Events and Calendar


Honoring Our Veterans, Sunday, November 12

On Sunday, November 12, the Worship Team looks forward to honoring all veterans during the worship service. Thank you for your service!



Serving Christ by Serving Others During the Season of Thanksgiving

“Bags of Thanks” November Food Drive: Throughout the month of November, the congregation is invited to participate in our annual “Bags of Thanks” Food Drive to help us restock our Food Pantry with items we distribute most frequently. Brown grocery bags with a list of items will be available in the back of the Sanctuary beginning Sunday, November 5. Please fill your bag with the items on the list and return it to the Narthex tub, the labeled wire baskets at the back of the Sanctuary, or to the wooden pew in the Food Pantry room downstairs by Sunday, November 19. As we worship on that Sunday and give thanks to God for God’s goodness to us, we will offer a blessing over these food gifts during the service.  May God bless you for sharing what you have with others!

ITEMS NEEDED: Canned meats/protein items such as tuna, chicken, Spam, salmon, beef stew, etc.; Macaroni and Cheese; Regular-sized containers of Peanut Butter; Regular-sized containers of Jelly; Regular-sized cans of vegetables (all varieties); Regular-sized cans of fruit (applesauce, peaches, fruit cocktail, etc.); Cold and Hot breakfast cereals (Cheerios, Total, Wheaties, Bran Flakes, Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, Grits, etc.); Canned Fruit (applesauce, fruit cocktail, peaches, pineapple, etc.); Hearty Boxed dinners (some contain meat or use canned meats); Hearty soups containing meat; Spaghetti noodles; Prepared pasta sauce like Ragu or Prego (preferably with meat); Boxed sides such as flavored rice dishes, potatoes, etc.; Bags of dried beans or rice; Self-stable Milk such as Parmalat; 100% Fruit Juices; Regular Ground Coffee (for automatic drip coffee makers).

PLEASE DO NOT SEND: Perishable items/items requiring refrigeration; Extra Large or super-sized items (these are difficult to distribute); Exotic or unusual foods; Expired items; Opened/Used Items. Thank you for doing your part to serve others during this season of gratitude.


Our Thanksgiving Food Box Ministry that supplies needy families in our community with a generous box of food items for Thanksgiving dinner, including a turkey and all the trimmings, will take place on Monday, November 20 at 8:30 a.m. in the Social Hall. Anyone who is available to help is invited to participate.


 Mountain View District Conference Palooza, Saturday, November 11 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at First UMC in Martinsville (146 East Main Street, Martinsville). The morning includes worship, all local church charge conferences, District Conference and opportunities for workshops. Any interested persons in the congregation are invited to attend. Church Leadership (Committee Chairs, Team Leaders, Church Council members, etc.) are strongly encouraged to attend. We are required to have at least one representative from the church in attendance, in addition to the pastor. Please let Pastor Nancy know ASAP via email ( or text (434-401-5776) if you plan to attend.


Looking Ahead

*Float for the Amherst Town Christmas Parade, Friday, December 1: Are you interested in helping with an EUMC float for this year’s parade? If so, please contact Jeanie Combs (434-907-2487). Whether or not this is possible depends on the amount of interest we have and the number of persons that are available to help.

*Membership Sunday, December 10: We have several persons who have indicated an interested in joining our church before the end of the year, so we are planning to receive persons into membership on Sunday, December 10 during the 10:30 worship service. If you are interested in learning more about church membership, are interested in uniting with Emmanuel, or if you would like to know more about becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ, please contact Pastor Nancy who welcomes the opportunity to meet with you. We look forward to welcoming new members into our family of faith!