Beginning March 6th, the first Sunday in Lent, we are re-launching our Discipleship Pathway. In March 2020, we were set to launch this pathway, and then everything shut down. And so, with a lot of prayer and planning, we are ready to re-launch! The purpose of a discipleship pathway is to help every person grow as a disciple of Jesus, from our youngest to our oldest worshipers. Our pathway has four focus areas: explore, engage, enrich and extend. For adults, there will be a discipleship class offered in each of these 4 categories. I invite you to choose the area in which you want to focus on in your faith journey for the next 6 weeks. 

For our children and youth, I encourage you to sign you child/student up for there group, but registration is not required for participation. This will simply give us an idea of how many children and youth to expect. For adults, please sign up for the class you would like to participate in. All classes will be held at 9:30 a.m., formerly our Sunday School time. Switching to a discipleship model will help us to align our ministries with our church vision: building and growing relationships with the community in order to meet needs, proclaim the Gospel and develop faith. The locations of these classes will be announced closer to March 6th, as we will assign rooms based on the size of the group. 

Please note, the children's discipleship, Fellowship class and Joy class will meet continually. All other discipleship groups will last for 6 weeks, and then another set of groups will be offered in May. 

I invite you to come and join us as we seek to grow deeper in faith. You can sign up for a discipleship group here:   or you will find the sign-up sheets at the welcome desk in our church lobby.

Below is a list of the groups that will be offered during Lent. If you have any questions, please contact me, Pastor Mindi by email at or by phone at 717.732-1713. 


Discipleship Opportunities 2022 

The Children will be using a study titled "Explore the Bible". This program takes the children through the Bible in a 3- year period. Kids will dive into the genres of prophecy, poetry and wisdom, gospels, and letters. These studies will guide them to discover the truth that Jesus was the Messiah prophesied by Isaiah and that Jesus came to fulfill God’s plan when He died on the cross and rose again. Paul’s letters will help kids know that God calls people, no matter their age, to show God’s love to others. The first quarter will be from Isaiah, Psalms, Luke, 1st & 2nd Timothy, Titus and Philemon. The classes will consist of a lesson, craft or game and a video.
The children will be divided into classes according to age and grade.
Ages 1 to 3 will be in the toddler nursery room
Ages 4, kindergarten, and 1st grade will be in the preschool room
Grades 2 and 3 will be in the 2nd and 3rd grade room
Grades 4 and 5 will be in the 4th and 5th grade room

MIDDLE SCHOOL (6th-8th grades)
Calling all middle schoolers! Have you ever wondered what this “faith” thing is all about? Have
you ever asked who Jesus is and why we are called to follow Him? Have you ever asked HOW
we follow Jesus? Join us on Sunday mornings as we explore the Bible to answer these
questions and more!

HIGH SCHOOL (9th-12th grades):
Are you ready to dig in deeper and strengthen your faith? This Sunday morning high school
group is for you! Through Bible study, small group discussion, and relevant teaching, we will
seek to enrich our relationships with Jesus and with our peers. Bring a friend and join us as we
start this journey together!

Joy Class- Led by Margie Goodling 
This class meets continually and will be using the United Methodist quarterly for the spring, focused on God freeing and redeeming. These lessons will explore the books of: Deuteronomy, Ezra, Matthew, John, Romans, Galatians. 

Fellowship Class- Led by Eugene Connolly
This class meets continually and focuses on going deeper into the scriptures. 

“More to Your Story – Discover Your Place in God’s Plan” by Max Lucado- Led by Kathy Lemkelde
Six sessions:
1. When you discover your place in God’s plan
2. Ordinary matters
3. You hear a voice you can trust
4. You won’t be forsaken
5. Your final chapter becomes a preface
6. You will finally graduate
There is more to your story than the chaos, confusion and clutter of daily life. Your life is
crafted and written by God, who is working toward your supreme good. Journey though the
great promises of the New Testament and discover your place in God’s plan.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church