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Director Family Ministry
Emmanuel has a staff opening for our Director of Family Ministry, who oversees our ministry to our children and parents. If you have a heart for serving and nurturing children in the context of church ministry, please send a resume and cover letter to A job description of the position can be found here.

Advent Begins
Advent begins today. There are booklets on the info table for you to take home to have daily devotions each week as we celebrate our Savior this Christmas season. Join us on the Emmanuel blog for a weekly devotional and daily scripture readings.

Elder & Deacon Nominations
If you are an Emmanuel member, nominations for deacons and elders are open now through Monday, November 30. Visit the Emmanuel website to learn more about the role of a deacon and the role of an elder.

Women's Yoga Night
Join us for yoga nights on Thursdays at 7:30pm at church office lead by Megan Caputo. If you have a mat bring it! If not a towel or light blanket will do! Any level is welcome and feel free to bring a friend. If you have any further questions you can contact her.

Assist Pregnancy Center Volunteers
If you have a servant's heart and want to promote life, there are many volunteer opportunities at Assist. They are in particular need of medical volunteers and male and female client mentors available during the day. Contact Sheila at 703.354.7291or come to the next Volunteer Interest Meeting on Wednesday, December 2 (first Wednesday of each month) at 1pm.

Emmanuel Women's Fellowship Breakfast
Our monthly women's breakfast is a great time to build deeper friendships with other women in the church. We hope you can join us for both casual and intentional fellowship on Saturday, December 5, at 9am for breakfast. Email Chris for address/directions. Please take a quick second to sign up for a potluck item if you can!

Compassion Sunday
Jim Wesolowski will have sponsorship packets available after church on Sunday, December 6. This would be a terrific time to express your thanksgiving by becoming an important part of the life of a child growing up in poverty. If you'd like more information, if you'd like to reserve a sponsorship packet, or if you're not going to be in church on Sunday, but would like to sponsor a child in time for Thanksgiving, contact Jim.

Emmanuel Christmas Party
Join us—and bring your friends—for a terrific time at this year's Christmas Celebration at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association on Friday, December 11, 7:00-10:30pm. We'll have music, dancing, games, and activities for all ages; sing carols; and eat great food. Childcare provided. We're looking for volunteers to help with day-of coordination. Volunteer and recruit your friends to join you at will provide the entrée and drinks; please bring any TWO of following choices—appetizer, side dish, salad, dessert, holiday beverage. Please note if a dish is gluten-free or contains any nuts (for those with allergies).

A-SPAN Bagged Meals for the Homeless
We have an opportunity to serve the homeless in Arlington every 3rd Wednesday of the month. We are looking for 4-5 volunteers on Wednesday, December 16, to help distribute bagged meals at 6pm at a church in Virginia Square & a park in Rosslyn. If you are interested in helping, contact Corrie Schwab.

Sullivan House SKIT Night
Volunteers needed for Sullivan House shelter's SKIT night! It's a chance to spend an hour with kids whose families are supported by the shelter and play a game, do an activity, or just have fun! We will be taking a break for the holidays. We volunteer the fourth Thursday of every month (the next opportunity is January 28) from 7-8pm. Contact Emily Warner for more info or to volunteer.

Community Groups
A list and general location of all the Community Groups are available on the website. If you are interested in joining a Community Group, contact Young Lee.

Sunday Prayer Group
The prayer ministry meets at 9am on the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month in the 1st floor hallway behind the central staircase. We would love to have you join us. Contact: Bethany Hunter.

Planned and Spontaneous Fun Events
Join others from Emmanuel for planned and spontaneous events. Previous events included Ultimate-Frisbee, movie nights, rock climbing, nights out in Clarendon. All are welcome, contact Tom or Megan Caputo to be put on the email chain.

Emmanuel Parent Listserv
Have kids? Connect with other parents by joining the Emmanuel Parents group on The Emmanuel Network. Or, if you're a mom free Friday mornings, join us at Moms group. Contact Mel Chang if you need a login or need help using the site.

Prayer Requests
Please share any needs, concerns, or praises. The pastors and elders would love to pray for you!

Please submit any bulletin or website announcements by Tuesday at 12pm the week you’d like it featured using the announcement request webform.

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Mercy Ministry Opportunities
Arlington Bridge Builders, Arlington Street People's Assistance Network, Bridges to Independence's Sullivan House and Compassion International - Learn about current Mercy Ministry Opportunities

Sunday Morning Sound Team

Are you technically minded? Do you have a good ear and want to contribute to helping Sunday services run smoothly? If so, please contact the Worship Director for further information.

Mercy Fund Offering
Every fourth Sunday, we collect a second offering used to provide assistance equally to missions and mercy in Arlington and around the world, as well as supporting the Emmanuel MicroMissions program. If you, or someone you know in Emmanuel, has special and pressing needs, please contact the Emmanuel Deacons.

Sunday Operations
Emmanuel relies on the gifts and work of its members and regular attendees for its Sunday services.  Whether it's preparing the bread and wine for communion or posting signs around the lobby, this is essential in helping the community worship together. To learn more about serving one Sunday per month, please contact Israel Ruiz.

If you like taking photographs, graphic designing, web designing or know HTML, please contact Ellie.


The Emmanuel Network
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Keeping Connected

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Connecting at Emmanuel
Know of fun things going on around our community? Looking for ways to connect with others? Emmanuel has three list-servs where people can informally post events and learn about what's going on. For example, have extra tickets to a concert? Want to throw together a game of ultimate frisbee? Interested in inviting people over for a movie night? Subscribe by using the links below.
Sports Group--subscribe | Arts and Social Group--subscribe | Men's Group--subscribe | Women's Book Study--subscribe | Emmanuel's Facebook Group--join | Emmanuel on Twitter @EmmanuelPres | Emmanuel on Foursquare--"checkin"

Help be a "Guest Chef" on the third Thursday of every month, 5-7pm in Arlington. Join our team as we share a recipe, a tip or a lesson learned with these new moms. Please contact Cindy Jacobson.
Help be a "Guest Chef" on the third Thursday of every month, 5-7pm in Arlington. Join our team as we share a recipe, a tip or a lesson learned with these new moms. Please contact Cindy Jacobson.
Arlington Prayer Group
Join us for a multi-church prayer meeting at 9:30-10:30am on Saturday, April 4, at Cherrydale Baptist Church (3910 Lorcom Lane, Arlington). We'll be praying for our community, churches, and revival. Contact Jim Presswood for additional information.