Ways to Support
November 15, 2019
In my first two months at Emmanuel Church, I have come to understand that Emmanuel is a wonderful, warm, loving, diverse community. And when you consider all of Emmanuel’s many intersecting ministries and communities– all those involved in our worship services, Emmanuel Day School, Soup’s On, Sacred Ground, Bible Study, Emmanuel Book Club, our new Foyer Groups, and the Angel Choir, we are a bustling place.
In just the past month, we enjoyed a successful Harvest Tea and Silent Auction, and our organist Raymond Buttero gave a piano recital, well attended by the wider community. Our long community relationships with the Community Chanting Group, AA, AlAnon, and the Salve Regina students have continued, and we will again be hosting the Newport Music Festival for three Christmas concerts December 7 and 8, the Newport County Youth Chorus Crafting and Caroling on December 14, as well as Raymond Buttero’s Messiah Sing on December 22. We look forward to many other shared programs that invite the wider community into our church.
How does this involve you?
Your generosity allows us to make these ministries and programs available. Your financial pledge is your active prayer for one another, our community, and the world.
You can also support our community by remembering Emmanuel in your will (and if you don’t have a will, there is no time like the present to make one!). Invite others to events or to worship with us at Emmanuel. Introduce yourself to anyone you don’t know. Remember St. Paul’s advice: Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.
Your financial support is another vital part of our lives in Christ. A pledge form, and how to give proportionally, is printed below. Please complete it, place it in an envelope addressed to Bookkeeper, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. Newport, RI 02840, and either mail it or bring it to Commitment Sunday on December 8, when pledges will be received at both the 8 and 10 am services. If you prefer a physical pledge card, they are available in the pews, the narthex, and the church office. While we usually print the names of everyone who makes a pledge, your pledged amount is always confidential.
Priest-in-Charge Della Wager Wells+
Lil Hargrove, Sr. Warden
Debra Venancio, Jr. Warden