Suppertime At Emmanuel UCC

It’s Turkey time again! Our annual fall Turkey Supper will be served from 3 to 7 pm on Saturday, October 21. Come fill up on tasty turkey and all the trimmings. Our supper is served family-style with all the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, pickled cabbage, cranberry sauce and bread you can eat. But remember to save space for a piece of homemade dessert. Ticket prices are $11.00 for adults, $4.00 for children age 6 to 11; children 5 and under for free; or $11.00 for a well-portioned take-out. If you would like to reserve tickets for the meal, please call the Church Office at 868-5675. Tickets will be available for sale at the door. Come hungry. You won’t leave that way. Promise!

Sunday School will hold a Bake Sale during the Turkey Supper on October 21. If you are able to create some yummy cupcakes, candy, cakes and such for our kids to sell, please drop them off in the narthex the morning of the supper (we’ll need time to package and price them). This is our main fundraiser and your support in making and buying these goodies helps us pay for our Sunday School materials.

Sunday mornings at 9:30 am is Sunday School for ages 3 through 6th grade. We have a great program based on our Hands On Bibles. We’ll have fun making crafts, playing games, and solving puzzles which help us understand the stories in our Hands On Bibles. Come join us as we learn about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

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:

October 15 –Kids Choir 9 am; Youth Choir 9:15 am; Chancel Choir 9:30 am; Sunday School 9:30 am; and Worship at 10:30 am.

October 21 –Turkey Supper 3 to 7 pm

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. Through your help, our neighbors receive assistance to meet their daily needs. 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. 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 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.