Emmanuel-Brinklow Church Serving in the City
by Carlos Medley
Emmanuel-Brinklow Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ashton, Maryland, takes its name seriously. We want our friends to know that God is with us, and with them as we minister together in the city. The partnerships of service we forge provide a multifaceted approach to ministry. Areas of our city ministry include:
- Monthly Breakfast: Church members partner with other Adventist churches to provide a Sunday breakfast to those who are homeless with the Fourth Street Adventist Church in Washington, D.C. Service features food, fellowship, and inspirational messages.
- Monthly Chapel Service: More than 130 years old, Central Union Mission, based in Washington, D.C., is one of the oldest homeless shelters in North America. For the past six years, Brinklow church members have provided a monthly chapel service at its men’s shelter that houses more than 100 residents. Meetings include a sermon by a pastor or other speakers, as well as music from Adventist musicians in the area.