Weekly Update–Thursday, August 15, 2013

Hello Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church,  For Sunday’s worship, we will be looking at Luke 12:49-56, and the sermon is called “The God Season.”   Next week:  Vacation Bible School Part II–Service in the name of the Lord–will be held Monday Through Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Just in time for the start…

193rd Homecoming — Kids Games

This year I thought for the children’s games at our church’s homecoming that we would do some old fashioned games. Our Pastor dressed up like the 19th century pastor of Hills Church–Jacob Snyder. I figured to fit the theme I should find out what types of games people played  in the 19th century. As I…

Weekly Update–June 20, 2013

Good Morning friends and Members of Emmanuel Church! This weekend is the Annual Meeting of the Penn West Conference in Johnstown, which I and Ryan Lucas will be attending to represent our congregation.  It is a meetup of the 100 or so UCC churches in Western Pennsylvania and a few in Northern Maryland.  Please keep…

Weekly Update–Friday, June 14, 2013

Good morning friends and members of Hills Church, Happy Flag Day to you!  I hope you will observe it in your own way and find meaning in the holiday. Today we are wrapping up the visit of Patriot Camp here at the church, where the Patriots and Founders Group of PA  participates in educational events…

Weekly Update–May 9, 2013

Good morning friends and members of Hills Church, Spring is here!  We’ve had some very nice weather and some rain as well.  We are well on our way to planning for the late/spring and summer. Sunday’s Service celebrates Mother’s Day!  The sermon is one of an occasional series on stewardship and is titled “Treasure.”  I…

Weekly Update–September 28, 2012

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, Good morning. Today and tomorrow we will be celebrating with William Knoll and Jennifer Shoffner as they get married tomorrow afternoon. Please join me in wishing them well. Sunday morning worship deals with Mark Chapter 9:38-50–we will highlight the failures the disciples were experiencing–The sermon is entitled “Fumbling…

Weekly Update–September 20, 2012

Good morning friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, Saturday is a work day at church.  We are going to repair the garage roof and could use your help!  Thanks in Advance! Sunday morning at 9 a.m. is our Confirmation for Adults.  We are dealing with the theme:  “How we got our Bible.”  With all the…

Weekly Update–August 17, 2012

Good afternoon friends and members of Emmanuel Church, This Sunday is worship with a meditation on 1 Kings 3–Solomon’s prayer to God.  The sermon title is: “The Best Kind of Prayer.”  Immediately following worship will be our very first meeting of the Stewardship Committee–anyone is invited to be part of the stewardship committee and to…

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…

Thursday Morning Update–August 9, 2012

Good morning friends and members of Hills Church, On Saturday morning, a group of volunteers will gather at 8 a.m. to work on the back door ramp and various other projects. If you can spare some time, we’d love to have you involved! Sunday’s worship theme will be “That Old Time Religion” with special music…

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…

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…