This morning Doug Lewis is in the kitchen packing weekend supplemental food bags for his favorite ministry, Beach Bags, for Arrowhead Elementary School. This is Emmanuel’s fifth year contributing to Beach Bags! Every Friday afternoon during the school year, 40 youngsters go home with a bag of nutritious food because of your generosity.
There is a sign up sheet for weekly bagging assignments in the Parish Hall. If you would like to help Doug pack meals he would appreciate the help. Also, if you have store coupons for BJ’s and Wegmans supermarket you won’t use, Doug can sometimes use them to buy items such as shelf stable individual milks for the kids.
Please speak to Doug Lewis if you would like to get involved with Beach Bags, and thank you for your continued donations of food items. ... See MoreSee Less
Every year on the Friday falling closest to the anniversary of September 11th, City of Virginia Beach volunteer employees hold a Day of Caring where they help low income families with home repairs and improvements.
Last Friday, September 13, as one of the projects for the annual Day of Caring, Faith Works Coalition (FWC) and City of Virginia Beach volunteers built a wheelchair ramp and made repairs to the front brick steps for a Mrs. Lee who lives in the Seatack neighborhood of Virginia Beach. Mrs. Lee will now be able to come and go from her home with safety.
George Chafee repaired the brick work and reset the two bottom handrails to the front steps for Mrs. Lee, as well as assisting with construction of the wheelchair ramp.
For more information on this valuable community service organization please visit faithworkscoalition.org. If you would like to volunteer on future FWC projects, please speak to George Chafee, Mike Nickelsburg, Bruce Delaplane, and Tom Lacy who are all active in the FWC ministry. They would be happy to have you work along side them learning basic construction techniques. 🛠 ... See MoreSee Less
Look who is checking out the new fleece jackets in the Narthex after worship service this morning. For only $25 (jacket cost) you too can own a fleece zip jacket with the Emmanuel Church logo stitched in red.
Jackets are available in blue or gray in both men’s and women’s sizes. Place your order by contacting Rick Keuhne (Stewardship Commission). Rick accepts cash or personal checks for payment.
The Rev. Carter Sinclair said the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a cold winter. 💨❄️☃️. Don’t be left out in the cold this fall and winter without your Emmanuel fleece jacket! ... See MoreSee Less