Instead of meeting at our regular time and place in Belltown at the Seattle School, Emmaus Road is invited to explore two options to build local connections with congregations and area ministries:

Benefit Concert for Aurora Commons
Bellevue CRC - 1221 148th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA
Bring canned goods, enjoy a variety of music, meet people from your sister congregations and ministries, and support the work of Aurora Commons. Our very own Sax'a'Bone Cirkus  (Pastor Eric Likkel and Dan Ruiter) from Emmaus Road will join a roster of diverse musicians Saturday night to raise awareness and support for the ongoing ministry of Aurora Commons.  Launched by Awake CR Church  this ministry along Aurora Avenue has been serving and reaching a vulnerable population along one of the most spiritually oppressive corridors of our city. Seattle Dream Church, led by Pastor Bomsu Kim, are the event organizers, with Bellevue CR Church offering their facility as hosts.

Pastor Eric Likkel preaches on second Sundays to one of our sister congregations in Shoreline. This is another opportunity to worship and become acquainted with local partner churches. 
Directions to First Seattle CRC.

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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.