Events and Calendar

Emmanuel United Methodist Church

May meetings and activities 

Women’s Spring Tea: Saturday, May 11, 2024, 3:00 p.m. in the Social Hall: All women are invited to join us for a Mother’s Day-themed event celebrating women. If you don’t have a mom, daughter or grandmother, “adopt” one and plan to come. Traditional tea party foods will be provided as we enjoy some lighthearted entertainment, door prizes and fun! Attendees are encouraged to “dress up,” including your favorite spring hat and gloves. Please purchase a ticket in advance from Jeanie Combs or Cat Brandell ($5.00/person). The reservation deadline is Wednesday, May 8. Come and bring someone with you. Sponsored by the Vitality Team.

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12: The Worship Team looks forward to recognizing all women and moms during worship with a token of appreciation. All women are invited to wear their favorite hat to worship on Mother’s Day.

Mountain View District Finance Team Zoom training has been rescheduled for Monday, May 13, 7-8 p.m. Members of the Finance Team are encouraged to attend. You may join from your own connected device using this link:  Meeting ID: 960 3999 8909, or join with others at church in the Mattie Ware classroom. Anyone is welcome to attend.


Women’s Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, May 14 at 9:30 a.m. Mattie Ware Classroom.

The group meets every month on the second Tuesday morning and welcome other women to join us!

The Church Council and Finance Teams will meet on Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m. in the Social Hall.

The Prayer Shawl Ministry Group will meet on Tuesday, May 14 at 1:00 p.m. in the Youth Room. The group welcomes others to come and join us on the second Tuesday afternoon of each month. Bring your knitting or crocheting, or come and learn from others. All are welcome!

 Pentecost Sunday is May 19 when we celebrate God’s gift of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the church. The congregation is invited to wear RED on Pentecost Sunday. Cupcakes will be served on the church lawn as we say, “Happy Birthday, Church!”

Save the Date! Retirement Celebration for Rev. Denise Bates, Mountain View District Superintendent, Sunday, May 19, 4:00 p.m., Bethlehem UMC, 13586 S Old Moneta Rd, Moneta, VA 24121. Join with others on our District as we celebrate the ministry of our retiring DS, Rev. Denise Bates. The celebration will consist of a worship service, followed by a reception. Baskets will be available to receive cards for Denise, or to make donations to designated district mission projects in her honor. All are welcome.

On Sunday, May 26, and in honor of Memorial Day, the Worship Team looks forward to remembering the relatives of all those in our church family who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Please indicate your name, the name of the person being remembered, your relationship to this person, the branch of military in which they served, and the specific conflict/war if known. Please write the information on the back of your blue “Connect with Us” form in worship, or email it to the church office at no later than Sunday, May 19. We look forward to a special time of remembrance and honoring the families of our fallen heroes during worship on May 26. Please note: if you have shared this information in previous years, you do not need to submit it again unless you have additional names you wish to include.