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Good Friday and Easter
Please join us for Good Friday and Easter services. More info.

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

2015 Mission Trips

  • South Africa (March 22-April 7, 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. 

Easter Sunday Call to Worship 

We will start Easter service with a call to worship in languages spoken at Emmanuel as a way to remember that Christ rose for all peoples. If you can converse or just "get by" in a language and are willing to read a short verse we'll supply you with, email Kelli Dudley and tell her the language(s) you can speak.

Emmanuel Retreat

Registration is OPEN for Emmanuel's churchwide retreat from May 1-3, at Capon Springs Resort, WV. Print out a registration form and bring it on Sunday, or pick up a form at the registration table. We especially encourage families with children to register early in order to help us better prepare. For more information, please click here. We are in need of volunteers to help with advertising, activities, and childcare. If you are interested in helping, contact Young Lee.

Discipleship Classes
Teachers are urgently needed for the elementary school Discipleship Class for the spring quarter. We need people who are willing to help in any capacity - from substitutes to weekly teachers. Email Sandra Lewis if you are interested in helping grow the next generation at Emmanuel! The new spring quarter starts March 8, and will go for 12 weeks before taking a break for summer. Discipleship classes for all ages meet at 9:20am on the fourth floor. Information about the classes can be found on the information table or website. 
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 meets on Mondays February 23-March 30, at 7pm, dinner provided. All are welcome; all questions are encouraged. Info

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, April 4. 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, 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.

Membership Seminar 

Interested in learning more about Emmanuel? The next one-day membership seminar will be Saturday, April 11, from 8:30am-2pm. The class does not obligate you to join, but is required for membership at Emmanuel. Email Kelli Dudley to register or for more info. 

Congregational Meeting

On Sunday, April 12, we'll have a congregational meeting at GMU immediately following the service. There will be an update about our ministry/vision and our finances: general fund and special offerings.

Prayer Requests for the Session
The Session will be going on their annual retreat in order to plan for the upcoming ministry year and spend time in prayer. If you would like to submit a prayer request, you may do so by using the card in the bulletin and placing it in the offering basket on Sunday or by emailing Young Lee. Email prayer requests should be sent to Young no later than Wednesday, April 15.

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, April 15, 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 (April 16), 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.


Newcomers Lunch

Join us for a Newcomers Lunch on Sunday, April 19, at 1pm. If you are new to Emmanuel in the last few months, please join Scott, Young and members from Emmanuel for an informal opportunity to meet others, hear about Emmanuel's vision, and ask questions about the church while we share lunch together. RSVP for address and directions.

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 April 23) from 7-8pm. Contact Emily Mushen for more info or to volunteer.

Sunday Prayer Group
The prayer ministry will be switching to a twice a month format. We will meet before the Discipleship Classes at 9am on the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month. We still meet in the 1st floor hallway behind the central staircase. We would love to have you join us. Contact: Bethany Hunter.

Emmanuel Moms Group
If you are interested in the monthly get-togethers and playdates, contact Mel Chang. If you are a mom and not available during the day due to work or other reasons, please contact Jennifer McGahey for information about other fellowship opportunities with moms.

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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.


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

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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"

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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.