IMPORTANT NOTE: No services this Sunday, March 15th, due to COVID-19. Check out the digital service here ->

Welcome to the Sunday Service
and Digital Bulletin

We're thrilled you've decided to join us for this week's digital service! Now that we are live in Totowa and Roxbury through the end of October (see the details below!), we are streaming our services live on Facebook and YouTube at new times: 10:00am, 11:30am, and 6:30pm. Join in there to not only view the service, but be encouraged by interacting with others who are joining in worship with you!

You can also watch the service anytime on-demand throughout the week using the video below.
Let's continue to look to Jesus together to make us more like Him and bring His hope to the world around us!

THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES FOR KIDS AND STUDENTS:

KID'S RESOURCES

Our eKids team has put together lessons and resources for today's digital service. Click the links below to access them!

ELEMENTARY VIDEO LESSON

PRE-K VIDEO LESSON

STUDENT RESOURCES

Each week our Student Ministry Team puts together online lessons and then participate in small group discussion pointed toward Jesus and the Gospel in our daily lives. 
If you'd like to connect with the middle school or high school small groups on Zoom, contact Sean McInnes, our Student Director using the button below:

What's Going on at Emergence?

Check in here to get info on anything announced at Emergence each week:

DID YOU SEE THE EXCITING NEWS? WE'RE MEETING IN PERSON STARTING SUNDAY!

This week, we shared some exciting news about our next phase of gathering!

For five Sundays (September 27th-October 25th) we are going to be gathering for in-person, live worship services in two locations!
Here are some key things to know about these 5 special weeks:
  • It's BYOC: Bring your own chair from home, and Bring your own coffee (we won't be serving coffee)
  • It's also BYOM... bring your own mask. You'll need it for times you can't adequately distance in coming and going, or to use the bathroom
  • If attending in person, you must practice physical distancing from people who are not from your household. If you have young children who this may be hard for, consider continuing to tune in from home during this stage. 
  • There is no children's ministry available during these services. eTown continues to be closed until further notice
  • You can still watch the services online from home if you don't come in person. We'll stream them live from Totowa at 10:00am, 11:30am, and 6:30pm. **note, the later streams are simply replays of the 10am service
  • These services are outside! Dress accordingly, as some mornings may be chilly
  • You don't need to register to come. Just show up! 
  • We'll be making decisions some time in October about live services following these 5 weeks. Stay tuned. 
  • There is a chance we may add live services in Ringwood and/or Glen Rock during these weeks--again, stay tuned! 

FALL COMMUNITIES KICKOFF IS NEXT WEEK!

Now is the time to plug in to a community near you--whether in-person, or virtual!

We may be out of rhythm as a church in many ways during this crisis, but the church is alive, well, and on mission! One of the best ways to participate in that mission is in community.

Each week in the fall, winter, and spring, our community groups meet in over 100 places all around the area, with 1000+ people connected in relationship, growing, and going to the world with the Gospel.

If you would like to know more about groups in your area, or if you would like more information about what it looks like to lead/host a group, click the link below!

The next season of communities begins in September!

NEW TO EMERGENCE OR WONDERING ABOUT MEMBERSHIP?

Discover Emergence is now available virtually!

Are you new to Emergence and wondering what the church is all about? Have you been around a while, but are looking to explore your next step? Discover Emergence is the place for you!

Discover Emergence is a 3-week long program (4-weeks if you are pursuing membership) designed for newcomers and regulars alike. At each session, you will have the opportunity to learn more of who God is, how He has designed you, and how to maximize the impact He can make through you!

Because of COVID, our in-person Discover Emergence experience has been redesigned for virtual attendance. If you'd like to be a part of it, you'll need to register using the link below. 

Discover Emergence will be held for 4 weeks beginning the first week of October! 

STUDENT MINISTRY SMALL GROUPS HAVE BEGUN!

Beginning September 20th, Middle School and High School are in person!

Starting this Sunday, 5th-12th grade will meet in-person for small groups!

  • High School AND Middle School students gather in a HYBRID MODEL.
  •  6:30 – 8:00P on Sunday evenings.
  •  Music and Teaching will be video based from our YouTube Channel.  
  • Students will then break out into their small groups that are age and gender specific.
 **Student will be REQUIRED to have a MASK on while inside at all times!

We hope you're as excited as we are to see everyone back out on Sunday!!!

For more information about in-person groups, or to get information about the links for virtual groups, email Sean using the link below:

TOGETHER, WE'RE GIVING DURING THIS CRISIS

Because of your generosity, we're able to meet the needs of our community... together.

There are so many needs in the communities surrounding Emergence. This crisis has only made those needs even more apparent. Thankfully, we have amazing friends in local missions organizations that we can partner with to help get them what they need to meet the needs in our area so well--and to point many to Jesus as they do it.

Over 7 weeks (from May 3-June 14), we've made financial contributions to 7 different ministries & organizations in our area in order to help meet the unique needs posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your continued generosity during this time makes this possible. Check back each week to get updates on these special gifts.

Financial update:

September 6th Offering
Last Week’s Offering: $42.1k
Last Week's Need: $65.2k (-$23.1k)
Year-to-Date Giving: $608.8k
Year-to-Date Need: $696.0k (-$87.2k)
20|20 Vision Campaign Update
Total Intentions-to-give: $3,204.7k
To-date Received: $2,862.8k
Amount needed to meet goal: $1,637.2k