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What does welcoming have to do with lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!)?

Well, the small group which just represented Emmanuel Church at the European Institute of Christian Studies' seminar on Invite, Welcome, Connect could give you the answer. We were lucky enough to hear the wisdom that the invited speaker, Mary Parmer, and other European Episcopal parishes had to share regarding how they best invite, welcome, and connect with newcomers, including allowing them to, "Spell Episcopal with the alphabet of their souls." One of the most salient pieces of advice shared with us, included a re-definition of Evangelism into to the simple reframe of, "Evangelism is about listening to others, and sharing the faith that is in you." It was the LISTEN, part of the definition

Sign-Up for Breakfast with the Rector

The Rev. Canon Michael Rusk is inviting parishioners to Breakfast with the Rector. During the months of May and June, Breakfast with the Rector will take place in the Grande Salle each Sunday from 9.00am to 10.00am (except for May 18th). The aim is to enable the Rector to get to know everyone in the congregation. There will be up to seven people each week along with two Vestry members in attendance. There are still places for the Sundays in June (May 28th is filled) Please sign-up on the sheets at church provided at coffee hour, or contact the church office. Individuals, couples and families are warmly invited to these events.

Save The Date - Institution and Celebration of New Ministry

The Rt. Rev. Pierre Whalon will conduct a service of Institution and Celebration of New Ministry for our new Rector, the Rev. Canon Michael Rusk, on Saturday, September 2nd. Please mark this weekend in your dairies now as we prepare for this important time of fellowship and recognition of new ministry at Emmanuel and in Geneva. Clergy of the Convocation and of the Geneva area will be invited, as well as ecumenical guests. More information to follow. #NewRector

Calling all readers for Pentecost Sunday

This year, we would like once again to have the story of the first Pentecost from the Book of Acts heard in the languages represented in our diverse congregation. The language can be your mother tongue or one in which you feel comfortable reading in public. The more languages we have, the better! If you are interested in reading, please contact Deacon Richard Cole by calling the church office at +41 (0) 22 732 80 78. This is definitely a service not to miss as you appreciate the wonder of God's multilingual children, which is most evident in our congregation! The service is JUNE 2nd, at 1030 at Emmanuel Church.


3 Rue de Monthoux

1201 Geneva, Switzerland

+41 (0) 22 732 80 78


Office Hours: M-Th 09:00-13:00

Please note that the office is temporarily closed. We ask that you email us in the interim.

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