Outreach is an integral role of Immanuel’s overall ministry, and continues to be a huge part of what we are about as a church. We are committed to bringing God’s love and hope to the places where it is most needed. We strive to embrace mission work and outreach at every level, and are committed to prayer, worship, and discerning God’s will for us and the work we do.
Please spend a few moments and read about where Immanuel has been… and where we’re going. A sampling of our local and community outreach activities are listed below.
Governor Mifflin School District
New Journey Community Outreach (NJCO) Soup Kitchen
Family Promise of Berks County is a faith-based organization that provides hope for the future by helping families and children that are currently homeless. Approximately four times during the year, Immanuel provides a home for up to three families. We provide dinner, conversation, and overnight accommodations for our guests. Volunteer opportunities include preparing and serving dinner, staying overnight at the church, being an “on call” nurse, or washing the laundry after our guests leave. Contact Kasey Angstadt at 484-955-7389 or Susan McGovern at 610-914-4910 to volunteer, or the church office.
On the third Wednesday of each month, a team consisting of 5-8 people journey into Reading to serve dinner at Opportunity House, a shelter offering services such as emergency, transitional, and long-term housing, a child center, and Veteran assistance services to the homeless community. Each team is prepared to serve a total of 60 men, women, and children. We have use of a full industrial kitchen if choosing to cook on site, or the meal can be prepared ahead of time and heated on-site. Members of the congregation donate food items and help offset costs through monetary donations. This is a personally fulfilling experience! Gather your family, friends, club, or group to form a team then contact Sharon Kaufman at 610-781-6581 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your month.