Groups and Service
“There is a beautiful transparency to honest disciples who never wear a false face and do not pretend to be anything but who they are.” - Brennan Manning
Emmanuel is a church for the community.
The church building is not only for worship on Sundays ... it is meant to be a gathering space for our community, a place where people of all backgrounds come together.
The goal of this page is to provide general times and dates of activities held at Emmanuel. If you want to know more, or need specific information, please call the church office at 330-364-7571.
Emmanuel offers a free meal and faith-based dialogue on Wednesday evenings, September through May. The meal is offered as a way to engage in fellowship, the dialogue is offered as a way to deeper our faith in a casual setting. This is a community meal, and all are welcome.
Wednesdays, Meal at 6:00 p.m. / Faith-based Dialogue at 6:45 p.m.
See Calendar for specific dates
Emmanuel serves its community in various ways, especially in assisting the food organizations of New Philadelphia and Dover. We serve monthly at the Greater Dover/New Phila Food Pantry and provide hygiene items and meals for the Friends of the Homeless Shelter. We also support other local outreach ministries monetarily and with special projects each month.
Monthly and Year-round Service Opportunities
Emmanuel has an active Vocal Choir that sings the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of each month. Anthems of various styles are selected by the Choir Director and practiced on Thursday evenings. Anyone is welcome to join.
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Every Sunday morning an adult-education class is offered, with topics changing seasonally. All are welcome to join in.
Sundays, 8:15 a.m.–9:15 a.m.
Our new Kidz Bible School meets during the school year, one Sunday per month during the church service. All children 1st-7th grade are welcome.
Sundays (Children leave with teacher before the sermon time)
See Calendar for specific dates that KBS meets each month
Women's Bible Study
A Bible study for women is held the 1st Wednesday of the month, at 1:30 p.m.
All women are welcome to attend.
Pastors' Text-Study Group
Every Tuesday, the Southern Conference of the NE Ohio Synod meets here at Emmanuel for conversation and study of the current week's lectionary texts.
Tuesdays, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Park Village South Ministry
Throughout the year, the people of Emmanuel provide a service and fellowship for the residents of Park Village South Assisted Living in New Philadelphia.
Various Sundays throughout the year, 2 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Music Camp
Each summer Emmanuel hosts a free music camp for school-age children. The focus is to introduce young children to all styles of music, teaching them the basics of music theory as well as letting them try out various instruments. Games, snacks, and more round out this unique camp experience.
Music Camp is held annually, in June
A trustworthy and healthy church operates with many able and dedicated persons, through a committee structure that connects all ministry and business to the Church Council.
Congregational Life Committee
Meets throughout the year to organize events to nurture our congregation's life together.
"Committee of 5" exists to grow the membership at Emmanuel, as well as the outreach and involvement of our congregation for our greater community.
Endowment Funds Committee
Meets throughout the year to handle the distribution of Endowment funds to various ministries and organizations in our community and beyond.
Meets monthly to oversee the finances of this church. This committee also carries out the creation of our annual budget.
Meets as needed to supervise the hiring of employees and to manage employee matters. This committee also oversees the Employee Handbook and matters related to our staff.
Meets monthly to oversee all property improvements and maintenance.
Meets throughout the year to organize and carry out mission and service initiatives that benefit the greater New Phila and Dover communities.
Meets monthly to address and encourage the stewardship life of the congregation, including overall health, finances, and more.
Worship and Music Committee
Meets every quarter to plan special worship services and to oversee the worship life of the congregation. The Arts Committee is a sub-committee of the Worship-and-Music Committee, involved in selecting artwork that will enhance our gathering spaces throughout the church.
Community Groups that meet at Emmanuel
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
One of the county's most well-attended weekly AA meetings is held every Monday, 12 noon, at Emmanuel. It is a private meeting for anyone who wants to engage the Twelve Steps of AA.
Mondays, 12 p.m.–1 p.m.
Free Legal Clinics
Emmanuel hosts free legal clinics, provided by the Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, 5 times per year.
Held approximately every other month ... call the Church for dates/times.
The local chapter of the Girl Scouts of America meet at Emmanuel twice each month.
1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings, during the school year
A local stamp club meets here at Emmanuel twice each month.
1st Wednesday and 3rd Tuesday each month ... call the Church for details
The Tuscarawas County "Share-A-Christmas" program holds their interviewing and processing at Emmanuel, the first and third weeks of November.