Emmanuel Congregational Church

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The Mitten Tree, a longstanding Christmas tradition at Emmanuel, serves as a way of supplying mittens, hats, and scarves to the needy through local schools and charitable organizations. It begins the first week of each December decorated simply with lights, and grows in beauty as the congregation expresses its love and gratitude for God's generosity in its members' lives by sharing with others through the Mitten Tree. You can read more about this tradition and it's origins in the popular book "Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul" (p. 27-30).
On Communion Sundays (the first Sunday of every month), a small group of Deacons, divided into teams of two, take consecrated bread and grape juice from our communion table to members of Emmanuel who are home bound or living in nursing homes. The deacons pray with them and serve them communion. It is a way we seek to help our beloved elderly members remain connected to their faith and their church family. For more information, contact Rick Papin, our home communion coordinator, through the church office at 782-2650.