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

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Christmas Program

Come to Bethlehem as two young girls witness the mayhem and confusion caused by the census ordered by Cesar Augustus. Those arriving in Bethlehem have many questions and misgivings about needing to travel so far. “Here We Come to Bethlehem” answers their questions and gives meaning to their travel. The program will be presented during […]


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 SHARING HOUR The Sunday School students would like to share some of what they have learned this past quarter. They have made several crafts depicting their lessons and invite you to view them during our Coffee Hour. COMMUNION AND COFFEE HOUR We will celebrate Holy Communion during our worship service on November […]

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION The Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held on Sunday, December 12, after our Worship Service. The proposed 2010 Budget was approved by the Consistory for distribution in the weekly bulletins and extra copies are available on the table in the Narthex. NOTICE TO ALL COMMITEES, TEAMS AND ASSOCIATIONS: In accordance with our Constitution […]


Our Sunday School has taken on a special project inspired by their lessons. Boaz allowed the widow, Ruth, to gather barley from his fields to feed herself and her mother-in-law, Naomi. In doing so, he performed an act of charity or kindness for the poor, known in Hebrew as zedakah. The children made offering envelopes […]

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree has been set up in the Narthex. Bernie Baluta, at the McKinney Clinic, asks that we provide mainly men’s gifts. There is a great hardship among our middle/older age men and she appreciates our help in ministering to their needs. Just take an ornament, purchase the item listed on it, wrap it, […]


Copies of the 2010 Christmas Wish List and 2010 Christmas Year Round List are on the table in the Narthex. Please be aware that the children at Bethany are between the ages of 13 and 18 years old. If you prefer, the children love to receive gift cards to department stores, craft stores, area malls, […]


In celebration of receiving Sanctuary Certification, Bethany Children’s Home is inviting everyone to an open house on Wednesday, December 8, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. There will be a presentation of the sanctuary plaque and certificate at 4:00 pm with local and state dignitaries in attendance. Campus tours will be conducted until 3:30 pm and […]


As you have noticed, the Neighbors in Need offering envelopes have been in the pews for the last several weeks. Earlier we had Strengthen the Church and OGHS envelopes and before the end of the year will be the Christmas Fund. These are the four special mission offerings of the UCC. OGHS provides resources for […]

Welcome to Emmanuel United Church of Christ

During this season of giving I found a story that I thought you might like.

There was once a beautiful, expensively dressed lady who complained to her psychiatrist that she felt that her whole life was empty; it had no meaning. So the doctor called over a woman who cleaned […]

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, — Colossians 1:9 (NIV)