Making Music At Emmanuel

Time to tune up your voice box, tickle the ivories, strum a few chords and tap out some rhythms. The choirs are back at Emmanuel and practicing every Wednesday evening beginning August 30.

The Kid’s Choir starts at 6:30 pm. This group of lively and energetic singers range in age from 3 to 14 years. The choir is always looking for more kids to join. So if you’re excited about singing, just show up. We have a great time! The Chancel Choir practices at 7 pm. This ensemble is for anyone 13 years and older who has a desire to make music in praise of our Lord.

Emmanuel is blessed to have as directors Brad and Jennis Bunnell who are also music teachers and have a great wealth of knowledge and experience. The experience is especially important with our choir which is mostly amateurs. Their patience and talent are appreciated as they direct us in singing and bringing the spirit of God into our midst. All singers and musicians are welcome to raise our praise to highest heaven!

Sunday worship service is at 10:30 am and is led by Pastor Lou Aita. We welcome visitors and friends to join us for worship every Sunday.

Upcoming events:

Aug. 27 –Car Show 1-6 pm

Aug. 30 –Kid’s Choir at 6:30 pm; Chancel Choir at 7 pm

Sept. 3 –Worship Service at 10:30 am

Sept. 10 –Rally Day!! Worship

and Celebration at 10:30 am

The church newsletter, The Messenger, is available through our website,,along with other information about us and our surrounding communities. 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 as we understand each person’s need for privacy and self-esteem. 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. A Nursery is available for children to age 6 during 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