Rally Day At Emmanuel UCC
CAR SHOW AT EMMANUEL-A Car Show was held at the Emmanuel United Church of Christ, on August 27 that featured all maked and models. Dash plaques were awarded for show favorites. Brad Bunnell, chairman, and church member volunteers enjoyed the successful event.

Calling all kids of all ages!! Sunday School is kicking off on September 10 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 Christlike service toward God and others.

Sunday School students will meet at 9:30 am to practice our songs and skit and then continue to celebrate during our worship service at 10:30 am with the theme “Growing In God’s Love”.

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. We meet on Sunday mornings at 9:30 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.

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:

Sept. 10 –Kids Choir 9 am; Youth Choir 9:15 am; Chancel Choir 9:30 am; Sun School 9:30 am; Rally Day!! Worship and Celebration at 10:30 am

The church newsletter, The Messenger, is available through our website, emmanuel-ucc.org,along with other information about us and our surrounding communities. 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 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 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, call Pastor Lou Aita at (570) 582-9550 or email him at aitatl12@ptd.net.E-mail access is emmanuel_ ucc@hotmail.comand our website is emmanuel-ucc.org.