May these Advent devotionals break into our lives, lead us to remembrance and renewal, that we would indeed experience the presence of Christ this Christmas. Join us for a weekly devotional and daily scripture readings.
English Conversation Classes
English Conversation Classes are available Sunday mornings from 9-10am at GMU. Students will be partnered with Hispanic ministry volunteers to practice their English. Please contact Judy Kauer if you have any questions about the program. Please be praying for this ministry and invite anyone you know who would love to attend! The class will meet through December 18.
Fall Volunteer Client Mentor Training
Become a member of the Assist team and promote life in Northern Virginia with your time and skills! Learn more about our volunteer opportunities by attending a Volunteer Interest Meeting and Center Tour on the first Wednesday of every month (next Dec 7) from 1-2 p.m. RSVP to reserve your place.
Emmanuel Christmas Party
Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to our annual Christmas Party on Saturday, December 10! The party will be from 6pm-8:30pm at GMU in the Multipurpose Room on the 1st floor across the hall from where Emmanuel worships. Emmanuel will provide the entree and drinks. Please bring two of the following: appetizer, side dish, salad, holiday beverage, or dessert (please note if items are gluten-free or contain nuts for those with allergies). Please contact Margarita Muzzall if you have any questions.
Spanish Speaking Sermon
On Sunday, December 11, we will have a sermon in Spanish. The sermon will be on the same passage and will take place at the same time as the English sermon. During the greeting time, you will head to Room 113, and will return prior to communion. If you know Spanish, please join us and hear the message from Israel Ruiz.
Emmanuel Moms Group
Calling all Moms! Join us at Little Falls Presbyterian Church (6025 Little Falls Rd, Arlington) on the top floor in the "treehouse" from 9:30-11:30 on Friday mornings (12/16) as we have a time to dig a little further into James and pray through our week. We're an authentic bunch and especially embrace yoga pants and baseball caps. Childcare is available with an RSVP. Please contact Susan Trent for more info.
Emmanuel’s Youth Breakfast
Emmanuel’s youth (6th-12th grades) are meeting for breakfast on Saturday, December 17, from 9:00-10:30am at Clarendon’s Silver Diner. Please RSVP to Israel Ruiz if you’re able to attend.
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day Services
- We will have our candlelight Christmas Eve service at 5pm at Memorial Baptist Church (3455 N Glebe Rd, Arlington).
- On Christmas Day, we will meet for worship at 1pm at Memorial Baptist Church. Enjoy the morning with your family and friends and join us to worship and celebrate the birth of our Savior that afternoon!
- On New Year's Day, we will meet again for worship at 1pm at Memorial Baptist. Enjoy the morning and come worship our Lord to kick off the new year!
All 2016 offerings must be postmarked by December 31, in order to comply with IRS regulations for tax-deductible charitable contributions. If you give automatic recurring gifts online, all transactions must be submitted by 6pm EST on December 30. If you submit a one-time real-time debit/credit transaction, it must process BEFORE 12am on December 31. Also, Sydney Crouse will be sending an email that 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.
Education: Luncheon - Please RSVP by 1/3
Is your full or part-time vocation related to education? If so, please join us for an education luncheon on Sunday, January 8, from 12:30-2pm in Room 481. This luncheon is part of our monthly exploration of how God can use our vocations for human flourishing. Please RSVP. There will not be childcare for this luncheon.
Prayer at Emmanuel
- Virtual Prayer Community - If you would like to pray more and would like more guidance on what to pray for, then please sign up to be a part of this group. The prayer team will send weekly prayer requests centered on our church, our community, and God's Kingdom.
- "10:10 for 10" - Starting next Sunday and continuing every Sunday, we will gather in the lobby behind the Family Ministry table at 10:10 and pray for 10 minutes for our service. Come a little early and join us in prayer!
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 the church office if you need a login or need help using the site.
Please share any needs, concerns, or praises. The prayer team, 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.
All Emmanuel Events
Serving Emmanuel and the Arlington Community
Volunteers Needed for Sound Team Set Up/Take Down
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.
Emmanuel kids need YOU as there still are needs. One Sunday per month, 10:15-12:15pm, one teacher’s assistant is needed. Please contact Beth Youmans if you’re interested.
Mercy Ministry Opportunities
Arlington Bridge Builders, Assist Pregnancy Center, Bridges to Independence's Sullivan House and Compassion International - Learn about current Mercy Ministry Opportunities
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!
Free English Conversation Classes / Clases Gratis de conversación en inglés
We have FREE conversation classes every Sunday morning to help you improve your English. We’ll help you with day to day conversations, how to do an interview, how to understand American culture, etc.
Tenemos clases de conversación en inglés completamente gratis. Te ayudaremos a mejorar tu inglés para conversaciones de día a día, como hacer una entrevista, entender la cultura americana, etc.
All are welcome! ¡Todos están bienvenidos! Class begins November 13, 2016
Sundays/Domingos: 9am-10am en 3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22201 Parking is in George Mason University Founder’s Hall Garage
(entrance on N. Kirkwood St. across from St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church)
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.
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.
Community at Emmanuel
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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