Priscilla Circle
"One of the first missionaries, married to
Aquila, risked her life for the
apostle Paul."

Acts 18-19; Romans 16:3-4; 1
Corinthians 16:19; 2 Timothy 4:19
Emmanuel Women's
Ministry Team
Priscilla Fellowship began in the early eighties when Pastor Hanke was at Emmanuel. His wife, Dorita,
started a bible study group for young mothers. We met at night so our husbands could baby sit. Over the
years things have changed and new women have started coming. We still meet at night but most of our
children are grown enough not to need babysitting. Anyone, any age is welcome. We have studied a variety
of books. Mostly we try to find something that pertains to us in our daily lives as wives, mothers and
Christian women. We have studied Hospitality, Women of the Bible, Wisdom for Today's Issues,
Forgiveness, Becoming Women of Purpose and several other topics. A service that we do about every
other year is the Father-Son banquet. We use the money we have earned from this for many different
needs in the church. We have donated money to the adult and children's libraries, things for the nursery,
refilling the children's activity bags and items needed for decorating the church at Christmas. At Christmas
time we have decorated the church and the last several years have included anyone from the church that
wants to help. We provide soup and others bring sandwiches, salads and desserts and we have a wonderful
time of decorating, good food and fellowship.  We meet from September to May and take the summer off.
We have met on Thursday nights in the past but since choir practice is now meeting then we will be
deciding on a new night. Watch the bulletin for details of the night and what we will be studying next.
Come and join us!
The Mission Circle meets the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m.
The main purpose of the Mission Circle is to support missionaries, sponsor a child through World
Vision and participate in other mission projects.  Monthly meetings provide opportunities for fellowship
through messages that uplift, fun ideas for ministry and fellowship.
Ruth Circle
Generous, loyal, and loving, she was
strong and serene.

Ruth 2-4; Matthew 1:5*
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The Ruth Circle has two main purposes.  One is to plan & serve funeral luncheons.  The
contact person for this is Doris Vandermyde.   The other is to minister to the widows of
Emmanuel. The widows are know as “Circle Sisters” and twice a year are treated to a
wonderful time of fun and fellowship by the members of the Ruth Circle.  In June there is a
Breakfast Brunch and in December a Christmas Luncheon, both of which are followed by a
short program.  All of the proceeds that we receive for doing funerals are put right back into
kitchen projects.

Mission Circle
"The mission of the Emmanuel Women's Ministry Team is to SERVE God by reaching out to our church
and our community.  We will SERVE by nurturing each other through gathering women for fellowship and
fun.  We will SERVE by mentoring through Bible studies and prayer, sharing not only the Word of God but
the gifts the Lord has blessed each of us with.  We will SERVE through encouraging one another and
reaching out to those who are in need.  WE will SERVE by growing in our spiritual journey by developing
our spiritual gifts.  We pray that by serving God in these ways, we will help to equip women for a ministry to
follow Christ, in a lost and broken world so loved by God."