Emmaus Way Amidst the Pandemic

We are working our way toward being together in-person again...

Though we remained almost completely virtual for the past 14 months, we are transitioning to an alternating rhythm of being in person outdoors and gathering on zoom starting June 6th. 

Here's what you need to know to join us--

The building we meet in (Elizabeth Street UMC Education Building) is currently undergoing renovations. Until we are interrupted by those renovations, we will meet in the parking lot and grassy areas at Elizabeth St UMC from 4:30-6:00 pm on our in-person Sundays (June 6, June 20, July 11, July 25, August 8, and August 22 for the summer).

Because the rate of adult vaccination within our gathered community is so high, we are only asking that unvaccinated children (over age 2) and adults wear masks during our outdoor gatherings. Those working with children will also wear masks in solidarity and as good examples for the children. Anyone else is certainly welcome to mask for their own comfort, but it is not a community-wide expectation while we are gathering outside.

For in-person Sundays, bring your own chair or blanket for members of your household and upon arrival, space out your chair(s) to your comfort level in the round. 

Children will participate in their own age-appropriate activities during the gathering but will join the adults for the movements of Confession, Absolution, and the Open Table at the end of our time together. We will celebrate the Open Table with Covid precautions in place. 

Our time together is casual, conversational, and intentionally shaped by a commitment to radical hospitality and a desire to foster mutuality - and so it moves and shifts depending on who is present at any given gathering. Know you are welcome to join us at anytime, whether via zoom or in-person outdoors. 

Feel free to reach out (admin@emmausway.net) for the zoom link and more information, as well as with any questions you have about joining our gatherings.

One Farewell, Nine Invitations

On departing for maternity leave in April 2020, Molly offered a farewell message and presented nine personal invitations from Staff and Lead Team into a Season of Sabbath and Communion at Emmaus Way.