“Obey your leaders and defer to them…that they may fulfill their tasks with joy and not with sorrow.” Hebrews 13:17
The Vestry is responsible for the finances, maintenance, and management of the Church. This group is elected by members of the congregation and provide leadership. Elections are held each January at the Annual Meeting. Vestry meetings are open to the public and are held the Third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
“Without cost you have received, without cost you are to give.” Matthew 10:8
This dedicated group develops, coordinates, and implements assistance to organizations throughout Rapid City dedicated to assisting our brothers and sisters in need. Monthly dinner service at the local homeless shelter, winter coat drives, providing support to the Women’s Abuse Shelter, and many other projects on an as-needed basis are the hallmarks of this group. The acronym, ACTS, stands for Active Compassionate Transformational Service. To join, contact Ann Slaughter.
“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another…” 1 Peter 4:10
An endowment gifted to Emmanuel enables the parish to provide grants to a variety of organizations and ministries inside and outside the church. A select group of devoted parishioners oversee the grant applications and make a recommendation to the Vestry for awards. For more information on applying for a grant or joining this committee, contact Roger Wilson.