Wonder and Awe

                As our pastor continues his sabbatical away from Emmanuel, we will spend Wednesday nights during the month of July exploring Chris’ sabbatical themes of Wonder and Awe. Emmanuel members and visitors may choose from one of the four following workshops and attend the workshop for four consecutive…

Details

Nepal Earthquake: How Can You Help?

     A note from Michael Smith, son of Gail and John Smith. Michael’s fiancee, Pema, is from Nepal and she has many family members living near the earthquake area. Many have been contacting Pema and me about how to help out. If you are feeling to help, there are many good organizations already equipped…

Details

Emmanuel (Paris) Gospel Choir Concert

Emmanuel Gospel Choir Rueil Malmaison (suburb of Paris), France to present concert in Alexandria April 26 The Emmanuel Gospel Choir will present a concert in the sanctuary of Emmanuel Baptist Church, 430 Jackson Street in Alexandria, on Sunday, April 26, at 6:00 p.m. The concert is free of charge and open to the public. The…

Details

Sabbatical: Renewal and Wonder

  One year ago, the Emmanuel family voted to approve a recommendation for me to apply for a sabbatical grant through the Lilly Foundation. Having received full funding for this program through the grant, I wanted to let the church family know a little more about what the sabbatical involves for all of us this…

Details

Kate Murphy Preaches

Martha Stearns Marshall Month of Preaching Martha Stearns Marshall was a prophetic, pastoral voice of the 18th century in America. She and her husband, Daniel, were Separate Baptists. They were both eloquent preachers who moved to Sandy Creek, North Carolina, where they started a congregation with a commitment to the earnest proclamation of God’s truth.…

Details

Mission of the Month: January

        Mission of the Month: January Main Street Mission Food Pantry            Throughout the month of January Emmanuel is collecting non-perishable food items for the Main Street Mission Emergency Food Pantry. The Emergency Food Pantry is a ministry of Main Street Mission that provides short term intervention (2…

Details

Benevolence Blessings

The Lord’s Supper is an act of communion that represents our unity with Christ and one another. With thankfulness we accept this gift of open communion; as a result of that thankfulness, we can be a blessing to those in need. This Sunday Emmanuel will observe the Lord’s Supper during our morning worship, and we…

Details

H2O: Helping to Overcome Homelessness

As most of you are aware, on the fourth Thursday of each month from 10:00 – noon, Emmanuel partners with Volunteers of America (VOA) and the Homeless Coalition in their “Helping to Overcome Homelessness: H2O” outreach to members of the local homeless community. H2O is held the third Thursday of November and December to accomodate…

Details

Emmanuel Coffeehouse Sessions

  Emmanuel is bursting with talent! Our newest showcase for these gifts is a series we are calling “Emmanuel Coffeehouse Sessions.” The sessions will take place in the game room of the Family Life Center, where the atmosphere will be relaxed and casual. We’ll sip coffee and enjoy live acoustic music played and sung by…

Details