Author Archive: Liz McCarthy

Emmanuel Church Annual Meeting Jan 31.

OUR ANNUAL MEETING –  The Emmanuel Church Annual Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 31,2021 at 11:00 am following the Sunday Morning Prayer Service.  We will convene to elect the Vestry members for 2021 , reflect on the past year and plan for the new year.

The link for the Zoom meeting and the Annual Report will be available prior to the meeting. Contact the Office for more information. We hope you will join us.…

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Sea Salt Provisions

We are excited to share the news that Sea Salt Provisions is starting up their baking and catering business right here in the Emmanuel Church kitchen! Their specialty is pick up meal service, and their foods and baked goods are absolutely delicious, and beautifully done. Many of their regular subscribers are the adult children of elderly parents. They are also excellent caterers for smaller events and dinners — up to 50 people — when that is allowed again.

We wanted to let all our friends know that Sea Salt Provisions is in the house — and that it pretty much smells like heaven around here. They’re building and improving their web site now, but you can sign up for

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Emmanuel Food Drive for MLK Center

As the economic effects of the continuing pandemic continue, the MLK Community Center Food Pantry is an even more important resource to our neighbors here in Newport.  Emmanuel Church is continuing to provide fresh produce grown on our hydroponic unit, as well as our ongoing collection of supplies for the Food Pantry.  Please remember our food basket in the church office when you are shopping for groceries and home supplies.

This is a very tough time for many of our neighbors, and MLK needs our help to build supplies at the pantry.  Our fresh produce and food supplies allow us to continue our Soup’s On ministry while COVID protocols keep us from gathering in person to cook and feed

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Office Hours

During the Rhode Island concern for COVID-19, we will be worship online only, with a worship team of ten or fewer, and that we will not have any in-person meetings of the church. <p> If you have food to drop off for the MLK food basket, or anything else to bring to the office, please wear a mask and limit your time in the office.  We’re glad to see you — from a distance — as we care for each other in these pandemic times by staying apart. Office hours Tue.-Fri 8:30 – 11:30 am.…

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The Gathering Circle

Ever since the onset of the pandemic, a group of 12-15 parishioners (formerly known as Emmanuel Book Club) have met on Wednesday evenings to read and discuss a book. The books have prompted rich and often challenging reflections on how we live our lives as Christians, but most of all these gatherings have been a welcome opportunity to meet “face to face” on Zoom and continue our Emmanuel fellowship in spite of our isolation. As we head into the dark months of winter and the prolonged pandemic, we will take a break from books, but expand our conversations to reflections on the seasonal life of Christians: What does it mean to wait in hope during Advent? How do we honor …

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19th Rector of Emmanuel Church

My fellow parishioners of Emmanuel Church,

It has been a year since Della Wager Wells+ came to us as our priest in charge. And what a year it has been! She has worked tirelessly, getting to know the people of Emmanuel, and to feed and nurture us all spiritually and pastorally.

This Cradle Episcopalian’s journey has taken her from her beginnings in her childhood parish , to deep commitments in every parish of her adult life, serving in nearly every lay capacity, to her call to the seminary and ministry, to a fellowship in Jerusalem, and now , to us here at Emmanuel. We have enjoyed the connections of her life and Holy Land experiences, woven into her weekly sermons. …

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