Emmanuel Church provides opportunities to serve and to deepen ones faith. We offer Outreach opportunities for middle school through adult ages. We also offer Christian Education for all ages. Serve in whatever way speaks to you, from Altar Guild, to Choir, to Minister of Communion. Work at our annual fall fair.
Youth Education - Confirmation Preparation
Confirmation preparation is for any adolescent (or adult) in 7th grade or above. When a core group of students is ready to engage in preparation they form a class that works together in engaging in theological and spiritual questioning alongside a more traditional catechesis that provides a basic overview of Bible comprehension, church history and Christian theology. Some people, if there is not a group within their age-group, may choose to work through an independent study with the priest-in-charge. In both cases, the goal is to provide each individual with the information necessary for him or her to make a mature and independent decision regarding their readiness and willingness to make a mature affirmation of Christian faith and identify as an Episcopalian.
Emmanuel Church provides a program for children from Kindergarten to Sixth Grade that teaches about people in the Bible and their stories. Each class is a self-contained lesson that incorporates drama, craft, games, or story-telling techniques (i.e. puppetry, charades).
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Serving the people of Appalachia
Appalachia Service Project
Emmanuel has sent volunteers to West Virginia, Virginia, and Tennessee the last several years in order to make homes 'Warmer, Safer and Dryer'. Run in conjunction with Ridgefield's Jesse Lee United Methodist Church, volunteers are thoroughly trained in building and people skills. They then journey to Appalachia to work, but also connect with the people of the area, hear their stories, and acknowledge God's presence in their lives.
Epiphany Bonfire Fundraiser Benefitting Weston Warm-Up Fund
This annual event event allows Emmanuel to help provide funds for for Westonites to heat their homes in the winter. Run in conjunction with The Weston Warm-Up Fund, the event also serves as a training exercise for the new recruits of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department. After the bonfire, attendees gather in the Emmanuel Parish Hall to enjoy crockpots of chili, trays of cornbread, and mounds of brownies/cookies, all contributed by Emmanuel parishioners.
Do you need to speak confidentially with a priest about anything? As an ordained Episcopal priest, Katy is trained in offering pastoral support on a confidential basis.