new to emmanuel
It’s great that you’re checking out Emmanuel. Whether you’ve been invited by a friend and want to know more, or you’re looking for a new church to possibly settle in, you should find answers to some of your questions here.
C.S. Lewis once said, “church is the only organisation which exists for the benefit of non-members.” We wholeheartedly agree with that. Jesus told His disciples to spread the news about Him all the way to the ends of the earth. So (at the very least) that means new people are always welcome.
We try to regularly put on events which are particularly geared towards new people, but we also hope that anything we do would be welcoming and good for first-timers. For what to expect from our typical Sunday service, check out our ‘sundays’ page, which should explain everything. And for information about any guest events which might interest you, check out our ‘upcoming events’ page.
Our desire is to be a Bible church and a gospel church. This means we want the Bible to be at the heart of what we do together and that the heart of the Bible’s message is the good news that Jesus died for you and me. For more information about what we believe, check out the ‘our faith’ page. And if you’d like to know more about our distinctives as a church check out ‘our vision and values’.
Every six months or so we plan to hold newcomers evenings, which are an informal opportunity to get together with anyone else who’s recently started coming as well as some of the regulars and leaders at the church over drinks and nibbles. You”ll hear a bit more about us and have the chance to ask any questions you like. But of course you don’t have to wait until the next newcomers event to get in touch or find out more!
The best way to get to know us is to come along and chat with us. But if you’d like to get in touch beforehand or at any time with questions or comments, please do contact us. We’d love to hear from you.