Emmanuel United Methodist Church

Discipleship Opportunities Fall 2022

Sunday classes will take place during discipleship hour at 9:30 a.m. All other discipleship opportunities are marked with a day and time.

Children and Youth- Our children and youth discipleship classes meet every Sunday and are continual classes, meaning we do not have a break in our children and youth classes. Our children’s ministry classes use a quarterly curriculum that takes them through the Bible in three years. If you have questions, please contact Carole Armstrong.

How to Use My Bible-Led by Carole Armstrong

This is an eight-week course to encourage children to take an interest in the Bible and help them make it their lifelong companion. It provides opportunities for kids to acquire and practice skills that will help them understand how to use the Bible, feel comfortable using it and build a foundation for studying it. Learning to Use My Bible offers a fun, hand-on approach, with maps, games, and charts. This course will be offered on Sunday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (the same time as youth group) and will start on October 2 and is for kids in 2nd through 5th grade.

The Chosen- Led by Carole Procope

A charismatic fisherman struggling with debt. A troubled woman wrestling with demons. A gifted accountant ostracized from his family. If these people pique your interest, then consider joining a Wednesday evening Bible study at 6:30pm to learn more about them, as well as some other people from the Bible.  The people you will meet are all part of the drama series, "The Chosen". This series about the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth will take you on a journey that digs deeper into the people Jesus encountered and allow you to see Him through their eyes. You'll also see Jesus, as well as those who chose to follow Him, in very real and personal terms. This study will cover just the first season of the series and begins October 5th.

Youth Confirmation- Led by Pastor Mindi

Beginning Sunday, October 2nd, Youth in 7th-12th grade are invited to join Pastor Mindi as we walk through a course called Confirm not Conform. This will be a 12-week course, and we will meet every other week, with confirmation taking place on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023. This course is a commitment that will walk students through the life of the church and help them discover what it is they believe.

Shine like the Stars: Darkness and Light- Led by Allie Welker

Come to class, dispel the darkness, find the light that lights our hearts and in turn lights our world. This class will begin Sunday, October 2nd.

ROMANS: GRACE, TRUTH, AND REDEMPTION by John McCarthur - Led by Kathy Lemkelde

Paul’s letter to the Romans shares a message of good news and eternal salvation, advises believers on truth, gives practical applications for living the Christian life, and shows how God’s righteousness comes by grace and faith in Christ. Romans underscores that Christianity is an essential roadmap for daily living. This 12-lesson study begin Sunday, October 2nd and includes: The Good News, Supernatural Living, The Bad News, Living in the World, Dead and Alive! Ministering Together

Psalms- Led by Gilbert Magaro

Beginning Thursday, October 6th at 6p.m., we will discover the meaning of the Psalms together. We will learn some of the history and unpack the depths of some selected Psalms.

Joy Class- Led by Margie Goodling

This class meets continually and will be using the United Methodist quarterly for the fall. These lessons will explore the topics of justice and faithful conversations, with a look at various scripture passages each week.

Fellowship Class – Guardrails by Andy Stanley

The Fellowship Class meets continually, but is doing a short-term study on a video series written by Andy Stanley beginning Sunday, October 2nd. Guardrails: a system designed to keep vehicles from straying into dangerous or off-limit areas. They're everywhere, but they don't really get much attention...until somebody hits one. And then, more often than not, it is a lifesaver. Your friendships. Your finances. Your marriage. Maybe your greatest regret could have been avoided if you had established guardrails. In this five-session video study, Andy Stanley challenges us to stop flirting with disaster and establish some personal guardrails.



Outreach Opportunities

Pumpkin Fest- October 8-9,2022

Sign-up to volunteer for East Pennsboro’s annual Pumpkin Fest. This is an awesome opportunity to engage with the community as we represent Emmanuel at Adams Ricci Park.

East Pennsboro Community Closet Shop Day- October 15, 2022

The doors at Emmanuel UMC will be open from 9-12 on October 15th for you to come shop our free clothing closet! There’s something for everyone! Want to get involved? Contact Lori Bornman at 717-856-8440.

Trunk or Treat- October 23, 2022

Sign-up to decorate your trunk and join us as we welcome the community to our parking out here at Emmanuel!


 Fellowship Opportunities

Hot Dogs and S’mores- September 24, 2022

Join us at the church pavilion on September 24 for a little cook-out around the campfire. This is simply a time for our church family to come and be together.

Emmanuel Game Night- November 12, 2022

Come play pool, board games or card games and eat pizza on November 12! This will be a fun night for our Emmanuel church family to enjoy being together while we play games.