Rally Day At Emmanuel

Calling all kids of all ages!! Our Sunday School is kicking off on September 11 with our annual Rally Day! This is a great day for all of us of any age (less than 1 to greater than 99?) to celebrate our faith.

Since 1849, the church at Emmanuel has provided countless children, youth and adults a great Christian education. Some of us here can trace our spiritual ancestors back for generations, while others are new to this congregation. Whether an old-timer or a newbie, we all have one thing in common –a passion to pass on our faith. Rally Day is a chance for us to renew our commitment to spread the Gospel to all the world –starting with our children, in this case. This day gives us an opportunity to promote Christian values and Christ-like service toward God and others.

Sunday School students will meet at 9 am to practice our songs and skit and then continue to celebrate during our worship service at 10:30 am with the theme “God’s Lost and Found”. After worship, we will have a covered dish lunch with hot dogs and chicken fingers provided with our members sharing side dishes and desserts they bring. Then, it’s time to play. We can toss bean bags, play kickball and ladder ball, yell “bingo” (if you win) and play lots of other games. If you are really energetic, you can even bounce in the Moon Walk. So, whatever your age, come out and celebrate the past and future of our faith!

Teen Talk is for anyone in 7th grade and above. The group meets on Sunday mornings at 9 am to talk about God and Jesus, how our lives are influenced by them and how we can be an influence to others around us. There are so many things that try to manipulate us away from God. Come to Teen Talk and find other teens who want to make their faith stronger and be better at dealing with ideas and things that pull us away from being Christians.

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 7 –Kid’s Choir at 6:30 pm; Chancel Choir at 7:00 pm Sept. 11 –Teen Choir at 9 am;

Sunday School Skit Practice at 9:30 am; Rally Day!! Worship and Celebration at 10:30 am

Sunday worship service is at 10:30 am and is led by Rev. Craig Stout, our Interim Pastor. Visitors and friends are welcome to join us for worship every Sunday.

The church newsletter, The Messenger, is available through our website, emmanuel-ucc.org,along with other information. You can also check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/emmanuelucc.

Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Dorrance Township houses the Food Bank for the Wapwallopen Ministerium. All contacts are kept strictly confidential. The food bank is open by appointment only. If we can help you or someone you know, please call (570) 868-5675. Please give us at least 24-hour’s notice in order to set up an appointment.

Thank you to everyone who contributes to our recycling aluminum cans project and hope you will continue to help us raise funds by recycling cans to help needy families in our area. Please place the cans in large bags and drop them off in the large crates at the back of the lower parking lot.

Emmanuel United Church of Christ is located at 7768 Blue Ridge Trail at its intersection with Alberdeen Road (across from Andy’s Gas Station) in Dorrance Township, Mountain Top, and we invite you to join us on Sunday mornings for Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 am. We have a Nursery available for children to age 6 during our Worship Service. Our Sunday School will resume in the fall. If you need directions or would like more information, please call the church office at (570) 868-5675. Our church is handicapped accessible.

If you are in need of pastoral care, please call Rev. Craig Stout at (409) 658-7136 or email him at cstout53@ earthlink.net.E-mail access is emmanuel_ucc@hotmail.comand our website is emmanuel-ucc.org.