What does Memorial Day mean to you? For some of us, it’s the first picnic of the summer, the day the swimming pool opens, the first parade of the season or the real beginning of summer.
All of these events are wonderful, but the main reason for Memorial Day is to remember our servicemen and women. We should especially remember those who gave their lives for us to be able to enjoy the privileges of political, social and economic freedom.
It is a day to remind ourselves that our freedom is a privilege; an honor that we should appreciate and not take for granted. We also should not take for granted the many lives of those who died defending our freedom.
Many area churches will have Memorial Day services on Sunday, May 24, and you are invited to participate in these events.
At Emmanuel UCC, we will participate in a Memorial Service outside in our cemetery after our worship service, at approximately 12 pm. Please come and share with us in remembering those who made our way of life possible.
Sunday worship service is at 10:30 am. Our greeters will be Gene and Janice Broyan and the liturgist is Jill Bernetski. Come, join us for worship this Sunday. We welcome everyone into our Father’s house.
Upcoming Events include:
May 20 –Kids Choir at 6:30 pm; Chancel Choir at 7:00 pm
May 24 –Worship Service at 10:30 am; Memorial Day Service at 12 pm
May 27 –Kids Choir at 6:30 pm; Chancel Choir at 7:00 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 as we understand each person’s need for privacy and self-esteem. The food bank is open by appointment only.
If we can help you or someone you know, please call 570-868-5675 and we will provide nourishment for you and those you care for. 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.
A Nursery is 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 678-5949 or the church office at 868-5675.
E-mail access is emmanuel_ucc@ hotmail.comand our website is emmanuel-ucc.org.