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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.

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.

Greening of the Worship Space
We need 2-3 volunteers on Sunday to help with "greening" the worship space during the final Advent Sunday (Dec 21)! There will be instructions to help whoever volunteers. If you can help any of the Sundays, contact Hospitality Team.

Borromeo Housing Dinner Preparation
Help be a "Guest Chef" on the third Thursday of every month (Dec. 18), 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.

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, from 9:30-11:30am, we'll meet at the home of Chris Seaton. Bring a brunchie item to share. If you're interested in coordinating one of the 2015 breakfasts, please contact Ellie Shaw.

Year-End Giving
All 2014 offerings must be postmarked by December 31, in order to comply with IRS regulations for tax-deductible charitable contributions. If you give online, all transactions must be submitted by 4pmEST on December 30. Contact Jennifer McGahey if you have questions. Also, as we prepare to issue year end contribution statements, we would like to make sure we have your current mailing address. If you have moved in 2014, contact Kelli Dudley with your new address (if you have not already done so).

Family Fun Night
Join us on Friday, January 9, at 6:30pm at Arlington Community Church for a pizza dinner followed by a discussion on “Parenting in the Pew” for adults and fun activities for children. All families welcome! Contact Sandra Lewis or Kelli Dudley if you have any questions.

Discipleship Classes

Discipleship Classes Winter Session starts Sunday, January 11, 2015. Same place (4th floor), but new time – 9:20am! This seven-week session will continue all the classes from the fall, with one new addition. We will be featuring a new intergenerational class for junior high through adult featuring a video series by the Acton Institute called “For the Life of the World." It investigates how we are to live fully “in the world, but not of it” and explores how God’s purposes are present in every aspect of our lives. The class, led by Mary Beth Hutchins and Stephen Gombita, will feature an engaging 20-minute video followed by discussion. Stay tuned – more details about Discipleship Classes to come! If you are interested in teaching or assisting in the children's classes, please email Sandra Lewis.

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, January 21, 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.

Service Auction Night
We're very excited to announce that Emmanuel will be holding its first ever service auction on Friday, January 30, 2015, at 7:30 pm, with proceeds to benefit South Africa and Bolivia short-term mission trips. We are seeking anyone who would like to offer a service (e.g., music lessons, tutoring, babysitting) or item (movie or concert tickets, gift baskets, etc.). Contact Robyn Ham or Najean Lee or any questions or service items. We need the service items as early as possible, but no later than January 17.

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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.


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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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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.