At Emmanuel we are always looking for creative ministry ideas. Each year we take a look at our ministry plan and prayerfully consider where God is leading us. Sometimes good ideas come up out of the blue as God points out new opportunities.
Good ideas, however, can get lost. That is why we have created the idea bank which is a place for you to share your ideas with the leadership. We cannot promise to use every idea, but we will take notice and allow them to shape our prayers and plans.
Emmanuel has being doing summer day camps for decades. We offer a safe, fun and afforadable opportunity for children from preschool to grade five. We offer a wide diversity of camps including half day camps for preschoolers and all day camps for older children. Because our facilities are licensed for preschool we are well equipped to care for young children.
Summer Camps are finished for 2018. Our 2019 camps will open for registration in the Spring
Sunday Young Adult Lunch: Stay after the service for a chance to connect and join the group as they plan games nights and hikes.
Tuesday Student Dinner: Join hundreds of students during the fall and winter semester as Emmanuel hosts a free meal for students at 6pm. Come early to avoid the lineup.
We have several other opportunities to volunteer, join a small group or receive a mentorship.
Friday Night YouthFridays from September to June, Emmanuel weclomes youth from grades 5 to 12 to join together. We offer two groups for middle and high school. Often youth will meet at the church for a variety of snacks, activities and discusssions. Throughout the year,events are planned offsite including, swimming, laser tag and even overnight retreats.
On Sunday mornings there is a discussion class for youth during the message portion of the service.
New youth are always welcome so please invite your friends and their families too! .
14 Welcome Back Youth & Family Barbeque. Games night for both groups.
21 Gym/Drama/Board Games. Bring a snack to share.
28 Nerf Dart Gun Tag for both groups. Bring a snack to share.
5 Thanksgiving Dinner at Emmanuel. Tickets $12 are available at the church office or after service Sunday mornings.
No youth meeting on Thanksgiving weekend.
12 Movie Night. Bring pop, popcorn, chips etc. to share while watching.
19 Corn Maze. Both groups. $12/student-meet at church at 6:30. Pick up at 9:15 at church.
26 Pumpkinfest for all youth, friends and families. Pumpkin stations, pumpkin juice, pumpkin snacks !
Plus prizes for best pumpkin costume and more!
2 Surprise Night!
9 No Meeting on Remembrance Day weekend.
16 Board Games Café’& Concession set-up for Craft Fair on Sat., November 17 @ 10 am – 2 pm.
23 Pizza, Pop, & Movie Night. Pizza choices are pepperoni, cheese, or deluxe (2 pieces each) $7
30 Family Christmas Craft Making Night. Stay tuned, more details to follow!
7 Make & Bake cookies, etc. for Christmas caroling event. (Also, gym games).
14 Christmas Caroling. Meet at church at 6:15 pm. and go on the bus to visit some seniors.
21 Christmas Break. No Meeting.
28 No Meeting.
Youth groups start again on Friday, Jan 11, 2019!
New Year ideas? -retreat, laser tag, wake-a-thon, SERVE,…..?
During the message, children are welcomed to attend age appropriate classes from preschool to youth. Through activities, discussions, music and games, children learn about the faith and are given opportunities to serve.
During the service, a room for nursery care is available for mothers with infants.
We are building a community of families at Emmanuel. Not only do we have Sunday programs for children and youth, but we have a group of parents and children who meet regularly to build friendships and encourage one another.
Wednesday Family Group
Three Wednesdays a month from September to June families gather from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the church. We share a potluck meal toghether for the first hour. During the second hour children are cared for in the gym while parents meet together for discussion, sharing and prayer. This group is always open to new familes.
One of the best ways to build friendships and grow in your faith is to connect with a small group. People meet together regularly to share life, study the Bible and pray. There are a wide variety of groups at Emmanuel for adults, seniors, families and students. We have groups in both English and Mandarin. If you are interested in joining a group contact the church office or one of the pastors.
Many groups meet in homes throughout the city but the following groups meet at the church and are always open to new members.
Monday Morning Ladies Group 10:00 (On Summer break)
Wednesday Family Group 5:30 pm (On Summer break)
Wednesday Night Adult and Seniors 7:30 pm (On Summer break)
Friday Morning Ladies Morning Out 10:00 am (On Summer break)
Friday International Young Adult Group 7:00 pm
Friday Night Mandarin Group
Saturday Night Mandarin Group
Seniors are active at Emmanuel. Along with small groups, mission groups and volunteering, Emmanuel offers several opportunites for seniors to build friendships.
Good Friends Group: Monthly on the third Thursday of the month seniors gather for tea or lunch while enjoying presentations from guest speakers.
Carpet Bowling: From September to June a dedicated group gathers on Mondays and Thursdays to visit together and play carpet bowilng which is an indoor game similar to lawn bowling. New players are always welcome.
Adults connect at Emmanuel mostly through volunteer service and small groups. If you are interested in connecting with a small group please contact the church office.
Drop in Badminton Thursdays 7:00 pm
Drop in Basketball Sundays 2:00 pm
For over ten years Emmanuel has been reaching out to post secondary students offering a free meal on Tuesday evening during the fall and spring semesters. It is a great way to express love and grace to students and offer support to those with limited budgets.
Students are welcome to come early and study while they wait for the meal to begin. It is a great place to build relationships and enjoy a communal meal. Our hope is to creat an atmoshphere of friendship. There is no obligation to become involved at Emmanuel. The meal has no strings attached. For those who are exploring faith and looking for community, we have discussion groups and events available for English and Mandarin speaking students.
Those wishing to find a meaningful opportunity to serve, there are a wide variety of service opportunities including preparing food and serving during the meals.
To see a video about the history and purpose of the dinner please visit Student Dinner Video
For more info and dinner schedules please visit Studentdinner.ca