On our altar Sunday, June 21 — 9 Bibles (opened to Mark ch. 4 as had been Wed. nite), 9 crosses placed with care by our children, 9 roses placed at the foot of the cross by participants of our Bible Study, 9 lights …”for God said let Light shine out of darkness.” Eternal rest grant unto them, our 9 sisters and brothers of God, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.
“For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” Romans 12:5 We pray, for and with Emanuel AME Church, Charleston and churches everywhere. We unite with our living God, we rebuke violence, seek justice, rise up for victims of hatred, study our Bibles, listen to the living word, spread God’s love forever, & we never give up.
Charleston’s Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. has set up “Mother Emanuel Hope” fund at Wells Fargo bank to support Mother Emanuel AME ChurchThe city has already pledged $5,000. The fund will help family members pay for funerals, counseling and other financial needs. Donations can be made by walking into any of Wells Fargo’s 6,200 banking locations. An online portal to donate will be live soon, but for now you can make a check out to “Mother Emanuel Hope Fund” of and send it to the address below:
Mother Emanuel Hope Fund
C/O City of Charleston
P.O. Box 304 Charleston, SC 29402
Welcome! Come worship on Sundays at 10 a.m. and find out what makes our church a warm, faith filled, open minded and loving place. Whether you’ve never been to church before or it’s been a while and you’d like to give it a try again, you are always welcome here!
We gather at 10 a.m. each Sunday to express our faith in God, Christ and the Holy Spirit through word and music.
Whether lively and inspiring or quiet and pensive, is our expression of God’s creative, redeeming, and sustaining love in our lives.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.
Audio amplification for the hearing impaired and large print bulletins are available.
After worship, we gather for fellowship with a sumptuous and delicious array of home-baked goods, coffee and juice. Adults call it “Coffee Hour.” Kids love this as “Snack Time.”
Children’s Church School — Come Join us !
Have you ever hoped for your children or grandchildren, nieces or nephews to learn about the Christian faith? Now’s the perfect time. Children are inspired and grow in the faith with a great Seasons of the Spirit Curriculum and excellent teachers.
Our Church School provides care for infants during the worship service. Classes start with Nursery level children up through the 7th grade. We follow Safe Church guidelines. We gather with the congregation at 10:00 for the first part of the worship service and then proceed to our classrooms following the Children’s Message.
We hope to see you! Come and be part of our lively and faith filled Church School program. For more information, see “Church School” heading on this website or call the church and ask for Church School Superintendent Kerry Mortland.
Music is directed by Victor DeRubeis and sung to us by our faithful choir. If you have a love for singing, come join us. Choir rehearsal is on Wednesdays at 7:45 p.m. and Sundays at 9:15 a.m. Neighbors from Weymouth and beyond are invited to join. Give the church a call.
We have lively music that takes the best from traditional and contemporary traditions, with a 12-voice choir, soloists and instrumentalists.
Our music covers a full range from 13th century chant to 21st century gospel and jazz.
Our Kid’s Choir fillls our sanctuary with inspiration and the good news.
Our ministers preach of the centuries-old teachings of Jesus Christ while speaking to the day to day issues of our time through the lens of our vibrant faith. Rev. Gretchen and Rev. Gary are ordained pastors of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a denomination that began with the Pilgrims who came to our nation’s shores as Congregationalists, Anchored in tradition, yet innovative to address contemporary challenges, in the UCC, our faith is 2,000 years old. Our thinking is not.
God is Still Speaking. Never Place a Period where God has placed a comma.
Come pray with us and / or let us pray for you and those you love. Call and add a name to our prayer list, email us or message us on Facebook. People on our prayer chain will pray for you.