Presbyterian Church is a progressive, welcoming, Spanish-English bilingual, multicultural, urban church that is deeply committed to justice, seeking a Temporary Part Time Supply Position .

Job Description:

Preaching & worship (28 hours/month)
o       Preach 3 Sundays a month
o       Manage overall preaching schedule
o       Participate in Sunday Worship, assist in coordination, logistics, etc.
o       Engage people in conversation in the Convivio Following the Sunday Service.

Staff Meetings (8 hours/month)
o       Participate in weekly general staff and worship meetings. Tuesdays 11:15 -12:30.

Deacons (6 hours/month)
o       Serves as pastoral liaison to the deacons
o       Follows up on deacon requests

Men’s Group  (2 hours/month)
o       Give leadership to this ministry through support, guidance to lay leadership (not necessarily leading the group meetings/activities)

Weddings and Funerals – Infrequent
o       Officiate English weddings and pre-marital counseling as needed
o       Officiate English funerals and make clergy arrangements for Spanish funerals.

Qualifications
1.       Formal Biblical & theological training in the Reformed Tradition
2.     Resonance with Immanuel’s Mission and Values (see attached)
3.     Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus but not required.

Wages

  • Temporary, Part-time, 46 hours per month.
  • Monthly stipend of $1,000.00 USD

Contact Information:
Please e-mail your résumé and cover letter to: searchcommittee@immanuelpres.org

Immanuel’s Mission and Values

MISSION
Immanuel Presbyterian Church is a diverse community seeking to experience and demonstrate the love of Christ by serving God and bearing witness to hope.

VALUES [selected]
Relationship with God: We seek to know God intimately, to strengthen our personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and to grow under the guidance of the Holy Spirit both as individuals and as a community in our journey together.

Word & Worship: Our life is grounded in God’s Living Word as we experience it in worship and express it in our work. As others stretch us into new ways of being engaged by God’s Word, the truth sets all of us free.

Relationships: Our actions emerge from healthy relationships that both celebrate and face the challenges of our diversity. The experiences, perspectives and voices of each generation are essential to the vitality to our community.

Hospitality: We welcome all, and strive to include, respect and affirm each individual. Heeding God’s call, we seek to discern injustice in our midst, and we stand together to work with those who seek justice, inclusion and reconciliation.

Creativity: We encourage creativity, risk and experimentation. We delight in the resulting expressions of beauty and newness.

God’s Gifts: We help each other discover and exercise our God-given gifts to the fullest. We savor an environment where everybody’s creativity and inspiration can flourish.

Key theological issues of the church and society that are reflected in the ministry of the congregation/organization:

Within the past three years, Immanuel Presbyterian Church has undertaken two controversial initiatives which have had considerable impact on our congregation’s ministry.

In 2007, Immanuel joined the New Sanctuary Movement, a grassroots interfaith group of congregations committed to justice for undocumented immigrants. Immanuel currently houses within its walls an active deacon who is subject to a federal order of deportation. Immanuel’s leadership and members regularly participate in advocacy activities directed to the upholding the civil rights of the undocumented, embracing radical hospitality, including the biblical call to welcome “the widow, the orphan, and the foreigner” in our midst.

In 2008, Immanuel became a “More Light” church, making public its historic welcome of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals (GLBT) into full participation in its life, ministry and witness. More Light Presbyterians seeks to ensure justice for GLBT persons, both within and outside the church. GLBT persons occupy key posts in Immanuel’s leadership, reflecting the diversity of God’s creation and the gracious welcome of all into Christ’s Church.


Employment Opportunity at Immanuel: Temporary Spanish Ministry Supply Position

10/08/2010

Click here for the job description as a pdf file.

Temporary Spanish Ministry Supply Position

Immanuel Presbyterian Church is a progressive, welcoming, Spanish-English bilingual, multicultural, urban church that is deeply committed to justice, seeking a Temporary Spanish Ministry Supply Position (15 hours/week) to partner in the Spanish speaking ministries.

Job Responsibilities

1. Teach weekly Sunday Class – 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

  • Bible Study in Spanish,  on the Reformed Tradition or other biblical texts
  • Facilitate lay leadership to make calls inviting participants

2. Plan and Lead Wednesday Night Prayer/communion Service – 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Work with the Music Director on liturgy and music
  • Participate in the weekly worship coordination meeting (Tuesdays,  11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

3. Preach Two times a month in Sunday Spanish Service 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., participate occasionally in the Sunday All Together Worship 11:30 – 12:00 p.m.

