Throughout the year Holy Emmanuel offers a variety of outreach opportunities. These include spring, summer and fall “Service Sundays”. These multi generational gatherings are held both on and off site as we select local organizations to impact those in need right in our back yard. VEAP, 363 Sand which project, Bridging, Operation Christmas Child, Feed My Starving Children and Second Harvest Heartland are just some of those we serve.
Beyond service Sunday’s we also partner with Loaves and Fishes and sponsor serving a hot meal every other month (February, April, June, August, October, & December). A team of volunteers from Holy Emmanuel meet at Creekside in Bloomington to put on a hot meal for those in need. Loaves and fishes is a non-profit organization that provides meals to people at various locations across the twin cities.
Cornerstone is a domestic abuse center that is located in East Bloomington. It’s mission is to provide a safe environment for women & children needing protection. Holy Emmanuel provides quarterly meal preparation to support this organization.
Each year around Christmas Holy Emmanuel “adopts” several local families by buying “wish list” gifts for the various family members. The gifts are then wrapped and delivered to local families who might not otherwise be able to afford gifts for their families.
Each year Holy Emmanuel gathers books, hygiene products, toys, and biblical literature to send overseas via barrels. These are received by two missionaries in Liberia: Rev. Bibli and Rev. Yenkee where the items are distributed among their local village.
Holy Emmanuel’s church council and outreach committee continue to look for opportunists to serve locally, regionally and globally as followed by Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” While they are not always re-occurring we look to serve God and His people.