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

One more piece from the secretary before I hand over any “pastor stuff” I’ve been handling. YEA!!!

I’m really glad we found an interim pastor. Pastor Ken started officially on October 19 and has been getting acclimated to his position here. I’ve heard many complimentary comments regarding his sermons and his sincerity.

We’ll all get a chance to mingle with Pastor Ken on November 1 after our worship service. He is really interested in getting to know us. The Consistory was planning something for us to all get together, and Pastor Ken asked if we ever have a meal together. Obviously, he didn’t know our enthusiasm for pot luck dinners. But now he does!

Breaking bread – isn’t that what we hear so often in scriptures? There’s so many times that we read of Jesus eating with his disciples, with friends, and even the “outcasts” of society. We even celebrate the Last Supper that he ate before his arrest and crucifixion. In our own time so many events include meals – weddings, funerals, baptisms, birthday celebrations, anniversaries. People just like to eat. I think they especially like to eat with friends and family.

So bring your favorite covered dish, casserole, or dessert and welcome Pastor Ken to our family with a time of fellowship.

Your Secretary,

Emmanuel UCC

Congregational Corner

Several people have asked for Geisinger Danville’s address so they can send cards and get well wishes to Pauline Dennis. It is

Geisinger Medical Center
100 North Academy St.
Danville, PA 17822

…and she is in room 833.
Guess who is turning 91 and still going strong!! ESTHER HELLER will celebrate her 91st birthday on December 2, 2015. Let’s all wish her a happy birthday by giving her a card shower. So put it on your calendar for next month!

Gift Card Fundraiser

We have Gift Card Fundraiser through Great Lakes Scrip Center and includes tons of cards – from Advance Auto Parts to Wet Seal (young women’s clothing). By purchasing the gift card through Great Lake Scrip, our church earns a percentage of the sale price. With this newsletter is a copy of the list and more copies are on the bulletin tables. Just write in the quantity of the cards you want and give the list and the amount due to Jim Rinehimer. He will order them and distribute them as they arrive. If you have any question, please see Jim. If more lists are needed, please tell Denise.


The Twilighters will meet on Tuesday, November 11, at 12:00 pm for lunch and fellowship. If you would like more information, see Lois Eigenbrod or Mary Eroh.

Crop Walk Report

Thanks to everyone who donated money, made baked goods or participated in the Crop Walk. Church Walkers Donation

St. Mark’s UCC 1 $65.00
Emmanuel UCC 4 $235.00

A percentage of the donations will be returned to restock our food bank for our own neighbors. Your generosity helps feed and strengthen people around the world and in our own back yard. You are wonderful, caring people and a great example to follow no matter what your age. Our Youth are certainly taking their cue from you.

Turkey Supper Update

THANK YOU TO EVERONE WHO MADE THIS A SUCCESSFUL SUPPER!! Give yourselves a pat on the back, you deserve it! 2015 FALL TURKEY SUPPER REPORT

Ticket Sales
Adult 420 @ $10.00 4,200.00
Children 7 @ $4.00 28
Adult 337 @ $10.00 3,700.00
Surplus 17.00
Donation 35.00
Total Income 7650.00
Bread Cubes 240.00
Milk 9.14
Turkeys, Paper Prod., Veggies, Celery, Broth, Eggs 1,577.05
Cabbage, Decaf tea&coffee, drink mixes, ppr towels 122.73
Bread 18.75
Total Expenses 1,967.67
TOTAL PROFIT $5,682.33

Pork Dinner


We’ll be serving up a Pork Dinner, complete with
homemade sauerkraut, green beans, mashed potatoes,
gravy, homemade applesauce, bread, dessert and
beverage from 3 to 7 pm. Tickets are $10.00 for adults,
$5.00 for age 6 to 11; 5 and under for free; or $10.00 for
a take-out.


are on the table in the Narthex. Please take
some and paste them up wherever you can. This supper
will need some extra attention and we need to get the
word out.


– Please see Allen Dennis or Don Eroh for
tickets and sell, sell, sell!

Sunday School

We will hold a bake sale during the Pork Dinner. Please help us provide your children with a good Christian education by donating baked goods for us to sell. The bake sales are our only fundraisers and we rely on them to purchase the curriculum for our Sunday School program and provide them with fun times like Christmas and Easter parties. Thank you!! For Thanksgiving, we will be collecting items and monetary donations for our Turkey Dinners for the McKinney Clinic. If you wish to make a donation, please see Lisa Rinehimer. Thank you for supporting the Sunday School’s missions.

Lisa Rinehimer

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives — 2 Peter 3:10-11 (NIV)