Church COVID Guidelines Changed

The Church Council has voted to follow the change in CDC and State guidelines regarding wearing facemasks and capacity restrictions at church functions.

Effective Immediately:

  1. Masks are no longer required at church functions for those who are fully vaccinated
  2. Social distancing will continue to be encouraged

Effective June 1, 2020

  1. The indoor capacity for Church events will increase from 20% to 50%
  2. Social distancing will continue to be encouraged

Effective beginning July 1, 2021

  1. Masks will no longer be required for those participating in church functions
  2. Capacity limits for Indoor church events will be lifted

If you have not yet been vaccinated, you are strongly encouraged to do so.

Please, do not come to church if you exhibit any of the signs of the Coronavirus.

These guidelines may change based on events.

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2021 Lake Orion/Oxford CROP Hunger Walk

Due to continuing COVID restrictions, this year’s CROP walk will again be virtual instead of live. Immanuel Congregational UCC’s team is collecting donations to help fund the efforts of the CROP Hunger Walk campaign. You can send checks made out to CROP/CWS directly to the church at 1 Hovey St., Oxford Michigan 48371, or you can donate online at:

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Lent/Easter Season at Immanuel

White Flower near Christian Cross

Come worship with us during the Lenten season. Please remember that social distancing and wearing of masks is required for the protection of all worshippers.

Palm Sunday Services will be 11:00 a.m. on Sunday,  March 28th. Worship includes special music.

The Maundy Thursday service will be on April 1st at 8:00 p.m. It will feature the Tenebrae service of shadows, communion, hymns and special music.

Easter will be Sunday, April 4th. Worship will be at 11:00 a.m. and will include special music and Easter Communion.

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Souper Bowl of Caring

For those not able to worship with us on Sunday, we ask that you go to the Souper Bowl of Caring .

Donations go to the Oxford/Orion FISH food pantry

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Christmas at Immanuel

Come join us throughout the Advent season as we prepare our hearts and homes for the coming of the Christ child. For those of you who are unable to worship with us, we will broadcast a virtual worship service on facebook at:

Friday, November 27th at 11:00 a.m. – Putting up the Christmas Tree

Sunday, November 29th – First Sunday in Advent

Tuesday, December 13th – 6:15 p.m. Blue Christmas Worship

Sunday, December 20th at 11:00 a.m. Christmas Sunday Worship Service.

Thursday, December 24th at 8:00 p.m.: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service filled with Christmas carols, music from our choir and soloists.

Sunday, January 3rd – Epiphany Sunday Worship

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Scripture at Scripter – August 23rd 11:00 a.m.

Come enjoy an outdoor worship filled with music followed by a picnic. Covid-19 restrictions for outdoor activities will be in place. Hamburgers and Hotdogs are provided by the church. If you bring a dish to pass that you have made yourself, make sure precautions are made in the preparation.


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Return to In-Church Worship – June 21st

On Sunday, June 21, 2020 Immanuel will be returning to worshiping on site. Due to continuing concerns of the COVID-19 Pandemic, social distancing rules will be in place. These include:
• Facemasks are required. Extras will be available at the door
• Facebook Live Worship will continue
• ”Meet and greet” times moved outside as possible
• Refreshments offered outdoors only
• Lines for entry/exit monitored for distancing
• No physical contact
• Eliminate use of items touched by multiple people, like collection plate/shared books
• Refrain from having people come forward to common altar rail for Holy Communion, blessing, etc.
• No classes for youth or childcare
• Sanitize common areas
• Signs advise no entry if recent fever, symptoms or contact with positive patient
• 6-foot physical distancing except for family groups
• Face coverings worn at all times inside by anyone over 10 years old
• Worship leaders addressing congregation and performing singers
may take off face mask
• 12-foot physical distance required at these times
• Hand sanitizing stations at entrances

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Easter Worship Services – April 12, 2020 11:00 a.m.

White Flower near Christian CrossOn Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., Immanuel will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Go to Immanuel’s facebook page to watch the service live:

Click here to download the bulletin:

bulletin 4-12-2020

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Sunday School Lesson Plan

Immanuel is offering some school activities for our church school students while we are “staying at home.” Keep checking here for the latest lesson plans.

Click to access sunday-school-lesson-Palm-Sunday-Jesus-Triumphant-Entry-into-Jerusalem.pdf

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Virtual Maundy Thursday Service – April 9th at 8:00 p.m.

maundythursday-1024x625On Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 8:00 p.m., Immanuel will hold a virtual Maundy Thursday service. The service will include communion, so please have the elements (bread and grape juice) prepared before the service begins. Go to Immanuel’s facebook page to watch the service live:

Click here to download the service program:

maundy thursday service

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