5/30/13

FREE MUSIC, FOOD - the WALK, SATURDAY JUNE 8

Join the party; register, raise funds, walk for homeless youth, and support New Horizons. Volunteer to help with food, set up, take down, or just show up to boost morale. Emmaus Road musicians, including Dr. Tek & the Preach'r, will be providing the sonic backdrop.

5/15/13

DADS & DUDES - POKER/GAME NIGHT, THURSDAY MAY 16, 7:30pm


We'll be at the Greenwood shared church office space (also temporary home of Greenbean Coffeehouse), 8515 Greenwood Ave N, next to Razzi's Pizza.

WHY DAD'n'DUDES?
Because we need to….
  • get to know each other beyond Sunday
  • have fun, enjoy fellowship, share life
  • enjoy victuals and potations in moderation
  • feel free to invite friends to events beyond Sunday
Yes, this is very short notice, mainly because our eWeekly technology was temporarily disabled, AND because scheduling between the three planners was tricky! Never-the-less, we are moving ahead:
  • poker/game night tomorrow May 16th 7:30pm
  • Mariners, Tuesday June 11
  • poker/game night, Thursday July 18
  • August - something
  • September - something
  • etc.
Some Saturday or Sunday afternoon hikes (e.g. Mt. Si), could also be scheduled soon; suggestions?

5/11/13

COLOR RUN - PATIENCE PARKING

Those unique paint racers will be running through Belltown tomorrow, right down Cedar Street alongside New Horizons! Be patient as you look for parking. Find a map of the race course here...

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.