Emmanuel Episcopal Church

"Walking in Love, as Christ Loved Us"

1145 W. Valencia Mesa

Fullerton, CA 92833
Phone: 714-879-8070  

Sunday Worship Services

8:15am and 10:00am

Emmanuel Fullerton Sanctuary

To Boo or Not to Boo

It is that time of year again. Halloween is on its way, and with it comes the question of whether or not good Christians should take part in its associated rituals. The reason for the question is that Halloween was once a pagan festival.  Read more

You Don't Have to Check Your Brain in at the Door

There is a misconception out there (which probably comes from all of the publicity that certain segments of the church get) that science and religion don’t mix. It seems that parts of the Christian church are caught up in a conflict with science that began back in the 17th century. It was in the early 1600’s that Nicholas Copernicus and Galileo Galilei published books in which they stated their theory that the Earth revolved around the sun rather than the other way around. The church disapproved of this theory because the Bible implies that the Earth is at the center of the universe and not the sun. Thus the church condemned both men as heretics and sinners. Although Copernicus died shortly after the publication of his book, Galileo was subjected to the Inquisition and spent the rest of his life under house arrest.  Read more

Prayers at heaven's gate include Emmanuel Episcopal's own Wailing Wall

Many of us are familiar with the Wailing Wall, which is located in the Old City of Jerusalem on the western side of the Temple Mount. It is a remnant of the ancient wall that surrounded the courtyard of the Temple in Jerusalem. That temple is believed to have been constructed around 19 BCE by Herod the Great. It was destroyed by the Roman Empire along with the rest of Jerusalem in 70 CE. This remnant of the ancient wall has been called the Wailing Wall, which comes from “Place of Weeping”, the traditional Arabic name for the wall. The name stems from the Jewish practice of coming to the site to mourn the destruction of the Temple, arguably the most sacred site recognized by the Jewish faith, besides the Temple Mount itself. Emmanuel Episcopal Church here in Fullerton has its own version of the Wailing Wall.  Read more

A Place to Grow in Grace

One of the greatest responsibilities young parents face is finding the right place for their preschooler’s early education. Parents long to find a place that is safe, and staffed by people who will love and care for their child, helping the child to develop physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually, and if possible, spiritually as well. Emmanuel Episcopal Preschool is just such a place. Founded in 1973, the mission of the school is to support families in these endeavors through programs that include active involvement and meaningful experimentation. The program is a developmental one. It is based on the theory that children learn through play.  Read more

He Dreamed a Dream

Several decades ago a retired Proctor and Gamble executive, Lew Lardie, who attended Emmanuel Episcopal Church, had a dream of feeding 1,000,000 hungry people. At the time, the leadership of the church had their doubts, but Lew was a pretty persuasive man and he had a passion for his dream. Together they created a program called Million Meals.  Read more

The drum circle beat goes on

The term drum circle originated in the United States during the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was particularly popular among counterculture groups. However, in recent years, a new generation of drum circles has been born that focuses on spirituality. Some are found in the Native American culture, some among those who practice yoga and its principles, but drumming also has had a resurgence in the Christian world. Drumming is happening in churches across America. It is being used in children's programs, worship services, family events, and men's and women's groups. And, says Zachary Reid, a staff writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, drumming "can transcend denominational and cultural boundaries." Perhaps that explains its growing popularity on the postmodern religious scene.  Read more

The Role of the Bishop

The Latin word for bishop is episcopus and thus the name of our church (the Episcopal Church) comes from that Latin root word. Our official name (The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States) means that we are the Protestant Church with bishops in the United States. According to the catechism on p. 855 of the Book of Common Prayer, the ministry of a bishop is to represent Christ and his Church, particularly as an apostle, chief priest, and pastor of a diocese; to guard the faith, unity, and discipline of the whole Church; to proclaim the word of God; to act in Christ’s name for the reconciliation of the world and the building up of the church; and to ordain others to continue Christ’s ministry.  Read more

Healing Touch Offered Locally

Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way, to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. It uses the gift of touch to influence the human energy system, specifically the energy field that surrounds the body, and the energy centers that control the flow from the energy field to the physical body.  Read more

Taize an opportunity for quiet worship

Taize, in the south of Burgandy, France, is the home of an international, ecumenical community, founded there in 1941 by Brother Roger. The brothers of Taize make a life commitment to sharing all things material and spiritual, to celibacy, and to simplicity of life.  Read more

The Peace Pole Project

There is a worldwide organization, the members of which have all planted a peace pole in their community. There are tens of thousands of these poles in over 180 countries on every continent. They are dedicated as monuments to peace. Each pole has four to six sides and each side displays the message and prayer “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in a different language. These poles serve as constant reminders to visualize and pray for world peace. Peace lovers of all faiths have been involved in peace pole dedications including the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, and Deepak Chopra.  Read more

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