Hot Enough? Keeping Our Eyes On Heaven At Emmanuel

It’s been pretty hot here in northeastern Pennsylvania lately. Just trying to keep cool has been hard work. But, if you think it’s hot here, just think about the familiar picture of eternity for those who won’t follow God’s ways. Our usual picture of that world is hot and fiery. Not exactly the place most people would like to stay in for very long. On the other hand, Heaven is depicted as a wonderful place, filled with light and clouds. Whether you believe literally in these descriptions of our afterlife or regard them as vivid illustrations, the basic message is that one place is full of horror and torment while the other is full of peace and tranquility. Our ticket to where we spend eternity depends on our belief here and now. In the heat of summer, remember to find the cool rest promised by Jesus Christ by not only attending church services, but fully participating in worshiping and praising our God and Father. Come worship with us at Emmanuel UCC. Everyone is welcome to walk with us as we continue our journey on the pathway to Heaven.

Sunday worship service is at 10:30 am. Come, join us for worship this Sunday. We welcome everyone into our Father’s house.

It’s time to grab your clubs and head out to the links for our Annual Golf Tournament at Sand Springs Country Club in Drums on August 29. This is a 4-player scramble, Captain and Crew, with a shotgun start at 8:00 am. There will be hot dogs at the turn for lunch and an Italian Buffet with raffle, awards and prizes after the tournament. The cost to play is $75 per person, $300 per team. Non-players can enjoy a day on the course for $30 and accompany the golfers to the dinner and awards banquet. Registration Forms are on the table in the Narthex with August 22 as the deadline to register, or until the field is full. If you would like more information or to register, please contact Donnie Myers (570-371-2037) or Nelson Horwath (570-868-3013) or the church office (570-868-5675).

The church newsletter, The Messenger, is available through our website,,along with other information about us and our surrounding communities. You can also check us out on Facebook at

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 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. Again, thank you for your continued support.

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 and we invite you to join us on Sunday mornings for Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 am. A Nursery available for children to age 6 during our Worship Service. r 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