The Cottage Thrift Shop is but one of the ways we reach out to meet the needs of the Bel Air Community. Open from 10 AM until 1 PM most Fridays and Saturdays, the shop sells gently used clothes and household items.
The shop is located in Trego House, at 24 East Broadway in Bel Air, adjacent to Emmanuel Church.
In addition, we have a Pantry (housed in the Rectory) stocked with food for those struggling to make ends meet in this economy. It is generally open Tuesdays and Thursdays mid morning, though church staff are eager to help other times as well.
Emmanuel crafts, blesses and distributes “Prayer Shawls” to those who are ill or shut in at home or in a nursing facility. This ministry has expanded to provide Blankets for Baptisms, seasonal hats and gloves for the thrift shop to give away, Prayer Squares, and sleeves for dialysis patients.
At Holiday times, we provide treats for many of the 143 residents of Harford Senior Housing.
Finally, Emmanuel is an authorized site for the Community Work Service program. Currently the program is in suspension for lack of a leader, but we are ready to pick it up at any time.
A member of Emmanuel modeling clothes from our Thrift Shop at our Annual “Fabulous Thrift Shop Fashion Show” seen below.