Pick up this Sunday, Nov. 22!

Emmanuel's staff has prepared a free gift for every household and individual who calls Emmanuel Church their home. This gift includes fun and meaningful items to help us celebrate Advent and Christmas together as a church, and has special items for children and teens. This Sun., Nov. 22, from 11:30 a.m to 2 p.m., pick up your gift in the church parking lot (enter on 5th Street). Our church staff will greet you, and ensure a "contact free" gift pass off. We really look forward to seeing you then. (For those who can't make it on Nov. 22, gifts will be delivered or mailed.) For more information, contact Kathy Drummond at kathy.drummond@emmanuelburbank.org
THANKSGIVING SERVICE: Let's celebrate our blessings with gratefulness! This coming Sun., Nov. 22, at 9:30 a.m., join us at Emmanuel's Thanksgiving Service, and find a special opportunity to help others in need in our community.  
 
HELP OUR COMMUNITY FLOURISH DURING THANKSGIVING: Let’s bless our Burbank community by supporting our Thanksgiving offering for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center (BTAC) this year. BTAC provides practical services to the homeless and needy in our community. To donate to Emmanuel's special Thanksgiving Offering, click here, and on the drop-down menu, choose "Thanksgiving Offering,” or mail or deliver your check to Emmanuel Church. (Checks should be made out to Emmanuel Church.)
Emmanuel's Advent Bible Reading

Many expressed the joy of being united in God’s Word over the summer. Now we get to do this for advent! Christmas Unity in God's Word is 31 days of reading Scripture verses together (click here for the reading list). The time period for Christmas Unity in God's Word is Nov. 23 - Dec. 23.

All-Church Discussions, via Zoom, will be on Wednesdays -- Dec. 2, 9, and 16 -- from 7 to 8 p.m. Each week will cover the verses from Thursday to Wednesday.

Let's unite in God's Word!
THIS SUNDAY AT 11 A.M.: In light of the Advent & Christmas Care Package Pick Up this Sun., Nov. 22, our Spiritual Growth Classes and Youth Ministries will not be meeting.

KOINONIA CLASS: Koinonia meets Sundays at 11 a.m. via Zoom (click here). Dr. Mel Loucks is leading an excellent series on Tim Keller’s devotional from Psalms 46 (Be still & know that I am God). Next weeks’ devotional will be from Psalms 42.

SEE'S CANDIES FUNDRAISER: Help Emmanuel's youth raise funds for camp with their online fundraiser! Online purchases will be sent directly to the purchasers' homes. Candy will start shipping on Nov. 16 -- in plenty of time for Christmas! For more info, contact Kathy Drummond at kathy.drummond@emmanuelburbank.org.     

COPING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS: The holiday season can be a difficult time of year for many, which is intensified during a global pandemic. Join us on Sat., Dec. 5, for an open forum addressing feelings of sadness, loneliness, and disappointment, and learning how to still create meaningful moments. There will be teaching by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Amy Di Francia, and a time of sharing facilitated by Emmanuel's Spiritual Director, Connie Karman.

NEED HELP DURING THE HOLIDAYS? Times are tough and could get tougher during the holidays. Emmanuel Church has a Christian Care ministry that can provide practical help to those in need, from helping pay bills to providing gift cards to grocery stores or Target. Please let us know if there is a way our church can help you, a friend, or a family member during this holiday season. To make a request, contact Pastor Bob at bob@emmanuelburbank.org.
 
SUNDAY LINKS: Look for Emmanuel's Sunday Links email, at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Sunday's email will contain all the needed links for that morning!


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HOLIDAY CALENDAR
 
Thanksgiving Worship Service ......................... Sun., Nov. 22, 9:30 a.m.
  Livestream on YouTube & Facebook 
 
Thanksgiving Offerings for BTAC ........................................ Nov. 3 - 30
  Give via church website 
   
Advent Gift Pick Up .................................... Nov. 22, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  Church parking lot
 
Advent Worship Services .................. Sundays, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, & 20
  Livestream on YouTube & Facebook 
 
Advent Bible Reading ................................................ Nov. 23 - Dec. 23 

Christmas Wonderland ......................................... Dec. 6 - Jan. 3, 2021
  Church outdoor pathway 
 
Christmas Concert ................................................ Sat., Dec. 12, 7 p.m.
  Livestream on YouTube & Facebook

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service ..................... Thurs., Dec. 24, 8 p.m.
  Livestream on YouTube & Facebook
GIVING OPTIONS: There are many ways to give, including through:
  •  Our website at www.emmanuelburbank.org/give.
  •  Text-To-Give, by texting 84321.
  •  Mailing your offering to 438 E. Harvard Rd., Burbank, CA 91501.
  •  Using your bill-paying service for your tithe or regular offering.
For more information on how to give your tithes and offerings, contact Pastor Bob Drummond at bob@emmanuelburbank.org.
THIS WEEK

"Cultural Flourishing:
Shaping Culture"
Colossians 3:16-17, Ephesians 2:10, Acts 9:36-43
 
Brian S. Chan, Preaching