An Open Door

Inclusive

Pastor Kenneth Gill

Rev. Ken Gill

I’m Pastor Ken Gill and I’d like to welcome you to Emmanuel.   We are a spiritual community which is INCLUSIVE, INSPIRATIONAL, AND INTERESTING and INVOLVED in reaching out to the wider world.  I invite you to  explore our message and ministries in this website and to consider becoming a part of the “open door” community which is waiting for you at Emmanuel.

Message From Our Pastor

Sunday Morning

When you visit

During The Week

Culture and Friendship

Opportunities to socialize and be a part of a community

PRAYER GROUP

Once a month on Monday at 7:30pm in the library

COMMUNITY PASTA DINNER

Third Tuesday of each month at 6pm in Heritage Hall Dinner of pasta, meatballs, sausage, salad, dessert and coffee Suggested donation is $4 per adult and $2 per child

WOMEN OF EMMANUEL

The women of our church are united to grow in personal devotion to Jesus Christ and provide social and devotional occasions for members and friends of Emmanuel.

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP

The men of our church build lasting relationships and are actively involved in Emmanuel’s projects.

Community Engagement & Missions

Partner with Emmanuel and Become Active in the Community

Culture and Friendships International

Cultures and Friendship International (CFI) fosters relationships and friendships among members and broadens our understanding of the life and cultures of the various countries represented in our group.

Our programs are varied and include topics such as travel, history, art, music, dance, cuisine, crafts and more. Guest lecturers make presentations; we take day trips to cultural and historical sights; we celebrate national holidays with traditional food, music and dance; and we celebrate our common heritage as citizens or residents of the United States.

Our Missions

Since its foundation in 1891, Emmanuel has supported mission work at home and abroad.

The largest portion of our mission budget goes to the unified budget of the American Baptist Churches of New Jersey. These funds are used in local, state, national and international mission efforts. In addition to monetary contributions, we also provide opportunities for members and friends to become involved in hands­on mission work within our communities:

Family Promise

a non­profit organization committed to helping low­ income families achieve lasting independence

Center for Food Action

a local food bank that supplies emergency food and services for citizens of Bergen and Passaic Counties

CROP Walk

a community wide event organized by local congregations and groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world

Lauran Bethell

a missionary and human rights advocate that works on behalf of exploited, abused and trafficked individuals

Covenant House

a non­-profit charity serving homeless youth with a network of shelters across the Americas

Camp Lebanon

a summer camp and conference center that provides Christian growth experiences for youth and adults in New Jersey

Global Missions

Church World Service
Bread for the World
International Ministries and Home Mission Society
of the American Baptist Churches USA

Habitat for Humanity

a non­-profit housing ministry working in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing