Thank You From Emmanuel UCC

Emmanuel would like to thank everyone who supported our recent fundraiser, the 300 Club, on June 18. This was a fantastic event with great entertainment and delicious food. The Mud Pond Boys and Jesse and Friends really filled the air with great songs. There were plenty of hamburgers, hot dogs, whimpies, and sausage and pepper sandwiches to go along with all the side dishes of coleslaw, potato salads, macaroni salad, pasta salad, relish trays, American pierogi, mac and cheese and baked beans. No one left hungry, that’s for sure. The youngsters really had a “jumpin’” time in the moonbounce. The hourly ticket drawings for the monetary prizes had everyone waiting to hear their name called. And odds for winning were good since there were 43 prizes and only 300 chances to win –that’s why it’s called the 300 Club. There was also an amazing assortment of items in the Silent Auction.

Special THANKS to all the businesses and individuals who donated items for our auction, or food, drinks, and supplies: Abe’s Hot Dogs, Anthracite Café, Ceaser’s Auto Detailing, Classic Looks Hair Salon, Crestwood Pharmacy, Decker’s Flowers, Dotzel Trucking and Topsoil, Elizabeth’s Sewing Shop, Friedman Electric, George Burger & Sons, Gino’s Shoes, Holiday Inn and Suites, Junie G’s Restaurant, King’s Restaurant & Pizza, La Napoli Pizza, Leaf & Ladle, McCune Funeral Services, Mountain Freeze, Mountain Top Gold and Coin, Mountain Top Outdoorsman, Old Post Greenhouse, P&D Pet Supply, Pennsy Supply (Small Mountain Quarry), Petal Park Floral and Gifts, Peters Bottled Gas, Reilly’s Garage, Rocky Ridge Nursery, The Pool Guys, Theodora’s Restaurant, Triangle Pharmacy, Walck Custom Wood Products, Weis Market, Wos-Wit Foods, Wyda’s Small Engine Repair and so many anonymous donors. There were some real beauties, from fine jewelry to gift certificates, household stuff to outdoor stuff, auto detailing to pool toys, and so much more. Thank you again to all who came out to support us. You are great and we’re so glad to be a part of this wonderful community.

The Wapwallopen Ministerium will begin holding Worship Services at the Old River Church, Wapwallopen, on Sunday, July 10 at 6:00 p. m. These Services are a peek into the way our forefathers worshiped our Lord. Since there isn’t any electricity, we start at 6:00 p. m. so that we have enough light to read scriptures and hymns. The Ministerium invites everyone in our communities to come and experience these unique and inspiring Services. The schedule for this summer is:

July 10-Emmanuel UCC July 17-St. Peter’s UCC July 24-Mt. Zion UCC July 31-St. James Lutheran Aug. 7-New Hope UMC Aug. 14-St. Mark’s Lutheran Aug. 21-St. John’s UCC Aug. 28-Cemetery Association Upcoming events:

July 11 –Emmanuel hosts Old River Church at 6:00 pm

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. 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 in Dorrance Township, 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 will resume in the fall. If you need directions or 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.