Welcome to Emmanuel!
At Emmanuel AME Church, we're always excited to welcome new visitors. We hope you'll join us for a service, and we want to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Here's what you can expect when you come to our 10:00 a.m. service.
Our church is located at 2018 Riddle Road in Durham, NC. Parking is located behind the church. If you have mobility restrictions or young children to carry, feel free to use one of the spots closest to the door. We like to keep them free for visitors and people who need assistance. Also, there are marked handicapped parking areas closest to the door.
Please don't worry about what you'll wear to church, for we truly believe people should come to God as they are. You don't need to dress up to get his approval--that comes through Jesus' sacrifice. Once you walk in the doors, you'll see that the congregation has all types of people in all kinds of dress. Jeans are as welcome as suits, and you'll see both.
When you walk in, find one of our greeters and introduce yourself. They're usually stationed at the entrance doors. and they'll show you where everything is. Our greeters can also point you to the restrooms, sanctuary, and fellowship area. If you have any questions about the service itself, the greeters are able to provide helpful answers.
Be sure to hang around for a few minutes after the service so that we can greet you. You'll have a chance to meet our pastor and many other people in the church. We'd also love to get to know you, so you're a familiar face the next time you come.
P.S. We will have a moment during the service where will ask visitors to stand. Don't worry, you won't have to say anything. We just want to make sure that we can say "hello" and provide you with the 1st time visitor gift package.