Community Groups

 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

ACTS 2:46–47 (ESV)

Why Community Groups?

God made us social creatures who long for connections. While we all have Facebook "friends" and social media "followers," real connections are harder and harder to make.
At Immanuel, we believe that discipleship (being a growing follower of Jesus) happens through relationships.
Community Groups are where we make personal connections with other people who are on the same faith journey. We gather to laugh with, encourage, pray for, and grow in our understanding together. It is where we seek to live out our identity as disciples on mission.

What are Community Groups?

Community Groups typically meet for about 90 minutes in homes throughout the region or at the church. They consist of fellowship, Bible study, and prayer.
Many of our groups build on the message from the previous Sunday. Some will have other topics.

How do I join a Community Group?

You can join any group listed below. Reach out to the group leader with any questions and directions if no address is listed.
You don't need to already know anything or anyone or dress in a certain way. You will be welcomed and loved exactly where you are.

Current Community Groups

College and Young Adult Group: Sunday 6:30pm - 8:00pm

(Every other week)
Meets at the main church building
Leaders: Butch & Bekah Dettmer

Schodack Group: Monday 6:30pm-8:00pm

Meets at the main church building
Leader: Kevin Booth

Daytime Group: Tuesday 10:45am-12:15pm

Meets at the main church building
Leader: Brad Guenther

Parent's Group: Tuesday 6:00pm-7:00pm

Meets at the main church building
Leader: Paul Guenette
Childcare available

Averill Park Group: Wednesday 5:30pm-8:30

Doors open at 5:30pm
Dinner at 6:00pm for those able to attend.
Group starts at 7:00pm
Leader: Brian Wilson

Rensselaer Group: Wednesday 6:30pm-8:00pm

Located on Third Ave. Ext
Leader: Kevin Post

Women's Group: Thursday 6:30pm-8:00pm

(1st, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of the month)
Meets at the main church building
Leader: Meg Booth

Men's Group: Thursday 5:30pm-8:00pm

 (2nd Thursday of every month)
Meets at the main church building
Dinner is at 5:30pm ($7/ea.)
 Group starts at 6:15pm
Leader: Jerry Hill

Connect Student's Group: Friday 6:30pm-8:30pm

(every other week; Ignite meets on opposite weeks)
Grades 6-12
Meets at the main church building
Leaders: Sherry West, Kelly Post, Paul Guenette

Get Connected to a Community group

If you'd like more information or to get connected to one of our Community Groups, just fill out the form below.