Worship with us online Oct. 8, 2023

Posted By EmmanuelUMC on Oct 14, 2023 |

Welcome to our worship service on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023.  The order of worship is available here.


*Many thanks to our Memorial Garden team for their hard work this week in planting perennials and replacing shrubbery on the church lawn. These “green thumbs” do a wonderful job keeping our garden spaces looking their best. Thank you!

*AGAR Concert and Soup Supper, Sunday, October 15, 4:00 p.m. Next Sunday afternoon, we welcome the community to our lovely Sanctuary for an Amherst Glebe Arts Response (AGAR) Concert featuring concert organist Peggy Haas Howell and Cantate Children’s and Youth Choir. Please see the flyer in today’s bulletin for more information. Tickets are $15 per person, $8 for students and are available at the door (cash/checks only) or online through a link provided on the AGAR website: www.amherstglebeartsresponse.org.

Following the concert, we will provide a soup supper to benefit the various food ministries of EUMC (food pantry, holiday food boxes, Amherst Cares, Meals on Wheels). Suggested Donation: $10. The congregation is invited to provide crock pots of soup, breads, salads, and desserts for the supper. Some “kid-friendly” options will be appreciated! Faye Garrette is organizing the sign-ups for the food, so please contact Faye via email (fayelyle1943@gmail.com) or phone (434-946-7375) to volunteer. Please share information about this special event with your family and friends!

*“Bone”-Appetit Potluck and Game Night, Saturday, October 28, 5-7 p.m. Bring your favorite harvest or Halloween dish to share and enjoy games with following the meal. Dress up if you wish and bring someone with you! It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown movie will be shown.

*Halloween on the Lawn, Tuesday, October 31, 5-7 p.m. The Vitality Team invites everyone to join us for this annual “Halle-BOO-jah” as we gather on the church lawn for Halloween. The church family is invited to bring a lawn chair, dress up in your Halloween best, and join in the festivities as we welcome the community. Hot dogs, hot chocolate and treats will be provided. Those helping with set-up should arrive at 4:00 p.m. The congregation is invited to bring individually wrapped candy/Halloween treats for the event to the Narthex tub through Sunday, October 29. The Vitality Team and anyone else who wants to help will assemble the treat bags immediately after worship on Sunday, October 29 upstairs in the Youth Room.

*On Sunday, November 5, our church family will observe All Saints’ Sunday. All members of our congregation and the loved ones of our church family that have passed away since last All Saints’ Sunday (November 6, 2022) will be remembered during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you have a loved one that you would like to include in this observance, please call or send an email to the church office (434-946-7624; office@emmanuelamherst.org), or share the information on the back of your blue “Connect with Us” form in your worship bulletin. We appreciate receiving this information no later than Sunday, October 29.

*Bible Studies, Sunday School and Prayer Groups: Fall is a great time to begin a new small group! Please see the back of your blue “Connect with Us” form and indicate your interest in participating in a small group. See the October newsletter for more information. 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.