This is a brief introduction to the amazing story of what God has done in the story of Church of Emmanuel. It is a story that dates back over 100 years. In 1907, a group of 11 people simply said “yes” to the call to reach out to their community with the life changing news of Jesus. This same spirit runs in all of us who have come after. And that, at it’s core, is what the church is supposed to be about. It’s more than a building. It’s a community of people living in the way of Jesus.
Perhap’s you're kicking the tires to see if Church of Emmanuel is right for you. Or maybe you've been around here for awhile and want to learn more about the church you call home. Either way, I’m so glad you're here!
My hope for you is that you would find Church of Emmanuel to be a place where you feel genuinely welcomed and meaningfully challenged. A place where you can find transforming community. A place to find your own purpose through serving. To experience the joy of a generous life. And most importantly, my hope is that Church of Emmanuel is a place for you to grow in a flourishing relationship with Jesus.
Church of Emmanuel
REACH: Personally and together we are receiving the gift of grace. We want everyone, including you, to respond to God’s invitation to rebuild your life around Jesus.. This journey often begins for people at a weekend service, and extends into our everyday lives.
TEACH: We value community as a necessary context in which human transformation can occur. It is in smaller groups where we find the sense of belonging and challenge that helps us put into practice what Jesus lived and taught.
SERVE: We involve ourselves in the lives of people who have more need than we do, so that everyone in Norfolk County and beyond can flourish. We value taking action that is empowered by the Holy Spirit as we seek to express God’s love through reaching out to show and tell of God’s amazing love in our everyday lives.
Church of Emmanuel is part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA). The C&MA was founded by A. B. Simpson out of a desire to unify the local church and worldwide missions. It is a theologically conservative, evangelical, Bible-believing, and Spirit-filled Christian denomination with a major emphasis on world evangelization. The C&MA maintains a "big tent" stance in reference to many doctrinal matters, encouraging believers of diverse backgrounds and theological traditions to unite in an alliance to know and exalt Jesus Christ and to complete His Great Commission. For more information, please visit www.cmalliance.org.
What time is your service?
Our Sunday worship services begins at 8:45 & 10:30 AM. Services typically last about one hour or so.
Where are you located?
We are conveniently located at 106 Central Street/Route 140 in Foxboro, just ¼ mile south of the town common and about 1 mile from Interstate 95.
What is your worship service like?
We work hard to make sure your experience is one that is relevant, welcoming and fulfilling. Our services feature live music and vocalists and occasional multi-media presentations that introduce or reinforce a theme for each message. A relevant message from our Pastor is delivered each week from the Bible that is designed to help you deal with real life issues. These messages are given in every day language and you’ll be able to use what you learn each week. We want to help you pursue your personal spiritual journey at your own pace.
What kind of music and songs do you play?
The music (or worship, as we call it), is upbeat and contemporary, without sacrificing some of the more traditional hymns from church history. You will like our music!
What should I wear?
We don’t care what you wear! We just want you to feel comfortable. You’ll see people here dressed in everything from business wear to jeans, shorts and sandals. No need for a tie and heels if you don't want.
Will I have to speak, sing or give money?
We promise not to embarrass you or put you on the spot. You may participate in worship if you choose to, but there is no obligation. In fact, as a guest, you are encouraged not to give to the offering, but rather enjoy the service as our gift to you. As our guests we want you to sit back, relax, and focus on the message of God's love for you.
Is childcare available during your service?
While you enjoy the worship service, we offer opportunities for fun and learning in a variety of age-appropriate children’s ministries. Our Nursery is available for infants through kids age 4, and is equipped with a beeper security system. Kids aged 4 through 5th Grade have a service of their very own, complete with age appropriate music, learning and activities. All of our teachers and caregivers have been background checked and trained so as to ensure your child’s safety. While we expect that your children will enjoy these activities more, you are always welcome to keep them with you during the service if you prefer. Click Here to learn more about our Children's Ministry
How will I know where to go when I get there?
You will find friendly greeters at the door when you arrive, and in our lobby is an information center also staffed with friendly, helpful folks who can answer any of your questions and direct you to our worship venues and children’s areas. We’ve also placed directional signs throughout our building to help guide you.
Why do you have different “venues”? What is a venue?
A “venue” is the term we use to refer to the different places in which you can experience our worship service. We currently have three venues, all located in our church building in Foxboro. For more infomation on our Venues, Click Here