Art, Music, Dance


We are called to know and express the Divine through Sacred Arts (chant, ritual, dance, poetry, visual arts, music). We believe that art can help heal the soul. Come join in the experience!

Promoting the Creative Spirit through the Visual Arts.

We provide a venue for Emmanuel and community artists to exhibit the talents and gifts that they have received from God.  We always hope to inspire—and sometimes challenge—those who view the artwork exhibited.

The members of Arts@Emmanuel meet monthly to explore ideas, and plan exhibits and workshops. We invite everyone—children, youth, and adults—regardless of artistic experience to participate in the Creative Spirit.


Music has always been an important aspect of worship services at Emmanuel, and we believe it enhances each person’s unique spiritual journey.

  • The Emmanuel Choir is a community of musicians of all ages who share a true love of music. They also enjoy frequent social gatherings after practice. Rehearsal: 7:15 p.m. every Wednesday, September through May.

  • Talented members and guest musicians frequently perform.

Sacred Dance

The awe-inspiring beauty of our worship space provides the energy and artistry which is an integral part of the spirit of Emmanuel. We enjoy diverse styles of dance and movement.

Mailing Address: PO Box 4362 Rockford, IL 61110
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Office Hours:

8:00am - Noon, Monday and Friday

8:00am - 2:00pm Tues., Wed., Thurs. 815.963.4815

Pastor Frank: 309.509.5241

Parish Nurse: 815.222.1299

Food Pantry:
9:30am - 11:30am, Mondays and Fridays

Service Hours:

9:00am - Traditional Worship

10:30am - ReFresh Worship

Breathe Meditation Service:

Second Saturday, 5:00pm (Sept. - April)

Emmanuel is a RIC congregation. LGBTQ+ individuals are openly welcomed.

Emmanuel is an ELCA church and a member of the Northern IL Synod.