‘SonRise’ National Park VBS At Emmanuel UCC

This year, Emmanuel UCC will be the host for our community Vacation Bible School with Stairville and Faith UMC. From July 13 to 17, we will transform our Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary into the great outdoors with this year’s theme, SonRise National Park. At the “Park”, we’ll discover amazing Bible adventures at Climb Higher Lodge, sing awesome songs at Gathering Grove, have a snack at the Picnic Patch, create crafts with the Busy Beavers, and play at Wild Wilderness Games. As we explore our “Park”, we’ll learn the most important survival skill of all: we can always depend on Jesus and His promises of True Peace, True Riches, True Power, True Love, and True Hope! At SonRise National Park, we will learn to trust Jesus as our all-powerful guide and Savior. Each day we’ll begin at Gathering Grove (our sanctuary) for our opening. We then split up into “camper groups”, led by our “trail guides” (older youth), to the stations for crafts, lessons, snacks and games. Each station is run by adult “park rangers”. We all end up back together again for our closing time in Gathering Grove.

Registration Forms are on the table in the narthex. Please take some to fill out for your own children and also for children of your friends and family. You can also preregister by contacting Denise at Emmanuel (570 868-5675), Judy at Faith (570 868-3247) or Christine at Stairville (570 868-3413). The “park” is open to all the kids in our communities. Let’s go play in the park!

On Sunday mornings, we meet at 10:30 am for Worship Service. On July 13, our greeters will be Connie Davis and Camille Daniels and our liturgist will be Brooke Rinehimer. Come, join us for worship this Sunday.

Upcoming events:

July 13 to 17-Vacation Bible School –SonRise National

July 13-Old River Church –Mt. Zion hosts

July 20-Old River Church –Emmanuel hosts –Please see Cindy if you can help with refreshments

August 10-ReCreation Concert at 4 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 out our monthly calendar and photos of recent events.

Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Dorrance Township houses the Food Bank for the Wapwallopen Ministerium. All contacts are kept strictly confidential. If we can help you or someone you know, please call 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. Again, thank you for your continued support.

Emmanuel 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 Worship Service at 10:30 am. We have a Nursery available for children to age 6 during our Worship Service. Our Sunday School will resume in the fall. If you need directions or would like more information, please call the church office at 868-5675. Our church is handicapped accessible.

If you are in need of pastoral care, please call Pastor Penny Dollar at 570-706-6476 or the church office at 570-868-5675.E-mail access is emmanuel_ucc@hotmail.comand our website is emmanuel-ucc.org.