Making Music At Emmanuel United Church of Christ

Time to tune up your voice box, tickle the ivories, strum a few chords and tap out some rhythms.

The choirs are back at Emmanuel and practicing every Wednesday evening beginning August 31. We start with the Kid’s Choir at 6:30 pm. This group of lively and energetic singers range in age from 3 to 14 years. We are always looking for more kids to join us. So if you’re excited about singing, just show up. We have a great time! The Chancel Choir practices at 7:00 pm. This ensemble is for anyone 13 years and older who has a desire to make music in praise of our Lord. We are blessed to have as our directors Brad and Jennis Bunnell who are also music teachers and have a great wealth of knowledge and experience.

The experience is especially important with our choir which is mostly amateurs. Their patience and talent are appreciated as they direct us in singing and bringing the spirit of God into our midst. We welcome all singers and musicians to raise our praise to highest heaven!

Upcoming Events:

Aug. 31 –Kid’s Choir at 6:30 pm

Aug. 31 –Chancel Choir at 7:00 pm

Sept. 11 –Rally Day

Sunday worship service is at 10:30 am and is led by Rev. Craig Stout, our Interim Pastor. We welcome visitors and friends to join us for worship every Sunday.

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 will resume in the fall.

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 Rev. Craig Stout at (409) 658-7136 or email him at cstout53@ access is emmanuel_ucc@hotmail.comand our website is