Discernment Dialogue, March 1, 8, 15, 2015

Members of Emmanuel gathered together for three nights in March for discernment. Together we shared where we saw God in our lives/work at Emmanuel, created an Identity Statement, and made plans for the coming years.

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Welcoming Footprints for Peace, February 8, 2015

sharing a meal with travelers discussing their missionEmmanuel was pleased to welcome participants representing Footprints for Peace as they marched from Eastern Kentucky to Frankfort in protest of Mountaintop Removal.  We shared a meal together and the spent the night in Bush Hall prior to continuing their journey.


Christmas Eve Children’s Eucharist

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Riley, Cate, and Lindsey sing the post-Communion Hymn

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Mark and Connor Davis sing the Offertory Anthem

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Discussing the true meaning of Christmas with Rev. Chana

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Quietly listening

Messy Church, November 9, 2014 “I am the Light of the World”

Linda B and Cate

Linda and Cate making ornaments to share Jesus’ light.

light boxes

Mason helps Olivia decorate her box that will carry light to someone else.

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Having fun with stars and garland.

Light of the World

Introducing a little “Godspell” into worship.

dancing in sanctuary

Singing and Dancing

stained glass cups

“Stained Glass” lights to take home.

kitchen staff

Part of our wonderful kitchen team ensuring everyone is fed.

Messy Church, October 12, 2014 “I am the Good Shepherd

making pens

Making shepherd’s crook pens

Bella and Sarah

Hard at work with our sheep flock

Jeffery making a sheep

Activities for all ages!

Linda at piano

Preparing for worship

singing in sanctuary

Learning a new song together

Chana and the sheep

Rev. Chana leading the “flock.”

Messy Church, September 14, 2014 — Joseph, his dreams, and his brothers

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Sarah, Lindsey, Riley, and John show off the Coat of Many Colors made by all in attendance


Jeffery helps Olivia make a dream picture

Jack&Mason_gift boxes

Mason and Jackson show off gift boxes decorated and ready to give to someone we love

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Lindsey works on her coat collage

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Linda Berg, Linda Bridgewater, and Cate show off their coat collages


Rev. Chana leads our worship and discussion on Joseph and forgiveness


Everyone shares in the blessing prior to eating dinner together

Easter 2014

Easter gospel

sharing the good news of Christ’s resurrection

Easter choir

the choir makes a joyful noise

Easter kids

Children’s procession

Easter communion

children join Rev. Chana for the Eucharist

Easter altar

the flowering of the cross


Reagan finds eggs


Jackson is excited


Olivia searching hard


Khloe finds an egg


Keaton enjoying candy


Caroline is all smiles


Bella enjoys the garden


John finds an egg