6656 Center Road  
PO Box 388 
Valley City, OH  44280      
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Our Ministries

Being Healthy with Friends

Being Healthy with Friends (BHWF) is a low intensity exercise group led by Lisa Wittman, an accredited yoga instructor. Our aim is to develop healthy bodies through strength and flexibility exercises, and to develop healthy minds through self-awareness.

A Healthy Outlook on Life in a Busy World is presented by Carol Zeigler RN.  She offers us hints on making our way through the world of information for healthy living and diet.

BHWF meets on Mondays at 2:00 pm and on Thursdays at 3:15 pm.

Bible Study

Bible Study is an informal, hour-long meeting held on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am from September through May. We select a book of the Bible to study, read through it together, and discuss it. In addition, we share our life experiences. 

All are welcome to join us.

Evangelism Committee

The Evangelism Committee’s purpose is simple. We seek to get the word out about Emmanuel. Dedicated to reaching out to the community, we sponsor T-ball teams, and host regular events such as Fish Frys and Spaghetti Dinners. We participate in special events as well. Each August we serve beverages to participants and volunteers at the Valley City Frog Jump.

Knitting & Crocheting Group

Knitting & Crocheting Group is an informal meeting, open to everyone, where we knit, crochet, and chat. There’s no particular skill level required. In fact, those who are more experienced often end up sharing a few things. 

Knitting group meets on Mondays at 7:00 pm.

Martha's Circle

Named for the story of Mary and Martha in the bible, Martha’s Circle is a place for the women of Emmanuel to gather together and enjoy fellowship. We meet at the church or at various restaurants, take in local entertainment, and occasionally have a guest speaker. We’re specifically designed as an evening meeting so that all women can attend. 

We meet at 6:30 pm on the first Thursday of every month.

Men's Breakfast

Men’s Breakfast is a casual gathering of members and friends of Emmanuel held on the first Thursday of each month at 8:30 am. We don’t just chew our breakfast; we chew the fat as well, and occasionally take on some small projects for the church. 

Reminders are in the church bulletin and sent by email. 

Operation HOMES

Emmanuel is happy to be a partner of Operation HOMES, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the homeless of Medina County, Ohio. Operation HOMES works with local churches to give homeless families and individuals shelter and food while helping them develop life skills for independence. 

If you’d like to learn more about Operation HOMES, you can visit their web site at OperationHOMES.org

Sunday School

Sunday School is available during the 10:00 am worship service for children ages 3-Jr. High. Older children have a more formal study and the younger children stay busy making crafts that coordinate with the lesson. 

In addition, a staffed Nursery is available for the parents of babies/ toddlers in which the service can be heard via a sound system.