5/5/11

2ND AVE. FOOD DRIVE

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


Recommended items:

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.


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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.