Encounter Groups

Sermon-based, small group settings where you can grow spiritually as you encounter Jesus. Together we  grow spiritually as we study God's word, encourage each other in our faith-walk, and become involved in activities. These groups are seasonal (fall, winter & spring) and happen throughout the week.  

Bible Study 

Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the meeting room at Emmanuel. All are welcome!

We are currently studying The Story - the Bible as one continuing story of God and His people. From the Forward by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee - "This book tells the grandest, most compelling story of all time: the story of a true God who loves His children, who established for them a way of salvation and provided a route to eternity. Each story in these 31 chapters reveals the God of grace - the God who speaks; the God who acts; the God who listens; the God whose love for His people culminated in His sacrifice of Jesus, His only Son, to atone for the sins of humanity."


This group enhances the service with anthems and special music, both vocal and instrumental.  New members are always welcome.  Rehearsal Thursday 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  and Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

Worship Team

This team of musicians and singers leads the congregation in worship with a mix of contemporary songs  and traditional hymns of worship and praise.  Rehearsal is generally Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Sunday morning at 8:15 a.m.


Another way to become involved as an adult is joining in to be part of our multi-generational activities

  • DINNERS - times of fellowship when we invite the community to enjoy a meal as we raise funds for the missions we support

  • ADVENT -  in the four weeks leading up to Christmas we gather to decorate, carol to the  home bound and community, and share a meal or two as we reflect on the birth of our Savior.
  • HANDS-ON - as with home, there is always something to be improved or kept up on the grounds and in our buildings. Volunteer a couple of hours to help with lawn mowing, gardening, or general fix-it projects.