Our Mission

Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church is a welcoming Christian community that cultivates Disciples:

  •     To study and live out the Word of God
  •     To celebrate the Gospel through worship with a variety of musical expressions
  •     To love and serve our neighbors, both locally and worldwide
  •     To learn at all stages of life what it means to be a follower of Christ
  •     To connect faith experiences across generations and stages of life
  •     To discern and utilize the spiritual gifts of each member
  •     To seek others to grow with us as a community

Read more about us HERE.

FAITH & COMMUNITY Partners


CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH (40 Pitkin Street, Manchester)

We are proud to work in partnership with our friends in Christ here in Manchester. Concordia is also a member of the ELCA and is our sister across town. We encourage you to visit their website as well. We are committed to working together to engage our community by developing joint events, worship services, and pooling our talents and resources to more effectively reach out beyond the four walls our buildings, and actively doing Christ's work.


ST. MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH (41 Park Street, Manchester)

St. Mary's is quite literally our neighbor. We are blessed to enjoy a wonderful and productive relationship with our Episcopal brothers and sisters at St. Mary's. Emanuel, Concordia and St. Mary's are partnering to create new and exciting ways of working together to effectively reach out to the greater community. 


CHESTNUT HILL PRESCHOOL (60 Church Street, Manchester)

Chestnut Hill Preschool is located in Manchester, Connecticut. It accepts 3 to 5 year olds and utilizes Emanuel's facility. Chestnut Hill has a long standing reputation for quality childcare in an educational setting. Contact the preschool at 860-649-8383 for more information about programming, fees, and hours.


MARCH, INC. (222 McKee Street, Manchester)

A private, non-profit organization providing residential and respite support to people who have developmental disabilities. It is the philosophy of MARCH, Inc. of Manchester that each individual is unique, with special needs and capabilities; that human development is an ongoing process from birth to death for all people; that every person has the right to participate in the community to the optimum extent of the individual's ability and desire; that all people, regardless of ability level, have a right and a need to strive toward their highest level of independence.


HARTFORD GAY & LESBIAN HEALTH COLLECTIVE (64 Church Street, Manchester)

Founded in 1983 by volunteer health professionals and supporters and incorporated in 1986, The Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective, Inc. (HGLHC), has become an organization with full and part-time staff and many volunteers. The Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective currently provides medical services, support groups, mental health services and health education tailored to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities, but serves clients of all genders and gender identities, sexual orientations and ages.