At Emmanuel, we know that when we serve other people, we are really serving Jesus Christ. Whether we feed the hungry, visit shut-ins, or join in a special effort with a local social service organization, we take part in God's transforming work in the world. A few examples of our ministry opportunities in outreach are listed here. You're welcome to try one out!
Grocery Deliveries Once a week, Emmanuel receives a referral from empty tomb of a local family in need of food. The lay member who delivers the food gathers non-perishables from the church's food pantry and supplements it with fresh food purchased at a local grocery store. Parishioners can donate canned goods or donate money for fresh food supplements.
Sack Lunch Program Feeding the hungry is something we do year in, year out, because Jesus told us to. Each weekday at 9am, we provide up to two dozen lunches from the Emmanuel office door to those who would otherwise not have any food. These sack lunches are assembled by parishioners (one ministry opportunity) and given out by either staff or parishioners (another opportunity.) We occasionally also offer flu shots or other ministry at the same time.
empty tomb Team Members We serve in several ways through our outreach partner empty tomb, where Emmanuelites help to staff their clothes closet, office, and furniture delivery teams.
PACE (Persons Assuming Control of Their Environment) Emmanuel cares about those differently abled. We assist PACE by collecting pop top tabs for their work. Their mission is to assist and empower people with disabilities so they can remain independent and part of the community.
Meals on Wheels Emmanuel serves the homebound hungry in our geographical parish by staffing MOW routes each summer.