Emerson: an overview

Welcome to a virtual Sunday at Emerson

Welcome to the Emerson Website.  We are Millie and Michel and we’re pleased to be your tour guides for this virtual Sunday.  Let’s take a look at the community here.

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Let your kids play

Your kids can play in our childcare area during the service. Let our trained professionals take care of your little ones so you can join us. This area is a perfect place to play for newborns to 4 year olds.

If your children are a little older or you’d just like a place to sit without worry while you can still listen to the service there is a quiet family worship room to share.

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Greet those around you and introduce yourself​

Have a seat and say hello to those around you. Everyone here is eager to get to know you. During the beginning of the service you’ll have the opportunity to introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about where you’re from and what you’re seeking, but only if you feel comfortable.

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Let the Choir lift you

Our unique music program fills the room and your heart with joy and inspiration. If you love to sing, you can be a member of the choir even if you’re not an official member of Emerson. 

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Discover a story for all ages

Those who are young or young at heart will be asked to join us at the front. We choose a new story and message every week not just for the kids but the adults as well.

After the story, your children are welcome to play and do activities with the other youth. Kids will have supervised time to play on the outdoor playgrounds or indoor game area.

Enjoy the service

Listen to our minister, Reverend Deborah Bennett, speak on the week’s topic. We believe in an inclusive and welcoming environment and our services reflect this. You can expect topics as detailed as individual experiences or as broad as basic morality of humanity. All of our sermons center around basic love and respect for each other.

Don’t expect all our topics to be easy. We sometimes discuss difficult topics such as immigration, gay rights and racism. If you’d like, take a look at some of our past discussions:

  • Torture is never justified
  • Refugees and Immigrants
  • Transcendence in the natural world
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Join us for coffee, snacks and conversation

After the service, it’s time to socialize! Join us in our reception area, where you can enjoy  drinks and snacks and the opportunity to chat with members and visitors. Meet new friends and discover what’s new in the church. Look over some of our pictures and find out what other activities we have planned.

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Enrichment programs

Look through the bulletin and choose programs and activities that interest you. Variety and depth are hallmarks of Emerson’s programmatic approach to church.