NEWSLETTER

e-mmanuel
e-letter
(news & updates)
06/25/2020 thru 07/09/2020
 
Sunday, June 28
10:30 am Facebook/YouTube (links below)
12:30 pm Facebook/YouTube (links below)
Wednesday, July 1
12:00 Noon Devotions by clergy & staff click this link - facebook.com/emmanuelathens
Thursday, July 2
6:30pm Emmanuel Community Zoom (To log into the meeting; click this link) https://zoom.us/j/96427180662?pwd=VVRJR0ZBQ1Zta3U1Y3dzSG9wN1hlUT09
Sunday, July 5
10:30 am Facebook/YouTube (links below)
12:30 pm Facebook/YouTube (links below)
 
Week of 07/05/2020 and 07/13/2020
Sunday, July 5
10:30 am Facebook/YouTube (links below)
12:30 pm Facebook/YouTube (links below)
Wednesday, July 8
12:00 Noon Devotions by clergy & staff click this link - facebook.com/emmanuelathens
Thursday, July 9
6:30pm Emmanuel Community Zoom (To log into the meeting; click this link) https://zoom.us/j/96427180662?pwd=VVRJR0ZBQ1Zta3U1Y3dzSG9wN1hlUT09
Sunday, July 12
10:30 am Facebook/YouTube (links below)
12:30 pm Facebook/YouTube (links below)
 
Wednesday, July 15
12:00 Noon Devotions by clergy & staff click this link - facebook.com/emmanuelathens
Thursday, July 16
6:30pm Emmanuel Community Zoom (To log into the meeting; click this link) - https://zoom.us/j/96427180662?pwd=VVRJR0ZBQ1Zta3U1Y3dzSG9wN1hlUT09
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The church office will be closed on Monday, July 6th in
observance of Independance Day
 
Click this link Saturday, June 27th at 2pm for live stream https://www.episcopalatlanta.org/event/ordination-to-the-priesthood/
 
The newly ordained Clayton will be the celebrant at Emmanuel on Sunday, June 28 at 10:30AM and will celebrate his first Eucharist. Please join our Emmanuel live stream using Facebook or YouTube and then come to a “Festive Coffee Hour Zoom” at 12PM/Noon with a cup of coffee and/or your favorite festive beverage to celebrate with Clayton, since we’ll still be unable to celebrate in person. That Zoom link is:
 
THE SCHEDULER
(stay in tune with your schedule, update the day/time you can serve)
Please click "The Scheduler"
 
(as of now we are only scheduling readers)
 
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO SERVE
 
Sunday, June 28th at 10:30am
Readers: Robin Johnson, Doug Brown
 
Sunday, July 5th at 10:30am
Readers: Jennifer Wells, Doug Brown
 
Sunday, July 12th at 10:30am
Readers: Caroline Golding, Erica Golding
 
Dear Friends,
 
I miss seeing and visiting with you and your children in the halls of Emmanuel. These times are confusing and at times overwhelming. The Vestry, Tamara Tillman, Events Coordinator, Amber Pitt and Katharine Garth, Summer Program Coordinators, Kenzie Day, Children's Choir Director and I are searching for ways to continue to connect with you and your family throughout the summer. We understand that summer vacations, work commitments and the pandemic have made this difficult but not impossible. We are offering opportunities for folks to connect and we hope that your family will find one that works for you!
 
  • Summer of Service- An alternative to VBS that allows folks to connect and serve our parish and community.
  • Zoom Sing A Long with Choir Director, Kenzie Day
  • Partnering with other Emmanuel families to build bridges and make connections. 
 
You can find more information and details throughout the newsletter, just keep reading!:) If you have other ideas of how to connect, please do not hesitate to share by emailing formation@emmanuelathens.org or calling me at 706.424.0434. We want to hear from you and need to know what you and your family need at this time. And if your family just needs a break, I get it... just let me know. Church looks and feels differently but please know that Emmanuel is here for you and your children during these difficult times. Throughout the summer Emmanuel will continue to offer midweek meditationThursday evening community group  and the Sunday services may be viewed online at Facebook or YouTube. I hope that you will find comfort and peace in these offerings.
 
We concluded our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd formation with the Pentecost reflection on May 31. I regret that there was no culminating event for the end of our year. We had planned a moving on ceremony and a parish wide picnic to celebrate Pentecost but that was before coronavirus. Perhaps in good time....Throughout the summer I will periodically send a reflection for you and your children but try not to overwhelm you!
 
I do look forward to gathering with you all again. I do not know what the fall will look like but I will share information with you as I receive it. I welcome your input as we begin to plan for the upcoming year. Again, you are always welcome to call 706.424.0434 or email me at formation@emmanuelathens.org.
 
Have a relaxing, safe and FUN summer!
 
Peace to you and yours,
Martha Babendreier
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Please email Amy Wraga for more information at dayschool@emmanuelathens.org
 
 
Please email Leah at thrifthouse@emmanuelathens.org for store hours and dropoffs.
 
To contact Leah call 706-395-6468
 
 
EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH
[www.emmanuelathens.org]
498 PRINCE AVENUE
ATHENS, GEORGIA 30601
706-543-1294
 
STAFF of Emmanuel
Robert Salamone - rector@emmanuelathens.org
Michael Brewer - music@emmanuelathens.org
Alexandra Dunbar - organist@emmanuelathens.org
Clayton Harrington - youth@emmanuelathens.org
Martha Babendreier - formation@emmanuelathens.org
Miguel Escano - Sexton
Leah Goodwin, Thrift House Manager - thrifthouse@emmanuelathens.org
706-395-6468