Home Fellowship Groups (HFGs)

Home Fellowship Groups are probably the single best way to connect at Emmanuel. We meet in apartments throughout the city for friendship, worship, Bible study and prayer, and these communities become the most common places where we care for one another, serve together, and deepen relationships within the church.
Contact Randall Wetzig:

International Ministry

Find out how to connect to group meals, outings, discussion groups and more. Join our weekly conversation group: improve your English as we look at the English Bible together and talk, weekly. Christians and inquirers welcome. We meet weekly at a local apartment. Contact person: Amy Cheung:

Visit the Internationals page to find out more.


To heighten awareness of Jesus Christ’s heart for His lost world and for world-wide evangelical needs and concerns. To train and equip our congregation to be future missionaries and missions senders. To support current missionaries and missions organizations through prayer, financial giving and encouragement.

Mercy Team

Emmanuel’s Mercy Team is a group of church leaders who attend to practical needs within the Emmanuel family and mobilize the congregation to address broader issues in our surrounding neighborhoods. While we try our best to meet immediate needs (relief), we also hope to help to address deeper issues alleviating problems in the longer term (reform), ultimately achieving a lasting change in concerns of justice (renewal).
Contact Rev. Scott Strickman:

Visit the Mercy Team page to find out more.

Roots in the Heights

Roots seeks to encourage connections with young people and their families in the local neighborhood. For the past several summers we have organized a summer camp for children aged 6-12. Recently we have added a series of seasonal activities and seen the development of more ‘organic’ links between Emmanuel members and families in the neighborhood. We also have Roots buddies to accompany children to church.
To get involved, contact

Meals Ministry

Volunteers who cook, send or deliver food to anyone in our church family who is in need of a meal (new moms, grieving families, members suffering from illness, etc). Contact us if you are in need of meals or if you would like to provide meals for our community members. Contact us at:

Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry is an integral part of the overall ministry of our church because children were an integral part of Jesus’ ministry.

Goals for the Children’s Ministry:

  • To see our children grow up to be adults who remain in the life of the church. This assumes we will seek to develop in them a grounded/informed faith of their own that will lead them to freely remain part of the fellowship of believers once they live apart from their parents.
  • To nurture families so children are growing up in a healthy spiritual home, the key to future spiritual well-being in children.

Visit our Families page for more information.
Contact Katelyn Szimonisz

Praise Band

Our Sunday Morning Worship Service includes contemporary songs led by the praise band and traditional hymns led by the organ and singers. To join the praise band or lead hymns in song, contact: Matt Langston

Special Music

Our Sunday Morning Worship Service includes a musical offering given by a soloist or small ensemble to allow the congregation time to reflect after the message. To offer a musical offering, contact: Julie Castor .

Music Committee

We love music and musicians at EPC. Grateful for the richness of God’s gift, we embrace and worship in all sorts of styles: jazz, traditional hymns, gospel, pop, folk, classical, rock, and the occasional avant garde. We have commissioned pieces, and we welcome and promote free concerts for our enjoyment and for the benefit of the community. Contact: Julie Castor

Sundays Operations

Connecting in New York City is hard — even in a small church like Emmanuel. One very good way to do so is to commit yourself to one or more of the ministries of the church. The following ministries are necessary to Sunday worship and always in need of volunteers. Please consider serving!

Sound Crew

Behind the scenes volunteers set up, break down and monitor the sound board. Contact Phil Cook,

Projector Crew

Behind the scenes volunteers set up and run projector. No during the week preparation. Just show up, set up and run. Contact Andrew Beenken,


Welcome congregants, collect offering, serve communion. Contact the Ops Coordinator


Our hospitality volunteers set up refreshments for congregants to enjoy after service. Contact Sophia Wetzig:

Welcome Committee

Man the welcome table before and after service. Help people get oriented to our church and plugged into our community life. Contact: Tracey Kim