CURRENT OFFICERS AND CONSISTORY MEMBERS

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

Penn Northeast

 



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What a wonderful trip I have had to Kitty Hawk, NC. Right now I am sitting in the house that a friend rented for all the “Belles of St. Mary’s”. It has been most relaxing. There were several of us here and each of us had her
own room. I brought tea bags and lemons but there was tea brewed and lemons already cut up in the frig. What a great group of girls.
We can join in with the others doing stuff or we can be on our own. Yesterday they celebrated my birthday with a cake. I really didn’t do much of anything but a morning walk on the beach and a trip to John’s. If you are ever here you must visit John’s between milepost 4.5 and 5 on Virginia Dare Trail (better known as beach road). The
most wonderful milkshakes ever and mahi mahi boats with fried okra. I thought maybe I was in Heaven! I did grill the burgers last night that someone else had made and grill the hot dogs.
I walked alone on the beach on this morning. The weather has been beautiful – a bit windy – but that is the reason Orville and Wilbur came here to fly their first airplane. Getting back to the beach – I waded in the water as I walked. As one looks at the beach and the ocean and the little creatures in the sand and all the shells that have held creatures, it’s impossible not to ponder God’s creation. There was a black bird walking along with me trying to catch a fiddler crab. He missed the first one but as we went along a bit further I saw him with just a crab hanging
out of his mouth. He looked satisfied and smug.
As we were driving for a donut this morning I said, “We are enjoying nature at its best while Texas is facing nature at its worst.” Archie’s son lives in Houston but is all right. Please let your prayers go out for those affected by the weather.
I’ll be leaving shortly and going back to Richmond for a night and then on to Sunbury on Thursday.
I’ll see you on Sunday.
God Bless!
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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!! For more information and details, see Nelson
Horwath or Donnie Myers. Registration Forms are on
the table in the narthex.

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TALENT IN BLOOM SHOW AND AUCTION

Thank you to everyone who made our first talent show
and auction a very profitable fundraiser. The talent
from our churches was really outstanding and the
items which were donated for the auction were so
wide-ranging. It was a joy to see so many churches
come together for an evening of excellent
entertainment (especially when Pastor Penny
pretended to be the auctioneer for the bidding auction).

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We had a terrific time and look forward to doing it all
over again!!

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300 CLUB and SILENT AUCTION

Only 300 tickets are sold
for this “exclusive” Club!!
Hurry up and get your ticket
for our Annual 300 Club fundraiser!
Where else can you get great food, excellent
entertainment and terrific cash prizes for two people for
only $35!! AT OUR ANNUAL 300 CLUB ON
JUNE 20 FROM NOON TO 6 PM! That’s a bargain!
And if you don’t care about the prizes, you can still
come and enjoy all that food and music for only $15 a
person. There will be two bands: The Mud Pond Boys
and Big Carl and Sundance. On top of that, every hour
from 1:00 to 5:00 there will be a drawing for five
CA$H prizes. Then at 6:00 pm, we award the GRAND PRIZES.
Plus, all during the event, you will be able to bid on
items for our Silent Auction which will be called at 5:30
pm. It’s going to be a great day with lots of excitement
– so don’t miss out!
SILENT AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED
We always need items for the Silent Auction. These
need to be new items for a Silent Auction. Many items
are donated by local merchants and businesses. If you
have something to donate or think of someone who
might donate, please take some of the donation memos
on the table in the narthex. Fill in the person/business
name, the date, and the item and its value and give it to
the person/business for their tax records. Also note the
value of the item for us so we can put that on the bid
sheets for the auction. We’ve had some amazing items
in the past, from kid’s toys to kitchenware, hand-made
clocks to heavy-duty fans, and everything in between.
We’d like to have an even greater variety for this year’s
auction. So please see what you can find to add to our
assortment. THANKS!!

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Youth Group Mission Trip

We will be heading to Virginia for this year’s mission
trip. Many elderly and needy people live just inland of
the beautiful beaches and tourist sites. The homes they
live in are in disrepair and need renovation. We will
provide help to get homes repaired and maintained, and
offer hope by reaching out in Christian service. We will
be going from June 21 to 27 (Sunday to Saturday).
Please support us as we represent Emmanuel UCC and
bring help and hope to people who need our assistance.
Anyone who would like to join us on the trip, please
see Pastor Penny.

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VBS FOR THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME!

JULY 19 TO 23
Registration Forms
are on the Narthex Table
Our next planning meeting will be on June 1 at 7
pm in the meeting area outside the Secretary’s office.
We are looking for people with crafting skills and who
have enthusiasm to work with kids.
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 Accomplishments

We’ve got some smart cookies on the honor rolls
again. Just check this out.
Crestwood High School
High Honors: Brad Kotarsky, Hunter Rinehimer
Honors: Aaron Kleger
Crestwood Middle School
Principal’s Honors: Kristen Kania
High Honors: Michelle Bernetski
Honors: Nate Kamowski
Rice Elementary
Principal’s Honors: Brooke Rinehimer
Devin Stein Completes Army Training
Army Pvt. Devin J. Stein has graduated from basic
combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S. C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldiers studied
the Army mission, history, tradition and core values,
physical fitness, and received instruction and practice
in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical
warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony,
marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed
combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy,
military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches,
and field training exercises.
Devin is the son of Denise and Duane Stein of
Wapwallopen and a 2014 graduate of Crestwood High
School.

 

Sabian Bunnell is one of the preschool students at Mt
Top Kids who participated in science activities by
discussing the Let’s Find Out booklet. Students
learned about animals’ life cycles and their
environment using interactive activities.
What’s that beautiful music? Well, just has to be
Sharon Moyer and Lois Eigenbrod whose picture was
taken during our Talent in Bloom Show and Auction.
They performed an inspiring rendition of Something
About That Name.
Robert Duffy was walking for a cause at the
Mountain Top Area Relay for Life on May 16.
Unknown to Robert, he was being shadowed by
Champ, the Railriders mascot. Robert walked for
cancer survivors Faith Schoepf and Lael Swank. Walk
on and walk strong!

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In that day you will say: “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. — Isaiah 12:4 (NIV)