Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
The Little Church with a Big Heart!

   We invite you to explore our web page.  It is operated by a true blue novice with occasional bail-out help from a true blue friend, so patience and understanding please!  The home page will share with you a short couple of things that we have been doing or have done in the past.  Our focus as a church community is one of reaching out to help others in need.   Emmanuel Presbyterian Church may be a small church in numbers but we call ourselves the little church with a big heart.

    The tabs above will give you more information abou our church, some general, some more specific.  The "about us" has got a drop down menu that is chock full of things you might want to know.   If it were me, I would start there...Contact info, Services, Newsletters, Leadership, Ways to Give, and the Resources we have to offer the community as well as other links to connect to other arms of the Presbyterian Church. Feel free to browse through it all and then make a plan to come see for yourself.  We would love to meet you and share the gospel of our Lord.

 
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

July 2017
Tomorrow (July 14) everyone who is able is invited to come to Fairview Middle School for a mobile food drive.  Help us spread the word! Volunteers needed (arrive at 7:00am)! Any family in need of food is welcome to come!  It will be given til it is gone.  Tomorrow 8 AM · GraceWorks West · Fairview, TN 

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This month we are meeting at 6pm on July 18 at the church to make more hearts for the H2H (Hearts to Hold) project.  This is a cutting/sewing/stuffing craft activity that is done on an ongoing basis as time, energy and scheduling permits.  The hearts are given to Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center  patients.  “It has an amazing power for the patient. What struck me is that patients would just hold them and grip them and squeeze them, and it was obviously a way to release some of the energy that they were having and also something they could carry with them as a constant reminder that you’re not alone, that someone cares for you,”  It is our hope that these hand crafted items, made with love, will bring a little bit of comfort to those who receive them.  There is something to do for everyone, all ages, all sexes.  We do not discriminate!


June 2017

We invite you to join us for a meal on the first Sunday of every month.  Although, yes, it is on a Sunday, and yes, it is after our 10-11 am service, there is nothing that says you can't just drop on in if you have a hunger pain that needs tending.   It is a time of fellowship and thanksgiving and those who come after service have the chance to connect with members of the congregation, visit with any guests that have attended service or have just dropped by.  It is a "just show up" kind of pot-luck meal and totally ok to come without a food item to share.  Everyone is welcome.      


...And yes, the picture is upside-down.  We are not perfect, we are human.
and if you know how to fix this please let me know!

April 2017

We have been working really hard to improve our church's availability to the neighborhood so to speak and our playground is one of the first things that are going to be open to the public.  Thanks to volunteers, it has been spruced up, fixed up, neatened up, cleaned up and is waiting for a pretty day and some young legs.  While you are there, bring a picnic lunch and make use of the pavilion.  The church building is open if you need restroom facilities on Wednesdays from 9-5.

  

March, 2017
This year we are redirecting our efforts of reaching out to others by making stuffed cloth hearts for the Vanderbilt Heart-to-Hold project.  The hearts that we make are given to patients and/or families visiting the oncology ward of the Sarah Cannon cancer center.  The project began as a way to communicate with others that they are not alone.  The message of the heart goes to those who are sitting and waiting; for a procedure, a diagnosis, or a test result.  It is our hope that by holding the hearts, it may be easier to open up a conversation, to allow someone to empathize, share their story or unburden themselves to a willing listener.  An ice-breaker, so to speak.  We would love feedback from anyone familiar with this project, and like anything else we do at Emmanuel, all are welcome to join us.  The workshops are part of our community committee and they take place after church service, 11am, on the second Sunday of the month.   Elizabeth, on the left, is shown making our first delivery of hearts.



February, 2017

  One of the things we have done to open up to the community is to share our time and talent with the children attending Naturefest in Fairview's Bowie Nature Park.  For the past three years we have made hand crafted stuffed items/creatures to give away in exchange for a smile to those not yet in school.  One year we made dolls, then it was owls.  This past year it changed to hearts.  No strings attached, just a free gift of love, from us to you.  We sent some of our hand-made dolls to children in a remote village in the Republic of Burundi, Africa.  The picture shown (above middle) is a Burundi girl with one of the only toys she has ever had.



                            



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