We hope you will consider joining us for Worship. We know visiting a church for the first time isn’t always easy, so we have provided some information about our services and what to expect. Contact us with any additional questions.
Emmanuel Baptist Fellowship meets at 117B Park Road. We share space with John's Artistic Ironworks. Parking is available directly beside the building (including handicap parking) as well as across the street at the SCDMV. On Sunday mornings, you'll see our EBF logo on a yard sign since our permanent sign isn't always visible from the road. We can't wait to welcome you into the space!
EBF is a laid back group, and this manifests from clothing, to attitude and structure. This means we have a worship style that is typical for us, but it isn’t unusual for us to stray from that. On a normal Sunday morning, you’ll walk into a warm and inviting atmosphere. Sunday school is finishing up (unless you're in Sunday school), and our worship space is ready for you. We have chairs, hymnals, a grand piano, communion table, and a pulpit. We start with prayer, we sing, read Scripture, and listen to a sermon by our Pastor, Rev. Judith L. Myers. We rely heavily on lay leadership and encourage any and every one to engage in worship.
Our services last no more than an hour. Typically, Church continues outside the walls with a dutch-treat lunch organized by those interested.
We receive Communion once a month. Typically, we receive Communion through intinction. You are invited to the front of the space to take a piece of bread (gluten-free available), dip it into the cup (grape juice), and eat immediately while receiving a blessing.
No matter your age, your membership (if there is one), the form of your baptism, or where you are on the journey with God, a place has been prepared for you at God's table. So come and be fed!
Children are always welcome in Worship. Even the loud ones. If you're not comfortable having your children in the worship space, we have qualified volunteers ready to teach your children about the all-encompassing, inclusive love of God!
We realize that a lot of churches say “all are welcome”, and that doesn’t necessarily mean what it should. We want to relay that if you would like us to be your community, we will be. Whether you are male, female, or neither; gay, straight, or neither; black, white, or other; confident or struggling and seeking, we’ll practice grace and love together.