5/21/16

CHURCH @ LIKKELS - 11:30am (5/22)

Join together at the Likkels' home (call Eric if you need the address), for fellowship, little song, short lesson on the "Thy Kingdom Come," and prayer. Eric will be coming home from the 10am service at First Seattle CRC (you are welcome there, as well), so our gathering is pushed back an hour from our regular time.  11:30AM @ LIKKELS!


CLOTHING DRIVE FOR AURORA COMMONS - June 5th Delivery Day 

Angie and Torii have been communicating about a men's clothing drive to help support the ministry of Aurora Commons and have a list of specific requests to share. We do not know how long or abundant this drive needs to be, but for now, we are designating the first Sunday of each month as a delivery day, June 5th being the first one. This could also expand to include New Horizons.

  • New underwear 
  • New (or gently used), socks 
  • Gently used (or new), jeans, shirts, and mid-weight jackets, fashionable and in good enough condition, that someone would be proud to wear them 
  • Gently used (or new), shoes in all sizes 


MAY & JUNE: 




SOMETHING TO CONSIDER: 
July 3rd, July 17th, and August 21st, we'll likely need some other households to host Emmaus Road gatherings when we do not have use of the Seattle School. We may also try out some service projects, social gatherings, spread out across small groups, or even go on a field trip. Please stay tuned - summer holds potential to play some new ministry rhythms together.

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.