What are your services like?
There will be no expectations of you (no “visitors stand up”) and there is no need to give when we take the offering. The main two elements of our services are singing and teaching. Our services typically last for about an hour and a half. They vary from one service to another; the two services on Sunday are completely different in content.
Worship. We practice what we refer to as blended music and worship at every service as we seek to praise God. It is not uncommon to sing some the latest in Christian worship music alongside some of the most endearing traditional hymns that have been with the church for literally hundreds of years. If you would like to listen to some of the newer songs that we have been incorporating into our worship follow this link. WORSHIP
Preaching or teaching. Our Pastor will preach and teach from the Bible in an understandable and practical way. His strength is applying what the Word of God says to our lives personally. Examples of some Sunday morning series and messages are When and How to Forgive, Red Letter Christians (a challenge to live out the teachings of Christ), Bitterness and how to Defeat it, Knowing God’s Will Unleashing Your Faith and Impacting Your World etc… Wednesday evening is a Bible Study, where Pastor Davis expounds the Word of God in a teaching format following either subjects or a verse by verse study. Some examples from the past are the Life of Christ study, How to Study the Bible for Yourself and a series on the books of Philemon, Philippians, Ephesians, 2 Peter, and 1 Thessalonians.
What do I wear?
To put it simply, we have a diverse congregation at every service. Whatever is comfortable for you is comfortable for us. However you dress, you will probably see folks dressed just like you. There is certainly no dress code; we care more about you than about what you wear.
What about my kids?
One of the Core Values of Emmanuel is to support of families. A big part of this value is that we minister to children and show them the love of Jesus.
We provide a clean and safe nursery environment for newborns through 4 years old at every service.
We also have some awesome programming for children grades k-6 during our Sunday morning Worship and Wednesday evening Bible Study.
Our Nursery, Children’s, and Teen Sunday School Classes are located to the left of the main entrance and down a short flight of stairs.
To learn more about our EBC Kids ministry follow this link
How do I become a member?
The Bible teaches that a local church is made up of believing, baptized believers.
So then, the first step toward membership is to meet with a member of our pastoral staff, with the determination to give your testimony and evidence of or need for baptism.
You can do this by simply coming to the front of the auditorium at the conclusion of any service.
For a person to be considered for membership, he or she must have a clear testimony of salvation. That means simply, that you have come to the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness and deliverance from sin and trusted in Christ alone to secure your eternal destiny. Following this understanding and trusting of Jesus as your savior, you must then be immersed in water baptism with the clear grasp that this baptism is symbolic of what Christ has done for you, and declarative in that you desire to follow Him. Baptism must be done by the authority of a local church of like faith or by Emmanuel as need dictates.
To become a member of Emmanuel also means that you would affirm our Statement of Faith. An abbreviated version is found here.
I have Teens and Jr. High kids, what is there for them?
We have an active Youth Ministry for students in Jr. and Sr. high school. Group meets on Saturday evenings from 7:00pm – 9:00pm weekly. They also have a Sunday Bible Class just for them that meets at the 9:30am hour. Every year during the last week in July we take the kids to a Bible Camp located in Wilmot NH, which is a highlight of their year.
Is your church accessible?
The short answer is yes! Our pastor has a daughter who has been in a wheelchair for most of her life and so we understand the needs of those with disabilities. The main entrance is at ground level as is the worship sanctuary. For the Fellowship Hall and Educational Wing of the building, we have a lift for those in wheelchairs and those that have trouble navigating stairs. If you have a need in this area please ask one of our greeters for assistance.
What about adults?
For adults we have several Bible Life Circles to choose from. A
Bible Life Circle is a small group of adults that gather together to encourage one another in their spiritual journey. Each Circle is provided with a Bible Study book. They are open to anyone member or not, and can be joined at anytime.
We also provide a Bible Life Circle for College and Career aged young adults. In addition to these classes we have an Addictions Recovery Group for people that are struggling with addictions and stubborn habits. Many meet during the 9:30am hour while our children are in Sunday School others meet during the week or on Sunday evenings at 6:00pm.
What do you believe?
In a nutshell, we believe the Bible is a special book that is unlike any other. We believe that it was given to us by God through human authors.
To find out what we believe in greater detail please click this link –