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Sunday Prayer Group
Join us Sundays at 9am to pray for the worship, ministries and family of Emmanuel, as well as personal requests. We meet further down the back hallway just past the staircase. Contact Bethany Hunter for more info or if you would like to join the prayer ministry.

Emmanuel Moms Group
Emmanuel's Moms Group is meeting Friday mornings for bible study, discussion and prayer. Contact Alyssa Van Duyn for more info. If you are a mom and not available on Fridays due to work or other reasons, contact Jennifer McGahey for information about other fellowship opportunities with moms.

Discipleship Classes
Join us for Discipleship Classes that span the entire age range of Emmanuel, from pre-school through adults. Nursery will also be provided. Classes will be offered on the fourth floor of George Mason University (GMU)-Arlington Campus at Founders Hall from 9:30-10:15am on Sundays.

Meet Your Compassion-Sponsored Child in Bolivia
Karen and Jim Wesolowski will be leading a trip to Bolivia May 23-31, 2015. They would love to have as many Compassion sponsors--and folks interested in Compassion's child development work--as possible join them. There will be an opportunity to visit the three Compassion projects where Emmanuel's sponsored children meet. Sponsors will be able to meet their child and even to visit their homes and spend time with their families. Let Jim know if you're interested, would like more info, or even if you're just thinking and praying about it.

Greening of the Worship Space
We need several volunteers each Sunday to help with "greening" the worship space during the four Advent Sundays (Nov 30-Dec 21)! There will be instructions to help whoever volunteers. If you can help any of the Sundays, contact Hospitality Team.

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, November 19, to help distribute bagged meals at 6pm at two local parks in Virginia Square & Rosslyn. If you are interested in helping, contact Corrie Schwab.

Borromeo Housing Dinner Preparation
Help be a "Guest Chef" on the third Thursday of every month (Nov. 20), 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.

Thanksgiving Outreach
Arlington Bridge Builders is distributing through partnering churches 200 turkeys to families in need. Along with the turkeys, they will be providing a number of sides to complete the meal. They are looking for volunteers to meet at the Community Church of God (790 Carlyn Springs Road) on November 23 from 5:30-7:30 to pack and box the sides. Families are welcome to work together to serve those in need. Ask Jim Muzzall for more details.

Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Every year families at Emmanuel gather for dinner on Thanksgiving Day, together giving thanks to God and celebrating His gracious generosity over the past year. To join a dinner on November 27, sign up at the Info table after the service or contact the Hospitality Team.

Potluck with St. Timothy
On Sunday, November 30, immediately following the service, we will have a joint potluck lunch and a time of fellowship with our GMU church neighbor, St. Timothy and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church. Please bring an entrée, side dish, or drink (sufficient quantities to serve eight people). St. Timothy will have just begun their special vegetarian (with seafood) diet in preparation for Christmas. So please indicate whether your dish contains any meat (for those on a vegetarian diet) or any wheat/gluten or nuts (for those with allergies). For more info or to help, contact the Hospitality Team.

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

Emmanuel Christmas Party
Emmanuel is hosting its annual Christmas party this year on Friday, December 12, at the Lyon Village Community House. As in past years, there will be music, food, and fun activities for all ages. Stay tuned for more details.
Emmanuel Women's Fellowship Breakfast
All women (feel free to invite friends!) are welcome for a time of fun, casual fellowship. On Saturday, December 20, we'll meet at the home of Chris Seaton. More details to come. If you're interested in coordinating one of the 2015 breakfasts, please contact Ellie Shaw.

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Mercy Ministry Opportunities
Arlington Street People's Assistance Network and Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless' Sullivan House, Borromeo Housing/Elizabeth House - 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 Chris McGahey 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 Alice Chao.

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


Weekly Email Update
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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.
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Mom's Group--subscribe | Women's Book Study--subscribe |
Emmanuel's Facebook Group--join | Emmanuel on Twitter @EmmanuelPres |
Emmanuel on Foursquare--"checkin"

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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.