What is the Emmaus Group?
Emmaus is an adult topical study group.
We are a friendly group of grown-up (still growing, though) fellow seekers and supporters, who come together every Wednesday evening to share a meal and study together. The group is led by rotating leadership.
The gathering is named in reference to the intriguing account of two friends walking and talking and eating with Jesus, as found in Luke 24:13-35.
Do I have to come to both the meal and the lesson?
You may come at 6 p.m. to share a meal with others in the group, though you do not have to bring food to the potluck to share in the meal.
Or you can just come for the lesson which takes place from 7 – 8 pm. Whatever works for you is just fine.
Do I have to make a commitment to come each week?
No. You do not need to make any long-term commitments to attend.
Membership is open, and drop-ins are always welcome.
What do you study?
We share and study on a range of topics, usually focusing for a month or so at a time on a particular author, spiritual practice, or religious question.
The lesson begins with a springboard reading or video and continues with discussions of our personal reactions to the topic under study.
Topics are chosen by consensus and in the past have included “Progressive Christianity,” Rob Bell’s NOOMA series, Eben Alexander’s Proof of Heaven, as well as a study of Julian of Norwich, The Parables, and the Nicene Creed.
Where do you meet?
We meet in the large conference room in the parish hall It is a fully handicap accessible space.
Where can I park?
On street metered parking is available on Elm St. Metered parking is free after 6 pm.
Parking is also available in the Smith College parking lots in the evening.
Where can I call for more information?
Please contact the church office at 413-584-1757.