New Year, New Beginnings At Emmanuel United Chruch Of Christ

A fresh start, a new beginning. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to replay those times when we weren’t exactly the person we wanted to be and could make a few changes?

In January, people traditionally make resolutions to improve their lives for the better –to make a new beginning. For Christians, a new beginning is always available, no matter what time of year. Our fresh start is within reach. We just need to grab a hand –Jesus’ hand. The moment we take his hand and let him lead the way, our lives are forever changed for the better. With Christ’s example, we can become better people –people who show their faith by being examples of goodness themselves. So make your resolutions, but don’t let it stop there. Make a truly new beginning by accepting Christ as your Savior. Become the better person you dream of being.

On Sunday mornings, we start with Sunday School at 9:00 am for group time and then divide up for lessons, games and crafts. We then meet at 10:30 am for Worship Service. On December 29, our greeters will be Morgan Rinehimer and Michelle Bernetski and our liturgist will be Wayne Mast. Come, join us for worship this Sunday. We welcome everyone into our Father’s house.

Upcoming events:

December 31 –Kid’s Choir at 6:30 pm;

December 31-Chancel Choir at 7:00 pm

January 1 –Happy New Year!!

The church newsletter, The Messenger, is available through our website,,along with other information about us and our surrounding communities. You can also check out our monthly calendar and photos of recent events.

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. If we can help you or someone you know, please call 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 School at 9:00 am and 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 868-5675. Our church is handicapped accessible.

If you are in need of pastoral care, please call Pastor Penny Dollar at 570-706-6476 or the church office at 570-868-5675.E-mail access is emmanuel_ucc@hotmail.comand our website is