The main purpose of our First Impressions team is to make sure everyone who walks through the doors at Emmanuel is welcomed, assisted and knows where to go. This ministry is led by Gary Fried, First Impressions Director.

Welcome Center

Located right inside the front doors, the Welcome Center is the place to go if you have questions, a lost or found item and where to find our kiosks for event registration. Our knowledgeable and friendly volunteers are ready and willing to help!

Bookstore & The Hub

At the far end of the main walkway as you enter you will find the bookstore & The Hub. We call this walkway “Main Street”. Feel free to come get a cup of coffee and meet others who attend our church. At the bookstore we have a variety of items, from Emmanuel logo wear to books authored by several people in our congregation.

Ushers & greeters are also a vital part of this ministry.

If you’re looking for a place to serve and are gifted in any of these ways, please stop by the Welcome Center and we’ll get you connected.

Other important aspects of the First Impressions Ministry are Dinner with the Pastors and Emmanuel 101.