Youth of Emmanuel meet in fellowship with youth from Trinity UCC (Cashtown), Zion UCC (Arendtsville) and St. Jacob's (Stone) Church on scheduled Sundays and for events. They are busy with Bible study, service projects such as The Souper Bowl of Caring, and fundraising during the year.
In summers, youth of Emmanuel have traveled with youth from St. Jacob's UCC, Zion UCC and Trinity UCC to participate in a group mission trip.
Youth Group returned from another successful workcamp experience on July 19, 2014. This time 25 youth and 9 adults from Emmanuel, Stone (Glenville) and Zion (Arendtsville) UCCs went to Monroe, NC and took part along with more than 300 other campers from around the country. Many of them came to EUCC during our worship service on August 3 to share the personal significance of this trip. Everyone involved would like to give a big thank you to everyone at Emmanuel who supported our fundraising efforts throughout the year and prayed for us on our journey!
In summer 2015 (July 12-18) we participated in the Reach Workcamp in Vassar, Michigan. 42 campers registered for the mission trip this year.
Annual fundraising for summer mission trips included: Fastnachts, Sub & Sandwich Sales, Sheetz Coupon Books, Community Nights at Hoss's Family Restaurant, Ruby Tuesday, BonTon Community Day, Tastefully Simple, a Breakfast, a Bake Sale at Stone Church Ham Supper, the Spaghetti Supper at Emmanuel, Volunteering at the Apple Harvest Festival in October, Parking Cars for the Halloween Parade, Selling Wreaths and Swags for holiday decorating, and several Car Wash events, as well as recycling printer cartridges and used cell phones with Planet Green. Go to www.planetgreenrecycle.com
Contact Brian Frederick (717) 632-7173 for more information.
Hartman Center is the outdoor facility for the Outdoor Ministry of Penn Central Conference. Located near Penn State, it offers things campers love: a swimming pool, creeks to wade in, a small mountain to climb, a pond to fish in, great food, and much more. Camps are offered for all ages, from grandparents with grandchildren to teens and adults. Most camps are weeklong and range from canoeing to soccer, CSI, and drama. Brochures for summer camps are available in the church office. Register early! For more information regarding dates and topics and costs, go to www.hartmancenter.com.
Emmanuel has been sending campers to the Hartman Center for many years. Tracey Auchey, Megan Alcott, Tricia Giesey, Allison Frederick, and Steven Garrett have enjoyed their experiences at the Hartman Center. Emily and Erin Groft returned year after year—Emily for 7 years and Erin for 4 years. Erin says, “It’s fun and you get to meet new people.”