6/22/12

VIOLENCE INTENSIFIES IN NIGERIA

As we pray for our sister Asabe in Nigeria, here is an urgent prayer request that concerns all of us:
(Update from Wendy Hammond, CRWRC) "For the last six months Boko Haram terrorists have attacked churches in Nigeria with car bombs, smaller explosive devices and gunfire. The attacks have intensified this month with multiple attacks on three consecutive Sundays. Reprisal attacks by Christian youths against Muslims have also intensified and created a volatile situation in the country. Boko Haram is threatening more attacks this weekend. Please continue to pray for peace in Nigeria and protection for its people, including CRC personnel serving there."

6/8/12

DR. TEK & THE PREACH'R @ STREET BEAN JUNE15

We made noise last Saturday for New Horizons' WALK; next Friday we AMP UP THE BEAN. It is not a fundraiser, just a great time to make melodic beats and hang out with friends and family in a non-alcohol dominated space in Belltown.... which is unique. 


June 15, 7-9:30pm, Street Bean Espresso





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.