PresidentDeb Dietrich
Vice PresidentAllen Dennis
SecretaryBrad Bunnell
TreasurerChris Dietrich
TrusteesDiana Decker
Sandy Kleger
Jim Stewart

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From The Pastor’s Desk

The liturgical and secular calendar moves very swiftly. It seems like I just wrote an article for our August Newsletter, and here we are, face to face with the month of September. This month is going to be see the advent of our Bible Study, monthly Blessing and Healing Worship Service, and of course our […]

Teen Talk on Sunday Mornings

Teen Talk is back on Sunday mornings starting on September 10 at 9:30 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 […]

Picture Perfect

Check the front entrance bulletin board for the following pictures: Leah Dietrich and Morgan Hodle are shown checking out a basket of beauty items at our indoor yard sale on August 12.

Grayson Bunnell really likes the pirate ship complete with pirates also found at our indoor yard sale.

Rosemary Myers enjoys her chicken […]

Volunteers Needed

From The Pastor’s Desk

July turned out to be a great month here at Emmanuel UCC! We had visitors to our church on July 2nd. Rev. Angela McNally and friends came to speak to us about the mission she oversees. It’s call Friends Can Make It Happen ( The mission work is predominantly collection shoes for the homeless. Angels […]

Birthday Greetings

Ethel Fine will be celebrating her 94th birthday on August 7. Let’s all give her a great birthday by sending her cards showing her how much she means to our church family.

Picture Perfect

Our annual 300 Club and Silent Auction was enjoyed by many people. Pictured dancing to a polka being performed by the Mud Pond Boys are Kathrina Cybulski and Shirley Eckrote. Our thanks to all who came out to support this fundraiser.


Some of our graduates are pictured with their class. Crestwood’s graduating class […]

From The Pastor’s Desk

I have always been interested, as a minister, in apologetics. The word could be deceiving, and has nothing to do with making an apology. On the contrary, Christian apologetics is a field of Christian theology that aims to present historical, reasoned, and evidential bases for Christianity, defending it against objections.

At times, I feel as […]

Thank You!

The Readler Family would like to thank everyone for their best wishes, cards, prayers and phone calls for Clifford Readler.

Old River Church Services

Worship begins at 6:00 pm Sunday evenings beginning July 9 and continues to the end of August. If you can help with refreshments for July 9 when we are host, please see Cindy.

July 9 Emmanuel UCC July 16 St. Peter’s UCC July 23 Mt. Zion UCC July 30 St. James Lutheran Aug. 6 New […]


It’s summer and time for our choirs to be on vacation. But that doesn’t mean that we want a vacation from music. Anyone who will sing, play an instrument or (if you’re really talented) do both, is welcome to pick a Sunday to make a joyful noise to our God. Please see Denise Dean so […]

Picture Perfect

Aaron Kleger is shown amongst the Crestwood High School and Middle School students who participated in Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science state meeting. Aaron won Pennsylvania Science Talent Search Award.


Sharon and Edmund Sieminski are shown filling their plates at our annual family style spring turkey dinner on Saturday, May 20th.

Pastor […]


DINNER INCOME Door Sales 205 @ $10.00 2,050.00 7 @ $4.00 28.00 Advance Sales 292 @ $10.00 2,920.00 Donations 45.00 Surplus Sold 170.50 TOTAL INCOME 5213.50 DINNER EXPENSE Bread 37.50 Decaf, Paper Towels, DrinkMix, Margarine 44.38 Turkeys, Veggies, Broth, Cranberry, Potatoes, bread, etc. 1973.62 Milk 15.65 TOTAL EXPENSE 2,071.15 TOTAL INCOME 5213.50 TOTAL EXPENSE […]

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!

Welcome to June! As we contemplate this month and all of the church activity we have planned, I cannot help in reminiscing over all of the great events in May! We had a great time of fellowship showing up for our photos to be included in the new church directory. With this new directory, […]

Our Condolences

We offer our sincere condolences to Kristina and Eric Walck on the passing of Kristina’s grandmother, Mary Baker, on May 2, 2017. Mary was also the great-grandmother of Clayton and Mikayla Walck. We pray that God’s love and strength will sustain you in your time of need and sorrow.

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)