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Pub group is a reading and discussion space that supports and extends the community conversation of Emmaus Way. Our rhythm centers on weekly readings sent out to a pub group listserv. The specific topic shifts with the season, but always clusters around the themes of story, justice, and practical theology that shape Emmaus Way’s Sunday gatherings and community life. You can check out a list of our recent topics below.

How to Join In

Pub group is an open-door, open-ended space that offers several ways to engage. For more info or to join the pub group listserv, contact Tim Conder.

  • Thursday evenings @ 8:15 - We meet every Thursday at The Federal (914 Main Street) over food and drink to discuss the week’s reading. Come every week or just come when you can!
  • Pub group listserv - Our weekly reading goes out each Monday/Tuesday to the several dozen folks on our pub group email listserv. Some of these folks are Thursday night regulars, but many others read and engage remotely.
  • Recent Readings

  • Summer 2017 - Life Stories - Personal narratives that shape pub group and Emmaus Way.
  • Spring 2017 - Organizing Church (Dan Rhodes & Tim Conder)
  • Winter 2016 - Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities (Rebecca Solnit)
  • Advent 2016 - selections from Blessed One: Protestant Perspectives on Mary
  • Fall 2016 - Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Matthew Desmond)
  • Summer 2016 - selected short fiction from Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (ZZ Packer), Everything That Rises Must Converge (Flannery O’Connor), and Woman Hollering Creek (Sandra Cisneros)
  • Spring 2016 - readings in liberation theology (e.g. Gustavo Gutierrez, Ernesto Cardenal, Óscar Romero, Ivone Gebara, Daniel Berrigan, Robert Allen Warrior, James Cone)
  • Winter 2016 - selected essays by Wendell Berry; The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of Dorothy Day (Dorothy Day)
  • Fall 2015 - Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehesi Coates); The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)
  • Summer 2015 - A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Flannery O’Connor)
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