VBS Enjoyed By All At Emmanuel UCC

Vacation Bible School was really fantastic this year! The kids of Faith and Stairville UMC and Emmanuel UCC and our neighborhood kids all enjoyed a great time at SonRise National Park. We knew this VBS was a hit when the only “quiet time” was during snacks when everyone was eating! Otherwise the energy coming from the campers (students), trail guides (teens) and rangers (adult leaders) was energizing.

Those who made this year’s program possible are greatly appreciated –more than you can know! Trail Guides included Brooke Rinehimer, Morgan Rinehimer, Jacob Betz, Dylan Brown, Nate Kamowski and Rachael Brown. Our Rangers were: Sally Lazarowitz, Christine Kellow and Theresa Kellow –Busy Beaver Crafts; Janet VanGorden –Climb Higher Lodge (Bible Stories); Judy Brown and Sandy Kleger –Wild Wilderness Games; Cindy Heller, Kelly Devlin, Lisa Rinehimer and a host of helpers –Blueberry Patch Snacks; and Ginny Hildebrand and Donna Walck –Little Bears (Pre-K class).

Denise Dean led the Gather Grove opening and closing sessions. Denise would like to thank everyone who brought their children to VBS.

At Worship Service on July 27, greeters will be Dave and Rosemary Myers and the liturgist is Denise Dean.

Upcoming Events include:

July 27 –St. Mark’s Lutheran hosts Old River Church at 6 pm

Aug. 10 –Re-Creation 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. The Food Bank is open Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment. All contacts are kept strictly confidential. If we can help you or someone you know, please call 868-5675 for 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) , 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 868-5675. Our church is handicapped accessible.

If you are in need of pastoral care, call Pastor Penny Dollar at 678-5949 or the office at 868-5675. E-mail access is emmanuel_ucc@hotmail.com.Website is emmanuel-ucc.org.