Parish Life Council

Celebrating Our Life Together

The purpose of the Parish Life Council is to employ HOSPITALITY, the ARTS, and congregational EVENTS and CELEBRATIONS to build toward inclu­sive community at Immanuel Church.


The Council is supported by six coordinators:

  • The HOSPITALITY COORDINATOR does much of the work that says, “Welcome!” to the members and friends of Immanuel.  The coordinator recruits hosts for the weekly coffee hours and plan and host events like the Holiday Hors d'oeuvres and Dessert buffet.  The hospitality coordinator is Claire Moulis.

  • The FINE ARTS CO-COORDINATORS plan events that express the faith through music, art and drama.  Concerts, exhibits, and theater outings are offered.  The fine arts coordinators are Terri Danola and Lisa Trost.

  • The SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR organizes events that enhance our life together with seasonal gatherings such as the September Ice Cream Social, a Thanksgiving Day Dinner at the church, and a pre-Lenten "Shrove" Pancake Brunch.  Outings and picnics also give members a chance to enhance the bonds of community through friendship -- and fun!  The special events coordinator is Christine Peacy.

  • The Council is comprised of the coordinators and several members-at-large from the congregation:  Amy Kuhl, Will Loder, John McGee, Ray Moulis, Sally Pearson, Jennifer Pickard, David Ravie, and Pam Schmaling.  


Interested persons are invited to serve on the council for a two-year term; members are also recruited to help with particular council projects on a one-time basis.  


The Parish Life Council seeks to maximize involvement and participation.  If you're interested in serving on the council or helping with a specific event, don’t wait for a formal invitation, let one of the coordinators or ministers know.

Parish Life Events


Sunday, September 8, 2019

Ice Cream Social   (photo gallery)                                                      

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Day Dinner                                      
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Holiday Hors d’oeuvres and Dessert Buffet        
Sunday, February 23, 2020

“Shrove Sunday” Pancake Brunch                                
Friday, July 3, 2020

Independence Day Fireworks Picnic