What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6:8 (ESV)
We believe that each of us is called to join in God’s work of transforming the world.
Emmanuel answers God’s call in three ways: by responding to emergencies and disasters with generosity and kindness; by making loving, long term commitments to individuals and families to encourage and nurture permanent change; and by fiercely advocating for social justice.
We are often made aware of urgent situations of need in our community and it is our privilege to provide whatever relief we can offer. Sometimes this relief is financial but more often it takes the form of volunteer hours to rebuild and restore while we provide companionship, hope and love to those in need.
We enthusiastically partner with local and national organizations who advocate for social justice and who are committed to assisting individuals and families in making long term changes in their lives. In these situations, we like the idea of offering “a hand up, not a hand out” and empowering individuals with the life skills needed to break the cycles of poverty, addiction or homelessness.