Bible Study of the Book of Acts

Pastor Russ leads these discussions on Tuesdays at 1:30 and 7 pm in the Pastor's Parlor from October through May. All are welcome! ​Use the front door of the church office. 

The Learning Hour - Adult Sunday School
Sundays at 9:15 am (September - May)

Jesus himself once asked the disciples, "Who do people say that I am?"  How would your personal, religious and social understanding of Jesus prompt you to respond to this question?  Do you have one or more perspectives about Jesus' life and ministry?  Whatever your responses, let the Learning Hour give you an opportunity to know Jesus better.

Fall 2018
"A Flexible Faith" by Bonnie Kristian is written for the convinced and confused believer alike. It is a readable exploration of the lively theological diversity that stretches back through church history and across the spectrum of Christianity today. It is an easy introduction to how Christians have historically answered key questions about what it means to follow Jesus.

For information, contact Brian Frederick at 717-451-3977 or



Children's Sunday School
The SPARK program for children ages 3-12 includes stories, crafts and music and meets weekly. After "A Time for Children" during the worship service, children are led to the classroom downstairs to participate in planned activities. Children's Sunday School is not held in July and August.

Puppet Ministry
The Puppet Ministry at Emmanuel provides an optional activity for children ages 3-9 to build leadership and performance skills while delivering Bible messages and music during "A Time for Children" during occasional worship services.


​The theme for 2018 was Game On! Gearing Up for Life's Big Game for children ages 3-11, held June 25-29. Youth age 12 and up may volunteer as assistants. Plans for Vacation Bible School in 2019 will be made in the spring and registration forms will be available in the church office.

Past Adult Learning Hour Book Discussions

​"Job and the Life of Faith: Wisdom for Today's World" by Carol M. Bechtel

"Breaking the Code: Understanding the Book of Revelation" by Bruce M. Metzger

"Happy Church: Pursuing Radical Joy as the People of God" by Tim McConnell 

"All Things New: Rediscovering the Four-Chapter Gospel" by Hugh Whelchel

​"Strong and Weak: Embracing a Life of Love, Risk & True Flourishing" by Andy Crouch

"God of Justice," 2015 Readers' Choice Award Winner for International Justice Mission (IJM) Institute Global Church Curriculum

"Amos and Hosea: Boundaries, Tough Love, Amazing Grace" (Kerygma Publications)

"10 Men of the Bible: How God Used Imperfect People to Change the World" by Max Lucado

"Made for Paradise: God's Original Plan for Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, and Rest" by Dr. Patricia Hart Terry

"Living Your Legacy" by Larsen and Larsen

"Love Wins!" by Rob Bell  

"Fearless" by Max Lucado

"Three Cups of Tea" by Mortenson and Relin

"The Shack" by William P. Young

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