Talent In Bloom Slated May 14 At Emmanuel United Church of Christ

Warm up your voices, tune up your instruments, brush up on your reading resonance and bring your best routine to our Talent in Bloom Show. We’ll showcase our talents on Saturday, May 14, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Whatever your gift, we’d like to see you perform or present it. We are coordinating the talent show which is open to everyone in our communities and we’re inviting you to join us in celebrating our local skills. Whatever your forte: photographs, paintings, handcrafted items, poetry, music, dance, martial arts, jewelry, etc., this will be an evening to display your gift. After the show, we will gather in the Fellowship Hall for some light refreshments. There are sheets for you to sign up your talent on the narthex table or call the church office for a copy. Get practicing, get creating and get your friends and family together for a wonderful evening of community fun and fellowship.

For more information, contact Denise at 570-868-5675. Emmanuel UCC is located at the end of Alberdeen Road in Dorrance Township, Mountain Top, across from Andy’s Gas Station.

It’s time to clean out those closets and get the stuff out of the attic –and better check the cellar and sheds, too. Deb Dietrich is coordinating a Yard, Craft and Bake Sale at Emmanuel on Saturday, May 21, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm for the benefit of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For a $10 per table donation, you can sell all those unwanted items lurking around your home and/or sell delicious bake goods or your famous craft items. Just see Deb or call her at 570-379-3474 to reserve your table(s).

Upcoming events:

May 4 –Chancel Choir at 6:30 pm May 8 –Kid’s Choir at 9:00 am

May 8 –Sunday School at 9:15 am

May 8 –Worship Service at 10:30


May 12 –Chancel Choir at 6:30


May 14 –Talent in Bloom Show

May 21 –CF Fundraiser 9:00 am to 1:00 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. We have a Nursery available for children to age 6 during our Worship Service.

Sunday School has classes for children and youth from 3 years old to teenagers and meets at 9:15 am on Sunday mornings. If you need directions or would like more information, please call the church office at (570) 868-5675. Our church is handicapped accessible.

If you are in need of pastoral care, please call the church office at (570) 868-5675.E-mail access is emmanuel_ucc@hotmail.comand our website is emmanuel-ucc.org.