Service at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
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. You can read more about our partnered ministries and some of our main service projects below.
We are currently in the process of planting a food garden, the primary focus of which will be to provide healthy, organic produce to local outreach agencies such as Mary's Place and the Maltby Food Bank. As a way to raise funds, there will also be the opportunity on Sunday mornings to purchase floral bouquets for a small donation (seasonally, as weather permits) For the latest information on what's happening with the farm, visit the Farm page here. You can also find information on our Facebook page here.
Emmanuel has partnered with local non-profit Underground Ministries whose mission is to "open new relationships of embrace and trust between gang-affected prisoners and our communities to which they return, for our mutual transformation and resurrection." Pastor Dave Rohrer sits on UM's Board of Trustees. To learn more about their ministry, please visit undergroundministries.org
Campbell Farm is located on the Yakama Indian Reservation in Wapato WA. It was owned and operated by the Campbell Family for most of this century. In 1978, Nellie Campbell willed the 40 acre farm to the Central Washington Presbytery. Since that time, the farm has been a part of the larger family of Christ. The facilities historic buildings and warm, country atmosphere, make The Campbell Farm a true gem in the Presbyterian "family" of conference and retreat centers. The farm is currently part of the Northwest Coast Presbytery.
Campbell Farm serves the community in several ways. It has successfully organized and operated a strong children's program for the past 15 years through a variety of programs including: after school programs, youth leadership training, summer camps and a summer feeding program that provide meals to housing projects on three sites, including the farm itself.
There is an opportunity at Emmanuel to take an annual fall trip to Campbell Farm for apple gleaning and other activities.
Hopelink is a social services nonprofit agency that serves north and east King County, Washington, with food banks, energy assistance, housing, a family development program, transportation and adult education. Emmanuel supports Hopelink all year long through the collection of food donations. There is a donation box located in the narthex where we accept unexpired non-perishable food. We also collect donations of toys and clothing during the holidays.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.