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Getting Involved

What special gifts and talents do you bring to the Episcopal Church? If you choose to share them, they will not be wasted at Emmanuel.

Getting involved at Emmanuel is easy.  Each member has a chance to share his or her talents, to use their special gifts to serve the parish and God. There are numerous opportunities to be involved at all levels—and to the degree you desire—in our leadership, worship, fellowship, and mission activities.

 

The Miracle Worker

There is no limit to the ways in which our parishioners creatively use their talents to contribute and give back to Emmanuel.  For example, “Emmanuel Players”—a group of parishioners well known in local community theatre—recently produced William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker, the story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. This production featured a cast and crew almost entirely from our parish, young people and adults, experienced actors and some new to the stage. Beyond acting, it was a learning experience for many of our young people, who made a field trip to the Perkins School to learn what it “feels” like to be blind and to convey what that “looks” like to the audience. Behind the scenes, others contributed their gifts as well—selling tickets, doing publicity, baking and selling cookies, and sewing costumes. It was a parish-wide effort that raised $2,400 for Emmanuel and $600 for the Perkins School for the Blind.

The Miracle Worker

Buildings and Grounds Clean-up day