Church thanks donors

We at Immanuel Lutheran Church wish to thank the many generous donors who helped make our 29th annual Oktoberfest a big success. Special thanks go to Alameda Island Brewing Company, Rock Wall Winery, Drake’s Brewing Company and Dan’s Fresh Produce for donating libations and produce for the event.  

We are grateful to Marti’s Place, Peet’s Coffee, Encinal Nursery, Speisekammer Restaurant and many other donors who contributed items for our silent auction.  Thanks to Excel Graphics for printing services. Finally, a shout-out to the most excellent Alameda Sun, which helps us publicize our events throughout the year.  

The proceeds from Oktoberfest help support a number of community outreach activities, such as Dine and Connect, the monthly dinner for the unhoused and food-challenged in Alameda; providing meeting spaces on an ongoing basis for the Boy Scouts, Alameda Women Artists, Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous meetings and other non-profit community groups.  

Immanuel Lutheran provides support for the Alameda Food Bank; the Relay for Life Cancer Walk, Central American Refugee Committee and many other service activities which benefit Alamedans. Son-Light Preschool of Immanuel Lutheran Church provides a low-cost, high-quality preschool and child-care program for kids ages 2 to 5.

In addition, this year’s Oktoberfest was the start of fundraising toward rehabilitating our historic 1890 church building. Sun readers are welcome to join us at 10 a.m. for Sunday service at 1420 Lafayette St. Watch for our Holiday Boutique on Nov. 16.


Elizabeth Greene, Immanuel Lutheran Church