Block Party Fun Photos

dsc_202020160924_170228dsc_1977dsc_2001 dsc_1993dsc_1989 dsc_198620160924_162649We had fun at the Block Party.  We hope you did too!



Ice Cream Social

After the evening service on September 4, we’ll have another ice cream social. Join us for this informal fellowship time around a yummy treat!


Coffee Break Summer Session

Coffee Break plans to meet this summer on Wednesdays beginning June 15 and continuing to August 10 with the week of July 4th off. We will meet at Talley Day Park from 10:00 a.m. to noon. If it is raining, we hope to meet inside the library. The kids will love Talley Day Park as they have a great playground. We will plan to meet at the covered pavilion. For our study, we will use short studies that will not require advanced preparation. They are topical and devotional in nature. We look forward to spending the summer together. Contact Nancy Krizan or Karen Grubbs for more information or call the church office at (302) 478-7776.

Emmanuel’s 120th Anniversary


Join us during the month of May as we celebrate our 120th anniversary.   We are delighted to have five of Emmanuel’s past ministers each preach one Sunday morning in May.  Our morning service begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by Sunday school for all ages.  Nursery is provided for children infant through three years.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Rev. Richard C. Miller           May 1
  • Rev. Dr. S. Edd Cathey          May 8
  • Rev. Jonathan F. Peters        May 15
  • Rev. Dr. Robert Letham        May 22
  • Rev. Rollin P. Keller               May 29

The Cross Driven Life

The Cross Driven Life is an evening  sermon series by Rev. David W. Landow.  Titles in this series so far include:

  • “The Cross and New Life”
  • “The Cross and New Motivation”
  • “The Cross and New Mind”
  • “The Cross and Wisdom”
  • “The Cross and God’s Foolish Choice”

The series will resume on March 20 and our evening services begin at 6:30 p.m.  All are welcome!

12-6-12 Groups Resume

Our Thursday night small groups resume March 3.  We offer several home locations to make attending convenient.  Groups will discuss the Scripture passage for the upcoming sermon.  No preparation is necessary but study questions are provided in the newsletter. Most groups start at 7:00 p.m. and include a time of prayer as well as plenty of time for fellowship.  You may call the church office for more information.

SOMA2016 Youth Rally

April 22 @ 6:30 pmApril 23 @ 3:00 pm


This rally, geared for 7th – 12th graders, will be an energetic time of creating fellowship between believers and learning to help each other grow in Christ.   We pray that it will be a Spirit filled time of worship through music, messages, and small group discussions.  The weekend will include events like: outdoor sports, meals, and a live band. God has granted the body of Christ so many ways to fellowship and we will be using as many as we can over the course of the weekend.



The rally will be held at Faith OPC: 545 Daretown Road, Elmer, NJ 08318



$20 early registration  or $25 at door registration

For more information and to register go to . You can also follow at twitter@somayouthrally or fb@soma2016.

1/24 Services Canceled

1/24 Sunday services and youth group are canceled due to the weather.

What is 12-6-12?

12-6-12 describes when the small groups will meet. Starting the week of September 14, the small groups will meet on selected weeknights for 12 weeks followed by Christmas break. Following the break, a six-week special term will meet at the church. This six-week term will focus on special topics, book discussions, and leadership training.  After another short break, the regular weekly meetings will resume for another 12 weeks, followed by a summer break.

The six-week term starts Thursday, January 7 and ends February 11.  Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. with a social time including refreshments.  Then we will move to our classes of which there will be three to choose from.  We will end our evening with prayer.  Nursery will be provided for infants and toddlers.  You may call the church office for more information at 302.478.7776.   We look forward to you joining us!

EOPC Choir Performs at the Concord Mall

Don’t miss Emmanuel’s choir along with instrumentalists at the Concord Mall on December 11 from 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. The concert will take place near the Boscov’s inside entrance.  The Keystone Youth Choir, also under the direction of Ms. Esther J. Kulp, will sing on Thursday, December 10.  Come and enjoy a variety of Christmas music.

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