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

Penn Northeast


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Welcome to Emmanuel United Church of Christ

To: Congregation of Emmanuel United Church of Christ
This is to inform you that I will be retiring on June 30, 2015. I have enjoyed serving Emmanuel
since April 1, 2008. I am well past retirement age and also feel that at this time I need to be more
available to Archie.
I thank God for giving me the opportunity to be with you and I pray for God to be with you in the
God bless y’all!
Pastor Penny

The above is the letter I presented to consistory on April 16 and read to the congregation on April 19. I imagine most of you have already heard the news. It’s pretty self-explanatory. As of April 1 this year I had been serving here for seven years. They have been good years for Archie and me. We have enjoyed being with you. He has enjoyed being able to sing for you on occasion and I have enjoyed getting to know all of you. I pray that I was able to inspire you with an occasional sermon.
We will be living in Sunbury at our house on the Susquehanna. It is nice to be able to sit in our living room and look out at the water and watch the birds and the squirrels, and the ducks and the geese. And yes, this being Pennsylvania we do have a groundhog that runs across our yard on occasion.
I will be around for the next couple of months for anything you may need. I also would encourage all of you to support our new Talent in Bloom coming up on May 16th. We need talent and we need auction items – both for Chinese Auction and Called Auction. If you might have a piece of furniture that is no longer needed or a piece of artwork that you have done it would be wonderful. There is one person making pies to be auctioned off. We also ask that you encourage members of other congregations to participate. We will be praying for a good turnout for this event.

Philippians 4:4-7 “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone.
The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

As always I say “God Bless!”

Penny Signature

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300 Club and Silent Auction

Hurry up and get your tickets
for our annual 300 Club fundraiser!
Mark your calendars and get ready for a great day of
fun, food and prizes. On Saturday, June 20, we will
hold our annual 300 Club from 12 to 6 pm. For tickets
or to help out, please see Allen Dennis, Jim Rinehimer
or any Consistory member.

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Turkey Supper Report

turkey supper report

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Sunday School News

Bake Sale during the Turkey Supper
Thank you for all your support and donations of baked
goods for our fundraiser. They were very delicious
and the money will help pay for our curriculum.
Last Day of Sunday School
We will have our last day of Sunday School on
May 17. I appreciate all the effort and work that the
teachers put into the lessons. When you bring your
children, you can count on them learning more about
our faith through these volunteers. Lisa Rinehimer
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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Time to strut your stuff! We are hosting a
community-wide talent show for the members of our
area churches on Saturday, May 16, from 5:00 pm to
7:00 pm. Flyers were sent to all churches in the
Wapwallopen and Mountain Top areas inviting their
members to join us in showcasing the great talent in
our congregations. In addition, we are asking our
members for items to be auctioned off to support each
individual church (whatever a church brings to the
auction, they will get the money from that item).
There will be two ways to bid: a Chinese Auction for
smaller items which will be open all evening and
Called Bid Auctions for the big-ticket items. The
Called Auctions will be held between performances.
We will also have refreshments available to purchase.
If you are able to help out, please see Jennis or Brad


Emmanuel UCC Talent in Bloom

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Annual Golf Tournament :: August 29, 2015

Get ready to tee off again on August 29 for our annual
Golf Tournament! So save the date and practice those
drives!! More information and details will be available
in future issues.

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Check out what is happening at Emmanuel

The Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science
regional meeting was held on March 7 at Wilkes
University. Of the 33 students who participated, 21
earned a First Award and will advance to the State
Meeting at Penn State in May. Aaron Kleger is
among the students advancing to the State Meeting,
along with Ethel Fine’s great-grandchildren Kayla
Supkowski and Richard Supkowski. Congratulations
and good luck in the next level of competition!
There were plenty of talented youth at the Rice
Elementary Talent Show on March 28. Showing off
their skills were Brooke Rinehimer, Brooke Aton,
Kelsy Rinehimer, Paige Ceaser and Leah Dietrich.
Fantastic show-offs! (see you ALL at the Talent in

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[Listening and Doing] My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, — James 1:19 (NIV)