The youth ministry of Emmanuel is currently inactive. In the past, the youth group met in fellowship with youth from Trinity UCC (Cashtown), Zion UCC (Arendtsville) and St. Jacob's (Stone) Church on scheduled Sundays and for events. They participated in Bible study, service projects and fundraising during the year.
In past summers, youth of Emmanuel have traveled with youth from St. Jacob's UCC, Zion UCC and Trinity UCC to participate in group mission trips. Trips included a workcamp in Monroe, N.C., in 2014, and the Reach Workcamp in Vassar, Mich., in 2015.
Annual fundraising for summer missions has included: Fastnachts, sub & sandwich sales, Sheetz Coupon Books, Community Nights at Hoss's Family Restaurant, Ruby Tuesday, Bon-Ton 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. Visit www.planetgreenrecycle.com
Contact Brian Frederick 717-632-7173 for more information.
Hartman Center is the facility for the Outdoor Ministry of Penn Central Conference. Located in Milroy, Pa., about 20 miles southeast of State College, it offers many things campers love: a swimming pool, creeks to wade in, a small mountain to climb, a pond to fish in, great food and more. Camps are offered for all ages, from children and teens to adults and grandparents. Most summer camps are weeklong and range from canoeing to soccer, CSI, and drama. Additional reatreats are held in spring and fall. For more information, visit www.hartmancenter.com.