New Horizons Ministries, one of our partners of faith in Belltown, is hosting a training event. At this event, you can learn about issues of homeless and street-involved young people. New Horizons Ministries (NHM) is a Christian, interdenominational, non-profit agency that serves Seattle’s street youth. Training is happening Saturday, May 15 & 22 from 8:30-5:00. Topics will include Street Culture, Prostitution, Chemical Abuse, Relational Counseling, and Spiritual Formation. Whether you are interested in volunteering with NHM or simply want to learn more about young people involved in street culture, this is a great place to start! Registration fee is $75; partial scholarships are available. Contact Edward Sumner for more information: 206.374.0866 x 133 or edwards@nhmin.org.

Looking for a less time-intensive opportunity to support the ministry to homeless and street-involved youth? Consider joining THE WALK, or consider supporting Emmaus Road member and New Horizons volunteer Jennifer Henry.

Jennifer is putting together her team and also asking for financial support to help meet her team's ambitious goal of raising $2,000 by June 5th. She is happy to answer any questions or share stories about what happens through New Horizons; Jennifer can be reached via (425)306-6968.
  • To make a donation, go to this link www.nhmin.dojiggy.com, then click on "make a pledge" and you can do so under Jennifer's team name, THE Atomic Fireballs
  • If you would like to walk with THE Atomic Fireballs, click on "Register," then choose "Join a Team" under participation preference.



Emmaus Road member Jessie Elenbaas invites us to cheer on Electron Boy as he rescues Seattle from Dr. Dark & Blackout Boy. Jessie, who works for Make-A-Wish Foundation, also asks us to pray for Erik as he hopes to live out this wish during his remaining days.

Thursday 4/29 1:45PM



Members Josh & Kara Gillanders, of Emmaus Road, have a direct connection to a team traveling to Haiti with help. Josh's brother Jake Gillanders, a paramedic in Kitsap County, is a member of Disaster Response Northwest, traveling to Haiti early in May. Here is Kara's invitation to our church, explaining how we can participate:

Dear Emmaus Road,

On behalf of Josh's brother (my brother-in-law) Jake, I'm sending out this message. Jake is a paramedic and firefighter in Kitsap County and part of an organization called Disaster Response Northwest. The group will be traveling to Haiti on May 11 to help with the medical needs of the community. Please know there is no requirement or expectation for participation. However, if you know of anyone who has soccer balls (new or used) that they would like to donate, or make other donations such as baby formula, Disaster Response Northwest would greatly appreciate it. Josh and I are willing to collect the donations and give them to Jake by May 5th.

Josh and Kara Gillanders



While finishing a masters of divinity degree from Mars Hill Graduate School, Belltowner Daniel Tidwell has been pursuing urban agriculture opportunities along with his wife, Jocelyn. Members of the Belltown P Patch and part of the Emmaus Road crowd, Daniel and Jocelyn have also become rooftop farmers. Within the last year, the Tidwells have seen how growing fresh produce with the intention to share has brought neighbors together. Check out this radio story from GREEN ACRE RADIO on KBCS, and listen to Daniel speak about rooftop farming and community development.