Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel
Friday, December 06, 2019
Since 1951

God has given each of us a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.  

1 Peter 4:10

This group identifies, plans and organizes trips that will be away from Topsail and require overnight stays.
Trips have included projects in
Every Wednesday, 10:00am-noon, since April 2015 the Crafters have sewn, knitted, and crocheted projects at EAMC's Fellowship House or at home and sent them to communities served by the missionaries with whom EAMC is in contact as well as other agencies with needs.
Beneficiaries of our handicrafts have included:
  • Community of Villa Cañona in the town of Loiza, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria devastated the area in 2017
  • Knit For Kids, a ministry of World Vision
  • Haiti Outreach Ministries
  • Share the Tablea ministry of Faith Harbor UMC, Surf City, NC
  • Vigilant Hope, serving the poor and homeless in Wilmington, NC
  • Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse
  • Rescue Mission of Cape Fear, serving the homeless, hungry and hurting of Wilmington, NC
  • Little Dresses for Africa
  • Covered by Grace Project for cancer patients at Duke Children's Hospital
  • Wake Med obstetrics and neonatal intensive care units
  • Topsail Middle School
  • Surf City Police Department for children experiencing emergencies
  • Pender County Department of Social Services for children being removed from their homes
  • Victims of local flooding from Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, via Faith Harbor United Methodist Church, Surf City, N.C.
  • Communities served by our own mission trips to Guatemala and Belize

Local Missions
This group identifies, plans and organizes trips that will be away from Topsail but do not require overnight stays.
Projects have included:
  • Construction of a chapel at Pender Correctional Institution, Burgaw, the only prison chapel in the country built by volunteers with donated funds.
  • Helping to rebuild Oakgrove Freewill Baptist Church, Pin Hook, NC, after a devastating fire.
  • Revitalizing our own Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel buildings and grounds during an At-Home Mission "Trip"
  • Providing funding via Faith Harbor United Methodist Church (Surf City) Restoration Team and The Cape Fear Network of Churches to help rebuild the home of the Edwards Family in Atkinson, N.C., after record flooding from Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. 
Since 2012, we have invited active foreign missionaries on furlough back to the U.S. to stay in the apartment in the Fellowship House as a respite from the duties of their assignments. Their time here, offering needed spiritual and physical renewal, has been a blessing for families and their sponsors who have renewed or established new relationships. 

Since 2009, EAMC donors and volunteers have participated in Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan's purse. Our shoeboxes are shipped around the world with more than 11.2 million others to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. Annually, almost 80,000 volunteers nationwide support this program.


Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God's love through the power of these simple shoebox gifts. We have heard firsthand in our own chapel the story of one young woman and how this simple gift changed her life forever.

Operation Christmas Child warehouse lobby. Boone, N.C., December 2016