Volunteers Needed for Sound Team
The sound team needs 5 more volunteers to help unload/set up and pack/load the sound equipment. Volunteers only do this once every two months and are paired with other volunteers. This small act of service is integral to the worship team being able to practice on time. Please consider helping in this way. You can contact Israel Ruiz or Nate Telus to sign up.
Family Ministries News
Families, note Sunday marks the last week of the 2015-16 ministry year, with next week (September 11) being the start of the 2016-17 year. Look for an email this next week with information regarding classroom assignments and other important information. Finally, if you spot one of your children’s teachers in service or the hallway, make sure to thank them for a year of service, and a job well done!
A heartfelt thank you to the 2015-16 teachers, including those who pitched in over the summer, for your service to the kids at Emmanuel! Matthew 19:14 tells us: “Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.’” Thanks for heeding the call!
The Family Ministry Team is looking for one person to serve as “Greeter” for the 2016-17 year. This position serves Emmanuel’s kids one Sunday per month and requires excellent people skills with a heart’s desire to serve the families of Emmanuel. Please contact Beth Youmans if you’re interested.
Community Group Open Enrollment
If you are interested in joining a Community Group for the first time or would like to switch to a new one, then complete and detach the form on the handout available at the info table. You can either place the form in the offering plate or give it to Young Lee. You can also email your requests directly to Young.
Student Breakfast (Grades 6-12)
All 6th-12th graders are invited to join us for breakfast on Saturday, September 17, at 9am. More info to follow. Save the date! You can contact Beth Youmans with any questions.
Vision Sunday & Congregational Meeting
Join us on Sunday, September 18, for Vision Sunday. During the worship service, Scott Seaton will share plans for the coming ministry year. After the service, there will be a brief congregational meeting to elect officers and present the budget.
Sparks starts up in September. Sunday, September 18, will be our kick-off gathering. If you’re a rising 3rd-5th grader, mark your calendars!
Parents are invited to stay for a meeting after the service on Sunday, September 25. More info to follow. Contact Beth Youmans with any questions.
Assist Pregnancy Center Annual Banquet
Assist Pregnancy Center is having their Annual Banquet on Tuesday, September 27, from 6:30-9:00pm at the Falls Church Fairview Park Marriott. This is a great time to learn more about their work and ways you can help make a difference. Please contact Judy and Pete Kauer for more info.
Are you new to Emmanuel and want to learn more about the church? If so, you’re invited to an informal luncheon seminar, Sunday, October 23, from 12:30pm-2:00pm at GMU, with childcare provided. The luncheon also serves as a replacement for our Membership Seminar, but attending does not obligate you to join the church. Please RSVP.
If you are interested in reaching the Spanish speaking community in the area, please reach out to Israel Ruiz to find out how you can help. You do not need to speak Spanish to participate!
Sullivan House and its parent organization, b2i, have many opportunities for folks at Emmanuel to volunteer and support struggling families in Arlington. Contact Lawson Craighill at b2i if you are interested in volunteering.
Sunday Prayer Group
The prayer ministry meets at 9:45am 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.
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.
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, Assist Pregnancy Center, 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 Nate Telus 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.
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.
The Emmanuel Network
Join the church's online directory, communication platform and calendar (http://emmanuelnetwork.org).
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.
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