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Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Based on 11 traveler reviews
Beautiful church, gorgeous stained glass
Oct 27, 2014 by: Helen V from Gaithersburg, Maryland
It was a beautiful church with stained glass created by Tiffany's. We met the deacon of the church who was very nice and he took the time to tell us the history about the church and that it was a stop for the Underground railroad.
Jun 14, 2014 by: Jackie B from Sitka
I was born and raised in Cumberland, but it wasn't until I was back to visit that I attended Heritage Days and decided to take "the tour" of the church. This is an amazingly beautiful and painful experience. In the sanctuary you see amazing stained glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany as well as an alter that he designed and executed. In the basement if the church you see the tunnels that were multi purpose, but this is part of the Underground Railroad where slaves waited to make their way to freedom. A tour worth taking.
Beautiful Church both physically and spritually
Apr 22, 2014 by: Jamie W from Cumberland, Maryland
My family are fairly new members of this church. We started attending regularly 2 years ago. I was very hesitant in joining a new church as we have had some bad experiences with other churches. From the beginning the clergy and other church members have been nothing but welcoming and loving. The building is beautiful, the music is beautiful and all the members are beautiful. The Sunday school teachers are the best. If you are just passing through or are looking for new church home Emmanuel is a great Church to worship.
Beautiful Easter Service
Apr 20, 2014 by: ettavau from New Kent, Virginia
After seeing this magnificent church on the hill a few months ago, we decided we wanted to attend a worship service there and this morning, Easter 2014, we did just that. The building itself is so beautiful. When we entered the sanctuary, there was no doubt we were in church. The music was so moving, as was the service. The Bishop noticed us in the congregation and approached us and asked our names. He made a point to invite us to the social and egg hunt afterwards. While we're United Methodist, we enjoy visiting churches of other denominations. This was our 2nd visit to an Episcopal Church and found the traditional worship service to be reverent and meaningful. Oh, and the music was extraordinary. We want to go back and take the tour of the facility at some point. The church and gardens are just beautiful.
Great for pics but not the soul.
Dec 16, 2013 by: Cumberland R from Cumberland, Maryland
I grew up going to the church did everything there but pastor. The church is beautiful but it is spiritually dead. The church has been infested with politics and caters "the word" to fit every person's beliefs. It is very beautiful and they do some good things in the community. They thrive on big social elaborate parties. Make sure to dress nice to fit in! Despite my feelings about what the church has become I pray for Emmanuel and hope it rediscovers the true meaning of church. There is absolutely no evidence that the tunnels was a part of anything that had to do with the underground railroad.The tunnels are fascinating and have some great history connected to them. Great spot for pics but not for your soul.
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