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Shrine Mont Retreat

Immanuelites worship at Shrine Mont 2013
Immanuel parishioners worship at Shrine Mont 2013

Every Memorial Day Weekend, the congregation gathers at Shrine Mont for three days to enjoy good food, friends and fellowship and to take time from our busy schedules to renew our relationship with God. Shrine Mont is located in Orkney Springs, Va in the Shenandoah Mountains. Our time together also always includes outdoor activities on Shrine Mont's 1,100 acres of forestland.

Coffee Hour Committee

Coffee is served every Sunday after each service, in the Parish Hall.  We are always looking for individuals or families to help with this  program.  Responsibilities are simple:  bring refreshments for the three services.

Contact:  Sara Fein

Fun Fridays

“Fun Fridays” is a series of Friday night events, at the church, for ALL ages.  It is an opportunity for us to come together as a parish family and simply have fun, relax and enjoy each other’s company.  Past events have included sing-alongs, a picnic and ice cream social, caroling and Christmas cookie decorating.  Watch the Almond Tree newsletter and the Immanuel  website for upcoming events.

Men's Group

fishing trip 2014
Immanuel Men's Group Fishing Trip 2014

We have an active, informally-organized Men’s Group that, among other things, undertakes an overnight Spring rockfishing expedition on the Chesapeake Bay.  We also organize annual golf outings and occasional trips to Nats home games (both of which are open  to ladies and gentlemen alike).  From time to time over the years, we have scheduled evening get-togethers to discuss topics of general interest to men, e.g., the passing of family leadership responsibility from one generation to the next. These discussions are typically led by a volunteer member of the group, but are always robust, with broad  participation by group members.

Contact:  Doug John

Bibles on Tap

“Bibles on Tap” is a group of adults, ages 20-39, who meet once a month at Café 1823 at VTS (Virginia Theological Seminary Pub) to discuss the upcoming gospel lessons, enjoy the Seminary Pub’s atmosphere and relax with new and old friends.