Bring A Friend Sunday At Emmanuel UCC

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. The season of Advent is intended to serve as a time of preparation. Much of our time is spent in preparation for remembering his first coming to earth. We decorate, bake, shop and get caught up in the excitement of Christmas. But it is also a time for anticipating his second coming. Through our faith in Jesus and his promise to come again we pray, worship and do God’s work here on earth, in preparation for his return. The key is to look forward as well as back and to prepare for his second coming as we celebrate his first coming. How will you prepare for Christ’s coming? Just remembering what was, or anticipating what will be? Come, join in the preparations -not just to remember the past, but to anticipate the future and all that has been promised to us. And bring a friend with you to share in this wonderful event. “In my father’s house are many rooms… I am going there to prepare a place for you.” (Matthew 14:2) He will prepare a place for all who prepare their hearts for him.

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.

Upcoming events:

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

Nov. 29 –Sunday School at 9:00 am; Teen Talk at 9:00 am; Bring a Friend Sunday -First Sunday of Advent

Dec. 2 –Kids Choir at 6:30 pm; Chancel Choir at 7:00 pm

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 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. 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, 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