Second Sunday of Advent: PEACE

Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Church,  Tomorrow, Saturday morning, December 6th at 9 a.m. is Decorating of the Church for the Christmas Season.  We did a little bit last week during worship and now we are going to finish up.  It’s a good time to see friends, grab a cup of coffee and help…

Our Church Transformed

The church recently has undergone some very much needed changes to better accommodate our growing youth. Here are some photos and descriptions…. Three rooms transformed for our three main age groups: 0-3 Nursery There is not a before photo provided for the nursery. This room was the main room to teach ALL ages. It had a large…

Thursday Morning Update–October 18, 2012

Hi friends and members of Emmanuel Church, Friday night at 7 p.m. is our Annual Halloween Party. Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume, adults too! There will be games, snacks, prizes and music. Bring a friend! Sunday morning worship will be our Noisy Collection for Children’s Ministry and I will be preaching on Job…

Last Day of VBS! August 22!

Dear Friends, Wednesday is the last day of our three-day VBS. It’s Heritage day! Kids will celebrate how God made them each different but how we are all one in Christ. Important things for parents with participating kids to know: When you arrive you are invited to stay with your kids for hot dogs and…

Youth Updates

VBS is next week, Monday-Wednesday. It’s free and all ages are welcome (17 and under). There is a little Talent Show Wednesday night at 8 pm. Everyone is invited to participate or come see. Please consider sharing your talents with our kids! (Or having your kids share their talent with us!) Please send me an…

VBS is BACK!

America’s Got Culture VBS Part II August 20-22 6 to 9 pm Cost: Free! Ages: 0-17 (children 3 and under may leave early but all other children are asked to stay the entire time) VBS Part I in June was entitled Jesus Around the World. We are building on what children learned then with VBS Part II…

Pirates Game, Skyblast Fireworks and Lifehouse concert!!!

It’s time for our annual Pittsburgh Pirates trip! This year is very special because you get three events in the same night–the Pirates game, the Skyblast Fireworks Show and a concert performed by Lifehouse! (They are well known for hit songs like “Hanging on a Moment”, “You and Me” and “All in”) There will be free bus transportation available that…

A Little Youth News

Hello friends, I am on a mission to explore different ways I can upcycle in my home and I want to share my findings with the kids in different projects. What is upcycling? It is like a do-it-yourself form of recycling. Instead of shipping off unwanted recyclable materials to a recycling plant, you can re-purpose these items…

Culture Shock! Jesus Around the World

Culture Shock! Jesus Around the World Hills Church June 18, 19, 20 6-9 PM Pastor and I have collaborated on a VBS curriculum that will integrate Jesus’s teaching with lessons on different cultures and lifestyles of people around the world. We hope that by teaching our youth about the diversity of God’s people that they…

Weekly Update–First Week of November

Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Church, Sunday morning we will have worship at 10:15 with the Sermon Lesson based on Matthew 25:1-13. The Sermon Title is “Overslept.” On Sunday evening we will meet at Gearhardt Farms for the Corn Maze, Hayride and Bonfire at 4:30. To go through the Corn Maze costs 5…

Thursday Morning Update–October 27

Good morning friends of Emmanuel Church, Tomorrow night at 7 p.m. is an all-ages Halloween Party at the Church. Everyone is invited. We will begin with a short lesson in the sanctuary, then move on to games and snacks, end with apple bobbing. Everyone is invited to dress up for the costume parade and we…