Gospel Choir Workshop

Emmanuel’s Music Ministry invites you to be a part of our  Gospel Choir Workshop  “Looking for the Light”  September 3-7, 2014  directed by Scott Sontag and Jennifer Permenter Wednesday, September 3 6:45 – 8:30 p.m.              Choral Workshop Friday, September 5 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.          …

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God’s Glorious Unfolding in Life

By: Karen Hamilton Each of our lives is a storybook and our futures are the chapters that have yet to be written. As Steven Curtis Chapman puts it in his new song Glorious Unfolding, “there’s so much of the story that’s yet to still unfold.” The Emmanuel chapter of my life takes a turn tomorrow…

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Is Fear a Factor?

Fear – it comes in many forms and everyone has experienced it at one time or another. As a parent I feel constantly challenged by fear…whether it’s my own worry for my children or their own anxieties of growing up. One thing I’ve really struggled with lately is my youngest daughter’s bedtime fears. I feel…

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Generation to Generation

Terrific Tuesdays have become a summer staple of picnics and activities for the children of Emmanuel. What began as pool parties and day trips to keep children who have completed Kindergarten – 6th grade busy during summer weekdays has taken a partial mission focus. Last week 18 children came to the Art Daze on Terrific…

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Bags of Hope Donations

Monetary Donations ($20 covers one book bag and supplies) and gently-used children’s books are now being accepted for the annual Bags of Hope school supply campaign for Tensas and East Carroll parishes. The money is being spent locally in order to aid their economy. July 20 is the last day that donations will be accepted…

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I Will Rejoice!

Ah, the middle of June…around here it means sweet corn, blueberries, 90-plus temps and – what else? – the Summer Choir Concert! It’s what’s happening at Emmanuel this Sunday, June 22, at 6 p.m. in Weems Hall, followed by an ice cream social. Summer Choir, which began years ago as a plan to ward off…

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Terrific Tuesday full of Hands-on Mission Work

Terrific Tuesday was full of children and adults doing hands-on missions work between Main Street Mission in Pineville and the Food Bank of Central Louisiana. There were four 1st-3rd graders and three adults who helped at Pineville’s Main Street Mission. They decorated and packed sack lunches, sang to visitors and helped clean up after the…

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One More Good Thing

“One more thing? I can’t do One. More.Thing!” How often do we tell ourselves this when our schedules get too full? I like to think that we’re always going about doing good even when we’re not planning or thinking about it. We’re “bearing fruit in active goodness of every kind… (Col. 1:10b REV) That’s just…

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Why Connections?

Ten seconds after I told Chris I was willing to accept some leadership responsibility for the Connections Campaign, I asked myself, out loud, “Why did I say yes??!!” As if I already didn’t have enough to do? I immediately went on a rampant search for something inspirational, some famous quote, focusing on something about what…

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