Midsummer Update — What’s Happening at Emsworth U.P.?

Flip Flop Summer is Underway!

Throughout July and August, our Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall.  Each Sunday we will share the Lord’s Supper, engage in conversation around the scripture texts, and discover new music and new ways to worship God in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.  Want to wear your flip flops and shorts?  Yes, let’s!

Learning To Walk in the Dark — a conversation with Barbara Brown Taylor’s new book.

Pastor Susan continues to lead a summer book discussion around Barbara Brown Taylor’s New York Times bestseller, Learning to Walk in the Dark, on Wednesday evenings from  6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The book is available now for purchase from Amazon.com or your favorite local bookseller.

New Beginnings/Unglued Church House Meetings in August and September

The next step in discerning the future of Emsworth U.P. is a 6 week series of “house meetings” for members and friends of the congregation to review the assessment report from New Beginnings and begin imagining the future for our church.  

You may choose to attend a meeting after Sunday worship, or on Tuesday evening.  The material to be covered either day will be identical.  

Sunday meetings will be from 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM … led by Donna, Bez, and Marti 
1. August 3 after worship
2. August 10 
3. August 17 
4. August 24 
5 September 7 
6. September 14 

Tuesday evening meetings will be from 6:30 to 8:15 PM … led by Tom, Jean, and Jon. 
1. August 5 (at Jon and Bez Stellfox’s home — future locations TBD)
2. August 12 
3. August 19 
4. August 26 
5 September 9 
6. September 16 

Jennett Warne 95th Birthday Celebration

After worship on Sunday, July 27, we will celebrate Jennett Warne’s 95th birthday with cake/punch in the fellowship hall.  Please join us as we honor Emsworth U.P’s most senior member!

Mission Giving for 2nd Quarter

Pittsburgh Presbytery (undesignated mission) — $200
Allegheny County Jail Ministry —  $250
Pittsburgh Presbytery New Church Development — $250
Pittsburgh Presbytery Malawi Partnership — $300

Pastor Susan’s Vacation and Guest Preachers

Pastor Susan will be on vacation from August 4 to August 23.  She will return to the pulpit on August 24.  In case of emergency, please contact Clerk of Session, Jon Stellfox.  Pastor Donna of Community Presbyterian Church will also be available in case of a pastoral emergency.    

August 10:  Alan Olson
August 17:  Keith Mehelcic