There are many ways for Emmanuel members and guests to learn about God's love and grow in their faith.
Lenten Devotionals In past years, Emmanuel members have written personal reflections on Lenten readings. These have been collated into a collection of Lenten devotionals so that we all can learn from one another as we reflect on God's Holy Word. Our recent compilation for the season of Lent for 2019, can be found here: Lenten Devotionals.
Education We have offerings for all ages, most of which take place on Sunday mornings 9:30-10:30, during the school year. Nursery care is available for the littlest ones on the lower floor of the building before and during the 10:30 a.m. service (10:00 a.m. in the summer).
Adult Christian Education The Adult Christian Education meets each Sunday. They discuss scripture, books, or other topics selected by group members. Anyone who wants to participate or help lead any part of the Christian Education offerings is certainly welcome! Sunday morning at 9:30am (9:00 a.m. in the summer) in the Guild room.
Wednesday Bible Study Age group: Adults The Bible study group meets at 12:45 - 2:00pm in the Guild room (not in the summer).
Children's Christian Education Age Groups: Grades K-5 Seasonal sessions of about 6 weeks each will meet at 9:30 in Memorial Hall. On weeks without Sunday School, there will be children’s bulletins and family pages. Contact June Steger email@example.com or Mitzi White at firstname.lastname@example.org Grades 6-12 Meet weekly during the school year. Lessons and hands-on activities focus on Christian living and values. On occasion, confirmation class for youth will be taught at this time. For more information, Contact Matthew Poteat, at email@example.com
Pax Age group: middle and high school students, grades 6-12. Emmanuel's youth group, Pax, gathers for activities throughout the year, including service-related projects and fun outings. For more information, see the Youth page. Contact: Matthew Poteat - firstname.lastname@example.org Tom DuMontier - email@example.com Nicole Rutan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Confirmation Class Age group: 7th graders and 8th graders Classes usually begin in the Fall and are determined by the Bishop's visitation. We meet two Sundays per month during the Sunday school hour (specific schedule TBD). We will be seeking Mentors from the congregation for this group of confirmands. This is a great way for our young people to get to know other members of our church family.
Adults Adult confirmation class is led by the rector, generally preceding the Bishop's visits.
Centering Prayer Group Age group: Any Group meets weekly on Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m. There is a 20-minute silent prayer followed by discussion. Everyone is welcome to join. Contact: Jim Lott at 540-290-9136 Rose Jensen at 540-544-7311
Lectio Divina Age group: Any Weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. Through an ancient practice of listening to scripture alternating with periods of silent prayer, we listen for God's voice and direction. The session ends with Compline, a short evening worship service. Contact: Shelby Owen at email@example.com
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