At Emmanuel we love our City. Our desire is to be a Church that's FOR the city and not simply a church that's IN the city. We believe that everyone who has surrendered their life to Christ is called to be His witness (Acts 1:8), in both SHARING the Gospel, and tangibly SHOWING the gospel through love and service. We desire to be people that are obeying the call of God, to follow His mission, and to reach the city of Orillia with the Gospel. SERVE//Orillia finds intentional and practical ways that we can do that.
In an effort to be a Church that's FOR the city, we have 3 ways people can get involved:
(1) The BIG Serve (2) Team Up (3) Community Needs
The BIG Serve
The BIG Serve are moments in our church calendar where we as a church collectively care and reach out to serve our city in tangible and creative ways. (ie. Chili in the Park for the Homeless; Food Drives for the Food Banks; Backpacks for children in need, etc.)
Team Up is where we come along side of others who are doing Service Projects or Community Projects and either promote them or raise awareness for them.
Community Needs is where we partner with other organizations within our city to raise awareness, encourage volunteerism, and meet some of the ongoing needs (i.e. Coldest Night of the Year).