VBS Plans At Emmanuel UCC With Faith And Stairville UMC

Let’s go to the park! SonRise National Park is the setting for this year’s Vacation Bible School. We just had our first Leader’s Meeting on Monday, March 24, reviewed the theme and ironed out who’s taking care of the different stations.

The “trip” to SonRise National Park is scheduled for Sunday, July 13, through Thursday, July 17. While it seems there’s plenty of time before July 13 rolls around, there’s still so much to decide. The park will be set up at Emmanuel UCC, this year’s host church. The logistics of turning a Fellowship Hall into the great outdoors is our next challenge.

Plus, we are still deciding what our mission project will be. There are so many to choose from, but we try to find one that is something that the kids can relate to. That way they see that anyone at any age is able to help others.

Our next meeting is scheduled for April 28 at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall at Emmanuel. Everyone with ideas and enthusiasm is welcome to help us carry out our plans. Mark your calendar and come with us for a terrific trip to the great outdoors!

You are invited to join us on Wednesday evenings during Lent for supper and worship. We share a light meal in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm and then gather at 7:00 pm in the church for service. Whether you can come for supper or not, please gather with us as we worship our God and Savior, reflecting on the amazing gift of salvation offered to each of us.

On Sunday mornings, we start with Sunday School at 9:00 am for group time and then divide up for lessons, games and crafts. After Sunday School, we meet at 10:30 am for Worship Service. On April 6, the greeters will be Dave and Rosemary Myers and our liturgist will be Jill Bernetski. Come, join us for worship this Sunday.

Upcoming events:

April 2 –Lenten Supper (6 pm) and Service (7 pm); Kid’s Choir at 6:30 pm; Chancel Choir after Service (about 7:30 pm) April 9 –Lenten Supper (6 pm)

and Service (7 pm); Kid’s Choir at 6:30 pm; and Chancel Choir after Service (about 7:30 pm)

April 17 –Maundy Thursday Service at 7 pm

The church newsletter, The Messenger, is available through our website, emmanuel-ucc.org,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. 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 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 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 emmanuel-ucc.org.