Church Family

 

 

Whether you are new and consider yourself part of the Emmanuel Church Family or you have been coming here for years, below you will find some information which you may find helpful.

 

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 Wednesday of every month | 8pm

This 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 Focus & Gift Day

Our annual Mission Focus & Gift Day takes place in May.  As a Church we use this day to focus on, pray for and raise money for the Mission Partners that we support.  We support various individuals working for the following organisations: Emmanuel International (Tanzania), UFM Worldwide (Kenya), Oxygen (Kingston-upon-Thames), London City Mission, Webber Street (London), CMS (Rwanda) and Arab World Ministries (UK and Europe).

Please click here to view the 2019 Mission Focus & Gift Day video.

Please click below to listen to the latest update from Henneke Cook, working for AWM.

 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 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. Our minister Bart will be speaking at our 10.30am service on Sunday 28 April 2019, followed by our Forward Focus meeting (annual church meeting) over a bring-and-share lunch.  Please join us for this important event in our church calendar.

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