An occasional series of reflections from parishioners on Emmanuel Church
I am a sixth generation Episcopalian and was a member of Christ Church, Charlottesville for many years. Shortly before my retirement, I moved to Nellysford and spent much of the following summer watching a new house being built across the street.
One afternoon, the owners of that new house, Gren and Jeri King, walked over to ask me about the church I attended because they had seen the Episcopal Church emblem on my car. They told me that they were from Northern Virginia and had been attending Emmanuel Greenwood whenever they were in the area and invited me to come with them sometime.
Eventually I went with the Kings to Emmanuel and was struck by the friendliness and helpfulness of the people. I also saw lots of people I knew, such as Bishop Robert Atkinson and his wife Rosemary, Peggy and Perrin Quarles as well as
Nancy Sanderson. It felt like home, so I stayed.