Christian Education


Adult Sunday School meets 9:15 – 10:15 in the Fireside Room. Everyone is welcome!

During two of the four Sundays of October 23 – November 13,  Bill Hannegan will lead They May Not Come Back and Here’s Why which looks at the COVID-19 Pandemic and its impact on attendance following the resumption of “normal worship.” For multiple reasons, the common story is one of decline – in some places 40% or more.

Concerns linger about personal safety, worship preferences now may favor YouTube or television broadcasts and others simply walked away, according to author Dwight Zscheile. He suspects the pandemic accelerated a deeper cultural shift that was already underway. His viewpoint may explain the changes experienced in the past few years by the congregation of Emmanuel.

They May Not Come Back will lay groundwork to raise awareness of Emmanuel Call Committee’s completion of a Ministry Site Profile in May. The MSP looked into the past, present and future of this congregation. The MSP challenge was a prerequisite of the Lower Susquehanna Synod, ELCA, to serve as a call process tool leading to the calling of a new pastor. 

November 20 – December 18 Adult Sunday School sessions will use “Not a Silent Night” by Adam Hamilton. Hamilton helps us see Jesus from Mary’s point of view. Bill Hannegan will lead these sessions that include short video segments.

Fall Sunday School Offering is designated for Tree 4 Hope which provides food for children and education for girls in Guatemala.

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