Emmanuel Baptist Church

275 State St.  Albany, NY 12210
(518) 465-5161

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A Welcoming and Affirming Congregation

Minister:  Rev. Kathy J. Donley


Community Outreach & Service Opportunities

We are... a people committed to ministering through this downtown location...


Emmanuel Baptist Church is actively involved in local ministries, serving our neighbors through:

  • FOCUS Community Ministry and FOCUS Interfaith Food Pantry, both housed at Emmanuel

  • Annual school supplies collection for Food Pantry families
  • FOCUS Winter Breakfast Program, serving 80-100 people, November through April, Tuesday through Thursday mornings from 7:00 - 9:00 AM
  • Involvement in Cornerstone Protestant Campus Ministry (SUNY Albany)
  • Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless - providing meals, Love Kits (personal care items), and collecting "Pennies for Haven"

  • Active participation in the local CROP Walk each year
  • New York State American Baptist camping programs at Pathfinder Lodge in Cooperstown

  • Budgeted financial support of local organizations, including Homeless and Travelers Aid, Capital Area Council of Churches and their Emergency Overflow Shelter, Baptist Health and Retirement Center in Scotia

  • Advocacy on Poverty Initiatives through the Faith and Hunger Network

Emmanuel Baptist Church reaches out to the nation and the world through:
  • Short term missions trips to Nicaragua, Washington D.C., Rochester, NY
  • Sponsorship of refugee families
  • Budgeted financial support of mission work around the world through the American Baptist Churches
  • Partner congregation membership in the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
Emmanuel Baptist Church encourages advocacy through:
  • Frequent discussion of Contemporary Christian Concerns during the Adult Sunday School hour
  • Providing resources at our "Word for Witness" table and discussion of issues for possible action and response (global warming, torture, poverty, hunger, health care)
  • Participation in the Faith and Hunger Network (local faith communities working together to witness for social justice and to end hunger)

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