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What you Need to Know this week

Sunday Worship
We worship on Sundays at 10:30am meets at Rivendell School. We translate services to Spanish. 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. Masks are optional during worship, except on the balcony where masks are required. We are continuing to monitor CDC and Arlington County guidance. We will also continue to live-stream the service.

First Sunday Prayer
On the first Sunday of the month we take the time to pray for the congregation and the concerns of the people, and we would love to pray upfront for you. We would ask you to send Carlos a message beforehand via email or be ready to write them on the cards provided on Sunday so we can include your specific prayers during service.

Christmas Partner Drive
For the next two weeks (Sundays, December 4 and 11 ), stop by the Giving Tree in the lobby to purchase Christmas gifts for our neighbors in need this holiday season! Donations collected will go to Arlington Bridge Builders, Restoration Immigration Legal Aid, and Project Belong.

Sparks Meeting
Third through fifth graders are invited to our December Sparks meeting on Sunday,  December 4, from 12:30-2:00pm. We will have lunch, a lesson, and lots of fun!

Youth Group
Emmanuel’s Youth Group will be meeting after service on Sunday,  December 4. Lunch will be provided.

Christmas Party & Chili Cook-off!
Join us for this year's Christmas Party on Sunday, December 11, at 5pm at Rivendell! We will have our annual chili cook-off competition for a prize, along with other activities! Please contact the  office if you are able to volunteer to set-up for the party. Please bring a side to share! Sign up on the app under Meet-Ups or contact the  office if you would like to participate in the chili cookoff!

Mercy Offering
On Sunday,  December 18, we will collect a Mercy Offering for Project Belong. Please designate mercy offerings to this partner when giving on the Emmanuel App or online. You can learn more about Project Belong!

Christmas Caroling and Cookie Exchange
In the spirit of the holiday season, please sign up to bring cookies to share with Emmanuel and to accompany caroling on Sunday, December 18! You can sign up by contacting the  office .

Christmas Eve Service
Please join us Saturday, December 24, at 5pm at Rivendell! Children are welcome to attend the service (no childcare).

Christmas Day Service
Please join us Sunday, December 25, at 9:30am at Rivendell! Children are welcome to attend the service (no childcare or Sunday school).

End of Year Giving
In order to comply with IRS regulations for tax-deductible charitable contributions, for a year-end gift to appear on your 2022 giving statement, please note all checks that are mailed must be postmarked by December 31, and all online gifts must be submitted by 11:59PM on December 31. In January 2023, the church treasurer will send an email containing a link to your personal giving statement in the Emmanuel Network. If you have any questions related to your giving at Emmanuel, please contact the treasurer.
Help With Food Pantry Deliveries
Arlington Bridge Builders is looking for volunteers to serve as food pantry delivery drivers on Saturdays throughout the summer to neighbors in need. ABB meets at 11:30am and the deliveries usually take less than an hour. If you’re interested in serving, please contact the office.

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!