We hold Christ’s command to love our neighbors as ourselves as our highest purpose and have learned that growth happens best in community. Community with each other and our neighbors.
Our doors are open! We have the privilege to offer the following programs, events and ways to connect with our congregation and community:
Emanuel’s Closet Thrift Store
In response to Christ’s command to serve our neighbors, we offer “gently-loved” clothing and housewares at very reasonable cost. “The Closet” provides people from the community a place to shop with dignity in a respectful, welcoming setting.
Emanuel’s Closet is open Saturdays from 9 AM – 2 PM and closed on holiday weekends.
Yard Sales & Harvest Fair
Seasonal events provide a forum to connect with our neighbors in ways that are not necessarily faith based. These are opportunities for church and community to get to know each other better.
The Yard Sale and Harvest Fair take place in the Spring and Fall.
Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. By helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects people, each of us can make a difference for people touched by dementia. ELC offers in-person and virtual seminars several times a year, please check our calendar of events for the next scheduled session. Anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend – we all have a part to play in creating dementia friendly communities! Information
Sessions are offered several times per year. Kindly check the events calendar for specific dates.
Memory Café Annual Christmas Concert
A memory café is a monthly gathering of individuals with memory loss along with their caregivers and/or friends and family in a safe, supportive and engaging environment. In collaboration with the Worcester Senior Center, we host a beautiful Christmas concert that is free to the public. The concert is an opportunity to leave the disease at the door and enjoy the spirit of the holiday season.
The concert is held during the month of December.
Grief Share, Surviving the Holidays
You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. These seminars offer help and hope to navigate the holiday season Join us as we grieve together, support one another, share in the loss – and learn valuable information about living with your grief and renewing your hope for the future. Grief Share seminars and support groups are led by ELC members who understand what you are going through and want to help.
The Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:
- How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
- What to do about traditions and other coming changes
- Helpful tips for surviving social events
- How to discover hope for your future
Seminars are offered during the month of November.
For more information about any of our community programs or events please contact the church office and check the events calendar for specific dates. Main Office: 508-756-6620 | firstname.lastname@example.org