Emmanuel brings timely topics to our attention at our First Sunday Live speaker series. Bringing a wide variety of issues that face us today, these events will expand our thought, and help us learn to open our hearts, minds and doors to the things that matter to God most. We offer special programs for children and childcare so you can enjoy the series.

We’re still having our regular Sunday services in the sanctuary at 9:00 and 10:45 AM. If you want to worship and afterwards attend the First Sunday Live program, come to the 10:45 service.

Childcare is Available – Children younger than 3, can go to our childcare room, room 6, where they will be supervised by trained staff.


Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
9:00am – 10:15am
Howard County’s Plan to End Homelessness

“Howard County’s Plan to End Homelessness”
Presented by Jennifer Broderick

In 2010, Howard County created their first Plan to End Homelessness.  In 2020, the County has a new ambitious plan. “The Path Home” will require the involvement and support of congregations concerned about the growing homeless and eviction rates and the scarcity of affordable housing for struggling households. Come learn about how people of faith have been making a difference in the lives of people experiencing homelessness and where we go from here.

Jen Broderick, LCSW, is the Executive Director of Bridges to Housing Stability (Bridges) in Howard County, formerly known as Congregations Concerned for the Homeless. Bridges rehouses over 100 households each year and provides affordable housing solutions benefitting hundreds of people annually.    Jen is on the board of the Howard County Coalition to End Homelessness where she has been actively working with the Coalition on “The Path Home” for the past two years. She is also on the Board to Promote Self-Sufficiency.

Jen began working with Bridges in 2013 as a program coordinator and community organizer.  Jen was the Executive Director of a family shelter in Albuquerque, New Mexico prior to moving back to Maryland in 2013. She has a Masters of Social Work with a concentration in Management and Community Organization from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Jen and her family have been attending Emmanuel’s Contemporary Worship Services for about a year and a half.