We have childcare!
We have BINGO!
We have three toilets to clean!
And we have other stuff to do!

  • 10:15AM arrive at New Horizons, enjoy coffee, food 
  • 10:30AM  briefing; prayer
  • 10:45AM fan out; get to work
  • 12-1PM return to New Horizons for pizza

Kristen VanderLinden - BINGO w/SENIORS @ SIMONS (ages 3+; see prep/supply note below)
David Anema - REDEEMING SOLES or alternative, including possible P PATCH work
Biff Gaitan - NEW HORIZONS (clean, sort, organize, possible drywall tape, mud, sand)
Nicole Molendyk, Teresa Elenbaas - NURSERY
Eric Likkel - SENIOR APARTMENTS ASSISTANCE (bring gloves, paper towels)
?????? VOLUNTEER NEEDED - PIZZA (Linda Bishop, our regular pizza provider, away this week)

Folks planning on joining us at Simon Seniors (or even those who will be participating with another group), we would love if you are willing and able to bring a snack to share with the group and/or a small donation to the prize lot for Bingo.  Popular items include:

  • canned soups and other non-perishable food
  • toiletries (toothpaste/toothbrush, shaving cream/razors, lotion, shampoo)

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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.