Ministries

Emmanuel takes part in a number of ministries both within the church and in the Bristol community, including:

  • Altar Guild has the responsibility of readying the altar for the various services.
  • Bristol Faith in Action has served over 60,000 families with over $1,000,000 of financial aid for housing, utility, pharmacy and travel assistance, plus help with emergency food and miscellaneous fees.
  • The entire parish joins in cooking and serving the annual Christmas Dinner to the community.
  • Episcopal Relief & Development is a compassionate response of the Episcopal Church to human suffering worldwide.
  • Family Promise is a hands-on outreach program that provides transitional living for homeless families with children.
  • Emmanuel has been a part of the Bristol TN/VA Meals on Wheels program along with many other churches within the cities for many years.
  • Our parish coordinates volunteers from our congregation to work at the Bristol Soup Kitchen.