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

A curation of all of 2016’s favorites by Episcopal Relief & Development.

Top Stories of 2016

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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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 July 2017

Christy’s Corner

“The place God calls us to is the place where our deep gladness meets the deep hunger of the world” – Frederick Buechner

The Hunger of the World, Our Context: Did you know currently Coos Bay and North Bend have an extreme shortage of infant and toddler programs, as well as full day preschools? An article released from SWOCC entitled, “Region Faces Childcare Crisis,” summarized the shortfall this way: “In 2016 we had 12 slots for every 100 children under the age of 6 in Coos and Curry County. That gap has widened significantly in recent years, with the closure of large centers in the Coos Bay/North Bend area.” The people who are metaphorically “starving” in our community are the young families where both parents need to work to make ends meet and who don’t have any place to leave their children. They are also starving because there are very few ways for these young families to connect with one another.

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PreSchool Now Enrolling for Fall and Summer Camp!

Summer Camp Fun for Preschoolers, August 1st-3rd, 9:00-12:00

$50 includes 3 great, action-packed days!

We are excited to announce that we will be offering summer camp to preschoolers in our community! Campers will spend three half-days wondering, learning, and exploring through theme-based activities. Days will be modeled after our existing Preschool program, with a low child to teacher ratio, a great way for children to experience what the Emmanuel Episcopal Preschool has to offer.

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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 Hannah (Hunt) Payne, 971-409-3117 or

Learn more about our PreSchool Program