Sketching as Prayer  Retreat

Join us for a day of retreat, rest, and renewal as we open our sketchbooks or journals, eyes, and hearts to God’s presence in his creation and look to discover his fingerprints all around us. This is an opportunity to slow down and renew our focus on God through silence and prayer. We will also have times to encourage one another with the thoughts, insights, and sketches or written words that have come from our observation and meditation. Artistic experience not necessary; you can sketch with any kind of simple art supplies or with written words. 

Details: 

Saturday, August 28, 2021
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM
Immanuel Church (253 Myers Corners Rd; Wappingers Falls, NY)
Email Melissa Fischer (melissafischerartist@gmail.com) for more details or to let her know you’ll participate. 


THE PARK

Nature is one of God's beautiful creations. Through nature, God is able to teach us, speak to us, and provide for us. For this reason, we can find in scripture that we humans are called to protect all which is of He has created.


Job 12:7-10

7 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; 8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you; 9 Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? 10 In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.


Word Nerds

A book club with a mix of Immanuel people and neighbors from the area and beyond in order to share thoughts and ideas about books we've read. For now we're focusing on memoir as a genre, reading and discussing real-life stories of people in various life situations and grappling with challenges. 


Our book for July, London's Number One Dog-Walking Agency: A Memoir.


Meeting monthly on the 4th Monday of the month either in person or by Zoom.  


Contact Melissa Fischer (locustfarm@gmail.com) if interested in joining us.


Activities (as scheduled)


  • nature trail

    Enjoy our 1/4 mile nature trail around our property. Take a walk and enjoy nature and bird walking. Stop at intervals to meditate on our benches.

  • paint and sip

    Enjoy an evening with our artists painting and sipping a beverage. Last year we did paintings of Van Gogh Starry Night.

  • Chess night

    Play against a chess champion as he plays up to 20 people at a time in a round-robin fashion. 

  • Movie night

    Enjoy a movie evening. Last year we watched Up. Popcorn and drinks are provided.

  • Game night

    Enjoy a night of games and puzzle making. Chess, checkers, jenga, 

  • Basketball

    Enjoy or outdoor courts for a game of basketball.We also have an indoor basket if it rains. We have had several competitions of free throw shooting.

  • Volleyball

    Enjoy our outdoor volleyball court.

  • large chess set

    Enjoy our large chess set indoor or outdoors.  A large board is provided.

  • Magic show

    We had a local magician or illusionist entertain us with various tricks.

  • Pot luck dinners

    We enjoy eating and fellowship.  We have had chili cookoffs in the past along with many pot lucks after the worship service.