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Outreach

“Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”

Our Outreach ministry embraces these words of Jesus. We not only provide financial support to programs, but we offer lots of hands-on participation. We remind parishioners that we are agents of God’s kingdom in our community and in the world.

We are proud to be a Jubilee Ministry Center. We are avidly engaged in mission and ministry among and with people in need.

Our ministry includes:

  • Judeo-Christian Outreach Center – provides food and shelter for the homeless.  We prepare and serve meals quarterly and as needed.
  • Mission of the Holy Spirit – a ministry to children and teens in Norfolk.
  • Angel Tree – provides Christmas presents for children with parents in prison.
  • Beach Bags – provides food to students who may not have enough to eat on the weekends. Emmanuel has adopted children from three schools in our neighborhood — Arrowhead Elementary, Fairfield Elementary and Kempsville Middle School.
  • Emmanuel’s Food Pantry – serves families referred by Virginia Beach Social Services.
  • Meals on Wheels – delivers meals one week each month.
  • Blood Drive – hosts three blood drives each year.
  • Faith Works Coalition – volunteers from Emmanuel and other Virginia Beach and Chesapeake churches provide assistance in home maintenance for elderly, disabled, disadvantaged and low income families. We have helped over 300 families in the last five years.
  • American Red Cross – supports the local Disaster Relief Program providing aid to victims of fires and other disasters in the local area. We have been trained by the Red Cross so that we can establish a disaster center at Emmanuel should the need ever arise in Virginia Beach.
  • Holy Cross Anglican School in Belize – Emmanuel has sent three mission teams to assist in teaching, tutoring, library organization, maintenance and construction in 2010, 2011 and 2013, and provides additional monetary support. Cursillo groups are providing scholarships for graduates of Holy Cross to attend high school.
  • For contact information for specific outreach programs, click here.

We financially contribute to Episcopal Relief & Development, Heifer Project, Boy’s Home, Women of Hope, missionary programs, Bread for the World and many others.