Get Involved

Committees and Groups

If you are interested in:

v  Helping to make sure the worship services run smoothly

v  Planning youth services and other kinds of worship

v  Participating on our welcoming committee

     Can you lend your voice and hands to the Worship Committee?

     Contact Barb Chandler


If you are interested in:

v  Planning our Christian Education/Sunday School activities for the children

v  Planning spiritual development and adult education opportunities for adults in the congregation

v  Planning fun activities that bring our families and congregation members together

v  Having a voice in spiritual development planning for members of the congregation

There is a place for you on the Christian Education Committee.  

Contact Marg Grieves


If you are interested in:

v  Planning activities to reach out to the community

v  Finding ways to support the Downtown Mission, Ronald McDonald House and organizations such as the Windsor Essex Children's Aid Society and others in our community

v  Thinking about ways to raise awareness and funds for other outreach projects such as the Mission and Service Fund for the United Church

v  Reaching out to people in our own congregation

     Your participation on the Outreach Committee would be really great! 

     Contact Michele McGregor or Mary Dagenais


      If you are interested in:

v  Monitoring and supporting the interrelationships between the congregation, the Minister, church secretary and other paid employees

v  Assisting to consult with staff  about salaries, employment issues

v  Reviewing how the staff fulfill the programs defined by the Council

v  Reviewing and recommending salaries and benefits of employees

We need you on the Ministry and Personnel Committee.       

Contact Jeanne Hays


 If you are interested in:

v  Keeping our property looking great

v  Working on our capital improvement projects

v  Being involved in overseeing our ongoing maintenance

      The Property committee is the place for you. 

      Contact Lynn Byrnes



       If you are interested in:

v  Overseeing our church finances

v  Coming up with ideas for raising funds

v  Having input into our annual budget

     The Finance Committee needs you. 

     Contact Cathy Shanahan


        If you are interested in:

v  Reaching out to members with a phone call

v  Sending a card to someone

v  Visiting someone with an encouraging word

     The Pastoral Care Committee is a great fit for you. 

     Contact Cathy Shanahan



Other opportunities for Involvement:

  • Downtown Mission meals: Once a month Emmanuel United Church sponsors and prepares a meal for participants at the Downtown Mission.  We collect items for the food bank on a monthly basis as well.
  • Ronald McDonald Meals: On a regular basis, a group of four volunteers cook a meal at the Ronald McDonald House, for the residents.  RMC is located on campus at the Windsor Regional Hospital.
  •  Emmanuel Choir: Under the direction of Nicholas Morvay, our choir meets weekly and prepares music for the weekly service.
  •  “Happy Cookers”- making pies and other delicious food for fundraising: This group meets periodically and prepares food that is sold.  Lots of laughs and good fun.
  •  Men’s Club- A group of men of all ages meet periodically and take the lead with some fun projects such as cooking for our Harvest Dinner, a Mother's day breakfast and other projects.
  •  Seniors Group- The Seniors group has been meeting at Emmanuel for over 25 years.  Each Tuesday afternoon they come together at the church for fellowship, cards and lunch.
  •  Youth Group- a group of young people meet and plan activities together.
  • Crafts- A group will be meeting to make crafts for sale at the Christmas Bazaar.  Contact Irene Alexander.