The What, How, and Whys of the Bible

Have you ever wondered: Who wrote the Bible? Why did they write the Bible? What language was the Bible written in? Who decided what was included and what wasn’t? How can I read the Bible in a way that makes sense today? What difference does it make anyway? You’re in the right place! Anyone and everyone is invited to join us as we learn together. If you don’t know anything … [Read more...]

God at Work in the World

Friends, this week I gave you all "homework" to work on as you're going about your daily business. How's that going  for you? If you weren't at church this week because of the holiday or illness, I encourage you to go listen to this week's sermon at this link: https://soundcloud.com/charissa-clark-howe/may-28-2017-9-47-30-am Once you've listened to this week's sermon, it's time to jump in on this … [Read more...]

Holy Week at Emsworth UPC

Friends, Easter is approaching quickly! As you begin to prepare your hearts for celebrating this holiest of days, there are many opportunities for worship and fellowship: Wednesday, March 29th Final Joint-church Lenten dinner and family night @ St. Andrew's UP Church, 6:00 PM. Bring your best soup or a favorite side dish, play a great game with the church family, and see who wins the … [Read more...]

Out of the Shadows: March 26, 2017/ Fourth Sunday of Lent

Out of the Shadows “YEA, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death!” Is often the first line that comes to mind when many of us think of Psalm 23. In our country, this Psalm is often read at funerals, which is perhaps why that particular line stands out. When I was in elementary school, we were often given the task in Bible class to copy down Scripture from our Bibles. And we … [Read more...]