Continuing a long tradition, music is a vital part of Immanuel UCC. Our children's choir, Joyful Noise, provides opportunities for kids K-4th grade to sing, ring, and wiggle. For our youth, we offer RingOut!, beginning/intermediate handbell choir, and Righteous Rhythm, an advanced handbell choir. Our wonderful Chancel Choir sings a wide range of music, and provides leadership in Sunday morning worship services.
We have an amazingly active Youth Group. Every year we have two retreats (Spring and Fall), summer camp, a work trip, fundraisers, and lead worship on Youth Sunday. We also meet at least once a month for youth meetings that can be purely fun events like Kart Kountry or lock-ins, or we go out and serve the community. We do activities with the Kentuckiana Association of UCC churches and work with other churches in the Highlands. No matter what we do, we always have fun!
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Vacation Bible School
Our joint Vacation Bible School with Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church will be July 25-29th from 9am-noon at Immanuel UCC.
4 year old to kids coming out of 5th grade.
Pre-K - 1st Grade
Taught by Ms. Terri, the kids learn about and experience the great stories of the Bible. The kids have fun reading out of and learning about their new Bibles. Ms. Terri also helps lead our children’s choir, Joyful Noise, so there is always signing! Meet in room 204
2nd grade - 5th Grade
Taught by Ms. Jean, the kids learn about and experience the great stories of the Bible and learn the books of the New Testament. It sounds like a lot, but the kids have so much fun they never want to miss a Sunday! Meets in room 103.
6th Grade - 8th Grade
Taught by Mr. Adam and Mrs. Brandy, who also take care of the little ones in the nursery during church. The kids learn about the characters of the Bible from the Old Testament to New Testament. They learn about the people in the Bibles faith journeys as they walk along their own faith journey. Meet in room 206.
Confirmation Class (not in 2017-2018)
Taught by Samantha, our Minister of Christian Education and Youth. The kids learn and talk about God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, and the church, both past and present. The Confirmands then decide if they want to make the public confession that they are a follower of Christ, and want to be an adult member of this church (usually 8th grade).
Sr. High (9th grade-12th grade)
Taught by Ms. Nancy, the kids learn to look a little deeper at the Bible stories they know so well, and think about what those stories mean in their lives. They also start to look at the church, their lives and their faith, and try to figure out how to live the way God asks us to live. Meets in room 205.
Christian Living Class
Taught by Ron Gordon and made up of adults who want to learn about how everything in the world around us connects with our faith.They have studied other faiths, books of the Bible, cultural events and customs, current events, and anything that helps them grow closer to God and stronger in their faith. Meets in room 108 Conference Room, right off of the narthex.
Taught by Chris Tobaben, the Friendship Class is a group of faithful mature adults who learn and study about different books or characters of the Bible, and a few pertinent novels. Meets in room 203.
We believe we can always learn more about our God, our beliefs, and our world through the eyes of faith, and others' beliefs. We respect one another, even if we do not exactly agree with one another. We try to make sure there is something for everyone to enable them to grow closer to God. We have classes from Pre-K through adults. Along with Sunday School and VBS we also do fun fellowship events like our intergenerational annual Wii bowling tournament and our famous haunted tunnel or trunk or treat.