Sunday Worship 

 

9:00 AM Adult Faith Formation

10:00 AM Traditional Worship

10:30 AM Youth Faith Formation

Resources

 

Northwest Ohio Association
Northwest Ohio Association
Northwest Ohio Association
United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ
Ohio Conference
Ohio Conference
Ohio Conference
God is Still Speaking Webpage
God is Still Speaking Webpage
God is Still Speaking Webpage
Pilgrim Hills Outdoor Ministries
Pilgrim Hills Outdoor Ministries
Pilgrim Hills Outdoor Ministries

Address

 

8375 Phillips Rd

Bluffton, OH 45817

 

Telephone:  419-358-1561

E-mail: emmanuelucc8375@gmail.com

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Ministry Opportunities

​Here at Emmanuel United Church of Christ we have many opportunities for Ministry and Outreach for our members and our youth.
Wayfinders

Historically, wayfinders were indigenous explorers who mapped out the Pacific ocean in order to thrive.  Here at Emmanuel we believe our youth are like wayfinders, mapping out their futures in Christ.  In order to achieve that future together our Wayfinders form bonds of friendship, connect the Bible and Bible stories to their lives, and have fun while doing it.  Our sessions usually involve a song, a bible story, games, and a snack.  Come out and join us on a Sunday night for Wayfinders!

When:

Sunday Evenings 6-7:30pm

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Camp

Each year our Emmanuel youth have the opportunity to attend Church Camp at Templed Hills Camp and Retreat Center in Bellville, OH.  At camp, our youth get to know God, themselves, and others as they become better friends in a good community that solves problems without fighting.  They also learn about, understand, and respect nature, as well as how best to care for themselves, others, and all of God's creation.  All while having fun as they learn, work, and worship together with other campers.

When:

Summers: June - August

Community VBS

During the month of July, Emmanuel works with other area churches in the Community of Bluffton, OH to organize and run a Community Vacation Bible School program.  Each year the location of the program rotates between the participating churches.  This is a wonderful way for our youth and our community to come together in an ecumenical mission to share the Love of Christ as One Body.

When:

 July

Adult Bible Study

Our Adult Bible Study Group meets on a weekly basis during the Fall, Winter, and Spring to explore the Word of God in order to better understand God's Will for us, ourselves, and how we, as individuals and a community of faith, can best serve God and our greater community.  Our group is open to any who wish to join us!

When:

 Wednesdays 7-8:30pm

 September - May

Men's Breakfast

On the second Saturday of each month the men of our church who are of confirmation age and older gather for a time of faith, fellowship, and food at Lulu's Diner in Bluffton, OH.  We always welcome friends and visitors who are interested in a good meal and good conversation.

When:

8am

Second Saturday of Each Month

Women's Outreach

Our Women's Outreach group is comprised of women out of highschool and older who gather together for various programs and outreach missions within our church and for the Bluffton Community.  Missions include: meal preparation & visitation for our at-home members, putting together disaster kits & personal care kits, hosting an annual Ice Cream Social, volunteering at the local nursing homes, and making contributions for building improvements as well as to local Outreach projects.

When:

7pm

Third Monday of Each Month

Ongoing Missions at Emmanuel

There are many missions in which Emmanuel participates throughout the year.  Our current missions include:

 

- Eye Glasses Collection - Any frames or glasses you are no longer using

                                             can be donated to BOSH.

 

- Campbell Soup Labels - Labels are donated to the Labels for Education

                                             program for the local Bluffton school district.

 

 - Bluffton Food Pantry -  We are currently responsible for donating

                                             toiletries to the local food pantry at St. John's

                                             UCC Bluffton.

 

- Community Market Receipts - Funds raised by collected Community

                                                        Market Receipts go towards our Youth

                                                        Fund for youth activities.

 

- Noisy Collection - The first Sunday of each month our youth collect

                                  loose change to go towards a local charity or

                                  non-profit.  The current collection goes towards the

                                  Ronald McDonald House Charities.