Fall Book Studies

One of the ways to grow in our faith is to come together to read and discuss what other disciples of Jesus have written about the journey of faith.  This fall we’ll have that opportunity to gather and discuss two very different books.  We’ll dedicate three weeknight sessions to the discussion of each of these books.  Obtaining the book is the responsibility of participants.  Both are available on Amazon or can be checked out at the public library.

Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren, Wednesdays, September 19, 26 & October 1, 7:00-8:30pm.

This book is a good parallel to our Fall sermon series.  It explores daily life through the lens of small practices, and habits that form us.  The ordinary activities of one day open up a practical theology of the everyday.  Tish Harrison Warren is an Anglican priest, friend, wife, and mother.


Life is a Miracle by Wendell Berry, Tuesdays, October 9, 16 & 23, 7:00-8:30pm.

The advent of Emmanuel Farm begs us to read Wendell Berry.  This organic farmer, novelist, essayist, poet and follower of Jesus never ceases to lay before us an invitation to think about the ideas and philosophies that give shape to our lives.  In Life is a Miracle, Berry enters the dialogue between faith and science through a literary critique of Edmund O. Wilson’s book Consilience. 


Campbell Farm Trip, 9/21-23

Campbell Farm is located on the Yakima Reservation in Wapato, WA and is part of the Northwest Coast Presbytery. Among their many ministries are after-school programs, youth leadership programs, summer youth camps, and a summer feeding program. We have a great opportunity to visit, assist, and learn more about the farm. You can see a general schedule of activities below. We invite you to take part in this mission opportunity!

Friday, Sept 21 – Sunday, Sept 23 (all or part)
Campbell Farm
2527 Campbell Rd
Wapato, WA 98951

What’s the plan? (note arrival/departure times are totally flexible):

  • Friday afternoon/evening – travel to Campbell Farm

  • Saturday morning -- There is a storage area in one of the houses that needs clearing out

  • Mid-day -- plans are in the works for a tour of a part of the farm

  • Saturday afternoon -- seven apple trees have been set aside for us to harvest.  (We plan to bring the apples back to use for the cider press during our Emmanuel Farm Fall Festival plus other mission opportunities)

  • Saturday evening -- fellowship

  • Sunday morning – church in Wapato

  • Sunday mid-day -- return home

How can I participate – additional questions:

  • Come with us for all or part!  (Some folks are going Friday afternoon/evening, some Saturday morning. Some are staying until Sunday, some coming back Saturday night, etc.)

  • There is plenty of sleeping space – just need to bring a sleeping bag or bedding

  • Meals – bring snacks if you want, but we’ll pool our resources to purchase/prepare food for meals

  • Kid friendly?  Yes!!

  • Will there be carpooling opportunities?  Yes!!

  • Contact Susan Sprague if you have additional questions or plan to participate so we can set up carpooling, etc

Emmanuel Farm Fall Festival

On Oct. 6th we'll celebrate the bounty of Emmanuel Farm with our community. There will be music, crafts for kids, apple cider pressing and much more. Join us from 10am to 2pm for this festive fall event!

New Members Class, 11/10, 9am-1pm

If you are interested in exploring becoming a member of the congregation there will be a new members orientation on Saturday, November 10th from 9:00am to 1:00pm here at the church.  Lunch will be included.  Dave Rohrer will facilitate this time and some of our elders will also be present to answer questions about the congregation.  If you are interested in attending please email Dave at daver@epcbothell.org and let him know that you’d like to attend.