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Director of Worship Opening
Emmanuel has an opening for our Director of Worship staff position. Follow the links to the job description and a summary of our worship commitments and style. This position is a part-time role, with the possibility of full-time. Inquiries should be sent to

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.

Community Groups for 2015-2016
Starting the week of September 7, our Community Groups will resume for our new ministry year. If you are interested in joining a CG for the first time or would like to switch to a new one, please contact Young. Deadline is August 30.

Sunday Volunteer Opportunities
  - Refreshments: 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.
  - Information Table: We are also in need of hosts for the information table. You'll assist visitors and newcomers, answer questions about Emmanuel, and help everyone get more involved in the life of the church. Please contact Amity Kim if you are interested or have further questions.
  - Vocalists Needed:Emmauel's worship ministry is looking for vocalists to serve with the Sunday morning worship team. If you have any interest, please contact Sang Lee.

Children's Ministry
We are updating our database. We are asking all parents to fill out a registration form for their children in 6th grade and younger. Click here to register your kids.

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 medical volunteers and male and female client mentors available during the day. Contact Sheila at 703.354.7291or come to the next Volunteer Interest Meeting on Wednesday, September 2 (first Wednesday of each month) at 1pm.

Emmanuel Women's Fellowship Breakfast
Our monthly women's breakfast is a great time to build deeper friendships with other women in the church. We hope you can join us for both casual and intentional fellowship on Saturday, September 5, at 9am for breakfast. Cindy Jacobson will be speaking about how to walk with the Lord through tough times in life. Email Chris Seaton for address/directions. Please take a quick second to sign up for a potluck item if you can!

Arlington Prayer Group
Please join us for a multi-church prayer meeting at 9:30-10:30am on Saturday, September 5, at Cherrydale Baptist Church (3910 Lorcom Lane, Arlington). We'll be praying for our community, churches, and revival. Contact Jim Presswood for additional information.

Discipleship Classes
Discipleship classes for all ages will start on Sunday, September 13, at 9:30am. In discipleship classes, we spend time digging deeper into God’s Word. It is a unique opportunity that we often do not have on a regular basis. The fall session will run for 11 weeks from 9/13-11/22. Set aside this time to be challenged and transformed by his word, which is “living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword….discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)

Ministry Fair
Looking for ways to get more involved at Emmanuel or to serve the Arlington community through our partner ministries? The annual Ministry Fair will be held on Sunday, September 13, immediately following the service. Team leaders from all the ministries at Emmanuel will be available to answer questions and to provide information about ways you can become involved.

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, September 16, 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.

Abortion Recovery Bible Study
Is all the news about Planned Parenthood reminding you of old wounds from a past abortion Assist Pregnancy Center is offering a 9-week group Abortion Recovery Bible Study from September 17-November 12, 2015. Please RSVP to Julie to receive meeting specifics.

Upcoming Parent Seminar
We're hosting "Strategic Parenting: Helping Kids Become Responsible for their Own Attitudes and Behavior," led by Gary and Sandy Yagel. Join us Saturday, September 19, at 9:30am-1pm, at Little Falls Church. The cost is $25 per family. Lunch and childcare provided. Register on Sunday mornings after the service in the lobby or online.

Rising 3rd-6th graders join us for games, dinner, and Bible study on Sunday, September 20 (monthly, 3rd Sun) from 4:30-6:00pm at the church office.

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 volunteer the fourth Thursday of every month (the next opportunity is September 24) from 7-8pm. Contact Emily Warner for more info or to volunteer.

Clarendon Day
Emmanuel plans to  have a booth at Clarendon Day, which is 11am - 5pm on Saturday, September 26, in the streets surrounding the Clarendon Metro Station. Our booth will feature the same conversation-starting posters and Sandy Candy for the children. We need volunteers to host the booth and for set-up and take-down! If you would like to volunteer, please contact Jim Presswood.

TNT Game Night
Calling all Teens and Twenties (12 year old and up through college/career) to a game night on Sunday, September 27, from 5:30-7:30pm at the church office. We'll have fun and laughter. Dinner will be provided! Please email Sandra to RSVP.

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 Wednesday nights at the church office (1408 N. Fillmore St., Suite 16) to explore the Christian story. The 6-week course will start on Monday, October 19, at 6:30pm, dinner provided. All are welcome; all questions are encouraged. Questions or RSVP to Kristin.

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.

Sunday Afternoon at the Park
Want to meet up with other families at the park on Sunday afternoons? Join the Sundays at the park listserv! Email Allison Sell to get added.

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 Street People's Assistance Network, Bridges to Independence's Sullivan House and 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 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 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

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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 |
Mom'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.