Church Family

 

 

Home Groups

Supporting one another in knowing Jesus and living with him everyday

We have a number of Home Groups that meet mid-week in homes, some weekly and others every two weeks.  Most groups meet in the evenings but some during the day.  We would love everyone to be part of a Home Group so please contact a member of the Home Group Leadership team for details (Bart Erlebach, Joanne and Robin Walpole and Amanda Kresinska) via the Church office.

Emmanuel Home Groups

  • Under the word of God
  • Looking upwards in prayer
  • Alongside one another
  • Reaching our in mission
  • Building up the Church Family through serving

 

Prayer Focus

First and Third Wednesday of every month | 8pm

During lockdown we are meeting twice every month on Zoom.  Zoom meeting details are circulated to the Church Family in the day(s) before the meeting.  Prayer Focus is a chance to gather as a church family and pray for the needs of the church, for events coming up that month and things happening in the world. We usually spend a short time looking at God’s word before turning to pray; we often split into smaller groups for this.

Mission Gift Day

The 2020 Mission Gift Day is taking place on Harvest Sunday 4 October.  As a Church we support individuals working for the following organisations:

  • UFM Worldwide (Kenya)
  • Oxygen (Kingston-upon-Thames)
  • CMS (Rwanda) 
  • KCAH (Kingston-upon-Thames)
  • Hephzibah Project (Manchester /Greece)

At Harvest we will also be collecting food and needed items for the Kingston Foodbank.  To find out which items are in most need, please look here.

Please click here to view the 2020 Harvest Mission Gift Day video.

As a Church we also support Insight through giving to our General Fund.  You can find out more about Insight and the excellent work they do in many schools in the Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames by clicking here.

Forward Focus Sunday

Our Forward Focus meeting is usually a chance to look back at what God has been doing in our church family over the last year to look forward to the year coming.  However, this year, our meeting will be much shorter, with the main aim of electing our Church Wardens, Deanery S ynod and PCC places.  The meetng will be taking place following the service on Sunday 17 October at 11.15pm.  Those attending the service will be encouraged to stay for the meeting, which will also be live streamed for those at home.  Please watch out for details on how to join the meeting.

Giving

We are truly grateful to God for the way in which he continually provides for all that we do at Emmanuel.  We are also thankful for the way in which Church Family members commit themselves to regular giving, not just financial, but also time and talents.  

Financially, you can support Emmanuel Church in two different ways.  Firstly, you can give to the Emmanuel General Fund, which is the fund used to run the church and indirectly, to pay our minister.  Secondly, you can give to the Emmanuel Ministry Fund (EMF).  The EMF was set up in 2004 and its primary role is to fund additional staff members at Emmanuel.

The most helpful way to give to either fund is to set up a standing order with your bank.  You can do this quickly using your online or telephone banking and by quoting the bank account information:

Recipient (or beneficiary) account name: Emmanuel Church, Tolworth (General Fund)

Sort Code: 23-05-80      Account: 18255472 (Metro Bank, Kingston upon Thames Branch)

and/or

Recipient (or beneficiary) account name: Emmanuel Church Tolworth Ministry Fund (EMF)

Sort Code: 23-05-80      Account: 16344117 (Metro Bank, Kingston upon Thames Branch)

Alternatively, you can complete and return a standing order form and we will forward it to your bank on your behalf.  You can also pay by cash or cheque using giving envelopes that we will provide.  Completed standing order forms should be returned to Ken Goodall, the Emmanuel Regular Giving Secretary or to the Church office.   If you are a UK tax player please also complete and return a gift aid declaration. This will enable our church to increase the value of your gift by 25% by reclaiming from HM Revenue and Customs the basis rate tax that you have paid on your gift. 

You can find all the necessary forms below:

Emmanuel General Fund Standing Order Form / Gift Aid Declaration

Emmanuel Ministry Fund Standing Order Form / Gift Aid Declaration