What to Expect


Maybe someone invited you or you're just checking out churches online. Either way, we know that attending a church for the first time can feel a little stressful, so we want to start by telling you that you are welcome and loved! 
From My Family to Yours

From the Pastor

It has been our joy to serve and call this faith family our own since 2004. The most frequent comment I get from new people is what a friendly and loving group of people Immanuel Church is. I can attest to this. We are not perfect people, but we are walking every day in the grace of Christ with one another.
Terri and I have both called the Capital District home for most of our lives. We've raised our kids here. This is home. There is no place else we would rather be.
Many people think that they are not a "church person," but I want to assure you that a church is made up of every kind of person with every kind of story. Whether your story is like mine or not, I would love to be able to meet you in person this Sunday. 

What To Expect

Please wear whatever you would normally wear. When you arrive, there will be someone at the door to greet you, help you sign your children into Immanuelkids, and help you find a seat. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them of anyone on our Connection Team (they'll be wearing lanyards).
A typical service will last about 75 minutes. We sing a mix of both traditional and modern music that is led by our worship team. There will be a message 30-40 minutes in length in which the speaker will read a section of the Bible, explain it, and then help you apply it to your life.
Our children's program (birth-grade 5) is available at the 10:00am service.
There is a "New Here" card in the seat back of the chair in front of you that we would love for you to complete share with us, but no one will pressure you to do so. If you fill out whatever you are comfortable sharing with us and give it to someone at the connection table in the lobby, they have a small thank you gift for you.

When we Meet

Sunday Mornings