The Hoekstras regularly engage their neighbors and several have visited worship at their invitation. The congregation is also reaching out, and recently twelve neighbors joined about a dozen members of the congregation for a picnic. On August 1, the congregation will host an ice cream social as part of National Night Out. A new member was added by reaffirmation of faith and a family is transferring to Immanuel having moved from out-of-state. Pastor Hoekstra is preparing to begin a new members class late this summer. Praise God for bringing new people to Immanuel. The Lord has blessed the church with solid finances, and the congregation gave $500 to the presbytery’s Kings Men’s offering this spring. Pray that God will raise up local officers in the congregation.