As we get ready for another PACKS & POTLUCK Sunday this week (1/29/17), here is a link to a SignUpGenius page created by Jade Guettler for the purpose of organizing our effort.  The hope is to gather enough items to fill 100 packs for the women and men who come through Aurora Commons.

Go shopping and purchase some items!
Sign up to let others know what has been covered versus what is needed.
Invite friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, to participate, either in person, or via donation.

Don't forget the POTLUCK part of Sunday.  After our Storyteller Style worship service, we will convene downstairs to put the packs together, and then we'll eat lunch!

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."James 1:27



Happy New Year!

Emmaus Road returns to regular worship services, 10:30AM,
tomorrow JANUARY 8th,
in MAPLE LEAF at our new location:
1059 NE 96th Street
Seattle, WA 98115

Plan ahead for our JANUARY 29th event,
as we pool resources for Aurora Commons.

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.