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Youth and Families

Immanuel has long been a Safe Harbor for Children and Families–beginning with Chicago’s first Swedish immigrants to the people of Edgewater today.  Offering a Safe Harbor for Children and Families is nothing new –even if the name might be.  It reminds us of:

  • Who we are as a congregation.Safe Harbor Logo
  • What we are doing with our Family and Youth Ministries.
  • Why we are doing it.

This all ties into Immanuel’s mission to become…a living sanctuary of hope and grace, yet is broad enough to include other partners from our community of diverse faiths.  Immanuel offers many growth opportunities for youth and families in our congregation and community.  These include: IYO After-school Program, Edgewater Tutoring, Together Family Play Groups, Sunday School, Children’s Choir, and the church Nursery.

All these activities are places of safety and learning which bring people together to A Living Sanctuary of Hope and Grace.

For more information on any program at Immanuel, please select one of the links bellow or contact, Pastor Youth/Household Ministry at 773.743.182

Check out our Children & Youth Ministries!

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rootedRooted in the Community  With doors open for young people, Immanuel Lutheran Church continues a tradition of deep connection with the surrounding community. We engage our neighbors and help those in need around us. Our outreach programs empower young people to grow in a healthy manner. This nurturing process not only helps youth to be responsible for themselves, but also to contribute more to their families, schools and neighborhoods.

Many young people in Chicago go home to empty houses or apartments after school each day. Neighborhoods often pose threats of violence, especially for youth. Some young people endure racism and bullying on a daily basis. Through programs like IYO and Edgewater Tutoring, we provide a safe harbor for youth and make a difference for young people and their families.


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