Commitment Sunday

As you are well aware, these last few weeks represent a particularly important season in the life of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Through our Connections campaign, we have joined together in prayer and discernment, seeking God’s wisdom for the next phase of our shared ministry. On Sunday, May 18, we all have an opportunity to make…

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Sharing Dreams & Resources

Stone Soup is one of my favorite children’s stories. You may remember it is about the three soldiers returning from a war. They were hungry and weary so they entered a town and requested some food to eat. The continual response from the townspeople was “No, we don’t have anything.” One soldier asked if he…

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Check Us Out!

Would you like something to enrich your spiritual life? What do you have available to increase your biblical knowledge? How would you like to have a meaningful family experience? Check out the church library. Your church library offers abundant resources and more to make a difference in your faith. You will find books by contemporary…

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The Central Louisiana Connection

Central Louisianans are invited to the Community Holocaust Observance on Monday, April 28, 2014, in downtown Alexandria. George “Pat” Waters, grandson of Gen. George S. Patton Jr., will be the featured speaker. The observance, entitled “The Central Louisiana Connection,” will begin at 6 p.m. with an opening service at the Alexandria Holocaust Memorial. The opening…

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Holy Connections

We are just a few short weeks away from the official beginning of our capital campaign for the building renovation plan. The idea of Connections will serve as our campaign theme. On a literal level, our renovation plan fosters better connecting points between our buildings. We currently have a main entry through the covered parking,…

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Deacons Serve Well

Deacons at Emmanuel are committed to a servant ministry. Tom Robinson was elected by the Deacon Council (those who are now serving a three year term) as Chair. Lynn Clark is the new Deacon Vice-Chair and Virginia Short will be the secretary for this year. These officers along with the rest of the Deacon Body…

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Drops of Hope

Every day, thousands of children spend their time on the streets of Kiev, Ukraine. These children eat most of their meals from a dumpster and sniff glue so they don’t have to think about how cold, hungry or lonely they are. When Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Gennady and Mina Podgaisky moved to Ukraine in…

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Firmly Planting Roots in the Gospel

An 80 percent hearing loss and speech impediment doesn’t discourage Scott Blanchard from remaining committed to his calling. As a church planter and pastor of Lakepointe Church in Detroit, Scott uses his disability to encourage and connect with others. He proves each day that God can use anyone who is willing to be His servant.…

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Redeeming the Shadows

Every now and then someone will ask me why a Baptist church uses the language of Lent. It’s a good question, and one that you’re probably familiar with if you’ve been involved with Emmanuel or another similar Baptist congregation. We observe the season of Lent for the same reason we observe Advent, and to some…

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