Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Gathering Circle

On the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month, from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, the Gathering Circle meets to talk, listen and share.  The group has discussed books, liturgical seasons with their meanings, personal reflections and more.

We are still meeting on Zoom as COVID persists. Emmanuel Episcopal Church can live into the meaning of its name—“God with us”—in such a gathering. All are welcome. Contact the office for the Zoom link and to get on the email list.

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

During the COVID-19 times, Soup’s On at Emmanuel is not operational.  Instead we are supporting the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Community Baptist Church and other organizations that are offering take away Meals.

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