Rev. Drew Oakley
1 Corinthians 16:13 says Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, Act like men, be strong. The men's leadership team here at Immanuel has really taken this to heart. What does it mean to Act Like Men? We believe above all things, acting like men involves being the disciples that God has created us to be.
Immanuel Men's Ministry takes the approach that connection should lead to spiritual growth, which should lead to strength as leaders, which should lead to deployment as servants of the kingdom. Together as brothers we endeavor to grow and hold one another accountable.
Every day men fail morally, spiritually, relationally, and financially-not because they don't want to succeed, but because they have blind spots, which they believe they can handle on their own. The truth is, we need one another. Immanuel Men's Ministry has its eye set on cultivating a generation of men who are better husbands, better fathers, and better leaders because they are better disciples. Join us on this journey, brothers.
Wednesday, May 1, 5:00 PM - Sunday, August 4, 6:00 PM
We pray that you and your family feel a calling to serve with us in Harlan, Kentucky this August 1st – 4th, however, the opportunity to serve is not limited to the trip itself.
Please consider serving the 2019 Harlan Mission as a monetary sponsor or local participant. As a sponsor, you have the opportunity to provide a hotel room for one of the many volunteers or the blessing of supplying a lunch or dinner to the onsite mission team. Locally, we have a need for volunteers to help transport our collections after each month from the Lakeside Park and Boone Campuses to the Southgate campus for inventory and packing. Lastly, if you have only one night to serve, please consider Thursday, August 1st at 10:00 am as we load our truck to embark on the mission.
We will continue to collect mission items through Sunday, July 28th. The items are listed by category on the website (Hygiene, Food, and School Supplies). This year’s mission will continue to serve the children and families in the Harlan community as we partner again with Cawood Elementary School to provide food, supplies, and prayer for the upcoming school year.
We will also be undertaking several small construction projects that will consist of building, cleaning, painting, and minor repairs and renovations.
Lodging is available by reservation at the Quality Inn in Harlan, KY for a special group rate, or you may consider the option of staying at the Mary Helen UMC fellowship hall this year at no cost (sleeping bags, air mattresses, cots, etc. not provided).
Please contact Nancy Bay at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday, August 17, 7:00 AM - Saturday, August 17, 2:00 PM
We're having a golf scramble! This scramble is open to men and women and will benefit the Camp Loucon Children’s Camp as well as the Men's Ministry of Immanuel. The scramble is being held August 17th at Boone Links Golf Club. Prizes for the top teams will be awarded as well as a logest drive, closest to the pin, longest putt, and a lot more. Help us continue to impact our community by supporting the Men's Ministry of Immanuel.
Friday, May 10, 5:30 PM - Saturday, June 8, 3:00 PM
The 2019 Men's Spring Retreat will be held at Immanuel Lakeside Park May 10th-11th 2019 (Friday evening-Saturday afternoon). We will not be going offsite for our retreat this spring so no offsite accommodations are required. You can sleep in your own bed. If you are coming in from out of town, we can provide you with some suggestions on where to stay.
Our guest speaker will be Greg Arnold who is a well known author and creator of the Live Bold and Adventure Men movements. Registration is $45.00 which includes Friday dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Lunch, snacks, resources, a t-shirt, and a lot more.
Our theme this year is "Reach the Summit" and our speaker will lead us through discussions themed around equipping each of us to climb the mountain of faith.
Friday evening after our steak dinner Greg will talk to us about expecting excellence. Saturday Greg will lead us through a series of discussions about manhood, faith, and how to reach the summit of the life God has planned for us.
Monday, December 24, 4:00 PM - Tuesday, December 25, 12:00 AM
5:00 PM CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP - WESLEY HALL
Carols, Christmas message and communion with our Contemporary service worship band. (Childcare available for infant-preschool age)
7:00 PM TRADITIONAL WORSHIP - SANCTUARY
Carols, Christmas message, communion and candlelight (Childcare available for infant-preschool)
9:00 PM TRADITIONAL WORSHIP - SANCTUARY
Carols, Christmas message, communion and candlelight
(No childcare available)
11:00 PM TRADITIONAL WORSHIP - SANCTUARY
Carols, Christmas message, communion and candlelight
(No childcare available)
7:30 PM CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP
Carols, Christmas message, communion and candlelight with our Contemporary service worship band (Childcare available for kindergarten & younger)
4:00 PM TRADITIONAL SERVICE
Carols, Christmas message and communion
Friday, December 7, 5:00 PM - Friday, December 7, 8:00 PM
Parents’ Night Out
Friday, December 7
5:00 - 8:00 pm
How does 3 hours without your kids sound? Maybe go on a date, go Christmas shopping or just spend some quality time by yourself (we won’t judge) or with your spouse.
Who: Children & students ages 2-up
Where: Immanuel Lakeside Park
How: Check your child in at Wesley Hall between 5:00-5:30 pm on Friday, December 7 and pick them up between 7:30-8:00 pm.
We will provide dinner and fun!
Sunday, November 25, 7:00 PM - Sunday, November 25, 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 25 7:00 p.m. in the Lakeside Park Campus Sanctuary
Christmas carols, scripture readings, and beautiful decorations will prepare our hearts to welcome the Christ child. Enjoy wonderful music offered by our Chancel Choir, Brass Ensemble, Men's Ensemble, School of Music and Handbell Choirs! Join us for fellowship and holiday treats in Wesley Hall, following the service.
