How to Connect & Get More Involved

We have lots of programs and ways to connect with other people at Emmanuel and get more involved. Everyone can find something. Here are just a few options to figure out what suits you best:

  1. First and foremost, sign up for our e-newsletter here. Its the best way to find out about everything going on at Emmanuel. This includes special one-time events you can get involved with like church work days, meal trains for those in need, helping out with Together @ Ten, and all sorts of other activities.
  2. Talk to Rev. Edgardo Rivera, our lead pastor, after the service. He would love to get to know you. We promise it won’t be intimidating.
  3. Email our church office ( and we can talk you through some ideas on how to connect and become involved.
  4. Join the Bible/book study that meets on Mondays at 1:00pm or 7:00pm. It’s led by Rev. Edgardo Rivera and you can read more about it (and find the Zoom link) here. There’s no need to wait for a new topic or book, join anytime!
  5. Join a group that sounds good to you! There’s the monthly book discussion group, reading a different book every month (and finishing it is optional). You could go out for lunch with the young adults, or join the Wednesday lunch group online.
  6. Join a volunteer group. We have lots of them. You can help help feed the homeless, participate in the green team, lend a hand at an early childhood & development center in Baltimore, or help with the Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services. And those are just some of the options! Volunteering side-by-side with someone is a great way to meet and get to know people at Emmanuel.
  7. Attend an Emmanuel 101 class. Its a one-time class that gives a great overview of Emmanuel as a church. They’re held three or four times a year depending on the need. Contact the church office to find out when the next one is scheduled.