Look for Emmanuel’s “Rise Against Hunger” 10,000 meal packing event held December 1 in today’s Virginian-Pilot‘s Beacon. Great job everyone who participated! Your generosity will bring joy to those who receive these meals. ... See MoreSee Less
Ho🎅ho🎅ho🎅, Santa Claus came to Emmanuel this morning!
Many thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who made Breakfast with Santa this morning such a special event: Melissa Thomas and her fabulous crew of EYC elves, the breakfast pancake and sausage cooking crew, Howard and Laurry Rodman taking and printing keepsake photographs, and of course Santa Claus himself spending a couple of hours visiting with the children.
Everyone left with big smiles on their faces and very full tummies. I hope Santa grants everyone‘s wishes this year 🎅. ... See MoreSee Less
This evening Emmanuel hosted the diocese monthly Ultreya, beginning with a delicious fried chicken potluck supper. After supper there was singing of praise music...thank you to the wonderful musicians, and an inspiring witness talk given by Betty Schindler.
In honor of Pearl Harbor Day, and in remembrance of the brave men and women who lived through the war years, tonight’s Ultreya leader Charlie Schindler related several family stories of his dad’s entry into World War II. He then opened the floor for others to tell their family stories from the start of the war on December 7, 1941 until its conclusion in 1945. A common thread running through all the stories was the courage Americans showed during this very difficult time in our history.
Betty Schindler, tonight’s witness speaker, related to the group the many ways her life and her walk with Christ has been guided and influenced by special persons in her journey such as her mother, brother, and sister-in-law to name but a few. Thank you Betty for your inspirational talk.
It was a wonderful spirit-filled evening of good food and joyous fellowship. George Chafee led the group in saying Order of Compline to complete the evening’s activities.