Emmanuel UCC Hosts Ecumenical VBS

Come on! It’s time to go an island –SonTreasure Island, that is!! Bring your friends for a great time at Vacation Bible School.

The “island” will be at Emmanuel United Church of Christ on Blue Ridge Trail, across from Andy’s Gas Station. “Park hours” are 6:30 to 8:30 pm from Sunday, July 23, to Thursday, July 27. We will be going on a 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. On top of that, we will learn about God’s amazing love.

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 in any area, please see Denise Dean or call her at 570-991-3772.

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 23, the host church will be Mt. Zion 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. Come back in time and back to God.

The schedule for this summer is:

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; and Aug. 27-Cemetery Association.

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 23 –Worship Service at 10:30 am

July 23-27 –SonTreasure Island VBS at Emmanuel 6:30 to 8:30 pm

July 31 –Holy Yoga at Emmanuel at 6:30 pm -Donations will be welcomed to help defray the cost and any remaining donations will support the church and its missions.

The church newsletter, The Messenger, is available through our website, emmanuel-ucc.org. You can also check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/emmanuelucc.

Emmanuel UCC 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. 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. 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. A Nursery is available for children to age 6 during our Worship Service. 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 Pastor Lou Aita at (570) 582-9550 or email him at aitatl12@ ptd.net.E-mail access is emmanuel_ ucc@hotmail.comand our website is emmanuel-ucc.org.