Christmas at Emmanuel Church

Join us for Christmas Eve at Emmanuel Church.  Because the Fourth Sunday of Advent falls on December 24th, we will have only one service in the morning at 10:00 a.m.

Our celebration of Christmas Eve will be at 4:00 p.m. to accommodate those with small children or who don’t want to drive after dark.

As has been the custom for Newport’s Episcopal Churches, we all gather to worship together on Christmas Day.  This year, Trinity Church is hosting the Christmas Day service with Emmanuel’s rector, the Rev. Della Wager Wells preaching.

Please join us to celebrate the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ!


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Interactive Forum with the Rev. Canon Nicholas Porter

The Rev Canon Nicholas Porter will be our guest preacher and teacher. Father Nicholas is the founding director of Jerusalem Peacebuilders – a ministry of interfaith reconciliation that specializes in peace and leadership education in Jerusalem, Israel, and Palestine.

After the 8 a.m. service, he will be leading an interactive forum in the Library, entitled Chosen Traumas, Chosen Glories, that explores how foundational identities cause families, groups, and nations to act like individuals and often lead to intractable conflict. When events – no matter how horrific – shape identity, they never fade away. Instead, they shape and trigger behavior on the battlefields of Ukraine, among Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs, and in our lives today.

The Rev. Canon Nicholas Porter …

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If you are looking for a spiritual home, we welcome you to visit us. If you are searching for a place of acceptance and belonging, we welcome you to visit us. If you are intrigued by the Christian faith and wonder why others find its faith, practices and community life-giving, we invite you to visit us.

Classical Christmas at Emmanuel - Saturday, December 16 at 3 pm - SOLD OUT!