There are a variety of ways to serve through the ministries of Emmanuel. As a small congregation we are not a church that is run by staff, but a congregation whose ministries are sustained by God’s call in the life of our members. So whether it be serving coffee on Sunday mornings or working in our community garden, our service is powered by people who respond to the call of God.
Neah Bay Christmas Party
A long standing tradition at Emmanuel is a trip to the Presbyterian Church in Neah Bay where we join with other churches in the Northwest Coast Presbytery to put on a Christmas party for the community. The trip normally takes place during the second week of December. For more specific information email email@example.com with your questions.
The writer of the Letter to the Hebrews encourages believers to meet together in order to “stir up one another to love and good works.” As we meet together we build up one another and also bear one another’s burdens. Thus part of our mission at Emmanuel is to make space for fellowship with one another. On Sunday mornings following worship we enjoy this fellowship with one another. But there are many special fellowship events scheduled throughout the year that help us make connections with one another and encourage one another in the journey of following Christ. Among the things that make up this list of fellowship events are a men’s breakfast on the second Saturday of the month, periodic fellowship pot luck dinners in the homes of our members, an annual summer church picnic following worship in our outdoor chapel, our plant and rummage sales, and after worship luncheons on special occasions like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Check out the calendar for information about current fellowship events.
Children and Youth
Sundays are the time for children to participate in the life of the congregation. Currently we have a nursery for children ages 3 and under, a class for 4-6 year olds and a multi age class for gradeschoolers up to 6th grade. In the nursery, the littlest ones are cared for by loving volunteers who make this time away from parents nurturing and enjoyable. In the 4-6 year old class, lessons focusing on Bible stories are set in the context of play and interactions. The gradeschoolers are also learning what it means to be part of the community of faith which sometimes means learning from the Bible and other times focuses on serving and ministering to others. In all aspects of learning there is a focus on relationships and encouraging the development of the whole person in the life of faith: worship and faith are more “caught than taught!”
Most of the learning opportunities offered at Emmanuel for adults are seasonal. During particular times of the year we offer small group Bible studies, book reading groups, prayer retreats and special seminars. The next scheduled seasonal study opportunity will be during Lent 2018. Check out the calendar for information about current learning opportunities for adults.
For those who are interested in exploring membership at Emmanuel, the pastor offers periodic membership inquiry classes. These classes are normally held twice a year on a Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. For more information please email Dave Rohrer at firstname.lastname@example.org.