Rwanda: day 1

Lamentations 3:19–22 (ESV):  19  Remember my affliction and my wanderings,  the wormwood and the gall!   20  My soul continually remembers it  and is bowed down within me.   21  But this I call to mind,  and therefore I have hope:   22  The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;  his mercies never come to an end; Arrival After a day of long, but uneventful travel, … [Read more...]

Safe in Kigali

We made it! We will begin proper blog updates tomorrow. Stay tuned! … [Read more...]

Rwanda Team Commissioning

Friends, It appears that the video we tried to post yesterday of Elder Tom's commissioning did not actually work. Please accept our apologies for the technological hiccup. Let's try this again! And now we have the video of Elder Martha's commissioning as well! Thanks to Michelle for capturing the video for us at Emsworth and to Tim for getting it at St. Andrew's!   … [Read more...]

Let’s Go to the Movies!

Do you love movies? Do you love talking about movies? Then let's go watch some movies together! We're starting up a monthly summer movie club for 2019. We will gather one afternoon or evening each month to head over to the cinema together and follow it up with some fellowship and discussion. We're still in the planning stages, but if you are interested in this in any way, please click the link … [Read more...]

A Prayer for the Rwanda Team

Dear friends, Elder Martha (St. Andrew’s), Elder Tom (Emsworth), and I are in the last stages of preparation for our study trip to Rwanda! As we prepare for this life changing experience, please be in prayer for us. A team of 30+  from around the U.S., South Sudan, Kenya, and Rwanda will join together from March 11-22 to explore the effects of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and the efforts toward … [Read more...]

Join us for any or all of our holiday worship services and special events at EUPC  and our partner church St. Andrew’s. Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Ash Wednesday Soup Cook off at 6 PM Prayer service & distribution of ashes immediately following St. Andrew’s UP Church, 801 Beaver St, 15143 Sunday, March 10, 2019 1st Sunday of Lent Rev. Charissa Howe preaching 9:30 … [Read more...]

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Peacemaking Study Trips 2020

As we continue our focus on mission over the next few weeks and pray for the Rwanda team in the last weeks of preparation for the trip, I encourage everyone to prayerfully consider joining us for one of the following travel study seminars. These are not the mission trips you remember of your youth where you volunteered at a VBS or built a house. These are trips centered on learning from people … [Read more...]

the Bible Project: Spiritual Beings Series

There is a great youtube channel we have used before in Bible study: The Bible Project. The Bible Project has a new series out on Spiritual Beings. It looks like it'll be a good one. I encourage you all to check out the new video, as well as their other offerings, on youtube. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBxOZqtGTXE … [Read more...]

Special Music Event Series: Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church

All are welcomed and encouraged to join our sisters and brothers at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church for their winter & spring music series! Fox Chapel Presbyterian is located at 384 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Choral Concert: Duquesne University Choirs Sunday, February 24th, 4pm Free Admission Choral Concert: "Brothers from Another Mother - Those Musical … [Read more...]

Upcoming Ecumenical Events

Our partners at the Christian Associates of Western Pennsylvania are supporting the following exciting ecumenical events: Urban League Sunday www.ulpgh.org Sunday, Feb. 10, 3:30-6pm Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2001 Wylie Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Each year, the Urban League celebrates with its religious partners in recognition of the common goals that are shared in providing spiritual, … [Read more...]