Click here for more information about Baptism, Elder Information, and Decorating the church for Christmas.


Baptism:  If you are interested in learning more about baptism, please contact the office.  It is required that you meet with one of the pastors/elders and discuss what baptism means before you will be considered as a candidate.  The next baptismal service is planned for Sunday, December 2.

Children’s Christmas Choir:  Ages K-5th grade.  Practices are Sundays 10:00-10:35 in room 134.  Theresa Barger will be directing.  We are looking for a few CFK approved adults to assist.  Children will perform on Sunday, December 23, and Christmas Eve.  

Meet the Elders:  Please take a few minutes to view each elder’s photo, faith journey storyline, and why and how he feels called to be an elder.  Click through each by browsing at — About — Elders, which routes to a collection at  You can also reach out to any elder directly by browsing “People” at TrinityConnect and using the contact methods shared there.

Do You Like Decorating?  Join us on Saturday, December 1, at 9:30 am, at the BR campus, to decorate the tree, hang the wreaths and large ornaments, and assemble the manger in preparation for Christmas.  Call Pastor John to volunteer or get more information.  

Community Announcements 

Voca Lyrica presents its 18th annual holiday concert at 7:00 pm, on Saturday, December 8, in the BRHS Auditorium.  The program will consist of sacred and secular works to evoke the Christmas spirit.  Also appearing in the concert are the TrebleMakers Youth Choir and the Con Brio Voc Brass Quintet.  The evening’s entertainment includes a theatrical performance of the O. Henry short story, “The Gift of the Magi.”  Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for Pre K-12 students.  Tickets can be purchased in Big Rapids at the Old Pioneer Store, Patterson’s Flowers, Simply the Best in Canadian Lakes or at the door.

Senor Social Luncheon:  Wednesday, December 12, at 12:00 noon at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 726 Fuller Ave., Big Rapids.  Bring your friends over age 60 and plan to mingle with others during a delightful luncheon and program.  They will be collecting donations for Manna Pantry (non-perishable food or cash.)  No charge but a RSVP is required.  For more information, see the bulletin board at the south entrance of the building or contact Shirley at Immanuel at 231-796-8273.