Emmanuel is a congregation of “The Presbyterian Church in Canada” and traces its history to the year 1834.
The name Emmanuel means “God with us” and expresses our belief that God has guided us throughout our history and is present with us today.
Those who worship at Emmanuel come from a wide geographic area, from many religious backgrounds, and from none.
We are dedicated to ministering to both individuals and families, as well as giving people a place to minister to others.
Our present church building was built in 1989 and expanded in 2003. It is modern, spacious, air conditioned and fully accessible.
When the Township of Nottawasaga (now part of Clearview) was opened for settlement in 1834, many of the first settlers arrived from Scotland. They brought with them their Christian faith and love of the Presbyterian form of church government and established congregations that in 1875 became part of The Presbyterian Church in Canada.
Three of these congregations were St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Duntroon (1841), West Nottawasaga Presbyterian Church on side road 33/34 (1853) and Nottawa Presbyterian Church (1862).
In 1894 these congregations became linked together under the name of the Duntroon Pastoral Charge. In 1988 a formal amalgamation took place, and Emmanuel Presbyterian Church was born.
In July 1989, a new building was erected on County Road 124 between Nottawa and Duntroon to serve the needs of the new congregation. This was expanded in 2002.
The purpose of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church is:
To praise and glorify the one eternal God, because He alone is worthy of our praise.
To be good managers of the varied resources God has given us, recognizing that these are God’s gift to us
To proclaim God’s Word so that all who hear it would understand it, believe it, and obey it.
To love and care for each other because Jesus loves us, and together we belong to Him.
To reach out with God’s Word into our community that all may know Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and become His disciples.
To be witnesses to Christ by supporting the mission work of the Church through prayer, study and financial support.