This Week at Immanuel
Please join us Wednesday, November 24th for a special Hymn Sing and praise service at 7 PM at IEFC.   
 

All are welcome.
 
Please join us here at 1140 Witmer Road in York.
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Events this Week
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Bible and Breakfast
Sunday, November 28th
9:00 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, November 28th
10:00 AM
 
Please join us as we pray for the Church.
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Food Pantry
Monday, November 29th
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

Willy Crowe, Senior Pastor

William (Willy) was saved at the age of 16, and after graduation from high school he served in the US Marine Corps for 4 years.  In 1978, he met Renee (Frederick) Crowe, and they were married in June of 1979.  They have 2 daughters; Ashley Rineer and Chelsea Longabaugh, and they are blessed with 5 grandchildren.  

In 1984, Willy and his family moved from Pennsylvania to Florida.  That is where “God did business” with Willy.  He was called into full time ministry in November of 1989.   Willy attended Spurgeon Baptist Bible College from 1990 through 1995 and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Studies. 

 
Willy was ordained into the pastoral ministry on June 28, 1998.  After the completion of candidate school with ABWE, Willy and Renee served as missionaries to Italy for 5 years.  
 
In May 2008, Willy began serving at Lancaster Bible College where he and Renee mentored students and opened their home to many dinners and fellowships, impacting the students for Christ.
 
Rob Dunham, Worship and Media Ministry Leader

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 came to know the Lord at the age of 7 at a Christmas Gospel presentation by students from Word of Life in New York.  He felt God leading him to use his musical abilities in a ministry context, and felt called to Immanuel in 2018 to lead worship.  He is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve this church family.

Rob’s favorite passage of Scripture is Romans 8 (the whole chapter!), and in particular the conclusion in Romans 8:39 – “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

 
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.  In September 2021, Rob moved to overseeing the media ministries for the church, while continuing his role as worship leader.
 
 

 

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 Willy Crowe

11/7/21 – “Right View Makes a Right You”

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Pastor Willy Crowe and Guest Speaker David Hulings

10/31/21 – “Installation Service – Willy Crowe”

 

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Pastor Willy Crowe

10/24/21 – “Semper Fi”

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Pastor Willy Crowe

10/17/21 – “Hope in a Chaotic World”

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Guest Speaker Tom Kennaith

10/10/21 – “God’s Command, Our Victory”

 

Upcoming Events

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IEFC Food Pantry
Monday, November 22nd 
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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Thanksgiving Eve Hymn Sing
Wednesday, November 24th 
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
All are welcome to join us for a time of Thanksgiving and prayer.
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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