MISSION DRIFT - ESTHER
Everybody - every human being on earth- has a purpose, a mission. We were all put here for a reason. Organizations like businesses, schools and even churches have them too.
And everybody has a shadow mission...
A place where that mission is likely to drift, a time when the trajectory of a life gets pulled by the gravitational force of SELF.
We are taking a look at mission and mission drift in the drama of the life and times of Esther. We hope you will join us.
Join us Sundays @ 8:45a or 10:30a
No matter where you come from, or what you’ve done - We’re glad you're here. Other people made space for us to find a church home and we want to pass that on to you.
We are a community where it’s ok to admit that you’re a work in progress. One reason we value being real is that it helps us see our need for God and for growth and for change.
We are still amazed at the miracle of a changed life, and believe that God is real and active today. Jesus showed us that there is not problem in human life that God cannot solve.
We gather as a community each weekend in 3 venues to sing songs together, listen to Bible based teaching and connect with one another. Though we have developed 3 different venues on our campus, we are not even close to being done. God has so much in store for our church. We will keep listening to the guidance of the Spirit as we joyfully partner with God in what He is up to in Norfolk County and beyond. You should join us this weekend!
needs no introduction. It is our classic space for entering into worship on a Sunday morning. The worship and message are live, and the music never sounded as good as it does now on our new sound system.
head downstairs where you can fill up on a fabulous breakfast, made to order from a full menu. Our 10:30a worship service is broadcast live on three screens so that you may experience it in a relaxed atmosphere, sitting with family and friends, all while enjoying a meal together.
located right off our lobby, serves up all the latest specialty drinks and pastries. Grab a latte to go before or after the service, or enjoy it during the service as you watch on three TV’s from our comfortable cafe seating.
Young families are an important part of our who we are, and so it is our privilege to provide age appropriate teaching and nurturing childcare for your kiddos. From nursery to 5th grade, there are committed leaders and programs focused on our children.
We believe JR & SR High Students are part of the church now, so we work hard to craft our services with multi- generational appeal. That being said, the Youth still have access to their own space: Sunday Night Youth Group.
Because life is better in community. We believe that authentic community is the best place to find belonging and be challenged to grow. Our life groups meet all over the area and at different times during the week, and they are eager to invite you in. You should take a risk and try one out.
We believe that the church is at it’s best when it operates as a unified community of servants. God has given each and every one of us special gifts that are meant to enrich the lives of others in our church, communities and the world. You should find a place to chip in.
Because we know we live in a world where nobody’s perfect, there is lots of work to do! We seek to help people to flourish the way God intends. Our local and global partner ministries seek to show God’s love and to share the good news of Jesus in our own backyards and around the world.
Church of Emmanuel is made possible by people who give regularly and generously. In 1913, a quarter given in faith as a “nest egg” sparked the generosity that led to the purchase of our current property on Central Street and the very first sanctuary to worship in. Now it’s our turn!