Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Dr. MLK Jr. Community Center

The Food Bank at MLK is a community resource for those in need of food assistance.

Weekly, Emmanuel parishioners bring an offering of non-perishable food and personal care items along with their church pledges, which are blessed at communion. Our Hydroponics gardens grows organic Kale which harvests 90 bags each month for the MLK fresh veggie days.


Soup’s On

The first Tuesday of the month, Emmanuel serves a hot meal to the community using our china, silverware, cloth napkins and table cloths. We invite everyone to join and celebrate the bounty of Newport.  We serve from 5 – 6 pm.

Emmanuel Church has long been a meeting place for numerous community organizations, some of which had their beginnings at Emmanuel, outgrew our facilities, and still continue to this day. “Soup’s On.” began with a goal simply to feed people, this blossomed into a cooperative ministry of 19 churches of 10 different denominations, working together to provide at least one meal every day of the month to an average of 100 people.

Interfaith Network

Adding to our Calendar of Events is our new Interfaith Network, an intentional sharing of programs and resources, including worship services with our interfaith partners throughout the state. Utilizing the resources not only of the Aquidneck Island Clergy Association, but also of the RI State Council of Churches and local news outlets, we will share listings of upcoming spiritual and faith based events in Newport County.

Swanhurst Messiah Singalong 2018

Cooper Loop Fundraising Dinner, Sept. 28. RSVP