While worship and mission are at the heart of what Emmanuel is all about, we also thoroughly enjoy simply being together in fellowship. That is what church family is all about. Below are some of the ways we like to have fun.
Every first Sunday of the month, the church gathers after worship for our monthly potluck. Members are invited to bring a dish to share. And even if one doesn’t bring a dish, they are still invited to join the meal as there is always more than enough.
Do you enjoy reading? Join Emmanuel’s Book Club that meets at 6:30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month at the church. See our calendar for any schedule changes. Our selections draw on contemporary and classic literature alike. Our discussions are lively and open, and are started with a pot luck supper. Good literature, good conversation, good food, good people. If you love to read and talk about ideas, it does not get much better than that. Contact Terry Denton for more information at 615-512-3493 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (Get 2019-2020 list of books from Terry) To see a list of the books we have already read or plan to read, CLICK HERE.
From time to time, Emmanuel gets together outside the church to enjoy life and spread good cheer. Activities include going to concerts downtown, bowling, having dinner game nights, attending ball games, and having memorable holiday parties. The summer is highlighted by month movie nights on the great lawn with games and food trucks and a big inflatable screen, with all the community invited.
Natchez Trace Rug Hookers is an official chapter of the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists, an international organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining the art of hooking rugs. This is a technique begun in the 1850's and until a few years ago was a vanishing art. ATHA's main purpose is educational. Teaching the art to all ages is foremost but our chapter has adopted the practice of providing a service project. In appreciation to Emmanuel Presbyterian Church for allowing meeting space, our group has made several pulpit hangings to use in worship services. One major part of our chapter is fellowship and hospitality for new people to this area, those interested in learning this art. NTRH is an open group and welcomes people to its fellowship.