An Invitation From Emmanuel

We at Emmanuel United Church of Christ would like to send an open invitation to everyone in our communities to come and worship with us. Whether you have never been to church or if you just stopped going, you are welcome to join us as we worship our Lord. Our worship service at Emmanuel UCC begins at 10:30 a. m. We are located at the intersection of Blue Ridge Trail and Alberdeen Road, across from Andy’s Gas Station. Please come and spend an hour with your Lord and Savior.

Join us for this spiritual practice celebrating the light of God within. Stress, tension, noise, emotion, & mental clutter often get in the way of what really matters: our relationship with the Lord. In this yoga practice designed for all levels, we will explore gentle movement to release tension from the body, introduce breathing techniques to balance & settle our energy, & spend time in prayerful meditation. Too often our prayers are comprised of talking to God. This practice is an opportunity to enhance your prayer life by spending time listening to God, receiving His Word on a very personal level. Scripture will be shared. God speaks. Let’s listen. Together.

Please bring a yoga mat, beach towel or blanket, & water. Dress comfortably & in layers appropriate for outdoor practice. I will bring extra mats for anyone who may need to borrow one. I can be contacted directly if there are any questions or concerns. Looking forward to exploring the Word of God together... Donations will be welcomed to help defray the cost and any remaining donations will support the church and its missions.

The Old River Church is open for worship on Sunday evenings. The churches of the Wapwallopen Ministerium take turns hosting these services which begin at 6:00 pm. On July 30, the host church will be St. James Lutheran. You are invited to join in worship every Sunday evening through August 27. The Old River Church is on Rte. 239 (River Road) just north of Wapwallopen and Heller’s Orchard. Come back in time and back to God.

The schedule for this summer is: July 30-St. James Lutheran, Aug. 6-New Hope UMC, Aug. 13-St. Mark’s Lutheran, Aug. 20-St. John’s UCC, and Aug. 27-Cemetery Association.

Sunday worship service is at 10:30 am and is led by Pastor Lou Aita.

Upcoming events:

July 30 –Worship Service at 10:30 am

July 31 –Holy Yoga at Emmanuel at 6:30 pm -Donations will be welcomed to help defray the cost and any remaining donations will support the church and its missions.

The church newsletter, The Messenger, is available through our website, You can also check us out on Facebook at

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 and we will provide nourishment for you and those you care for. 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. Again, thank you for your continued support.

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, and we invite you to join us on Sunday mornings for Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 am.

A Nursery is available for children to age 6 during our Worship Service. If you need directions or 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 Pastor Lou Aita at (570) 582-9550 or email him at aitatl12@ access is emmanuel_ ucc@hotmail.comand our website is