We hold many annual fellowship events such as our Spaghetti Supper, Gift Card Bingo, Easter Egg Hunt and Christmas Tea.  Check in often to see a list of our upcoming fellowship events. 

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For Safety Protocols for In-Person Events

Upcoming Events

  • Vacation Bible School 2021
    Vacation Bible School 2021
    Trinity UCC
    Aug 02, 9:00 AM – Aug 05, 11:30 AM
    Trinity UCC, 116 York St, Hanover, PA 17331, USA
    Children ages 4-12 are invited for Bible-based fun with music, games, crafts and stories. VBS runs 9-11:30 am, Monday through Thursday, August 2-5.

Summer Camp Opportunities


The Penn Central Conference has partnered with the Lutheran Camping Corporation for outdoor ministries. There are two properties for church camping: the 336-acre Nawakwa, near Ardentsville, a 25-mile drive from Hanover; and Kirchenwald, on 340 wooded acres adjacent to the State Game Lands near Colebrook, Lebanon County.


Children and youth camps include adventure, arts and crafts, equestrian, fishing, STEAM, water-themed, kayaking, backpacking, science, nature, stars and space, survivalist, sports, “classic” camp, mini-weeks, day camp and more. But there are camps for all ages: adults, ages 55+ and family camp.

Click HERE for a summer camp brochure or visit for complete details.


►For 2021, the PCC is offering to pay half the registration cost for UCC campers. This would be a great year to try summer church camp! On the payment screen select "custom" amount and enter half the cost of the camp. For discount assistance or details, contact the church office at 717-632-8281 or

Events & Activities

9:30 am: Summer worship (June 6 through Labor Day) is 9:30 am in the historic sanctuary and livestreamed on
YouTube. Face masks are strongly recommended for those who are not vaccinated. View all Covid-19 protocols HERE. At this time we are not holding Nursery or Fellowship Hour. Look for Children's Sunday School to resume in the fall.


Adult Learning Hour is on its summer break. The class will resume September 12 at 9 am in person and by Zoom for a 12-week study of "Tales of Two Americas" edited by John Freeman. For info, contact Brian Frederick at 717-451-3977 or

​Thursday Choir Rehearsals

5:30 - 8 pm: Emmanuel Ringers hand bell choir and small vocal ensembles.

Most of our usual gatherings and activities have been affected by Covid-19.

Check back for updates, visit us on Facebook or reach out by email at

Emmanuel United Church of Christ

Open & Affirming Welcoming Statement

We, the members of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Hanover, Pennsylvania, are a community of Christians who believe that all people are created in God’s image. As we seek to fulfill our mission to live out Christ’s compassion and grace, fairness and equality, we welcome into our community of faith all persons of every gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and physical ability, age, race, ethnic origin, economic and social status, faith background, marital standing and family structure; and we invite each of them to share in the life, leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, rites and sacraments, responsibilities, blessings and joys of our congregation as we seek to grow together in faith and love. Therefore, we celebrate ourselves as an Open and Affirming Christian Community.

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Listen to the message from April 7, 2019
​~ Open & Affirming Celebration~
Join us as we welcome ALL
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Emmanuel celebrated its Open & Affirming status at a worship service on April 7, 2019. We welcome the LGBTQ+ community, persons of every color, physical ability, ethnic origin, family structure, faith background, etc. Emmanuel has been working on its Open & Affirming process for nearly two years and is the only ONA church in Hanover and Adams County.

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Read about us in this story from May 12, 2019,

in The Evening Sun