Our location does shift, though, as our normal space is undergoing renovation.

September 5, 19, and October 3

We will meet in the  Elizabeth St UMC Parking lot (1209 N. Elizabeth St) from 4:30-6:00pm.

September 12, 26, and October 10, 

We will meet at Rockwood Park (2210 Whitley Dr) from 4:30-5:15. (map link below)

What you need to know for each Sunday:

If there is inclement weather on a Sunday, we will make the call about moving to Zoom no later than 3:45 p.m. We will post changes on our website and send an email via our Social mailing list with the zoom link. If you are visiting that Sunday, please email to receive the link.

Elizabeth St Sundays:

Park in the lot at the corner of Elizabeth and Trinity Streets and walk across the street to the parking lot next to the education building. Bring a comfortable chair or blanket to set up in the round for our gathering.

We will have outdoor childcare for babies & toddlers. Children and youth 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. 

Rockwood Park Sundays:

The park is easily accessible off University Dr. You can park in the parking spots right by the park at the dead end of Whitley Dr, on the street along Whitley Dr, and Stuart Dr., or on E. Woodridge Dr. and walk down into the park. (See map for details: Rockwood_Park.png) Bring a comfortable chair or blanket for your household and a meal to enjoy at the conclusion of our shortened liturgy. 

Childcare will be provided for toddlers and preschoolers on the playground. Grade school children and youth will participate with the adults in a shortened, intergenerational liturgy from 4:30-5:15 which will take place near the pavilion. At the conclusion of the liturgy, everyone is invited to stay, play, and enjoy a meal together. If you forget a meal and want food for the gathering, Rockwood Park is around the corner from Thai Cafe, Nuvo Taco, Q Shack, and The BootRoom which all do takeout. 

Our Covid Precautions: 

Because the rate of adult vaccination within our gathered community is so high, we are currently only asking that unvaccinated children (over age 2) and adults wear masks during our outdoor gatherings

However, given the recent changes with the Delta variant, it's possible we will begin asking vaccinated adults to mask at larger gatherings. We'll try to communicate those changes in a timely manner.

In the meantime, 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.

Our time together is casual, conversational, and intentionally shaped by a commitment to radical hospitality and a desire to foster mutuality - so it moves and shifts depending on who is present at any given gathering. Some significant constants, though, are our commitment to dialogue (as opposed to traditional preaching) and ending our gathering at the Open Table. Feel free to reach out ( for 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.