Lenten Suppers, Service Slated Wednesdays At Emmanuel UCC

Throughout the Holy Season of Lent, many people focus on becoming closer to our Lord. Some people do this by giving something up. Others spend more time reading the Bible and praying. Still others give more of their time and talents. There are so many options to bring your life closer to God’s way. Whatever your means, we hope that you will be faithful in your search and we welcome you to join us at Emmanuel as we continue our journey through Lent to the wonder of Easter.

On Wednesdays during Lent our Fellowship Hall will be filled with the appetizing aroma of Lenten suppers. These light suppers begin at 6:00 pm and will be prepared each week by various members and groups of Emmanuel. We will then join in worship at 7:00 pm to prepare ourselves through the lessons of Lent to better understand our Lord Jesus, his loving sacrifice and joyous resurrection. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a delicious supper and gather with us for worship. Whether you can come for supper or not, we welcome you to worship with us.

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. The group meets 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. Visitors and friends are welcome to join us for worship every Sunday.

Upcoming events:

February 28–Lenten Supper 6:00 pm; Lent Service at 7:00 pm

March 4 –Kids Choir 9 am, Youth Choir 9:15 am, Chancel Choir 9:30 am, Sunday School 9:30 am, Worship 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 (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.