This Week at Immanuel
Please join us this Sunday, October 10th, as Reverend Tom Keinath shares a message entitled “God’s Command, Our Victory!”
 
Please join us here at IEFC, or watch the live stream on Facebook, beginning at 10:30 AM.
 
About Tom:
Over the past 40 years, Reverend Thomas Keinath has served as a pastor, evangelist, chaplain, district superintendent and teacher, and most recently as an adjunct professor with both Pillar College and the University of Valley Forge. From 2001 through 2018, Tom was the lead pastor of Calvary Temple International, a multi-campus and multi-lingual Assemblies of God ministry based in Wayne, New Jersey. Under his leadership, C.T.I. planted eleven churches and additional preaching points in Northern New Jersey and the Philippines.
 
While pastoring in New Jersey, he was also a general and district presbyter and an assistant presbyter.  Previously, he served as senior pastor of New Life Assembly of God in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for seven years.  Earlier in ministry Rev. Keinath served as a teacher and choir director with the Teen Challenge Training Center in Rehrersburg, Pennsylvania; as associate pastor of Faith Assembly of God in Hazleton, Pennsylvania; and, as senior associate pastor of Calvary Temple in Wayne. Throughout his ministry, Tom has also preached the Gospel and held numerous ministry conferences in Africa, Asia, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and has had numerous broadcasting opportunities. He has also helped to found the Samuel Charitable Foundation, committed to establishing children’s orphanages overseas as well as Bridge to Hope, a re-entry program for graduates of Christian substance abuse programs.
 
Dr. Keinath has received a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible from the University of Valley
Forge (Phoenixville, Pa.); a Master of Arts degree from the Assemblies of God Theological
Seminary (Springfield, Mo.); and, a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University
(Virginia Beach, Va.), which included a Master of Divinity equivalency. He has authored a
three-volume discipleship course entitled The Barnabas Life Enrichment Studies; a study in
discipleship entitled The Barnabas Discipleship Method and Model; a new believers
workbook entitled Equipped for Life; and, a theological primer entitled WordQuest. His most recent published work is the first of a two-volume commentary on the book of Revelation entitled Conquest & Glory—A Pastor’s Journey through the Book of Revelation.
 

Rev. Keinath has also served on the teaching faculty of Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri; as an adjunct professor for the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary; and, as an instructor with the New Jersey District School of Ministry, of which he is co-founder.
Tom resides in Columbus, New Jersey with his wife Kim who serves as a church
administrator and as the New Jersey state director and chaplain for Christ in Action, a nation-wide disaster relief ministry. Their three daughters and sons-in-law are all active in local church ministries. They also enjoy their five wonderful grandchildren.

 
 
Events this Week
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Bible and Breakfast
Sunday, October 10th 
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
 
Please join us for a time of studying God’s Word and fellowship.
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Sunday Prayer Time
Sunday, October 10th
10:00 AM
 
Please join us as we pray for the Church.
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Food Pantry
Monday, October 11th 
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
The food pantry will be open and all in need are invited to utilize it.
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The essence of the church isn’t its buildings, or services, or programs to maintain the institution. It’s about people who are connected to each other through a vital faith relationship with Jesus Christ. Our name “Immanuel” means “God with us.”
 
We believe that the church is to be a faith community where truth and life intersect in a meaningful way, with Jesus Christ as the focal point of our faith and fellowship. Our mission is to connect people to God’s presence, love, truth, and mission so that we will become faith-filled followers of Jesus Christ.
 
If that is what you are looking for in a church, we’d like to invite you to check us out. We’re not perfect church (You’ll never find a perfect church because there are no perfect people!), but we aspire to be people who believe in Jesus Christ (our message of faith), who belong to God and one another (our ministry of love), and who become what God has in mind for his church in the world around us (our mission of hope).
 

If you have any questions, please feel welcome to call. We hope to see you this Sunday. A warm welcome awaits you.

 

Our Affiliation:

Though we come from many different backgrounds, our congregation is affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America, a denomination originally formed by Scandinavian immigrants in the mid–19th century. Their original vision was to form congregations that were “Evangelical,” meaning based on the Bible’s teachings, and “Free” from government interference (since their former churches in Scandinavia were controlled by the state).
More information about the Evangelical Free Church in America can be found at its website: www.efca.org.
 
Click Link Below for Statement of Faith:
 

Our Staff

 

 

 Rob Dunham, Associate Pastor

Pastor Rob lives in York, PA.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies, with a concentration in music (vocal performance) from Lancaster Bible College in 2006.  He received his Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Lancaster Bible College in May of 2016. He and his wife, Chariss, have two beautiful and energetic children, Joyce and Walter.  Rob loves relaxing in his living room and listening to his ever growing record collection or watching one of the several movies in his collection.  He also wonders how he is the only person in his family with musical abilities, but he just loves playing the piano and singing! He draws inspiration and ideas from many styles of music and enjoys God’s gift of musical ability that is displayed all over the world. You can also often find Rob around Lancaster County with his band, Blue Sky Falls.  He is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve this church family.
 
Pastor Rob started with us in March of 2018 as the Worship Leader.  In July, 2019, he transitioned to a role as Associate Pastor, leading the teenage youth ministry and utilizing his preaching gifts as needed for Sunday morning services, in addition to his duties as worship leader.
 
