The UPPC Story Project: Carolyn Rzesutek
September 4th, 2020
Recently experiencing two major losses, Carolyn Rzesutek has seen God show up in many ways to comfort and sustain her -- often through the church body being His hands and feet.Growing up, Carolyn was ...
The UPPC Story Project: Holly and Derek Bray
September 4th, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Holly and Derek Bray’s occupations were severely affected. However, this season heightened their appreciation for the key role that University Place Presbyterian Church p...
August 31st, 2020
Marathon runners say that something interesting happens between about miles 18 and 22. People "hit the wall." People have to discipline their minds to stay focused on their goal of finishing, and be...
New Nation Parts 1 & 2
August 30th, 2020
Joshua 22 is a study of accusation and explanation, in two parts.Part One: CIVIL WAR2 1/2 tribes of the 12 tribes of Israel had made a deal with Moses, blessed by God, to settle on the EAST side of th...
Formed by Worship
August 9th, 2020
As the 12 tribes of Israel were given their portions of the new promised land in Joshua 19, one has to wonder if they ever argued about whether or not it was fair. Human nature says they would have. ...
Justice and Peace in the City
August 3rd, 2020
30 years ago, I became a kind of "fugitive" or "refugee" right in our building at UPPC! I was in junior high and at an all-night lock in. It was fun, except I had a run-in with a couple bigger, toug...
What to Do with the Violence in Joshua
June 28th, 2020
This week we looked at a text in Joshua that many of us prefer to skip over: Joshua 10:28-31 and following verses. After the defeat of Jericho, subsequent battles were fought in a more familiar and v...
Re-Member Your Story
June 21st, 2020
Note: I'm excited to summarize the message brought today by our new parish associate, Rev. Dr. Martha Greene. Make sure you don't miss her powerful message at UPPC.org or UPPC.org/media. We all have...
This is No Time to Pray
June 15th, 2020
RESPONSIBILITY. It's a word we all learned as children but may not use enough in our daily adult lives, or our lives as the Church together.The question of responsibility is: "When is the time for ac...
Sharing Burdens on the Long Walk of Obedience
June 7th, 2020
Joshua 6:2-52 Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. 3 March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for s...
In the Middle of the Waters
June 3rd, 2020
A few weeks ago we entered into this journey through the book of Joshua, and Pastor Aaron asked the question: What rivers do you have to cross? “Crossing the river” is a powerful and long-standing me...
Healing with Solitude (Memorial Day)
May 24th, 2020
On Memorial Day, we remember those who died in service to our country. That is a unique sacrifice, which creates a unique experience of loss, and causes unique grief that deserves our respect.There i...