12/24/14

CHRISTMAS EVE GATHERING

Join us as at the Seattle School, 7PM,
as we celebrate the Nativity of Jesus,
with candles, carols, and costumes.

Our next gathering for worship is January 4th, 2015!

12/19/14

WORSHIP DECEMBER 21st

Is there a connection between John 1,
revealing the "word made flesh",
and the "Christmas Spirit" that is raised in  Elf?




Join us as at the Seattle School,
10:30AM,
as we learn from Isaiah 9:1-3a,
Psalm 18:16-19,27-28,
Titus 3:3-7,
and John 1:9-18.

12/6/14

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY DECEMBER 7th

Is there a connection between Matthew's nativity,
introducing the ancient promise of "Immanuel",
and Rankin and Bass' Frosty the Snowman?

Yes!

Sure, there may be an allegorical concoction brewing here, but there are some important truths which emerge as we compare and contrast Frosty with Immanuel.

Join us as at the Seattle School,
10:30AM,
as we learn from Matthew 1:18-25,
Job 32:8-10; 33:4-6,
Psalm 122,
and 1 Corinthians 3:9;16.

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.