Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. – Colossians 3:12

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First Class of Emmanuel Episcopal Preschoolers Graduate from Area High Schools

This year, the first preschool class of Emmanuel Episcopal preschool is graduating from area high schools. Emmanuel Episcopal Preschool opened its doors in 2002 with the goal of providing a safe, well-rounded, age appropriate early childhood education to children in Coos County regardless of their family’s religious faith or ability to pay. The program is designed to foster positive growth and development in young children, teaching them to be self-confident thinkers, problem solvers, and valuable contributors to our community and the world. This year’s graduating seniors include Nathan Midyette, Hailey Finninan, Alyssa Brass, Damie Zomerschoe, Tanner Gray, and Ben Dailey. “We are extremely proud of the impact of the preschool on our community and our children,” said John Sweet, Board member and one of the founders, “we can’t imagine a better legacy for our church and our community.”

This fall will start Emmanuel Episcopal Preschool’s 14th year educating area preschoolers. There are still limited openings for the school’s week-long summer camps and fall session for children ages 3-5 years. Call 541-269-5829 for more information or to schedule a tour.

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Welcome

It is both a pleasure and a privilege to share with you the information about our church and the ministries that exist here. We hope that you find it useful. We want to thank you for your interest in Emmanuel Episcopal Church. We want you to know that our doors are open and that we are available. Should you have questions regarding the life of the church, we are here.

Should you have questions about your own spiritual pilgrimage, we are here.  It is our prayer you will find a spiritual home here at Emmanuel.  We hope you join us and your faith is able to take root.

God Bless, The People of Emmanuel

The Messenger June 2017

Christy’s Corner

A few weeks ago, I attended a “Conversation” at the Coos History Museum on “Power, Privilege and Racial Diversity in Oregon.” It’s a new series at the Museum, sponsored by the Oregon Humanities: Conversation Project. Several months ago, Susan Tissot, the new Executive Director of the Museum had asked if I would attend to help support the series. I have to admit I really had no idea what to expect, but it’s a subject that interests me and I was happy to support Susan and the Museum. There were ten of us there in addition to Amy Pollicino, the Museum Educator and the presenter, Emily Drew. Emily did an excellent job engaging the group in conversation while also providing information. It was an hour and a half well spent and offered much to ponder.

I find it good to be involved in conversations like this as it lets me listen to other people’s thoughts and feelings about a complex subject. Then I take that experience inward to reflect on it, challenge some of my beliefs and stereotypes and perhaps open my heart a bit allowing myself to be transformed in the process. Then with new insights, thoughts or wonderings, I re-engage the world. Parker Palmer uses the metaphor of a Mobius strip to define that process.

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Sunday Mornings

We’d love to have you join us on Sunday mornings as we give thanks to God for our many blessings, and support one another on our journeys of faith. Lively coffee hour and fellowship…then it continues like it is. At the very bottom you could put… We look forward to welcoming you!

SUNDAY AT EMMANUEL – We Love a parade

Our Sunday morning services are at 7:30 am and 10:00 am. At that time we gather for the Holy Eucharist. The 7:30 am is a simple service led by a priest and lay reader. The 10:00 am service is our Family Eucharist and includes music. Both services have a “Coffee Hour” fellowship time afterwards.

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Pre-school now enrolling!

Do you know a family of a pre-schooler age 3-5 who’s looking for a nurturing, child-centered environment that’s a whole lot of fun and incorporates the spiritual aspect of a child’s life? Then you may want to send them our way!

We are looking for families to be part of our pre-school community both in our younger class for 3-3 ½ year olds and our older class for 3 ½-5 year olds. Our philosophy is to create an environment that will enrich, challenge and develop a child’s creative, social/emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual growth. Check us out!

Contact Noriko Holt, 541-404-3045 or emmanuelepiscopalpreschool@gmail.com.