Emmanuel Continues Limited On-Site Activities

Since Arkansas has moved to Stage 2 COVID-19 Restrictions, seating capacity has increased to two-thirds (2/3) of full occupancy.  Since we must follow “Social Distancing,” it is nearly impossible to predict the number of seats that will be available as the space available for chairs depends on the number and size of families attending.
Due to the Governor’s restrictions on Worship Services, the Guidelines for holding these services can be found HERE!  Check back each week to see if the Guidelines have changed
As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 Virus, on-site activities may be resumed as outlined in the Guidelines.  Most meetings will continue to be held using the ZOOM technology (Council Meetings, Pericope Bible Study, and “Into The Bible” Study will specifically be held using ZOOM).  Other committees, etc. may meet on-site (if 10 or fewer members).  Otherwise, the ZOOM technology will be used. For details, contact the convener of your group.

Tom Holopeter, Council President



SUNDAY, MAY 24th.  The Guidelines for these worship services

can be found HERE!


Now in preparation, we will need volunteers to help restrict the Sanctuary, to post notices, and social distancing markers and to disinfect doors and toilets. We will require volunteers to continually disinfect after Sunday’s Worship. We are also looking for a non-touch thermometer.  If anyone has one, they can lend or know where we can acquire one, please let me know. If you are willing to volunteer for any of these tasks, please email Tom Holopeter ASAP!



Sunday Morning Worship

Live Stream Of Sunday WorshipEmmanuel will continue the ‘Live Streaming” of the 10:30 am Sunday Morning Worship Service.  The Live Streamed Service can be found on our YouTube Channel by CLICKING HERE or on Emmanuel’s Facebook page by CLICKING HERE shortly before the service is scheduled to start.

Drive-by CommunionAfter the second service (about 11:30 am) Pastor Carpenter will host a drive-by communion service at the entrance of the Church until 12:30 pm.  The elements (bread & wine) for the communion will be in a sealed packet which the parishioner can open & intake after Pastor Carpenter blesses them.  Please approach the entrance of the church from the east side of the parking lot.


FELLOWSHIP HALL: The Fellowship Hall is reopening! Masks are required and giving people appropriate space is requested. We understand that it is impossible to sit four people at a table and have six feet between everyone, but the tables will be spaced and there will be limited chairs at each table. Please take this opportunity to catch up with members of our church family. 
SANCTUARY: The cloth chairs are back in the sanctuary!   There will be pods of chairs with a six feet space between them, but there will no longer be any requirement relating to who may sit together. There will, however, be small pods for those that wish to sit alone or in small groups. Please respect those who wish to sit in smaller pods. The larger pods will be set up for anyone who wishes to sit together. There is no requirement that seats stay where they are so long as there is six feet between pods. You are welcome to move chairs if you need more in one pod or less in another. Communion will be taken by pod with social distancing only with the remaining pod groups.   
For those who wish, there will be the opportunity to enter through and leave through the side door of the sanctuary to avoid the fellowship area. This is the same entrance and exit we have used since May.  

 Council Meetings:  The Council Meetings will be conducted both in the Fellowship Hall & virtually. 

Continued Financial Support is Essential: Since we have no way of predicting how long our gatherings will be suspended, our operating expenses continue (payroll, utilities, facility rent, etc.).  If you can financially support Emmanuel, please GO HERE!!!
Contact Us While We’re closed.  Since the office is closed, you may:
     —Contact us with your questions by sending an email to
     —By completing this Form
Yours in Christ,
Tom Hollopeter, Church Council President