We are open for Sunday worship service only, with safety guidelines in place. If you plan on attending service, please make sure that you wear a mask and only attend if you are feeling well. Other safety measures will be posted throughout the church.
UNION APPOINTS STATED SUPPLY PASTOR
The session of Union Presbyterian Church is pleased to announce that while the search for a permanent minister is ongoing, they have appointed an interim minister. Rev. Scott Phillips has been a frequent pulpit supply for Union the last couple months. He has agreed to serve on a continuing basis through at least next June offering Union a consistency we have been lacking. While Elaine Swinehart, Mick Chase and Todd Brown have served us extremely well the past year, we lacked the feeling of having a regular minister. Because of other commitments they could not supply the visits, calls and other services a regular minister provides. Scott will fill this void for us. Both Union and Scott still search for full time ministry positions. When Scott cannot be here, we can still count on Elaine and Mick for pulpit supply.
Scott Graduated from Lancaster Bible College with a ministry degree in 2008 and Capital Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2016. A graduate of Solanco, he is the son of Gerald and Judy Phillips. Licensed in the Evangelical Congregational Church, he served as pastor at Ebenezer ECC Church in Brownstown from 2016 to 2020.
Scott and his wife Mary have been married 22 years and have 3 children, 11-19 and live near Witmer east of Lancaster. Mary works for The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.
MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR
Hello Union Church!
One of my favorite books of the Bible is the book of Esther. It’s definitely in my top 66! The book of Esther tells the story of how God used Esther to protect His people as they were living in exile in Persia. Queen Esther is hesitant at first to get involved, but her cousin Mordecai encourages her with a short speech that includes what is probably the most familiar verse in the book: “And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)
Back at the beginning of 2020 I could have never foreseen all that has taken place, both in my life and in the world, during this calamitous year. And yet, God is still sovereign and still sits on the throne. He is great, and He is good. And, I believe that he has brought us together for such a time as this.
I am excited to see what He will do over these next few months and am looking forward to getting to know each of you. I am also praying that the day will soon come that I will be able to see the bottom half of your faces! I plan to be in the church office a couple of days each week and will be happy to visit with you either in person (with all appropriate safety measures) or over the phone.
We hope you enjoy the music!