Outreach Programs at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Marion, Ohio



**Events may be postponed or cancelled due to COVID19 – Contact the church office for more information**

Emanuel Lutheran Church engages in a variety of outreach programs. Below you will find information on some of those programs.

Food Pantry

Thanks to the members of Emanuel, the church has been able to serve the community with a food pantry that has been solely stocked by the members.  Food is distributed to people in need through referrals from Love INC (740-382-3340).


Emanuel, together with First Presbyterian, Prospect Street Methodist, and First United Church of Christ use the church parking lots for members to park, decorate their trunks in a Halloween theme, and distribute treats to the neighborhood children.  This event is held on October 31.

Thanksgiving Day Meal

On Thanksgiving Day, the members of Emanuel serve meals of turkey and ham with all the trimmings. This is a free meal for anyone in the community who would like to join us.

Neighborhood Outreach Event  (the first event was held July 31, 2011)

Emanuel, together with First Presbyterian, Prospect Street Methodist, First United Church of Christ, and Trinity Baptist, holds their  Neighborhood Outreach Event before school begins every year. This  event includes: free backpacks and school supplies; head checks for lice with coupons for free hair cuts; free hot dogs, chips and drinks; games; face painting; and games.