In case you haven't heard, Emmaus Road is practicing CHURCH BEYOND THE BUILDING this Sunday, March 29 (read more on the Road Crew page).  Many of you signed up this past Sunday morning, but for those who haven't chosen one of the three projects, please comment below or email Pastor Eric eric@emmausroad.net.  By signing up ahead of time, the GROUNDWORK SUNDAY "committee" (Pastor Likkel and member J. Henry - the cheerleader with pompoms this past Sunday), can coordinate the crews.  

10:15AM arrive at New Horizons, enjoy some coffee, food, 
10:30AM briefing; prayer
10:45AM hit the streets 

If you're late, don't worry.  All three projects are within blocks of New Horizons; it will not be difficult to find us.  

Questions?  Feel feel free to call or email Pastor Likkel.


Project 1: Greening and Cleaning on 2nd Ave
Neighbor contact: B. Davis
• Trimming
• Planting (donated plants)

• Sturdy work gloves
• Clippers
• Rakes
• Garbage Bags

Project 2: Belltown P Patch
Neighbor contact: G. MacGilvra
• Pulling weeds
• Cottage Cleaning
• Painting of trim on Garden Cottage
• Massive drainage problem
• Removing trash

• Sturdy work gloves

Project 3: New Horizons Kitchen Cleaning
Neighbor contact: S. Hartell
• Deep, thorough cleaning

• Scrubbing brushes
• Scouring Pads
• Cleaning Gloves

The Emmaus Road Story

In the winter of 1997, we began as a small team of about 10 people, committed to gathering and growing a church that would connect with others like ourselves; people interested in connecting with God, in the person and work of Jesus Christ, but disconnected from the activity of many mainstream congregations. With the financial support of a larger church organization, our pastor was able to work full time with the team in planning, leadership development, and meeting people in the community.

Our first meetings were open discussion forums. We talked about prayer, scripture, spiritual discipline and the issues with which we all struggle. As friends talked to friends, the first group expanded and we multiplied into two.

Inspired by the journey process as a metaphor for spiritual growth, we searched for a name which would reflect that idea. In the resurrection narrative of Luke 24, we found our name "on the road to Emmaus."

After our first worship event on Good Friday of 1997, both groups began to gather together for worship once a month. In various coffee shops and rental spaces, we gradually increased our worship times to twice a month, and in September of 1998 we decided to gather every Sunday. Since the beginning, numerical growth has been gradual but steady, most often through the personal contact of friends talking to friends.

Today, several small groups continue to meet for open discussions on prayer, scripture, and the process of encountering God in daily life; we all gather for worship each week.