Emmaus Christian Community

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Community Ministries Overview

Community ministries and programs are grouped into three major categories; Liturgy and Spirituality, Community Spirit, and Operations. Most individual ministries and programs each fit well into a single category, though some may tend to overlap one or more categories.

Each ministry or program is governed and run solely by members of the Community in cooperation with the Guiding Council. Many were initiated by individual Community members who put in their own time and energy to make the ministries or programs happen. Any member of the Community is welcome to participate in any of these ministries and programs.

Liturgy And Spirituality Ministries

Guiding Council Sponsor: Chuck Koman (Apr 1, 2018 - Sep 30, 2020)
Ministry Administrator(s)  
Children's Sunday Liturgies Linda Bianco learn more ...
Community Retreat Diane Gallo & Al Pach learn more ...
Eucharistic Ministry Jody Pfeiffer learn more ...
FIRE Program Karen Lee & Mike Wiley learn more ...
Lector Ministry Carl Maulbeck learn more ...
Liturgy Ministry Frank Pasquariello learn more ...
Music Ministry Marge Leonard learn more ...

The single most important aspect of our intentional community is spirituality and liturgy. Community radiates from liturgy, which is a source of nourishment to our spiritual life.

We believe people respond to liturgy best when they have personal involvement. This area of community life needs the most support from its members. Broad involvement in all aspects of liturgy, from thematic creation to preparation and execution, is a goal. Click
HERE to learn more details about the individual Liturgy And Spirituality ministries.

Community Spirit Ministries

Guiding Council Sponsor: Vini Elevathingal (Sep 30, 2018 - Sep 30, 2020)
Ministry Administrator(s)  
Coffee (Sunday after Liturgy) Diane Gallo learn more ...
Community Service Project Tama Hampton learn more ...
Community Weekly Bulletin   learn more ...
Family Promise Hosting Edna Speeney learn more ...
Help Feed The Hungry   learn more ...
Pastoral Care Ministry Ellie Redington learn more ...
Sandwich Ministry Joanne McAneny learn more ...
Welcoming Ministry Tama Hampton & Jim Redington learn more ...

Our Community Spirit ministries stem from the belief that developing community and responding to the needs of others is a cornerstone of our intentional community. Our faith in God and relationships within community are nurtured in serving others, both within our community and "off the hill". Whether we engage in projects addressing social justice, or care for members by providing coffee or home visits, we strive to serve all our community on their journey to deepen their faith. Click
HERE to learn more details about the individual Community Spirit ministries.

Operations Ministries

Guiding Council Sponsor: Gordy Glose (Sep 30, 2017 - Sep 30, 2019)
Ministry Administrator(s)  
Art On The Hill Don Kuhn learn more ...
Brunch Ellie Redington & Peggy Oblack learn more ...
Chili Dinner & Cookoff Gordy Glose learn more ...
Christmas Sharing Jody Pfeiffer & Lori Vigliotti learn more ...
Finance Committee Dennis Oblack learn more ...
Service Auction Gordy Glose learn more ...
Technology/Communications Chuck Koman learn more ...

Our Operations ministries focus on budgeting, fund-raising events and communications. Fund-raising is done within the context of social events which also foster stronger community ties. Communication is accomplished through a website which provides needed information to community members and is also used to communicate to those outside our community. Click
HERE to learn more details about the individual Operations ministries.

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