Show Me TheWay

Community Gatherings

Due to COVID-19 Gathering dates are posted as they are confirmed.

 

One of the best ways to stay connected with your Emmaus community is to attend a Gathering. Whenever possible, Gatherings are held four times a year and are basis at various churches throughout the community area. It is a great opportunity to refresh and renew your Emmaus experience.

Gatherings offer powerful moments of praise, worship, and the celebration of Holy Communion. Gatherers will hear a “Fourth Day” talk, given by a community member who will share the ways in which the Lord has worked in their lives since their own Emmaus Walk. Important announcements about upcoming walks and opportunities for service will be made followed by a potluck dinner and fellowship.

Show Me the Way Gatherings are “open”, and everyone is welcome to attend, whether they have been to an Emmaus weekend or not! It is a great way to introduce friends and family members who may be interested in attending a Walk.

 

 

We want to come to a Gathering at your church!

 

Please pray about hosting a Gathering at your church. It is easy to plan, and we have all the tools to help you!

 

Contact, Andrea or Roy Liljegren, Gathering Activities Board Chairpersons, at andde4@gmail.com or royand48@gmail.com for more information.

 

Planning a Gathering, in 10 Easy Steps

  1. Set A Date!

    • Gatherings are held on Saturdays

    • Contact the Gathering Chairperson,  to see if the date is available on the Showway Calendar

    • Schedule date with your church

  1. Reserve location for Gathering

    • Need locations for Worship, fellowship, and refreshments for 100+

  1. Choose a Fourth Day Speaker

    • 4th-day talks are given by a layperson and are 5-10 minutes in length

  1. Secure Clergy

    • Arrange for Clergy to prepare a 4th-day response talk, and lead communion

  1. Secure Music Servants

    • Music Servants will lead worship in music at the beginning of Gathering and during offering time

  1. Refreshments and Food

    • The host church provides plates, cups, napkins, ice, and beverages. The Community will bring food for sharing

  1. Notify your Church’s Emmaus Community

    • Assign volunteers to help with food, setup, cleanup, and welcoming. 

    •  Food Volunteers will receive food and set it up for refreshment time. 

    • Welcoming volunteers will greet Community, assist in parking, and with name tags.

8. Communication

  • Communicate with your church’s Emmaus Community, and the Gathering chairperson will notify the Showway Board of the gathering date, time, and location.

  1. Provide Communion Elements

    • Provide Communion Elements for up to 100 people for Communion

Due to COVID-19 Gathering dates are posted as they are confirmed.