Keeping Faith Strong All Year Long At Emmanuel

Summer is here and many of us have plans for vacation. It’s a great time to get out and see new sites, visit with family who live away, and just kick back and relax. Whatever our plans, it’s important for us remember to take our faith with us all summer long, wherever we may be.

It is easy to get into the habit of skipping a Sunday here and another one there. Pretty soon, worshipping God is the exception, instead of the norm. However, true believers know that God is with us wherever we go and can’t be left behind, only overlooked. We need to keep in mind that he is our Creator and deserves our praise in every season of the year. So, come worship our Lord with us at Emmanuel UCC.

The Old River Church is open for worship on Sunday evenings. The churches of the Wapwallopen Ministerium take turns hosting these services which begin at 6:00 pm. On July 16, the host church will be St. Peter’s UCC. You are invited to join in worship every Sunday evening through August 27. The Old River Church is on Rte. 239 (River Road) just north of Wapwallopen and Heller’s Orchard.

The schedule for this summer is: July 16 -St. Peter’s UCC July 23 -Mt. Zion UCC July 30 -St. James Lutheran Aug. 6 -New Hope UMC Aug. 13-St. Mark’s Lutheran Aug. 20-St. John’s UCC Aug. 27-Cemetery Association

This year’s VBS program is SonTreasure Island, a week of treasure-hunting adventure on a tropical island! Through our adventures, we will discover that God’s Love Is Giving, God’s Love Is Kind, God’s Love Is Caring, God’s Love Is Forgiving and God’s Love Is Forever! We will have a great time with amazing Bible stories, lively songs, hilarious skits, creative crafts, exciting games, and tasty snacks—all of the things that make Vacation Bible School so much fun.

Registration sheets are on the table in the narthex or you can call the church (570-868-5675). In order to prepare enough supplies and snacks for all our children, please help us by pre-registering your child(ren). We will also be registering on Sunday evening or the first evening your child(ren) are able to attend.

If you have any questions or wish to assist, please see Denise Dean or call her at 570-991-3772.

Sunday worship service is at 10:30 am and is led by Pastor Lou Aita. We welcome visitors and friends to join us for worship every Sunday.

Upcoming events:

July 16 –Worship Service at 10:30 am

Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Dorrance Township houses the Food Bank for the Wapwallopen Ministerium. All contacts are kept strictly confidential. The food bank is open by appointment only. Please call (570) 868-5675. Please give us at least 24-hour’s notice in order to set up an appointment.

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.

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 Pastor Lou Aita at (570) 582-9550 or email him at aitatl12@ access is emmanuel_ ucc@hotmail.comand our website is