Emmanuel has outreach to the local community; strong ties with its sister churches Iglesia Bautista Emmanuel in El Salvador and Chipembi congregation of the United Church of Zambia.
We support local agencies such as:
- Women's Connection
- Multifaith Housing Initiative
- Habitat for Humanity
- Heron Emergency Food Cupboard
- Overbrook Forbes Emergency Food Program
- Russell Heights Community House
- OMRA Shelter Corporation (Refugee Housing)
We have partners around the world in:
- El Salvador
Emmanuel allows both youth and adults to participate in Service Learning trips which:
- Allow us to use our hands and feet to help others
- Visit other Countries
- Host partners from other countries
- Participate in Habitat for Humanity Builds
- Learn about other cultures
How can I go on a Service Learning Trip?
Every fall, the congregation is asked who would like to go on a mission trip and where would they like to go. We try to have a trip at March break for the high school students and a May trip for the university students. But all ages are welcome. Normally there are less than 20 participants. It is a great way to get to know other members of the congregation and our minister and youth co-ordinator.
The choices we make when we travel can either help or harm the people and places we visit. Responsible travel minimizes harm and maximizes benefits to host communities.