If you’re joining us for the first time or if you’re visiting, we hope you have a great time worshiping with us and being part of the Emmanuel family. Here’s some info that might be useful.
Emmanuel is a church that strives to live out its vision of being Real People with Relevant Faith for Our Community. We believe this is achieved through growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ, worshipping God together, being God's hands and feet in the local community, and sharing our faith with people in our lives.
We have a range of great ministries and community connections. All including Children are welcome in worship and we encourage their participation and service.
During the week we have a range of additional programs and activities for children, youth, and families including; [Boys’ Brigade](https://emmanueluca.org.au/ministries/emmanuel-boys-brigade), [Girls’ Brigade](https://emmanueluca.org.au/ministries/emmanuel-girls-brigade), [Playgroup](https://emmanueluca.org.au/ministries/emmanuel-playgroup), and [Youth Band](https://emmanueluca.org.au/ministries/youth-band).
We also have a range of adult [Explore Groups](https://emmanueluca.org.au/ministries/explore-groups)that meet to study the bible in smaller groups, and a range of adult interest groups including Tennis, Indoor Bowls, Craft, Working Bees, and Fellowship groups you can find more about these [here](https://emmanueluca.org.au/ministries/?page=2).
On Sundays we hold two Worship Services:
Our 8am Sunday service is a traditional style of worship which is quieter and more structured and includes the great hymns of our tradition.
Our 9.30am Sunday service is more contemporary and caters for families of all types. We use modern songs from a wide range of sources, have an informal style of worship, and have a high degree of participation in the leadership of the services. [Sunday School](https://emmanueluca.org.au/ministries/emmanuel-sunday-school) is run for children aged 3 and up within this service during school terms. We also provide [Sermon](https://emmanueluca.org.au/sermons)follow up and [Dig in at Home](https://emmanueluca.org.au/dig-in-at-home) materials to help resource and equip households to engage in faith practices at home and everyday life.
During both services, Communion is shared on the first Sunday of each month and the preaching is biblically based and relevant to people’s lives.
Whatever your style of worship, we can assure you that you will be very welcome here at Emmanuel. Our auditorium has Guest wi-fi, a retreat room for those who need it, and a hearing aid loop on the Laurel St side.
Staying connected with what’s happening is easy via our [Website](https://emmanueluca.org.au/), [Church App,](http://www.churchcentral.com.au/)and [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/emmanueluca)or by contacting one of the Ministry Team listed below. We would also love to pray with and for you. If you would like to submit a prayer request please [follow this link](https://emmanueluca.org.au/prayer-requests).
If you'd like to provide us with your details and sign up to receive church news and updates via email please complete [this form](https://emmanueluca.elvanto.com.au/form/4f622fdd-9cbb-4664-9cb8-d10776ffe127)
The office has new hours. It is now open Monday - Friday 9am til 12noon.
Worship is one of the central activities that we participate in as a church. Each of our Sunday services are unique and inspired opportunities for us to express our love for God. Through our worship services we provide opportunities for God to speak to us and through us to inspire us in our lives of discipleship.
Our 8am Sunday service is a traditional style of service. This is a quieter, more structured style of service where we sing the great hymns of our tradition. We share together in communion on the first Sunday of each month.
Our 9.30am Sunday Worship is a contemporary service designed for young families. We use contemporary songs from a wide range of sources, have an informal style of worship and have a high degree of participation in the leadership of the worship services. The preaching is biblically based and is relevant to people’s lives. Communion is shared on the first Sunday of each month. [Sunday School](https://www.vinteract.com.au/client/manage_ministries/read/19) is run during the school terms, during this service.
If you would like to worship online please [click here for more information.](https://emmanueluca.org.au/about-us/worship-online/)
Community Helping Hand is one way we can connect with our local Community by offering Help, using our Hands and Hearts. It seems incredible that in our community there are some people who don’t have homes but sleep in our parks, and that there are people who have to come here for food. What we offer is not fancy gourmet food, but basic things: baked beans, rice, noodles, milk, tea bags, toothpaste, etc. As well as offering bags of food, may we care for these people with our prayers, and be mindful of these people on the sidelines of our community.
We offer the food hamper service as an Emergency Relief Basis and the hours of service are as follows.
Monday and Thursday 9.00m - 12 noon (only)
If you would like to donate to this project one way is through the containers for change scheme.
The Community Helping Hand code is
all support is greatly appreciated.
This project is fully funded my the Emmanuel Uniting Church Community.
At Emmanuel, pastoral care is “for everyone by everyone” and this often happens within an Explore Group. For other Pastoral Care needs we have a dedicated team of volunteers headed by Bronwyn Kelly who can be contacted in the first instance on 3354 4961 firstname.lastname@example.org .
As part of our Pastoral Care we also ask members of our congregation to complete the [Directory & Emergency Contact Details form](https://emmanueluca.elvanto.com.au/form/1655ab46-8195-478f-9ff7-d39b72b4788c).
Online Worship [click here](https://youtube.com/channel/UC3FKu0AdcO-Y4nR_BgxZC4A/live/). You can now join us live online on Sunday Morning:
At 7.50am for our 8am Worship Service
At 9.20am for our 9.30am Sunday Worship.
When you click the link, you will be taken to Youtube.
Worshiping with us in Person
If you want to worship with us in person please [click here for information](https://emmanueluca.org.au/about-us/worship-in-person/)
If you would like to see previous 8am services please [click here.](https://tinyurl.com/yxdy632f)
If you would like to see previous 9:30am services please [click here.](https://tinyurl.com/y45x97rs/)
Please note: our recorded services may have muted music due to copyright laws.
This is a legacy page
For worshiping with us in person please [click here](https://emmanueluca.org.au/about-us/worship-in-person/)
For worshiping with us online please [click here](https://emmanueluca.org.au/about-us/worship-online/)
'Share your Journey' is when we hear about peoples' walk with God and celebrate the ways in which God has worked throughout our lives.
If you would like the opportunity to share your walk with God, please contact Rev Brian Hoole.
The link will take you to our [Youtube Playlist](https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkvRvo473R5gWyFo16yl--oXy08QDs3A4) with recordings of our 'Share Your Journey' Segment.
Growing Disciples who Exalt, Explore, Embody, Engage
Throughout his life Jesus called people to follow him. The church continues to hear this call in the twenty-first century. Our purpose identifies our congregation as a disciple-making community and challenges each one of us to go deeper and more fully into a living and dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.