Project Category: Story

An Emmanuel Story: Carol’s Faithful Journey
Carol Duncan grew up in New Jersey, the daughter of a German immigrant. In 1961 she married Jim and subsequently gave birth to two boys and a girl. In 1992, when their...
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An Emmanuel Story: A One-way Ticket to Heaven
Gerardo Manrique is the gifted guitarist who, together with Marcela and Carlos, provides the music every Sunday at the Emmanuel Park Church service.
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An Emmanuel Story: My Call from God
Before coming to Emmanuel, I worked in a law office. I hated it! I felt miserable on Sunday nights because I knew I had to go back to work the...
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An Emmanuel Story: How God is Working in My Life
Now I can see how God is working in my life. Let me tell you how this happened. I grew up in a family that valued church life. As a young...
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An Emmanuel Story: A Taste of Grace
Marilyn Thomack grew up in the Christian faith, and is so grateful for her parents’ influence in her life. She and her husband, Will, raised three sons and lived in...
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An Emmanuel Story: Out of Your Pores
Twenty-five years ago, Sue Talarico and her husband Gary were looking for a faith community in Naples. Sue had a painful experience in another congregation where the pastor would not...
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An Emmanuel Story: A Special Gift from the Holy Spirit
When I moved to Naples, I had already experienced many different church settings and experiences, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, and non-denominational communities among others.
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An Emmanuel Story: My Position is a Call
I was working in the advertising world before coming to Emmanuel. Although I was happy with my job, I knew there was more out there waiting for me. 
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An Emmanuel Story: Love for Serving the Lord
Kathy Worley grew up a Navy brat. She traveled all over the world with her family. Her parents took her to worship services with the Navy chaplain.
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An Emmanuel Story: From Venezuela to Spain to Florida and Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Frine was born in Venezuela.  When she was 10 years old, she moved with her mother and sister to Spain. (Her name is pronounced free-nay.)
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