Sandy Kleger
Vice President
Jim Stewart
Diana Decker
Allen Dennis
Lisa Ceaser
Butch Peters
Chris Dietrich

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There is still time to purchase a shopping pass good on October 5 at Boscov’s to support V.I.S.I.O.N. As with many programs these days, V.I.S.I.O.N., the shelter program which services homeless men, has been notified that their 2010/2011 funding has been reduced. In order to offset this funding cut, they are participating in a promotion […]

Turkey Supper

October 14 to 16, 2010

Please remember that it is not necessary to be at the supper “forever”. If everyone takes a turn, we can all help each other and feel good about volunteering to support our church. Sign-up sheets are on the tables in the Narthex and next to the Fellowship Hall Door. Don […]

Crop Walk 2010

Participants from the local Wapwallopen Ministerium churches will gather at Emmanuel for the Annual CROP Walk on Sunday, October 3. Registration is at 12:30 pm. After we gather in the church for a time of prayer, the walk will begin at 1:00 pm. We will walk from Emmanuel to St. James Lutheran Church where we […]

Neighbors in Need

NIN is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, […]

Healing Prayer Retreat at Emmanuel

Pastor Penny will lead a retreat entitled “Exploring Healing Prayer” at Emmanuel on November 5 and 6. Other members of the leadership team include retired and active UCC and United Methodist pastors, plus Pastor Archie, with Dwain Straight providing the music. The retreat will guide participants as they experience the power of God in prayer […]

Son World VBS Wrap-Up

The last thing to do to finalize our Vacation Bible School was to forward the mission funds we collected for Paige Ceaser. On August 20, I was happy to send a letter to Paige’s parents which enclosed the mission total of $150. I am thankful that we have children and adults who support our VBS […]

Congregational Corner

GUEST PREACHER – Leona Brown will lead our worship service on October 10. She will be assisted by Pastor Penny as liturgist. We encourage you to come to hear Leona’s message to us. TWILIGHTERS – The Twilighters will meet on Wednesday, October 13, at 12 noon for a covered dish lunch. Bring your favorite dish […]

Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who donated to replenish the Food Bank. During the summer, we don’t get as many requests but it usually starts up again in late fall, possibly due to people needing to purchase fuel, school supplies and such. Thank you to everyone who helped with the hoagie sale. We appreciate those who donate […]

Welcome to Emmanuel United Church of Christ

I just came from a prayer meeting with four other ministers. We meet together every other Wed. at one of our churches. Today it happened to be here. We talk about what is going on in our respective churches and lives and then go into prayer together and lift up all kinds of things. We […]

Baby News!

Wyatt Conrad Chalker was born on August 10, 2010. He is the son of Frank and Donna (Fetterman) Chalker. Congratulations to Betty Montigney on the newest addition to her family.

Mike and Kelly Belanchik welcomed a new son, Brayden Michael Belanchik, on August 16. Brayden has an older brother, Matteo, and his grandmother, Gloria Schreyer, […]


Sweet singing will be heard at Singspiration on September 19. This fun evening of songs and praise will begin at 6:00 pm at Stairville UMC. Refreshments will be served after the singing. This is a free event which Stairville UMC offers as a gift to our community.


As with many programs these days, V.I.S.I.O.N., the shelter program which services homeless men, has been notified that their 2010/2011 funding has been reduced. In order to offset this funding cut, they are participating in a promotion sponsored by Boscov’s. For $5 you can purchase a 25% off shopping pass good on October 5. All […]

To everyone who helped make Son World a wonderful time

THANK YOU!!!!! I am so happy to be a part of VBS with you. I love the way you just take care of whatever needs to be done. I must admit that I really rely on you. You make it so easy to be Director. From the first meeting, through decorating, “doing” VBS for the […]

Rally Day

On September 12, Rally Day will start at 9:00 am with Sunday School. We continue to celebrate during our worship service at 10:30 am with the theme “Welcome Back to Church and to the Bible”. Our Sunday School students will be a major part of the worship service. The Kids Choir will make their first […]



Rally Day is a day to celebrate our Sunday School program. This year’s theme is “Welcome Back to Church and to the Bible”. We have some great ideas for worship on Sunday, September 12, but we need your help to make it really work. […]

[BOOK I Psalms 1–41] Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. — Psalm 1:1-2 (NIV)