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

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Emmanuel UCC Church Service Cancelled – 1.24.2016

The Sunday service on January 24, 2016 for Emmanuel UCC in Dorrance has been cancelled due to the winter storm. Services and office hours will resume on Monday January 25th.

Operation Snowflake

If our Worship Services need to be cancelled due to bad weather, please tune in to radio stations WARM, Magic 93, 97BHT, […]

Operation Snowflake

If our Worship Services need to be cancelled due to bad weather, please tune in to radio stations WARM, Magic 93, 97BHT, 97.9X, or JR93.7.

Welcome to Emmanuel United Church of Christ

2016…. A New Year with New Challenges and Wonderful opportunities!!……….. As we begin 2016, I have a sense of anticipation. God has wonderful things ahead for our church family. Be encouraged by the words of the Apostle Paul:

“If God be for us, who can be against us.?” Romans 8:31

Is not that the Gospel […]

Thank You

Allen and Pauline Dennis would like to thank everyone for the cards and gifts they have been given and prayers said for Pauline’s health. You have been so generous and thoughtful.

Esther Heller thanks the Sunday School for the fruit basket given to them for Christmas. She also greatly appreciated the card shower in celebration […]

Valentines for Vets

A box will be in the bell tower for your Valentines for Vets. These Valentines are appreciated very much by those who are housed at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. The last date to deposit your Valentines will be Sunday, February 7. Remember those who served.

Altar Flower Chart

The chart for the altar flowers is on the table in the Narthex. The price is still $12.50 per vase. Please pay Mary or Jim Rinehimer for the dates you sponsor.

The Candles of Christmas

Our Christmas program centered around the Advent Candles. The candles play an important role in our preparation for Christmas. Each Sunday we light another candle signifying a certain feature of our preparations. Our traditional worship assigns the first Sunday as the Candle of Hope; the second is Peace; the third is Joy; and the fourth […]


As many of you know, Dave and Sharon Horensky issued a challenge to us. Our annual benevolences include donations to OCWM, Bethany Children’s Home, Phoebe Devitt Home and Lancaster Theological Seminary. Last year, we did not send our donations because of financial constraints. This year, the Horenskys matched every dollar donated and to see just […]



January $17.20 March 28.15 May 60.25 June 32.41 September 36.87 October 94.31 November 36.70 December 107.88 TOTAL $413.77

Forms to order the gift cards from Script are on the table in the narthex. This is an easy way for you to donate to our church. Just mark how many cards you want and give […]

Youth Group

Our Youth have been showing off their mental abilities – just check out these honor rolls.

Crestwood Middle School Principal’s Honors: Samantha Kotarski, Brooke Rinehimer Honors: Keirsten Whitmire, Nathan Kamowski

Crestwood High School Principal’s Honors: Kristen Kania

High Honors: Michelle Bernetski, Aaron Kleger

Honors: Morgan Rinehimer, Brad Kotarsky, Hunter Rinehimer

Around Town

The December 13 Christmas Concert featuring We Three is pictured with Michael Stair leading a rousing rendition of Here Comes Santa Claus. The trombone trio delighted all who attended. Paige Ceaser and Morgan Hodle are pictured playing the candy cane game at the Sunday School Christmas Party on December 12. After wrapping presents for the […]

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)