Emmanuel’s Table + Missions

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As we have reflected on what Emmanuel’s Table will look like in 2015, we made an importance decision. We wanted Emmanuel’s Table to be combined with our missions work so that we can have more time to develop deeper relationships with our neighbors in need.

This Saturday, we put this new vision into place as we joined with Fair Bluff Baptist Church’s youth group. We had two groups working: one at Leaphart Place and one at Park North Apartments. The team at Leaphart Place were helping to repaint the interior of a couple of the apartments. The team at Park North Apartments were offering a morning of crafts and games for the residents of Park North Apartments. What a wonderful way to serve our neighbors in need through service!

Our Emmanuel’s Table sponsors stepped up in a big way so that we were able to not only offer one meal, but two!! We were able to offer a snack breakfast and lunch at both locations!

Even when our work and programs are good, rethinking and reimagining them can help to deepen relationships and strengthen the work we do. As we continue to stand in awe of the way our partners are working to invest in our community and partner with us, we are grateful that we can be the hands and feet of Jesus as we minister to our neighbors in need.

Martha Stearns Marshall Day of Preaching

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Christina Pittman was our preacher for the Martha Stearns Marshall Day of Preaching at Emmanuel Baptist Fellowship. Although we have a woman pastor, it is important to our congregation to join with congregations all around the country during February to support women in ministry.

What a blessing it was for us to hear Christina’s words and about her own ministry context!