Emerywood Baptist Church seeks to live out a call to serve our neighbor next door and around the world. We believe that the mission of God is best done together and not left up to one group or generation in the church.
Emerywood provides financial and volunteer support to many agencies throughout High Point, Guilford County, and around the world. Our missional efforts are divided into 5 categories. We believe these areas address the greatest needs of our community and highlight our congregations’ skills and passions: Poverty, Hunger, Education, Housing, and Global Missions Partnerships
West End Ministries
Our congregation partners with a number of non-profit organizations around the High Point community to promote sustainable community development practices. One of our community partners is West End Ministries. Many of our members volunteer at West End Ministries throughout the week, working with the Thrift Store, or helping at the Reception desk.
We also host an annual Dental Van at West End for those in need of dental assistance who cannot afford the cost of care. In addition, our congregation serves a meal at West End each month. For more about West End Ministries, see their website: http://westendministries.org/.
The EBC Food Pantry provides a client choice experience for those in need throughout the High Point Community. Open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month in the Fellowship Hall. Call for an appointment time the Monday before.
The Mobile Meals Program delivers nutritious meals to homebound seniors each weekday. Emerywood Baptist partners with Mobile Meals to assist with meal deliveries once a month.
Communities in Schools
Members of EBC support learning activities at the church’s neighborhood elementary school, Northwood Elementary. The school’s student population is extremely diverse and a large number of children come from homes where the family income falls below the federal poverty line and/or are refugees, and immigrants battling language and culture barriers. Throughout the school year, Emerywood works with Northwood and Communities in Schools to provide breakfast buddies, lunch buddies, and intentional reading tutors each week.
In addition to the partnerships above, our congregation also supports a number of other ministries financially, and with volunteer support. These include Open Door Ministries, High Point Community Clinic, Caring Services, Inc, High Point Jail Ministry, and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship North Carolina.
Emert Family Mission to Zambia
Our congregation supports a number of families who have committed their lives to sharing the love and joy of God with those around the world. One such family is the Emerts. Jeremy, Courtney, and their children, Olivia, Jude, and Lincoln, are now in Choma, Zambia, where they will work with Poetice International caring for communities affected by poverty, AIDS and modern-day slavery. Their role will be to serve as hosts to short-term American teams traveling to Zambia via Poetice International. Put the Emery family on your daily prayer list as they build relationships within their African community.
Emerywood also is excited to be an encourager church for Lesley-Ann Hix Tommey who works alongside the most vulnerable in Hell’s Kitchen, NY as CNF Field Personnel with Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries. Lesley-Ann began her work in October of 2017. Emerywood supports the work being done through prayer, financial giving, and mission teams/support drives. To learn more about Lesley-Ann and her work follow her journey through Facebook at LAinNYC.
Emerywood firmly believes
That the Mission of God through the Church should include Local and Global engagement. The Mission Ministry tries to offer opportunities each year to participate in the work of God in the world, and we believe that one of the best ways to engage with the world around us is to also be storytellers for our missional parters we work alongside. Whether it is providing space for them to share their updates in person or via newsletters, praying for them by name, collecting and sending them needed supplies, or sending teams to work alongside them and provide in-person support in the field.
Our yearly Mission Trips rotate between a Local, Regional, National, and International emphasis to provide unique opportunities to learn how we can be better representatives of the Body of Christ no matter where we find ourselves. In 2017 our team travelled to New York City and Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries, and in 2018 a team crossed the ocean to spend 2 weeks with the Emert Family in Choma, Zambia. 2019 saw us partner locally with Guilford County Schools to house and assist in their summer, reading, math, robotics and arts camps. This March we will send a team to New York to learn about food insecurity and poverty injustice in the US and how the Church can engage and combat the places where we let individuals fall through the cracks.