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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.

Theological Foundations
Scott Seaton will teach a six-part series on Reformed theology. Materials will be available for pick-up on 2/14 & 2/21 at the info table following the service. Classes will meet on 2/28, 3/13, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, & 5/15 from 4-6pm at Emmanuel's office. The cost of the class is $20 or $25 per couple, payable at first class. Scholarships are available. Email Kristin Taylor to register.

Bolivia missions trip: June 25-July 2
Ready to transform your life and that of the child you're sponsoring through Compassion? Scott Seaton will be leading a team from Emmanuel to Bolivia, so that you can do exactly that. This trip will provide sponsors an opportunity to meet their children, visit their homes, and see the church and the communities in which they live. We’ll also meet the other children sponsored by Emmanuel members. Whether you are considering joining the trip or simply interested in how Emmanuel plans to connect with your sponsored child through this visit, please pick up a Bolivia Trip Fact Sheet from the info table or contact Jim Wesolowski or Christina Park for more information. Deadline for sign-up is March 20.

Inclement Weather Policy
In case of inclement weather this Sunday or anytime throughout the year, please check the Emmanuel websiteFacebook group, or your email for updates regarding Emmanuel events. Of course, please always monitor the situation carefully and use your best judgment on whether you and your family should attend.

Volunteers Needed for Hospitality Ministries
Do you enjoy a yummy treat and cold beverage after the service? Please consider volunteering to purchase refreshments and set up/host the table in an ongoing rotation. You will be reimbursed for expenses. Please contact Amity Kim if you are interested in either opportunity or have further questions.

2015 Personal Giving Statements
In January, Kristin Taylor will be sending an email, which will contain a link to your personal giving statement in the Emmanuel Network. If for some reason you are unable to print it or need it to be mailed, please let her know and she will send you a hard copy. Contact Kristin Taylor with questions.

Emmanuel's Moms Group
Please join the Emmanuel Mom's Group on Friday mornings, February 19 and March 4, 18, from 10am-12pm at Little Falls Presbyterian Church. Childcare is provided for a nominal fee. It is a great time that we as women come together to encourage and pray for each other and look to scripture to gain our ultimate identity as God's daughters. Contact Mel Chang to get on the evite list for more information.

Discipleship Classes
Discipleship Classes span the entire age range of Emmanuel, from pre-school through adults. Nursery will also be provided. The classes will be offered on the fourth floor of George Mason University (GMU)-Arlington Campus at Founders Hall February 7-March 13, from 9:20am-10:15am on Sundays. We really believe that if you participate, you'll not only grow deeper in your relationship with Christ, but with other followers as well. That's part of the intent of the classes: to provide another opportunity to get to know people outside of your Community Group.

3rd-6th graders join us for games, dinner, and Bible study on Sunday, February 21 (monthly, 3rd Sun), from 4:30-6:00pm at home of one of the Emmanuel families. Please contact Chris Seaton for more info and to RSVP. 

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 February 25) from 7-8pm. Contact Emily Warner for more info or to volunteer.

Family Fun Night
Join us on Saturday, February 27, from 4:30-6:30 for games and pizza at Little Falls Presbyterian Church (6025 Little Falls Rd, Arlington). The games will be for ages 2 years - 5th grade. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Kelli Dudley.

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 client services volunteers, ministry volunteers and administrative volunteers. Contact Sheila at 703.354.7291or come to the next Volunteer Interest Meeting on Wednesday, March 2 (first Wednesday of each month) at 1pm.

Women's Fellowship
Ladies! Our next fellowship time is Saturday, March 5. Contact Megan Caputo for more details.

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, 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.


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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.