Every church has its share of “hinge” moments.  In such times, the doors of the past swing open to the future in an extraordinary way.  I believe that we are in the midst of a hinge moment here at Emmanuel.  Through our Connections campaign, we have a tremendous opportunity to honor the heritage of those who have gone before us, while also ensuring that our witness of Christ will continue for generations to come.  This endeavor is about so much more than bricks and mortar.  It’s about a calling that we share – a calling to lift our hearts through worship and the creative arts; to share in God’s mission of redeeming love for all people; to grow in wisdom and depth of faith; and to walk beside one another in a covenant of grace.  We know this is a bold step for us, but we come from a long line of saints who took bold steps of faith.  This is our hinge moment.  Let’s make it count.


Dr. Chris Thacker