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There are many ways to get involved in community life at Emmaus Way.


  • Pub Group: A reading/discussion group that extends the community conversation of Emmaus Way - Thursday nights @ 8:15p; The Federal on Main St - contact Ben Haas to recieve weekly readings.
  • Small Groups: Smaller groups to join for spiritual formation and friendship - various days/times - contact Lindsey Naegeli or check out the small groups page.

  • Dinner Group: Each Sunday evening after our Worship Gathering, a group of people head out to a local restaurant for dinner. The group and location changes from week-to-week, so If you are interested in coming along, you can contact Brett Fox for more information or just ask around after Worship Gathering.
  • EWaySocial: A Google group for inviting others to social events and sharing community life. To subscribe, contact Molly Brummett Wudel. To send a social invitation, request, or suggestion to the group, send an email to ewaysocial@googlegroups.com.

  • Kids: Volunteers enjoy connecting with and caring for our children. Interested in spending some time with our babies and toddlers (0-2), preschool children (3-5), or elementary-school-aged kids (5-10)? Contact our Kids Coordinator, Kaleb Naegeli to get involved.
  • Hosting: Volunteers welcome people into our gathering, and do some light cleanup after the service. Contact Molly Brummett Wudel to join this team.
  • Sound Set Up: Volunteers help set up and take down our sound equipment each week. No previous experience necessary! Contact Ben Haas to join this team.

  • Arts and Aesthetics: This group meets biweekly to provide (1) critical feedback about the arts at Emmaus Way, (2) worship planning related to artistic components, and (3) creative brainstorming about the future. Our conversations are shaped by our Artistic Philosophy and the diverse needs and interests of our community. Contact Mark Williams to join this team.
  • Contemplative Prayer Group: This group meets monthly before our Worship Gathering to be introduced to a new contemplative practice, try it out, and then share and reflect on the emotional, physical, and spiritual experience of listening to God in these ways. Contact Sarah Kate Fishback or Sarah Fox for more information.
  • Text: This group meets weekly on Mondays to foster and continue the dialogues in our weekly Worship Gathering. We reflect on the previous week's worship conversation as well as the whole worship gathering, study/discuss the primary texts (biblical and otherwise) for the upcoming dialogue, and brainstorm ways these texts interacts with the upcoming worship gathering. In this manner, every Sunday evening dialogue begins and ends in community.

  • Church World Service: contact Sarah Kate Fishback
  • Durham CAN: contact Tim Conder
  • Reality Ministries: contact Phil Jakes
  • Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham: contact Brett Fox
  • Have an idea for another group or partnership? Please share! We strive to work together to explore the passions of our community.

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