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A church family like Emmanuel has to be experienced to be known. We want you to experience us, to know us – and we want to know you. By way of introduction, here are some things you might like to know about us.
We are a place of sanctuary, hope and action. We are a family of people who humbly seek to be closer to God. When you come to worship with us, you will experience no claims of perfection and no gatekeepers of God’s grace. Each one of us makes our mistakes and asks God’s forgiveness. We seek to know God’s love in our lives and to have that love overflow us and spill out into the streets of Laurel, and beyond, where there is a world of hurt and emptiness waiting to be filled.
We are connected to the worldwide United Methodist Church, We welcome you with Open Doors, Open Hearts, and Open Minds. Find out more about the UMC at www.umc.org.
Emmanuel UMC embraces Jesus’ message that God loves everyone and we affirm that all persons are of sacred worth. We believe that every human being is created and gifted by God; therefore every human being is invited to be part of our church.
We welcome into our fellowship, membership, and leadership, all people, regardless of age, economic reality, education, ethnicity, faith history, family structure, gender identity, nationality, physical and mental ability, race, sexual orientation, and life experience.
These words, these thoughts, define us as a community. It’s how we strive to be. It’s how we want to be. We invite you to join our journey.