Worship with us online Sept. 10, 2023

Posted By EmmanuelUMC on Sep 22, 2023 |

Welcome to our worship service on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2023.  The order of worship is available at this link.

Our service on Sept. 3 was not recorded due to technical issues, and the service on Sept. 27 cannot be published due to copyright restrictions.  We appreciate your patience and understanding and hope that you will enjoy services that we have been able to share.



*Today, we once again welcome the music ministry of Faithful Praise who will bless us with a Worship Concert for today’s service. In addition to our regular offering, a love offering will be collected toward the end of the service to support the ministry of Faithful Praise. CDs of their music will also be available for purchase.

*September is National Hunger Action Month! Please see this month’s newsletter for ways to be involved in reducing hunger in our own community, including supporting Amherst Cares, The Society of St. Andrew, the EUMC Food Pantry, and Meals on Wheels. SoSA has provided a Calendar for Prayer and Action to use as a guide for Scripture reading and action throughout this month. SoSA coin boxes and extra calendars are available at the Sanctuary entrances for you to use this month during this special emphasis. Please return the boxes on Sunday, October 1. Beginning today through Sunday, October 8, we will collect food items needed for Amherst Cares. Please see the yellow insert in today’s bulletin for instructions and a list of items. Your generosity is most appreciated.

 *Bible Studies, Sunday School and Prayer Groups: Fall is a great time to begin a new small group! Interest has been expressed for the following: Offering a new Adult Sunday School class at 9:15 a.m. each week on Sunday mornings; Books & Breakfast (read a book together on a Christian topic/devotional classic, then meet once a month for breakfast and discussion); Weekly Wednesday Bible Study and/or Prayer Group (on Wednesday mornings/evenings; time TBD depending on interest). Our Women’s Bible Study group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Mattie Ware Classroom and welcomes any other interested women to join them. The Francis Asbury Senior Adult Class has also resumed and meets weekly in the Mattie Ware Classroom. Please take time to complete the back of your blue “Connect with Us” form in worship to indicate your interest in these spiritual growth opportunities, or to share any ideas that you may have. You may also contact Pastor Nancy to share your ideas: (ncolemanjohnson@gmail.com; 434-401-5776).

*Church Administrative Assistant: Emmanuel UMC seeks an energetic, personable, and reliable individual to assist the congregation and pastor with the basic administrative and communication needs of the church. Above average computer skills are preferred, including experience with Microsoft Office, Publisher,

Outlook, and mastery of basic word processing functions. Knowledge of church-related software, such as Power Church, will be helpful. Candidates should possess good interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task effectively. This is a part-time position of 12 to 20 hours per week. The workday and work hours are negotiable. The hourly wage will be commensurate with skills and experience. Interested persons may view the full job description on our church website (www.emmanuelumchurch.org), or by contacting Mike Gamble, Emmanuel UMC’s SPPRC Chair at mgamble208@gmail.com, or by calling (434) 941-4034. Resumes may be emailed to Mike or mailed to the church as follows: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, ATTN: Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee, c/o Mike Gamble, P.O. Box 451, Amherst, VA 24521. The congregation is encouraged to share this job opportunity with others in the community who may be interested in applying for the position.


*Church Family Fun Nights Resume with “Taco-bout Delicious”: The Vitality Team invites you to join us on Saturday, September 23 at 5:00 p.m. for a Mexican Food buffet followed by games. Bring your favorite board game and a Mexican-style food item to share. Please invite someone to come with you. A sign-up sheet for the food is available at the back of the Sanctuary. Contact Jeanie Combs for more information (434-907-2487).

*A Message from the Finance Team: In preparation for our annual budget planning and approval process, Finance Chair, Mike Stinnett, requests that the Chairs/Team Leaders of all team/committees that are responsible for a portion of the church budget to please check with your team about any needed changes to your 2024 budget requests, and let Mike know by Sunday, September 24. The 2023 Church Budget will be presented and discussed at the October meeting of the Church Council/Finance Team in preparation for our Charge Conference/District Conference Palooza scheduled for Saturday, November 11. Please contact Mike Stinnett with any questions regarding the church budget.

*Worship Team Assistants Needed: We still have several openings for Ushers and Lay Readers for worship between now and the end of the year, so please consider signing up to help. The sign-up sheet is located on the big bulletin board in the hallway beside the Sanctuary. Thanks for considering this ministry opportunity.