Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Bristol, Virginia is inviting local residents and visitors to its Christmas celebration on Saturday, Dec. 25.
On Sunday, Nov. 24, folks look to assemble around the corner and just up the hill at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Bristol, Virginia, when the second planned ecumenical service branded as Bristol Together convenes. Christians, regardless of denomination, look to bond much as a handful of pastors did on Friday at Blackbird — in solidarity as humans and as people of the Christian faith.
BRISTOL, Va. — Marlene Tate didn’t know she used to work for the man who started the Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s annual Christmas dinner until…
BRISTOL, Va. — Over the decades, nearly 14,000 people have enjoyed Christmas dinner with all the trimmings at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Bristol, Virginia. Organizers hope to add at least 300 to that list this year, said Christmas dinner Co-Chairwoman Sharon Kiser.
BRISTOL, Va. – It’s dinnertime on Christmas Day and Loretta Trayer is on gravy duty. Trayer is in the bustling kitchen of Emmanuel Episcopal Church with a handful of other volunteers. They’re busy preparing enough food to provide a warm meal to the hundreds of people who will stop by for conversation and holiday cheer.
Dec. 25 has become a day of worldwide renown recognized as the day when much of the population celebrates the Christmas holiday. Rev. Joe Dunagan of Emmanuel Episcopal Church said this is not really the way things used to be. Traditionally Christmas was a season, according to Dunagan with the celebration starting Dec. 25 and lasting until Jan. 6.
A decades-old stained glass window at Emmanuel Episcopal Church is in the process of getting a face-lift.
Jes Kast-Keat, the associate minister at West End Collegiate Church in New York City, N.Y., will present two lectures Oct. 12 as part of the K…