Immanuel Lutheran Church
“The Church exists by mission as a fire exists by burning.” Those words describe Immanuel Lutheran Church of Sumter, South Carolina. Kindled by the Holy Spirit, we are a small gathering at the base of a big flame. Our diverse congregation gathers for worship, Sunday School and Bible studies, and then disperses across our community and state, bearing the name and love of Jesus.
Immanuel reaches into human lives through two primary missions, to the incarcerated and returning citizens, and to the aging, as well as other ministries. Our “Stand by Me” prison ministry provides weekly worship, Bible studies and individual ministry to returning citizens at four South Carolina prisons and one detention center, and mails letters, Bibles and books to the incarcerated in a total of 17 prisons. Immanuel’s “Care Center Ministry” offers weekly worship and Bible study at two senior living facilities, as well as a monthly communion service at one facility. Other caring ministries include a free Christian library, pillows for hospital patients, the Sumter Pregnancy Center, and Water Mission.
Click here for a form to “adopt” Immanuel Lutheran Church and send direct support.