Support Groups

Alzheimer’ Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Support Group provides emotinal, educational, and social support for caregivers and families of those affected by a memory disorder through regularly scheduled meetings. Goals include helping participants to develop coping methods while maintaining their owen personal, physical, and emotional health as well as learning to optimally care for the person with dementia. This group meets the 1st Thursday of the month in the Fellowship Hall at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Laura Nie at 815-988-4046


Caring Crafters

The mission of the Caring Crafters is to provide material needs for nursing homes, Belize mission trips, Church and wherever the arises. Our goal is to continue to support the needs of the community through the gifts and talents that our group members are blessed with. This group meets once a month to work on projects needed by various ministries at Immanuel. No need to know how to sew, there are plenty of other ways you can participate.

Thank you to all who have donated fabric and supplies for our projects this year. We could not have completed our projects without your help.


Cancer Care Ministry

Make a Difference in Countless Lives.

Over 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year (American Cancer Society)

Do you know someone who is battling cancer – a neighbor, a friend, a loved one? Is your heart moved with compassion and a desire to help these people?

Immanuel is excited to introduce Our Journey of Hope, a Biblically-based cancer care ministry open to anyone who is ready to make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. We want to bring practical support and the hope of Christ to every person in our congregation and community affected by this illness.

Watch for more information, as this ministry training will begin Saturday, September 8th from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. This 8 session Christ led training is free. If you have any questions, please contact Trina Gritzmacher at 815-543-2646.


Find Help, Discover Hope, and Experience Healing at DivorceCare. A support group for those separated or divorced begins Monday, October 15th at 6:30 p.m. at CrownPoint, 925 Belvidere Rd., Door B. Fee is $20 (covers workbook cost).

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