 
 
 

Current Employment Opportunities:

 
If interested in the open Senior Pastor position, please review both of the linked documents below:
 
 

 

How Can I Meet People?

 

Our church is not a place for spectators. It is a place for team members. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here is how you can learn, serve, and grow at this church.

 

Please also see the Events tab for information on upcoming special church events.

 

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Children’s Ministry

 
NURSERY [infant–2 years]
 
PRIMARY DEPARTMENT [3–5 years]
Bible story time, The Beginner Bible, prayer, activities
 
JUNIOR DEPARTMENT [1st–7th grade]
“The Names of God”, prayer, activities, object lessons, crafts All children get to participate in their own classes during the service after we celebrate in song. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. Each of the class teachers is carefully screened and thoroughly trained in children’s instruction. The youth ministry of our church is recognized for their meaningful interaction with kids.

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Adult Ministry

Prayer Meeting

First and Third Wednesdays of the month
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Church Library
 
ALL persons are invited to join us as we pray for each other, the church, our community, and our world.

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Men’s Ministry

 

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

First Saturday morning of the month  
8:00 AM
Church Library
 
ALL men are invited to have breakfast, fellowship, and study the Word. Accountability among men is an act of integrity.

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How Can I Serve?

 
Children’s Ministry
Children’s Ministry is in need of compassionate adults willing to teach the children during services.
A background check will be required to serve in this role, and the information on how to do this free of charge is available from Terri.

Music Ministry

The worship team is always looking to add new musicians or singers who seek to honor God with the talents that they have been given.
Please see Pastor Rob if you are interested in joining the worship team.
 
Property Maintenance
Do you have a green thumb? Do you like to fix things? Help us keep our building and grounds looking sharp and operating properly.
See any of the elders (Tony Lisa, Gary Harding, Ron Druck) for details.

IEFC Food Pantry

The food pantry is open on Mondays and the last Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Please see Brian or Linda Manley if you are interested in serving with the food pantry.

 

Our Missions Partners

 
Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as cleaning the toilets to preparing the worship flow.
 
These are the missions we currently support. You may also support them individually by following the links (clicking on their names) provided.

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Wycliffe Bible Translators

 
For more than 75 years, Wycliffe has helped people around the world translate the Bible into their own languages.
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Guy & Ruth Sier

Ethnos360: International Security & Crisis Management

 
Involved with the Crisis Management Team, which is trained in terrorism response and security. They give emotional support to missionaries immediately following a crisis incident.  
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Ray & Ruth Gorrell

CrossWorld Ministries

 
Ray and Ruth Ann Gorrell are diligently running a ministry for college students in Arlington, Texas.  
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Kevin & Maria Noyes

DiscipleMakers

 
Disciples to college students at Gettysburg College, Dickinson College, and Shippensburg University.  
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Ron & Eileen Druck

Druck’s Music Ministry

 

A husband and wife who travel, taking the gospel throughout the country with music and spoken word. When not traveling, Ron often joins the IEFC worship team on Sunday mornings.
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IEFC Food Pantry

 
It is open on Mondays and the last Saturday of each month from 9:00 am until 11:30 am. We are reaching our community through God’s love! Food donations are accepted—there is a drop-in box currently in the worship theater at IEFC York.
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IEFC Giant Card Program

 
This program benefits the church mortgage loan through Giant’s Cash for Causes program. An order sheet for Giant Food Stores gift cards is located in the foyer.
More information about the Giant program can be found at the link below:
 
Fill out your name and the amount needed. Mark the Sunday you would like the Giant card.
 
You may pay by cash or check [made out to IEFC] on the Sunday that you pick up your card.
Enjoy these photos from various IEFC events and activities.
 

 

Below, you will find our 5 most recent sermons.
 
For an archive of our past sermons, please visit this link:

Pastor Rob Dunham

7/25/21 – “Frustration, Insecurity, and You”

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Guest Speaker – Willy Crowe

7/18/21 – “Be Still and Know that I am God”

 

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Guest Speaker – Ron Hill

8/29/21 – “What Did God Promise?”

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Guest Speaker – Ron Hill

8/22/21 – “Rules for a King”

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Guest Speaker – Mark Treider

8/8/21 – “Parallel Accounts”

 

Upcoming Events

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IEFC Food Pantry
Monday, October 11th 
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
The food pantry will be open and all in need are invited to utilize it.
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Congregational Meeting
Sunday, October 17th
After Church 
 
There will be a special meeting after church for a pastoral vote.
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IEFC Food Pantry
Monday, October 18th 
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
The food pantry will be open and all in need are invited to utilize it.
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Family Prayer
Wednesday, October 20th
6:00 PM 
 
Please join us in a time of prayer for our church, community, and nation.
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 EVENTS  SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 
ANY CHANGES WILL BE REFLECTED ON THIS EVENT PAGE AS THEY HAPPEN.

How to Find Us

Office Hours (Office Manager): 
Monday: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
Church  Address: 1140 Witmer Road, York, PA 17406
Office Telephone: (717) 755-2413
 
Worship with us Sunday mornings at 10:30 am