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Pastoral Care


Bakers provide goodies for coffee hour/ Adult Forum, committee meetings, special events, troops, homebound, and Muffins for Mom.


The Bakers normally meet on an as-needed basis.


Care Givers

Care Givers is a faithful group who meet every Wednesday morning at 9:00 in the Guild Room to write notes and cards to those in need of encouragement and love.  Recipients are the home-bound, the ill, the bereaved -- in short, anyone in need of a loving gesture.  Cards are written weekly and for holidays such as Christmas and Easter. We welcome all, whether you come just once, occasionally, or regularly.


Casserole Ministry

On the first Monday of each month at 10:00 AM a group of dedicated cooks meets to make and freeze casseroles which are then delivered as needed to our sick, our shut ins, and our bereaved.
Come once, come often, come whenever you can. Join in our fellowship while performing an important ministry. We deliver monthly to parishioners in need.


We welcome you to arrive at the regular meeting time and jump right in to assist the ministry, or you may contact Cookie Driesbach for more information 910.690.2452.


Daughters of the King


Daughters of the King is a religious order in which each Daughter takes a vow to live by the Rule of the Order.  Our Rule of Life requires a spiritual discipline of daily prayer, service and evangelism.  The prayer list is confidential for those that wish it. Women who are interested in joining must participate in a three-month study.  For further information, call Sueson Vess, President, at 910.420.2014 .


Daughters of the King normally meet on a monthly basis. Link to website: (http://www.doknational.com/)



In conjunction with office staff and clergy, each Monday, a Dispatcher prepares a list of parishioners in need of and those who have received pastoral care.


Committees are then contacted to provide pastoral care through church volunteers.


Emmanuel Driving Ministry

The Emmanuel Driving Ministry assists those who have various medical appointments, (cataract surgery, colonoscopy and other temporary medical situations) where a driver is needed. If you, as a parishioner, find yourself needing assistance, please contact the church office. You will be directed to one of our clergy who will contact a member of the driving team.  The driver will then contact you to make all the necessary arrangements.  (In the case of cataract surgery or other long appointment, the team may split the driving, one delivering you and being in attendance for part of the time and then another driver arriving to be in attendance and take you home.) While this ministry's primary purpose is to help with medical appointments, there may be an occasional church event you would like to attend, but you do not have the means of getting to it.  Again, please contact the church office, so a member of the clergy may help you by contacting a member of the driving team who will assist you. If you would like to be part of this ministry as a driver, please contact Rev. Mary Balfour Dunlap at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 910.692.3171.



Contact Rev. Mary Balfour Dunlap in the church office at 692.3171  or email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about this ministry.



Home Touch

Each week those of our Emmanuel family and friends who, for some reason, cannot attend church regularly, receive a packet from Emmanuel called "Home Touch." In it they find a message from us, the week's Church Bulletin, and some activity pages. We want them to know how much they mean to us and that they are always in our hearts even when we don't see them.

Following is a message included in a recent Home Touch packet:

"Friends are much on the mind these days. It could be the uncertainty of our times, it could be the sweet spring of the year, or it could be the longing for a world where family and friends are always close by. Friends lighten our burdens and brighten our days. They love us when we're lovable and when we're not. They're there for us and we're there for them. We call Jesus many things. He is our Savior, our Redeemer, our Wonderful Counselor, our Lord, the Prince of Peace. But we don't call him friend very often, maybe because we feel it's not a grand enough name. But He is our friend. Long after we've worn out our welcome with one too many midnight phone calls to other friends, we can call on Him. Night after long night, He is there for us, willing to listen, to comfort us, to love us and to guide us. Oftentimes He is our only hope in a world turned upside down by isolation, loss or death. He is and always will be our best friend."


"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped."  Psalm 28:7


Knitters Guild

The "Knit-Wits" as they are affectionately called are a group of Emmanuel parishioners who meet in the Library the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m.  They knit, chat and generally have a great time making shawls, lap robes and more These beautiful items are then taken to people who are in need of a hug, a little TLC, and the warmth that only something hand-made with love can bring them.  Many parishioners, their friends and families have received a shawl or lap robe from the Knit-Wits.


The Knit-Wits normally meet on an as-needed basis. Please contact Carol Jones, 910.992.4837.


350 E. Massachusetts Ave, Southern Pines, NC     eec@emmanuel-parish.org      (910) 692-3171            

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