September 17 at 9:30 am will be the first day for Emmanuel UCC Sunday School lessons.
Some people say that children are the future of the church, but more importantly, children should be included as a part of our churches now. Through the nurture of adult and teen members, our children learn the significance of worshiping our God on a regular basis. They are shown the value of acting on their belief in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit through watching others. Knowing that we are being watched and imitated, adult and teen Christians have a responsibility to be proper role models and be mindful of the influence we have on these young Christians.
We need to seriously consider why we want to be in touch with God, not only during our worship service, but also throughout our daily routines. As with other aspects of our lives, our faith grows and matures. We constantly work to improve our understanding of who God wants us to be and what he wants us to do.
As we cultivate and deepen our own relationship with God, our children see that faith is not something that should be stagnant or comatose. We pass on our active, living faith to our children and help them to develop into Christians who truly care about what and why they believe. As in all other areas, the groundwork needs to be solid in order to build. A good basis for our children’s development is regular attendance at Sunday School. Through the teachings of God and Jesus as found in the Bible, children can establish a solid foundation to build upon. Bring your children to Sunday School and give them the opportunity to achieve the sound and strong belief they will need to deal with the experiences of life.
Teen Talk is for anyone in 7th grade and above. We meet on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am to talk about God and Jesus, how our lives are influenced by them and how we can be an influence to others around us. There are so many things that try to manipulate us away from God. Come to Teen Talk and find other teens who want to make their faith stronger and be better at dealing with ideas and things that pull us away from being Christians.
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.
Sept. 17 –Kids Choir 9 am, Youth Choir 9:15 am, Chancel Choir 9:30 am, Sun School 9:30 am, and Worship 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. 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 (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.E-mail access is email@example.com our website is emmanuel-ucc.org.