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Mission and Extended Ministries

A commitment and willingness to walk alongside our brothers and sisters-wherever they may be and who ever they may be - is what characterizes Christian ministry at its best. Outreach and mission work is our attempt to be God's hands and feet in the world.

The vestry sets priorities that guide Emmanuel's outreach efforts. The Vestry created the Mission and Extended Ministries Committee (MEMC) to coordinate mission and outreach efforts at Emmanuel. All outreach grants are given in the name of Emmanuel Church, and all work is done in the name of Emmanuel Church. The MEMC reports to the Rector and the Vestry and works in collaboration with them. The committee makes funding recommendations to the Vestry, but final approval for funding, as per Canon, rests with the Vestry.

You may click here to get a MEMC grant application in pdf format. Email MEMC for more information.

There are also many areas to volunteer for hands on "work." Click here to see those opportunities.     

Holy Helpers

Are a group of talented parishioners able to assist you with simple household projects you need assistance with. To see examples click here. To contact chairman, Walter Jarrett

Family Promise / Interfaith Hospitality Network

Sara Baldwin, Sharon Rockholt, Robin Catmur-Smith

The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide immediate shelter and guidance to homeless families with children, due to the impact of misfortunes upon their lives. Once accepted in the program, IHNA provides food, shelter, daycare,and transportation as needed. IHNA helps to create structure out of chaos by creating a goal-oriented plan so that those desperately in need can focus beyond daily survival, to a life of stability. 

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread is a community ministry organized and administered by Action Ministries Athens and the Oconee Street United Methodist Church. The simple purpose of the ministry is to feed the hungry. Emmanuel has participated by providing teams of volunteers for many years.

Our Daily Bread serves breakfast and lunch on weekdays, sack lunches on Saturday and sack suppers on Sundays.

Please contact Action Ministries for more information.

Thrift House

Leah Goodwin, Manager (706-395-6468)

Hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 to 4:00, Saturday 10:00 to 2:00.
All profits are awarded to charitable organizations in the community.