• If you are in the area, we hope that you will come by and visit us! We are located at the corner of Elm and West Main in Norwich.

    At Emmanuel we work to try and "respect the dignity of every human being", following what Jesus taught in loving God and loving one another. I hope you'll take a moment and email me your comments and let me know if you will be visiting us or if you would like to get together for a chat. May all of our paths, indeed, our whole Earth, be illumined by the light of God in Christ!

    Father Chuck
    The Very Rev. Charles G. Taylor
    Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Thanksgiving Beatitudes

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don’t know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow. Be thankful for your limitations, because they give … Continue reading

147th Convention of Diocese of Central New York

The theme of the convention is: “To Everything a Season.” I am sure this conjures up thoughts of Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 and the more full sentence, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” My mind also goes straight to Pete Seger who wrote the song, “Turn! Turn! Turn!” using … Continue reading

Greetings from Mother Lisa

Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving to all! It is my pleasure to say a heartfelt “Thank You” for this opportunity to minister with you. I look forward to having opportunities to learn about you and get to know each of you. If you haven’t already figured this out about me, I value relationships and community discernment. … Continue reading

November Birthdays

In November we celebrate the birthdays of these parish members. 2 ― Doris Carnachan 3 ― Jennifer Jenkins 6 ― Brooke Harris 8 ― Casey Markham 11 ― Kara Smith 13 ― Jason Lenning; William Decker 15 ― Ann Markham 17 ― Harold Palmer 18 ― Ian Stone; Charles McMullen 20 ― Ryan Ingraham; Steven … Continue reading

The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton October 17 at 7 p.m.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Presents The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM Join the Madrigal Choir for an evening of outstanding choral music from opera, Broadway, and film classics. Magnificent choruses from the operas of Verdi and Johann Strauss, Memorable tunes from the great music theater repertoire, and musical gems of … Continue reading

The Beauty of Aging

“How beautifully leaves grow old,” wrote 19th century essayist John Burroughs. “How full of light and color are their last days.” Society doesn’t think highly of old age. Beauty products tout the supposed virtues of maintaining a youthful appearance. Older adults’ wisdom, born of much life experience, is often disparaged, ignored or not sought. But … Continue reading

Fall into Growth During Pentacost

Looking out the windows the green is beginning to disappear from the landscape. Fall colors are appearing. But Green is the color of the Season after Pentecost. Symbolizing growth and harvest, it reminds us that we are growing in God’s way as a people of faith. Since that first empowering Spirit of God, received by … Continue reading

Father Chuck Files: Welcoming Rev. Lisa Busby

This coming week the Wardens from Emmanuel, St. Andrew’s, and St. Matthew’s will sign a letter of agreement with The Rev. Lisa Busby to be our Associate Rector. Beginning in October Lisa will share fully with me and others associated in preaching and celebrating at all weekly, weekend and pastoral services, as well as major … Continue reading


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