Serving The Community and Those In Need
Members of Immanuel participate in many outreach efforts to benefit the local community, as well as people in third world countries.
The Garden of Grace
Immanuel’s community garden was first planted in 2011 to produce fresh food for the Cornerstone Food Pantry at St. David’s in Aylett. Squash, tomatoes, beans, kale,corn and peppers have been grown to help supplement donations of canned and dry goods that the ministry relies upon to feed about 300 local families. Everyone is invited to help.
The Cherub School
The school has been an important, non-profit ministry of Immanuel since 1988, when it filled the need for a pre-school in our area. A school director and a board of directors composed of parishioners and school parents manage the school, which now serves over 80 children.
Music In The Church
Immanuel sponsors "Music in the Old Church", an increasingly popular choral concert series that's outgrown the church and is now staged at various locations throughout Richmond. Join us for our next concert, Charles Lindsay, Organist, in Concert, on February 20 at 7pm at Immanuel.
Food, Clothing and Shelter Committee
Throughout the year, through the efforts of the Food, Clothing and Shelter Committee, we donate food, school supplies and Christmas gifts to the Cornerstone Development Center, located at St. David's Episcopal Church in Aylett. Other outreach efforts include cooking and delivering meals for the Men's Shelter and CARITAS, a homeless shelter program, and assisting Hanover Habitat for Humanity with construction projects and fundraisers, such as collecting aluminum cans for recycling. Cans can be dropped off at the parish house throughout the year. Parishioners also send school supplies to the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, and contribute to Episcopal Relief and Development, United Thank Offering and a local domestic violence safe house. Internationally, our members have been involved with mission trips to Haiti and Honduras.
The Immanuel Old Church Foundation
Our modest endowment fund, awards grants for special requests, projects and charities. Each year, scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors from Lee-Davis, Atlee and Hanover high schools. The fund is managed by a nine-member board of directors.
Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venture Crew
Immanuel Church is the chartering organization that sponsors Boy Scouts of America Troop 531. The troops meets regularly in the Scout House or the Parish House. Immanuel has benefited from several Eagle Scout projects (be sure to see the plaque in the Parish House that lists all of our Eagle Scouts!), and the scouts help us during clean-up day.