Spiritual Growth

Spiritual Journeys - Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11 am in the Celebration Room

Spiritual Journeys is a study group that provides opportunities for amazing, provocative conversation inspired by group-selected books and films. Beware! You might get hooked.

Current Book:  Revolutionary Love: A Political Manifesto to Heal and Transform the World

Author : Rabbi Michael Lerner

Adult Education

The purpose of Adult Education is to provide the Emmanuel congregation with a wide variety of educational opportunities. 

Wednesday Bible Study - Noon in the Celebration Room

In the manner of Jesus' own small group of disciples, this group offers a place to connect with other believers in fellowship, to grow in our understanding of the Bible, and to worship God together.

All are welcome to this pastor-led, participatory storytelling experience. Come share your insights and questions!

No Bible study during lent: Please join noon services at Zion

Men's Group - 2nd & 4th Thursday, 6:30pm in the Church Library

All men in the Rockford area are invited to come together for brotherhood, emotional and Spiritual support as well as opportunities for fellowship. Group activities may include films, dinner, discussion, and outings.

WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) - 3rd Thursdays, 9:30am in the Celebration Room, September - June

As a community of women supporting one another, WELCA members are:

  • called to discipleship in Jesus Christ

  • empowered by the Holy Spirit

  • committed to spiritual growth through prayer and Bible study

  • engaged in ministry and action to promote healing and wholeness in the world

WELCA participants serve at funeral receptions and special events, and also assist P. A. Peterson in April with a resident birthday party.

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Mary Magdalene
Journey of the Universe
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.