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Events in the historical Protestant movement

In the 1830s, American abolitionists, led by Evangelical Protestants, gained momentum in their battle to end slavery. Abolitionists believed that slavery was a national sin, and that it was the moral obligation of every American to help eradicate it from the American landscape by gradually freeing the slaves and returning them to Africa. Not all […]

From the Pastor’s desk

“And just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’ And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He […]

Thank You!

We received a thank you card from Archie Passmore and Penny Dollar for the many cards and prayers when Archie’s mother passed away. The thank you can be found on the bulletin board in the bell tower.

Lenten Dinners and Services

The season of Lent began on Ash Wednesday, February 14. We are again preparing Lenten suppers prior to our services on the Wednesday evenings during Lent. These light meals will be shared in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm. We will then gather at 7:00 pm in the church for service. A sheet is on […]

Mission Offerings

The envelopes for the annual OGHS offering are on the tables where you retrieve the bulletins. We will collect this offering through Easter Sunday.

Our Sunday School is also participating in the OGHS offering and the kids will bring their donations and we will put them in the “refugee tent” collection box.

During the year, […]

Picture Perfect

Pastor Lou is shown with Mt Post 781 Sons of the American Legion (S. A. L.) recently donated 100% of the proceeds from it’s Christmas Raffle. The S. A. L. donated $1000 each to the Mt Top Community Food Bank at St. Paul’s Methodist Church and Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Dorrance.

Grayson […]


In addition to the Youth Group’s Weis and Carones Card Fundraisers, we have a Gift Card Fundraiser which is a great way to help our church. The Fundraiser Sheets are on the table in the narthex. Just look over the list (and there’s a lot to choose from) and mark how many cards you want. […]

From the Pastor’s desk

February brings with it the beginning of Lent. Our Lenten Journey began on Ash Wednesday. We moved through our Sunday Services celebrating and marking the weeks of Lent. We mourn together on Maunday Thursday, pray together on Good Friday, prepare on Holy Saturday, and celebrated Easter Sunday! Included in all of this are our mid-week […]

Thank You!

We received a thank you letter from the American Red Cross for our generous donation of $400 to be used “Where It’s Needed Most.”

Our Condolences

We offer our sincere condolences to Judy Cybulski and Family on the passing of her mother Esther Heller, on January 12, 2018.

We offer our sincere condolences to Pastor Penny Dollar and Archie Passmore on the passing of her mother-in-law/mother Dorothy Passmore, on January 22, 2018. If anyone would like to send your condolences Archie’s […]


The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14. We will again prepare Lenten suppers prior to our services on the Wednesday evenings during Lent. These light meals will be shared in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm. We will then gather at 7:00 pm in the church for service. A sheet is on […]

Picture Perfect

Check the front entrance bulletin board for the following pictures:

Brayden and Matteo Belanchik both carefully selected the perfect bead to put on a bracelet they were making to give to their mom for Christmas. They were focusing on the real meaning of Christmas at our annual Children’s Christmas party.


Grayson Bunnell is […]

2017 Record of Giving

This is a list compiled by our Financial Secretary, Lynne Stewart, showing a breakdown of our member’s offerings by how much they gave for the year. I hope that you will think about where you want your heart to be and the importance of your church in your life as you review this list. Thank […]

Emmanuel UCC Church Service Cancelled – January 14, 2018

The Sunday service on January 14, 2018 for Emmanuel UCC in Dorrance has been cancelled due to the winter storm and residual ice build up. Services and office hours will resume on Tuesday January 16th.



From the Pastor’s Desk

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:30-31).

From Advent anticipation, to the glorious night of Jesus’ […]

[The Armor of God] Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. — Ephesians 6:10-11 (NIV)