The scene — it’s just before the Feast of the Passover, and Jesus knows the hour of His death is near.

Life unfolds in a way the disciples don’t expect: Jesus humbles Himself and washes His disciples’ feet, leaving them with some food for thought that we still chew on to this very day regarding loving each other and serving:

“Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” John 13:12-14

Many of us want to walk in obedience and serve in the very generous, very humble way Jesus demonstrated, but we don’t often know where to begin.

And perhaps that’s where Immanuel Church Unleashed day comes in. Designed to help our body be the Body, our church be the Church, this day of service  is aiming to center around coming together to help those in our community who need help.

Our teams will arrive and then mobilize to help with simple house cleaning, minor home repairs (bring your toolbox!), build bunk beds, wash windows, pick up trash around the neighborhoods and deliver blankets to nursing home residents.

If God has been stirring in your heart a desire to live and serve generously, ICU day might be just exactly where He’s calling your heart, time and mind this weekend.

Immanuel Church Unleashed day with Iglesia Emmanuel Bautista

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m., 5 p.m. tamale dinner

Where: Iglesia Emmanuel Bautista, 1300 10th St., Waukegan, IL

Bring: a patient, servant’s heart as well as

  •  new twin-size bedding
  •  tools for home repairs
  •  snacks/lunch for your family
  •  donation for tamale dinner ($5 or $15-$20/family)

Send word: If you plan to come, please send an email to or call (847)-336-4800

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