4. Pastoral Care

a.      Engage people in conversation in the Convivio following the Sunday Service, 12 noon -2:00 pm

b.     Limited visitation, as coordinated by Associate Pastor

c.      Participate in the weekly pastoral care coordination meeting (currently held on Tuesdays 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.)

Qualifications

1.      Fluency in spoken and written Spanish, and Hispanic Culture 

2.      Formal Biblical & theological training in the Reformed Tradition

3.     Resonance with Immanuel’s Mission and Values (see attached)

Wages

  • Temporary, Part-time, 15 hours per week
  • Monthly Stipend of $ 1,300.00 USD

Contact Information:

Please e-mail your résumé and cover letter to: searchcommittee@immanuelpres.org

Immanuel’s Mission and Values

MISSION
Immanuel Presbyterian Church is a diverse community seeking to experience and demonstrate the love of Christ by serving God and bearing witness to hope. 

VALUES [selected]
Relationship with God: We seek to know God intimately, to strengthen our personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and to grow under the guidance of the Holy Spirit both as individuals and as a community in our journey together.

Word & Worship: Our life is grounded in God’s Living Word as we experience it in worship and express it in our work. As others stretch us into new ways of being engaged by God’s Word, the truth sets all of us free.

Relationships: Our actions emerge from healthy relationships that both celebrate and face the challenges of our diversity. The experiences, perspectives and voices of each generation are essential to the vitality to our community.

Hospitality: We welcome all, and strive to include, respect and affirm each individual. Heeding God’s call, we seek to discern injustice in our midst, and we stand together to work with those who seek justice, inclusion and reconciliation.

Creativity: We encourage creativity, risk and experimentation. We delight in the resulting expressions of beauty and newness.

God’s Gifts: We help each other discover and exercise our God-given gifts to the fullest. We savor an environment where everybody’s creativity and inspiration can flourish.

 

Key theological issues of the church and society that are reflected in the ministry of the congregation/organization:

Within the past three years, Immanuel Presbyterian Church has undertaken two controversial initiatives which have had considerable impact on our congregation’s ministry.

In 2007, Immanuel joined the New Sanctuary Movement, a grassroots interfaith group of congregations committed to justice for undocumented immigrants. Immanuel currently houses within its walls an active deacon who is subject to a federal order of deportation. Immanuel’s leadership and members regularly participate in advocacy activities directed to the upholding the civil rights of the undocumented, embracing radical hospitality, including the biblical call to welcome “the widow, the orphan, and the foreigner” in our midst.

In 2008, Immanuel became a “More Light” church, making public its historic welcome of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals (GLBT) into full participation in its life, ministry and witness. More Light Presbyterians seeks to ensure justice for GLBT persons, both within and outside the church. GLBT persons occupy key posts in Immanuel’s leadership, reflecting the diversity of God’s creation and the gracious welcome of all into Christ’s Church.

 


This Sunday + Este domingo: 10.15.17

10/14/2017

This Sunday + Este domingo
October 15, 2017 + 15 de octubre de 2017
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time + 28º domingo en tiempo ordinario

10:30 am:  Bilingual service + Servicio bilingüe (Sanctuary + Santuario)
Sermon + Sermón: Rvdo. Martín García
Communion + Comunión
Welcome new pastors + Bienvenidos a los nuevos pastores

Convivio

 

 

 

 

 


Reflection 3.13.17

03/13/2017

The mystics invite us to remember what we all too often forget: God is everywhere present in the world, suffusing creation with the being of God. Once in a while, if we keep our eyes open, if we look closely enough, something amid the familiar reveals itself, offers itself to us in a new way. What we know, what we have learned, is taken apart. Is remade. Remakes us.

~Jan Richardson, In the Sanctuary of Women


This Sunday + Este domingo: 1.1.17

12/31/2016

This Sunday + Este domingo
January 1, 2017 + 1 de enero de 2017
1st Sunday after Christmas + 1º comingo despues de navidad

10:30 am:  Servicio bilingüe + Bilingual service (Santuario + Sanctuary)
New Year blessing + Bendición del año nuevo
Lessons and Carols + Lecturas y villancicos
Communion + Comunión

12:00 pm:  Convivio

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Reflection 3.13.16

03/13/2016

The mystics invite us to remember what we all too often forget: God is everywhere present in the world, suffusing creation with the being of God. Once in a while, if we keep our eyes open, if we look closely enough, something amid the familiar reveals itself, offers itself to us in a new way. What we know, what we have learned, is taken apart. Is remade. Remakes us.

~Jan Richardson, In the Sanctuary of Women