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

Dear Church Family,

How grateful I am to each of you for your warm welcome and words of encouragement.

God is faithful and I believe He is doing a new work in all of our hearts. How we need His grace.

We can trust Him. As we make time to wait on Him, listen and […]

Gift Cards!

We have Gift Card Fundraiser through Great Lakes Scrip Center and includes tons of cards – from Advance Auto Parts to Wet Seal (young women’s clothing). By purchasing the gift card through Great Lake Scrip, our church earns a percentage of the sale price. With this newsletter is a copy of the list and more […]

Mile Marker Birthday!

ESTHER HELLER will celebrate her 91 th birthday on December 2, 2014. Let’s all wish her a happy birthday by giving her a card shower! Look! It’s raining birthday cards!

Our Condolences

We offer our sympathy to Liz and John Walck on the passing of her mother, Elizabeth Krupilus, on November 7. May God’s strength sustain you and bring you peace.

Annual Meeting of the Congregation

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held on Sunday, December 6, after our Worship Service. The proposed 2016 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 […]

Christmas Caroling

We will meet after Worship on December 6 for caroling. We’ll raise our voices and spirits as we sing songs of the season to residents of our local nursing homes and to our homebound. Come with us and sing glory to the newborn king!


Christmas Program

Our program will be presented on Sunday, December 13, during our worship service. In The Candles of Christmas, we hear about Christmas traditions from the Advent Candles. Each has their own view of the most important part of Christmas as they state their reason why their candle expresses the meaning of Christmas better than the […]

Christmas Card for Vets

There is a box in the bell tower for Christmas Cards for our local veterans who are residents at the VA Hospital. The last day to put cards in the box is December 22. Thank you for remembering those men and women who served our country.

Special Music on Christmas Eve

Anyone wishing to present music prior to the Christmas Eve Service is asked to see Denise Dean. We will begin at 7:00 pm and conclude at 7:30 pm. If you are more inclined to read a poem or selection, that would be very welcome also.

Sunday School News

THANKSGIVING DINNERS – Thank you for being so generous. We again were able to provide meals for ten families thanks to you.

CHRISTMAS PARTY – DECEMBER 12 Our Christmas Party will be held on December 12 from 10 am to 12 pm. We are asking all the kids to bring a piece of fruit […]

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree has been set up in the Narthex. Just take an ornament, purchase the item listed on it, wrap it, tape the ornament to the package and place it under the tree. You may also include a card from you and your family.

And the Christ Child was born.

Flower Sign Ups


There are sign-up sheets on the tables in the Narthex and next to the fellowship hall doorway for you to purchase poinsettias to decorate our sanctuary. The last day to sign up is December 15.


The chart for the altar flowers is on the table in the Narthex. […]


Please be generous in giving to our church ministries supported by this offering:

Phoebe Devitt Home Bethany Children’s Home Lancaster Theological Seminary

These organizations sincerely need and appreciate your support. Every penny counts with today’s expenses, so please give generously. The “Christmas Offering” is a benevolence offering and is not used to build up the […]

Bethany Christmas List

Copies of the 2015 Christmas Wish List are on the table in the Narthex. Please note that the children at Bethany are teenagers. Specific gift items are included on the Christmas Wish List or if you prefer, the children love to receive gift cards to department stores, craft stores, area malls, etc. Please choose age-appropriate […]

Around Town

Plenty of people enjoyed our Pork Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 15. A “full house” is pictured seated behind John and Audrey Frankenfield as they are featured appreciating the delicious dinner. Two pictures of Pastor Ken are on the board. The one is with Camille Daniels, our Consistory President. The other is with the children during […]

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)