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.

Thank you.