Construction Updates

April 9, 2020

Below you can see some progress pictures of the North side exterior of the building. Things are still moving along and we are very thankful. We love you church family and are doing what we can right now to utilize time to do things we aren’t normally able to do, and also to be well prepared for the day when we can be together again inside this building the Lord has blessed us with.

April 2, 2020

We will be sending you updates on the outside progress in the coming weeks. Foundational work is being done now so that we can pour the slab for our new Preschool and Children’s sections of our building. God has blessed us and our people are being faithful in giving. COVID-19 has not slowed our progress with the construction and we are able to continue work at this present time.

The pictures above show work on the new elevator shaft for the North Elevator. Also, you see a picture of a blue tarp, underneath that tarp is the elevator that has arrived on March 30th. All of that work is on schedule.

Next, you see pictures of the work being done in our Boiler Rooms. New pumps are being installed, and you also see a new concrete pad in place so we can install the new A/C compressor unit. We are seeking to complete all this work now while we are under present conditions in order to have cooling and heating available to us once we return together for worship.

March 11, 2020

We are adding the structure for doors that will be the new entrance to the Preschool area once the Preschool classrooms move down the hall as construction continues. Preschool classrooms will shift to include some of the adult classrooms on the first floor as there is more construction on the North side. Once that takes place, this will be the new doors to the Preschool area, but for now this is just the frame so no changes are taking place just yet.

January 31, 2020

Due to continued construction on the North entrance, the pathway will be more narrow, the ground will potentially be uneven, and there may be plywood on the ground. If you are using a wheelchair or walker, please use the South entrance to enter the building on Sunday mornings. Throughout construction, the South entrance will always be the best way to enter the building. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time!

January 24, 2020

The North side hallway on the 2nd floor has been sealed off for construction next to the North stairwell and elevator as seen in the picture provided. In order to access classrooms on the 2nd floor of the North side, please use the Gathering Hall stairs and enter from the Gathering Hall side.

January 10, 2020

Pictured are additional parking spaces on our North parking lot that are now available. They have been added at the very back of the North parking lot as well as several spaces on the East side of our building. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time!

December 23, 2019

Pictured are new signs in the parking lot. We have added some parking spaces in front of our South entrance specifically for 15 minute parking Monday through Saturday. These are not to be used on Sundays to ensure everyone’s safety and easy access into the building on Sunday mornings. We also ask that you help us keep the drive through area open at the South entrance so the doors remain easily accessible and that area does not get blocked. We also have new handicap parking signs that are easily visible to accommodate everyone coming into our building. As always, thank you for your support during construction.

December 12, 2019

We have added some parking spaces in front of our South entrance. These spaces are specifically for 15 minute parking Monday through Saturday, but are not to be used on Sundays to ensure everyone’s safety and easy access into the building on Sunday mornings. We also ask that you help us keep the drive through area open at the South entrance so the doors remain easily accessible and that area does not get blocked. Beginning Monday, December 16, the North elevator will be shut down for several months. Our brand new South elevators will be operational through the duration of construction. Please keep this in mind if you are unable to use stairs. Finally, additional parking spaces on our North parking lot are coming soon. We will let you know when those are available. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time!

December 6, 2019

Beginning this Sunday, December 8, the North entrance drop off lanes have changed. Please use caution and pay special attention to the arrows directing this new traffic pattern flow. Handicap spaces are still available as marked. We will continue to update you as changes occur. Thank you for your patience as we rejoice together at all God is doing to advance His kingdom.

October 31, 2019

After many weeks of working on improving the two elevators at our South entrance, they are now operational! Thank you so much for your patience, understanding and support during this time. This Sunday, all elevators will be up and running!

October 28, 2019

We are nearing the start of construction for the north end of the building. These are exciting times as we look forward to a beautiful addition and renovation to our facility! In the meantime, we will have to go through a period of disruption to our normal rhythms of life in the building. We are asking for flexibility, grace, and cooperation from all of us. As of Monday, November 11, 2019, we will close the North Entrance to the building Monday through Saturday. This means that our primary church entrance will shift to the south entryway of the building, and we will move the Church Receptionist into the Library. All access for Mother’s Day Out, weekday activities/programs including Wednesday nights, and special events during the week will require entry through the South Entrance. All support staff located in the main office area (other than Receptionist) will move into the Main Conference Room. This will become the primary access into the church offices. Please note: this will not affect Sunday morning. Each Sunday morning there will be accommodations to enter into the building through the North entrance for worship. We appreciate all of you and know we will make the best of this! Looking forward to exciting times for our church as we continue to strive to be a Kingdom Advancing Gospel Church that is For the Gospel, For the City and For the World!

September 29, 2019

Sunday, September 29 will be Generations Day at Immanuel! We are very excited to celebrate Generations Day as a church family as construction on our Kids and Preschool is about to begin. There is so much to be thankful for and we give all glory to God. So that’s exactly what we’re going to do! As we get excited about the construction and the building, may we remember the purpose: raising up the next generation of disciple-makers. We celebrate these children and families, and as a church, we commit to reaching the next generation for a Kingdom Advancing Gospel Generation.

July 15, 2019

Construction on our City Center has been well underway, but it is time to get started on the church campus. The South side elevators will be out of commission effective immediately. Our construction team will be working to update and improve the operation of these elevators. Since this will cause some traffic dilemmas on Sunday mornings, we will have volunteers at the South doors with wheelchairs ready to help anyone get to the North elevator that needs extra assistance. There will also be two golf carts in the South parking lot to take people to the North entrance. With all of this in mind, if you are able to walk a good distance and climb stairs please park in the South lot and take the stairs as you are able. Hopefully this will clear parking spots in the North parking lot and open up the one elevator for those who are not physically capable. We appreciate your partnership and patience as we begin this season.

Click the Play Button below for a video about our Generations Campaign!

Prayer Points

We Pray…

  • that we will be a church full of mercy.
  • that we will be a church the Lord gives favor to in our community.
  • that our reputation is one of loving our neighbors and investing in our city.
  • that the mercy ministries to come in our south campus will meet needs and lead to Kingdom advance.
  • that God would give us a vision for the needs of our city.
  • that God would keep His hand on our pastor and staff.
  • that God will give the Campaign Team wisdom as they move forward.

The question is…how can I support this great effort? The first and last answer to this question is prayer. We must seek the face of God for His leadership and wisdom. This is something larger than us, larger than any individual. We are stepping into a stream that was flowing before we came and will be going long after.

Generations Literature

Prayer Guides

Generations Sermon Series