Church services bring us closer to God and help bring together a community of faith. As we gather online weekly, the scripture we hear and the prayers we say together remind us who God is and of the amazing gifts we have been given.
Emanuel UMC offers a live-streamed worship service every Sunday at 9am on our YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe for reminders and updates!
Sunday Morning Worship
We are once again holding our 9am and 10:45am worship services in-person and indoors. We are also live-streaming our 9am service on YouTube and Facebook Live. Our 9am worship service is based on traditions and beliefs which have survived for since our inception in 1893. The traditional hymns of faith often have profound and meaningful histories of their own, and performing sacred rituals such as baptism and communion often help us feel a connection with our collective past. As you might guess, through our Methodist roots, we are a musically robust congregation, and our service features our choir, our pianist/organist, and periodically, special musical presentations such as our handbell choir (The Emmanu-bells) and musicians from our membership. At times, we also feature cross-cultural and international musical artists to enhance our message of faith open to all.
In our 10:45am service we feature our praise band which delivers the message in an energetic and upbeat format. The music, drawn from today’s contemporary Christian playlists, is a gift to God and strives to be authentic to the culture of our worshipers. Like all music, it endeavors to facilitate divine spiritual encounters that are contextually meaningful, relevant, and substantive. Our praise band is drawn from our membership and professional musicians. Also, as with all facets of our community, it is steeped in our all-inclusive persona, and we aim to periodically represent music performed by cross-cultural and international artists.
Sign Language Interpretation
Sign language interpretation is offered regularly in our 9am service. Sign language interpretation is also offered at other services and special events upon request.
Other Sunday Morning Activities
When our building isn’t closed and we aren’t practicing social distancing, we offer a variety of other events going on during Sunday mornings:
Sunday School for Ages 3 – 18
Religious education for all ages is provided weekly. To find out more information, contact Donna Meoli at email@example.com or 301-725-5200.
Together at Ten
Getting to know each other is time well spent. One of the ways we connect at Emmanuel is during our fellowship time “Together at Ten.” This is an opportunity to greet those we know and meet those we don’t…while enjoying delicious snacks and fair-trade coffee and tea…as we chat and get better acquainted. If you are willing to be a part of a team that provides Together@Ten, contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Childcare is provided in the nursery during Sunday services for children up to 6 years old. During our Sunday school hour we have a Preschool Sunday School class for children. Our childcare providers are trained, supervised and CPR-certified. Childcare is provided for other church events as needed. To find out more information, contact Donna Meoli at email@example.com or 301-725-5200.
For accessibility requests or to share concerns, please contact Rev. Leo Yates, Jr. at RevYates@eumclaurel.org or by calling the church office at 301-725-5200.