Upcoming Events | Serving Emmanuel and Arlington | Community at Emmanuel


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.

Inclement Weather
In case of inclement weather on Sunday or anytime throughout the year, please check the Emmanuel website, Facebook 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.

2015 Mission Trips

  • South Africa (March 2015) - Help local projects sponsored by RANSOM Foundation. We'll work with missionaries, Cory and Marna Costanzo. Contact Robyn Ham for more info.
  • Bolivia (May 23-31, 2015) - Jim and Karen Wesolowski will lead a trip to visit the three Compassion projects where Emmanuel's sponsored children meet. Sponsors will be able to meet their child.
Emmanuel Retreat
Emmanuel's biennial churchwide retreat is May 1-3, back at Capon Springs Resort, WV. Our retreats are a terrific opportunity to make new friends and even to go deep-with others and particularly with the Lord. Those who attended the 2013 retreat found it to be fun, engaging, and chock-full of great teaching and deep insights. Mark it down and plan on a great time with your church family.

Discipleship Classes

Discipleship classes for all ages have started for the winter session. Please join us at 9:20am on the fourth floor. Information about the classes can be found on the information table or website. If you are interested in teaching or assisting in the children's classes or have any questions, please email Sandra Lewis.

Service Auction Night
Please join Emmanuel's first service auction night, which will be held on Friday, January 30, at 7:30pm at Arlington Community Church (6040 Wilson Blvd). In addition to live and silent auction, there will be a bake sale with coffee/tea/hot chocolate, and children are welcome. Please contact Robyn Ham or Najean Lee with any questions or to submit a service items. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Emmanuel's upcoming South Africa and Bolivia short-term mission trips.

Membership Seminar

Interested in learning more about Emmanuel? The next one-day membership seminar will be Saturday, February 7. Email Kelli Dudley to register or for more information.

Emmanuel Women's Fellowship Breakfast
All women (feel free to invite friends!) are welcome for a time of fun, casual fellowship. Our next breakfast will be Saturday, February 7. More details to come! If you're interested in coordinating one of the 2015 breakfasts, please contact Ellie Shaw.

Arlington Prayer Group
Join us for a multi-church prayer meeting at 9:30-10:30am on Saturday, February 7, at Cherrydale Baptist Church (3910 Lorcom Lane, Arlington). We'll be praying for our community, churches, and revival. Contact Jim Presswood for additional information.

Congregational Meeting

On Sunday, February 8, we'll have a short congregational meeting for the purpose of electing officers. The meeting will take place at GMU immediately following the service.

Newcomers Lunch
If you are new to Emmanuel in the last few months, please join Scott, Young, and others from Emmanuel on Sunday, February 15, at 12:45pm for an informal opportunity to meet others, hear about Emmanuel's vision, and ask questions about the church while we share lunch together. To sign up and get directions, please contact Margarita Muzzall.

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, February 18, to help distribute bagged meals at 6 p.m. at a church in Virginia Square & a park in Rosslyn. If you are interested in helping, contact Corrie Schwab.

Borromeo Housing

Help be a "Guest Chef" on the third Thursday of every month (Feb. 19), 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.

Christianity Explored - One Life
Interested in gaining a deeper understanding of who Jesus is and why his life matters to us today? If so, join Scott Seaton and others on Monday nights at the church office (1408 N. Fillmore St., Suite 16) to explore the Christian story. The 6-week course will start on Monday, February 23 at 7pm, dinner provided. All are welcome; all questions are encouraged.

All Emmanuel Events


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
The weekly Friday email (Emmanuel News Briefs) is a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings at Emmanuel. Sign Up

Keeping Connected

Not receiving messages about Emmanuel events, activities, and volunteer opportunities? Need to update your email or contact information? Fill out the Keeping Connected Card.

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

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

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.