At Emmanuel, many of our parishioners feel a calling to reach out to each other within Emmanuel, to reach out to the local community and to reach out to the world. There are many opportunities to serve the church community and the larger community.
Inreach to Church Community - Emmanuel's Inreach Committee provides help to parishioners in need, whether they may benefit from a short-term meal service due to sudden or unexpected life events, from cards and letters of encouragement when facing life’s challenges, or from prayers for those facing illness or facing harm’s way. We invite you to join the Inreach Committee, or If you or a member of your family need assistance with meals, transportation, prayers, cards, letters of encouragement or any other kind of support, please contact the Inreach Committee.
Outreach to Local Community – Emmanuel provides financial and volunteer support to a number of local programs such as: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA); The Alexandria Tutoring Consortium; ALIVE! (Alexandrians Involved Ecumenically); Bag Lunches; Carpenter's Shelter; Giving / Angel Tree; Kid's Closet/ Northern Virginia Aids Ministry (NOVAM); Meals on Wheels; and National Rebuilding Day.
Outreach to Our World - Emmanuel conducts outreach on a global level. Emmanuel provides financial assistance to a relief fund in Haiti and in the past has funded successful missions to San Patricio in Honduras. Due to the recent political unrest in the country, Bishop Lloyd requested that mission groups refrain from going to Honduras until the unrest was settled. Emmanuel stays in touch and prays regularly for the parish, its leadership, and the Bishop of Honduras and will reassess whether to resume missions there in the future.