The Emmanuel Church community views outreach, through service, neighborhood engagement and giving, to be a core enactment of our faith. There are many existing opportunities to serve.
Additionally, Emmanuel’s lay and clergy leadership seek to facilitate our members' efforts to expand the horizon of our good work. We are always open to new ideas. For example, in the wake of the Syrian civil war and attendant refugee crisis, a group of concerned parishioners petitioned the congregation to sponsor a family of Syrian refugees in relocating to Baltimore. After months of preparation, and the partnership of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, the family has arrived and begun to settle into a new apartment. Emmanuel continues to support their transition through neighborly service.
Every year, Emmanuel also offers monetary grants, primarily to Baltimore-based organizations. Click here for a full list of organizations we have supported in the past four years.