Saturday, November 3, 5:00 PM - Saturday, November 3, 8:00 PM
Immanuel Boone Saturday, November 3 at 5pm
Cost - Adults (18-up) $20.00 Youth (0-18) Free
Guest speaker: Robert Noland
Men need God and they need each other. Manhood is a team sport
Ever tried to play a game of football by yourself? What about baseball? Basketball? Its pretty obvious that going it alone in those sports is a recipe for failure. You’d think we men would learn but we don’t. In fact, men are pretty satisfied trying to go it alone in many things in life. “Do it yourself!” “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps!” “Don’t ask for help!” Well, we are here to say that this mentality just doesn’t work and that manhood is a team sport. Come enjoy an evening of fun, food, and fellowship as we tell you all about this.
A new partner and an opportunity to help
This year we are helping to raise funds for Aldersgate Camp and Retreat center. All the money we raise from your entry fees will go to help Aldersgate Camp continue to reach the next generation with the gospel. Dave Cohn (the executive director of Aldersgate camp) and Corey Lewis (Aldersgate Chair) will be here to cook world class BBQ for our main course.
This year we are having a tailgate party before our dinner and speaker. We’ll have games, music, and prizes. Wear your favorite team jersey and come have some fun with us!
A new spin on our food competition
We are still having a food competition, but this year we are opening things up to give you a chance to cook your best tailgate dish. You want to make chili? Make chili! You want to make wings? Make wings! You want to make dip? Make dip! The options are limitless and all dishes are welcome.
After we’ve eaten, we will be blessed by guest speaker Robert Noland. Robert is back by popular demand from our spring retreat. This fall we are talking about brotherhood.For those who attended the retreat, you know how great of a speaker Robert is and we are excited to have him back for a follow-up and to share something new with us! Robert is an internationally known author, speaker, and leader. Beyond all that, he is a true man of God and his passion is helping men become the followers of Jesus they are meant to be.
Wednesday, September 12, 6:30 PM - Wednesday, September 12, 7:45 PM
936 weeks. That’s the approximate time you have from the moment your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow quickly.
When you look at a timeline like the one below and realize you only get 13 phases of life to shape your child’s faith, it really brings into perspective how important right now is. Starting this term, we are offering a unique family experience as an option in our Wesley Night line-up that will allow parents and children some combined spiritual formation time, as well as breakouts for parents and children. We’ll worship together, play together, learn together, then when the children move to their lesson, parents will spend time learning about how to help their children “Trust Jesus in a way that transforms how they love God, themselves, and the rest of the world.”
Your kid is changing every week! Just as you begin to figure them out, they shift or move on to a new rhythm, a new habit, and a new opinion. It can make the responsibility to shape a child’s faith and character feel overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to.
That's why we are here. We want to partner with you to help you Parent like every moment matters. That's why we created this new Family Experience. During our time together you'll get a chance to worship, learn, and play with your children as they learn about God. Then you'll get to experience the Parenting Through the Phases Small Group study. It's a small group series that will help you discover what’s changing about your kid. We’ll also talk about the 6 things your kid needs most, and 4 conversations you’ll want to have with your kid starting today!
Wednesdays through the fall, starting September 12th at 6:45pm. 1440 Boone Aire Road Florence KY 41042. Don’t miss out! Click the button below to sign-up.
Friday, June 15, 7:05 PM - Friday, June 15, 9:05 PM
Immanuel is hosting a night at the ballpark with the Florence Freedom. this family friendly, alcohol free event will take place Friday night June 15th. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the link below.
Friday, April 20, 5:30 PM - Saturday, April 21, 2:00 PM
The 2018 Men's Spring Retreat will be held at General Butler State Resort Park April 20th-21st 2018. Robert Noland (Author of the Knights Code) will be our guest speaker. Registration is $95.00 which includes meals, snacks, lodging, a copy of Robert's book, and a T-shirt.
General Butler State Park is in Carrollton Kentucky (Approximately 35-45 minutes from Immanuel Main Campus). The accommodations are very comfortable hotel rooms. Visit http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/general-butler/ for more information.
This event is for any man age 16-up. Contact Pastor Drew Oakley at email@example.com or (502) 221-1420 if you have questions.
Sunday, December 10, 9:00 AM - Sunday, December 10, 12:15 PM
Immanuel Chancel Choir and Orchestra Presents What Sweeter Music: A Cantata for Christmas. Sunday December 10th at 9:00 am and 11:15 am in the Sanctuary.
Sunday, September 10, 8:00 AM - Sunday, September 10, 12:15 PM
On Sunday September 10th, Immanuel will participate in National Back to Church Sunday. We are encouraging you to reach out to your friends and relatives who don't have a church home to invite them to come with you on the 10th. We have been praying about this event as an opportunity to meet people right where they are and incite them to encounter Jesus.
Sunday, August 20, 11:20 AM - Sunday, August 20, 12:15 PM
This year all parent meetings for children's and student ministry will be replaced with a new Family Ministry Event held on Sunday, August 20 from 11:20 am to 12:15 pm.
This event will include music, a short devotional, information regarding children's and student ministry for the 2017-2018 school year, lunch after, and the opportunity to meet other parents and small group leaders.
Thursday, May 18, 6:30 PM - Thursday, May 18, 8:30 PM
Men's fellowship dinner with special Guest speaker Zeke Pike. Zeke heads up Number8 Ministries and shares his newly found gift for public speaking with audiences that look remarkably like his younger self. It isn’t the position he dreamed of playing, but it is the position he is now certain he was always meant to fill. Speaking to students—some athletes, some not—across the country, Pike details his quick rise to local celebrity and his subsequent fall from grace. He provides full disclosure of the drug use that got him kicked off not one but three college football teams, his multiple arrests, his depression, his planned suicide and the jail stay that helped him turn it all around.