- Simon Senior Apartments to assist residents with deep cleaning - Kristen VanderLinden
- Street cleaning/landscaping around 2nd/Bell - David Anema
- Painting @ New Horizons - Kurt Munson
- Cleaning, sorting, maintenance @ New Horizons - Biff Gaitan and Cornell Blackwell
Emmaus Road's spawn, Dr. T3k & the Preach'r, will make noise to AMP UP THE BEAN, in an effort to raise $2000 this summer to buy sound equipment for Street Bean Espresso. This will empower Street Bean to fulfill an aspect of their mission, to become a vital neighborhood gathering place and artist showcase, featuring live music regularly. Come join the effort, Friday May 20, beginning at 7PM; cheer on your Emmaus Roadheads and offer some $ to bless and invest. No charge for admission; donations invited between sets.
This comes directly from Central Seattle News, Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods and an Article from Seattle PI Blog
A BELLTOWN BLOCK IS HOSTING A MASSTIVE FOOD DRIVE
Belltown’s 2nd Ave is known as a street that has many nightlife options. Now, parts of 2nd Ave may be soon known for its generosity. Businesses on the 2200 block of 2nd Ave (between Bell and Blanchard) are hosting a mas- sive food drive that will send all collected items to North- west Harvest. Stop by one of the locations before May 14th and donate (see the recommended items below):
Concept One Apartments 2219 2nd Ave
Cafe Casbah 2219 2nd Ave
Belltown Barber 2219 2nd Ave
Bedlam Coffee 2231 2nd Avenue
Clever Bottle 2222 2nd Avenue
Pintxo 2207 2nd Ave
The Senior Center 2208 2nd Avenue
The Humphrey Apartments 2205 2nd Ave
Infant and baby items - Baby formula, Canned milk, Infant cereal, Jars of baby food, Powdered or canned milk, and baby diapers.
General food items - Oatmeal, Whole grain pastas, Brown rice, Tomato products, Canned vegetables, Canned fruit (especially with low sugar, but not artificial sweeten- ers), Canned fish or meat, Shelf-stable milk, Beef stew, chili and similar meals with low sugar and saturated fats.
The Emmaus Road Story
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.