This Giving Tuesday, our target project is Vera's Place. Vera's Place will provide a transitional supportive housing option for women seeking an environment free from drug and alcohol use after having successfully completed a treatment program. When people come to Emmanuel for the first time, they always comment on how friendly and welcoming the people are – that is important to us. We are diverse, accepting and inviting. Emmanuel United Church is among the oldest congregations in Waterloo – having started before 1850. Originally Evangelical United Brethren, it joined the United Church in 1968.