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What you Need to Know this week

Sunday Worship
We worship on Sundays at 10:30am meets at Rivendell School. Please remember not to park in front of a residence when parking at Rivendell. Parking is available surrounding the Lee Community Center and park and the Little Ambassadors Academy parking lot.

As a friendly reminder, in compliance with the CDC’s and Arlington County’s updated guidelines for COVID protocols, we recommend that everyone wear a mask during service. Read more

We will also continue to live-stream the service.

Monday Night Prayer Meeting
Join us on Mondays at 7:30-8pm for our weekly prayer meetings! This week we will be praying for the public school system. Contact the church office if you need the Zoom link.

November Mercy Offering
Throughout the month of November, we will collect a Mercy Offering for partners of Emmanuel who work Muslims in North Africa. Please designate mercy offerings to this partner when giving on the Emmanuel App or online.

Coffee and Conversations
Join Arlington Bridge Builders  every Friday from 6:30 to 8pm at Arlington Mill Community Center to meet our neighbors and practice speaking English with them! Please sign up for at least one Friday under “Get Connected” on the Emmanuel App or at this link.

Sparks Meeting
Emmanuel’s third through fifth graders will be meeting together on Sunday, November 21, from 12:30-2:00pm at Rivendell for lunch, games, and a lesson!

Arlington 5K Turkey Trot
This year, three of our Mercy Ministry partners (ABB, RILA, and Project Belong) are Special Fund Beneficiaries of the Arlington Turkey Trot. To show our support for our partners and our Arlington community, Emmanuel’s Children’s Ministry would like to have a group running in the Turkey Trot. You can sign up for the Arlington Turkey Trot at this link. When you register, be sure to designate "Emmanuel Trotters" as your running group. We will be wearing our navy blue Emmanuel t-shirts at the race. It will help us identify each other in the crowd. If you (or your child) would like to buy an Emmanuel T-shirt for $5, please put in your order at this link. Audrey Chin will also have more information (and sample sizes of the shirts) this Sunday.

Christmas Party Dinner
Emmanuel will host its annual Christmas party dinner at Rivendell on Sunday, December 12, from 5-8pm! Everyone is invited to join for a fun time of food and fellowship, and we invite everyone to bring a side. If your last name begins with A-T, please bring a side to share. If your last name begins with U-Z, please bring a dessert to share.

Christmas Eve Service
Everyone is welcome to attend Emmanuel’s Christmas Eve service on December 24, at Rivendell from 5-7pm!
Spiritual Practices
Emmanuel is introducing a series of spiritual practices for the congregation to explore together as one body in Christ. Each month, we will introduce a new spiritual practice, and will provide resources on how to engage more deeply. Visit our website to learn more, and contact Stephen Bates if you would like to sign up for scripture verse emails!

 Women's Emmanuel Soul Care Team
The Women's Emmanuel Soul Care Team is launching a prayer partner ministry to connect women together in prayer. Please sign up on the app or the link  if you would like to join.

Youth Mentor Opportunity
We are looking for 1-2 youth mentors to be a part of the youth ministry at Emmanuel. If you are interested in ministering to students at a crucial moment in their story, please contact Stephen Bates.

Volunteer with Emmanuel ESL
Come join the Emmanuel team to teach English as a Second Language (ESL)! We are looking for two motivated volunteers to assist with ESL classes that occur right after service at Rivendell. Students learn conversational English to become more familiar with speaking on various topics and to have easier phone conversations. Interested or have questions? Contact Judy Kauer or Kristine Leiphart.


Abb's pandemic relief fund

Food pantry Drop-Offs


Emmanuel continues taking donations for ABB's Pandemic Relief Fund, which helps our neighbors who are in desperate need of assistance with essential expenses such as rent and medical bills. Donations can be given online or by mail by designating your gifts as "Arlington Bridge Builders Pandemic Relief Fund."
Arlington Bridge Builders is looking for volunteers to assist with food pantry distribution and praying for our community. If you would like to volunteer, you can sign up here.
If you have a servant's heart and want to promote life, there are many volunteer opportunities at Assist. They are in particular need of medical volunteers and male and female client mentors available during the day. Contact Shannon at 703.354.7291, option 6.
Employment opportunities are available. Learn more.


If you are interested in reaching the Spanish speaking community in the area, please reach out to Carlos Dimas to find out how you can help. You do not need to speak Spanish to participate!


Are you interested in being a part of the Tech Team? "What's the Tech Team," you ask? Come be a part of the people who make Sunday services happen. From sound, to lyrics, to set up. Email Stephen Bates for more info. No experience required!