President Camille Daniels
Vice PresidentDwain Straight
SecretaryDeb Dietrich
TreasurerJim Rinehimer
Trustees Nelson Horwath
Donald Myers
Brad Bunnell

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Welcome to Emmanuel United Church of Christ

I’m writing this from Virginia Beach where our mission team has just finished a week of hard work. We worked on the home and yard of a woman who has breast cancer and is undergoing treatment. She and her husband are amazingly nice people. Her treatment is happening in Philly at Cancer Treatment Center so when she comes up in July I plan to visit her there. This was the 5th year for our youth and chaperones to go on a mission trip and I’m very proud of them for this undertaking.
This piece I found this on Archie’s desk the other day seemed like good advice and very timely.
In the Garden – For the Garden of your daily living
Plant Three Rows of Peas:

  1. Peace of mind
  2. Peace of heart
  3. Peace of soul

Plant Four Rows of Squash:

  1. Squash gossip
  2. Squash indifference
  3. Squash grumbling
  4. Squash selfishness

Plant Four Rows of Lettuce:

  1. Lettuce be faithful
  2. Lettuce be kind
  3. Lettuce be patient
  4. Lettuce really love one another

No garden is without turnips:

  1. Turnip for meetings
  2. Turnip for service
  3. Turnip to help one another

To conclude our garden we must have thyme:

  1. Thyme for each other
  2. Thyme for family
  3. Thyme for friends

Water freely with patience and cultivate with love.
May there be much good fruit in your garden because you reap what you sow.
God bless!

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Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who helped out in any way to
make our 300 Club and Silent Auction a success.
There’s a lot of hard work in carrying out this
fundraiser. We’re already taking stock of how this one
went and making plans for next year’s. There’s
always room for more, so everyone is welcome to join
us in the planning and implementing of next year’s

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300 Club and Silent Auction

Another resounding success
for our annual 300 Club fundraiser!
THANKS to everyone who helped in any way to make
this year’s 300 Club and Silent Auction a fantastic
success. After deducting the expenses, we cleared
approximately $5,200 on the 300 Club and $1,800 on
the Silent Auction.
Anyone with ideas for additional fundraisers, please
see any member of the Consistory

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Annual Golf Tournament August 29, 2015

It’s time to grab your clubs and head out to the links
for our Annual Golf Tournament at Sand Springs
Country Club in Drums. This is a 4-player scramble,
Captain and Crew, with a shotgun start at 8:00 am.
There will be hot dogs at the turn for lunch and an
Italian Buffet with raffle, awards and prizes after the
tournament. The cost to play is $75 per person, $300
per team. Non-players can enjoy a day on the course
for $30 and accompany the golfers to the dinner and
awards banquet. Registration Forms are on the table
in the Narthex with August 22 as the deadline to
register, or until the field is full. If you would like
more information, please see Donnie Myers or Nelson

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Old River Church Services

Worship begins at 6:00 pm Sunday evenings beginning
July 12 and continues to the end of August. If you can
help with refreshments for July 12 when we are host,
please see Cindy.
July 12 Emmanuel UCC
July 19 New Hope UMC
July 26 St. Mark’s Lutheran
Aug. 2 St. James Lutheran
Aug. 9 St. John’s UCC
Aug. 16 St. Peter’s UMC
Aug. 23 Mt. Zion UCC
Aug. 30 Cemetery Association
We hope everyone will find time to worship in this
historic setting.

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It’s summer and time for our choirs to
be on vacation. But that doesn’t mean
that we want a vacation from music.
Anyone who will sing, play an
instrument or (if you’re really talented)
do both, is welcome to pick a Sunday to
make a joyful noise to our God. Please
see Brad Bunnell or Denise Dean so we can fill the air
with music on Sunday mornings.

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SonWorld Adventure Park

JULY 19 TO 23
Registration Forms
are on the Narthex Table
Our next planning meeting will be on July 6 at 7 pm
in our Fellowship Hall. We will finalize decorating
plans and supply lists.
As they participate in fun-filled activities, children
will discover important choices everyone must make:
Choose to BELIEVE that Jesus is God’s promised
Savior, Choose to ACT and care for others, Choose
FORGIVENESS from Jesus, Choose to OBEY Jesus
even when it’s hard and Choose JESUS as our guide
and source of wisdom! We will have a great time with
lively songs, hilarious skits, creative crafts, exciting
games, engaging Bible stories and tasty snacks—all of
the things that make Vacation Bible School so much
fun! On top of that, we will be helping children make
life-changing choices!
Registration Forms are on the table in the narthex.
Please take some to fill out for your own children and
also for children of your friends and family. The
“park” is open to all the kids in our communities.
Come on out and play in our “park”!

Emmanuel UCC

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Youth Group

Thank you for all your support for our Mission Trip to
Virginia to help repair and clean up the home and yard
of a very nice woman with cancer. Our days were
filled with hard work and our evenings with awesome
worship. We were happy to represent our church and
God by helping someone in need.
Thanks for all your support.
YOUR Youth Group

Thanks to everyone who buys Weis or Carone’s cards.
You are really helping to build up our account so we can
go on the mission trip. See Marc or let a Youth Group
member know if you want some more!


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Around our Church

An article about the Memorial Day ceremonies
conducted at our area churches and American Legion
Post #781 was published with a picture of the ladies
placing the wreath at Emmanuel. You can read the
complete article on the front bulletin board.
It’s a special person who works with kids with special
needs and that person is Jim Rinehimer. He is
pictured giving a high five to Lorenzo George, one of
the students at Drums Elementary/Middle School, at
the 7th annual Special Needs Field Day. Thanks, Jim,
for all your dedication to children.
Our Cub Scout Pack visited WNEP-TV and learned
about meteorology. They are pictured with famed
meteorologist Tom Clark in the “back yard”.
“Safety first” is not just a byline for the scouts of
Troop 434. Our Boy Scouts took 4th place in the
District NEPA 2 Mountains First Aid Meet at King’s
College. They answered questions at 20 different
stations that concerned Boy Scouting and tested their
knowledge of first aid. They did really well
considering this is only the second year they
participated and placed 4th out of 24 troops.

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Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. — John 1:12-13 (NIV)