How We *Live Church.
Through a combination of Emmanuel-hosted and community-supported ministries and endeavors, Emmanuel Episcopal Church is demonstrating what it is to live like Christ and be the Church that can change the world. At Emmanuel, General Outreach is funded only by your donations. No money comes from the Church operating budget. A lot of the programs that you hear about at Emmanuel are funded through General Outreach. Below are some of the programs helped by your donations.
Emmanuel has a General Outreach Committee who meet and look to see where our donations are most needed on a regular basis. To make a donation to General Outreach just put a note in the memo field of your check or send a message with your e-gift designating how much of your donation you would like to go to this fund.
The dream of Emmanuel parishioner, Karen Carr, L’Arche Wavecrest is a program for developmentally disabled adults. They live in a home with others from the Christian community and each recognizes the unique gifts that the other brings to the L’Arche community. Emmanuel continues to support the L’Arche Wavecrest community in the city of Orange.
Emmanuel supports each month through Million Meals in relationship with Second Harvest, a wide variety of service organizations that obtain food for those who are experiencing food insecurity at Food Banks – ESA in Anaheim and Santa Ana, Epiphany Church in East Los Angeles, Fullerton Interfaith Emergency Services (FIES), Fullerton Shelter, Project Dignity and others. To date Emmanuel has provided 5,800,200 meals for the poor.
Pathways of Hope
Founded as Fullerton Interfaith Emergency Service (FIES) in 1975 to ministry to housing and food insecure people in Fullerton, Pathways of Hope continues to expand their services and grow their supporting networks. They now operate three shelters, offer rapid re-housing services, permanent supportive housing, homeless prevention services, and housing services for chronically homeless individuals and medically fragile individuals. Currently, they are working to expand donations and services for food pantries operating at Fullerton Community College and Cypress College.
The motels around Disneyland are not generally occupied by tourists, but by people who can’t raise the money to get into an apartment. Led by Dave Dunlap, of our parish, Project Dignity ministers to these people delivering food, clothing and medical help.