Food Bank Appreciation From Emmanuel UCC

The weather may be getting colder, but there’s evidence of a warming trend, at least in the hearts of our neighbors. At this time of the year as the temperatures go down and the heating bills go up, it’s especially heartwarming to see all the food donations given to the Wapwallopen Ministerium Food Bank. We are very blessed to have churches, organizations and individuals who consider the condition of others who need to choose heating vs. eating. We have seen an increase in the number of families needing assistance at this time. The food and paper products you donated are being distributed to grateful people.

Sunday worship service is at 10:30 am and is led by Rev. Ken Newhook, our Interim Pastor. Pastor Ken is learning about our members and community so please come and show him how welcome he is to our family of believers. We also welcome visitors and friends to join us for worship every Sunday.

Share the wonder of Advent with your family and friends by welcoming them to worship with us beginning Sunday, November 29. Help others truly prepare for the coming of Christ by worshipping during the season of Advent and hearing the message of salvation born in a lowly stable.

Upcoming events:

Nov. 18 –Kids Choir at 6:30 pm; Chancel Choir at 7:00 pm

Nov. 22 –Sunday School at 9am; Teen Talk at 9 am; Worship at 10:30 am

Nov. 25 –Kids Choir at 6:30 pm; Chancel Choir at 7:00 pm

Nov. 29 –Bring a Friend Sunday -First Sunday of Advent

The church newsletter, The Messenger, is available through our website,,along with other information about us and our surrounding communities.

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. 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. Our Sunday School has classes for children and youth from 3 years old to teenagers and meets at 9:00 am on Sunday mornings. 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 the church office at 868-5675. E-mail access is emmanuel_ ucc@hotmail.comand our website is