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

Penn Northeast


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Welcome to Emmanuel United Church of Christ

My last newsletter article – maybe ever. I’m looking forward to retirement but am also sure that I’ll be preaching here and there from time to time. I can’t just hang up my stoles for good.

I have really enjoyed being your pastor for the past almost 71/2 years. There are many good folks here […]

Our Condolences

We offer our sympathy and prayers to Tammy Dauber and her family on the passing of her mother, Grace Eckrote, on August 11. May God provide comfort and peace to you in your sorrow.


The Twilighters will meet on Wednesday, September 19, at 12 noon for a covered dish lunch. Bring your favorite dish and spend some time with us. Call Lois Eigenbrod or Mary Eroh for more information about our group

Teen Talk on Sunday Mornings

Teen Talk is back on Sunday mornings starting on September 20 at 9:00 am. This is our own time to dig deeper into our faith. It’s not just another “Sunday School class” or Bible Study. It’s all about us – who we are, what’s happening in our lives right here and now, and how does […]

Choir Notes


In addition to practicing for our Sunday Services, the Chancel Choir will be practicing for their participation in Singspiration at Stairville UMC. Our choir has been a part of this terrific musical event for several years now and it has been so much fun. Our practice is on Wednesday evenings at […]

Gift Card Fundraiser

Please keep in mind we have a great Gift Card Fundraiser. This is through Great Lakes Scrip Center and includes tons of cards – from Advance Auto Parts to Wet Seal (young women’s clothing). There’s gift cards for everything under the sun. By purchasing the gift card through Great Lake Scrip, our church earns a […]

Picture Perfect

We had an awesome time at our Vacation Bible School which was held at Emmanuel. The kids really enjoyed the park theme and the teachers and assistants took their parts to heart (just ask anyone about Sandy the pirate!). Our children and staff are pictured outside the Fellowship Hall which was transformed into SonWorld Adventure […]

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV)