It’s that exciting time of year when Emerson’s Finance Team and Board create next year’s budget, as required by the Bylaws. To make sure we can present a realistic proposal at the June congregational meeting, we will also conduct the fiscal 2024-2025 pledge drive, “Legacy of Love: celebrating our past, shaping our future.”

Your individual donations of time, talent and treasure make it possible for Emerson to continue to thrive. Here are the links to make your tax deductible ANNUAL PLEDGE or DONATION online.  Go to our “PLEDGE” page to learn about Pledging and to make a Pledge and to our DONATE” page to find out different ways you can donate.

For the latest news about Rev. Matthew, please read our most recent eBlast.

If you would like to be on the Farewell Team or Ministerial Search Committee, let House ( know by Sunday, April 21st.

Share the Plate Sunday Collection:   As part of our commitment to serve our community, we share half our offering with local organizations whose work furthers our mission.  April Share the Plate Recipient:  Tongva Taraxat Paxaavxa Conservancy The Tongva Taraxat Paxaavxa (Tar-a-haht pah-hava) Conservancy is a Tongva-led org created to steward lands in Tovaangar, the traditional Tongva region, encompassing the greater Los Angeles basin. The Conservancy has received land back, is creating community and housing Native people, practicing ceremony, archiving, and rematriating the land.

Emerson also partners in other ways with the West Valley Food Pantry.  The West Valley Food Pantry is serving more people who are food insecure, including people who are homeless, families and elderly people living on a fixed income; providing them not with just food, but basic necessities as well as infant supplies, school supplies, hygiene items and toys. They also have a mobile shower for those who don’t have access to water.  They also host vaccination clinics, mobile pet clinics and family holiday parties. Most needed: cash donations and single serve, ready to eat, UNEXPIRED food items. You may bring your donations to Emerson or to the Food Pantry (it is a few miles to the southwest of Emerson and typically open weekday mornings – check their website for updated times).  Home page of West Valley Food Pantry’s website:


If you’ve attended Emerson Sunday Worship on Zoom, you have no doubt noticed the many different elements – both live and recorded – that come together to make up the service.  The Tech Associate is key to presenting a professional and worshipful online service. Emerson’s Tech Associates are volunteers who step up when guest speakers take to the virtual pulpit to produce the service, coordinating the sequence of elements, including live video and PowerPoint slideshow.  If you are familiar with PowerPoint, or live online meeting platforms, and would like to help with presenting Sunday services, contact our office at

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Bear Hugs From Camp de Benneville Pines
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We believe in the power of love, community, and the transformative impact of nature. Camp de Benneville Pines has been a sanctuary for campers of all ages, providing a space where friendships are forged, spirits are renewed, and lasting memories are created. We are asking you to join us in this heartfelt appeal to ensure that Bear Hugs From Camp continues to be shared for generations to come.

Why Your Support Matters:

  1. Balancing the Budget: Like many organizations, camp faces financial challenges. Your contribution will help us maintain our operations, ensuring that we can continue to provide a safe and welcoming space for all who seek solace and connection in nature.
  2. Erosion Control in the Fire Area: Our camp, nestled in the heart of nature, requires constant care and preservation. We must continue to improve our erosion control measures, especially in the fire-burn areas, to protect the natural beauty that surrounds us and ensure the safety of our campers.
  3. Facility Repairs: Over the years, our facilities have provided countless campers with shelter, comfort, and a sense of belonging. To ensure that these facilities remain safe and welcoming, we need to make essential repairs and updates.
  4. Scholarships for Happy Campers: Every year, we are honored to welcome campers from diverse backgrounds who may not have the means to experience the magic of camp. Your support will fund scholarships, allowing even more individuals to join our community, fostering growth and connection.

For More Information on How You Can Help or to Donate Please Click Here