The "Can Do!" Church
Service is a major part of life at Emmanuel and we are known in the Diocese of Virginia as the "Can Do!" church. Our outreach ministries are many and varied, and we are also pleased to make our facilities avaliable to a number of organizations involved in community and Christian causes.
Church members volunteer many hours in a wide range of projects:
- Habitat for Humanity;
- Seven Loaves Food Bank;
- Gathering backpacks and school supplies for needy students in the area;
- An annual Adopt-a-Family program to provide gifts for a family in need;
- Preparing and praying over "blessing bags' containing toiletries, socks, snacks other items for the area homeless population;.and
- Numerous other special projects such as the youth's participation in the all-night Relay for Life event.
We send mission teams, both youth and adult, to places within and outside the United States. Recent and planned destinations include Manassas (Virginia), Pennsylvania, New York, Louisiana, West Virginia and Puerto Rico.
The Delaplane Strawberry Festival, our biggest project of the year, is a two-day event held over Memorial Day Weekend at Sky Meadows State Park that brings the local and regional community together to enjoy the diverse gifts that God has bestowed on his people. The festival includes arts and crafts, food, music, children's games, and the unique beauty of Sky Meadows State Park. Proceeds from the festival are used to support many social and community service organizations in the area. It is a wonderful experience that also brings us closer to God as we serve together as a faith-filled community.
Delaplane Strawberry Festival 2015 Grant Recipients:
Episcopal Boys Home
Fauquier Community Food Bank
Fauquier Free Clinic
Fauquier Habitat for Humanity
Friends of Sky Meadows SP
Hospice of Fauquier
Jackson - Field Home for Girls
Leeds Ruritan Club
Marshall Fire Department
Marshall Rescue Squad
People Helping People
Piedmont Dispute Center
Region XIII Haiti Fund for St. Marc's Trade School
Region XIII Grant
Salvation Army of Fauquier
Services to Abused Families (SAFE)
Upperville Fire Department
Virginia Region 1 - Wounded Warriors
Women of Wonder