Emmanuel Coffee House Sessions

A few times a year we host an hour-long acoustic concert featuring local musicians, particularly musicians connected with Emmanuel.  These concerts take place in the commons area of our Family Life Center.  Musical styles vary depending on the performers.  While the music doesn’t typically fall within the boundaries of what we might consider “sacred music,”…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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