Author Archive: Liz McCarthy
We have a history of annually recognizing a parishioner who have given memorable service to Emmanuel. In 2022, the Vestry approved the establishment of the award as the Lillian G. Hargrove Award as a tribute to Lil for her years of memorable service and for which she can never be thanked enough.
The recipient for 2022 is Bobby Gaines Jr.
Just as Lil, the award’s new namesake, exemplifies faithful commitment and service, Bobby has served Emmanuel selflessly all his life. He grew up at Emmanuel Church, led Scout troops, led and trained generations of acolytes, and is a main component of Emmanuel’s institutional memory. Bobby is the face returning Emmanuelites remember and recognize, as he continues in his lifelong service …Continue Reading
This year Fay and Ed Gosling together are presented the Saints Among Us award. Fay and Ed give generously of themselves every day at Emmanuel, from the most humble service in thermostat monitoring and maintenance to contractor supervision and systems diagnoses that require advanced degrees in electrical engineering and an adept assistant. The Goslings especially shine at Coffee Hour, where Ed specializes in operating our big church coffee pot, making coffee for just about every host of Coffee Hour, and Fay makes what I’m certain are the best lemon butter ginger cookies on the planet, along with some seriously delicious breakfast casseroles and breads.…Continue Reading
Emmanuel Church held the 2022 Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 22, 2023, following the 10:00 am service.
We met in the Library with a short coffee hour and then the meeting was called to order , with 38 in attendance and 8 by Zoom.
The agenda included reports from the various ministry committees, the financial report, Vestry nominations and annual awards. The Annual Report is available here for your review.…Continue Reading