Emmaus-Emaús will not hold Thanksgiving Eve worship services this year. Here is a list of services offered by the other ELCA churches in town:
⁘ Atonement – Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2915 Wright Avenue: 6:30 p.m. with a pie social afterward.
⁘ Holy Communion Lutheran Church, 2000 W. Sixth Street: 7:00 p.m. with a pie social afterward.
⁘ Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church, 1700 S. Green Bay Road: 7:00 p.m. with a pie social afterward.
⁘ Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 322 Ohio Street: 7:00 p.m.
⁘ Zion Lutheran Church, 3805 Kinzie Avenue: 6:00 p.m. with a soup supper.
An updated constitution for the church was approved by the church council at its November meeting. This updated constitution is necessary because the current one that we are operating under dates from 1986 — before the ELCA was formed. In the intervening years the model constitution of the ELCA has changed and we need to change ours to be in conformance.
We have also taken this opportunity to streamline many of the provisions that we are allowed to take locally so that the words reflect the practices here at Emmaus.
In order for this constitution to become operational the congregation has to both approve it on 18 January, 2015, and ratify it at our annual meeting on 25 January, 2015. Please download a copy here or pick one up at church. If you have any questions about the document or the process please contact either Cathy Meyer or Art Smith.
The November 2 time will be used for registration and group activities centered around the Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead. The first session each Sunday will be from 10:15 to 11:00 in Fellowship Hall, and the second session (a continuation of what is begun at 10:15) begins at 11:00 and goes to shortly after noon. Click here for registration form in English. Clic aquí para la forma de registración en español.
Are you interested in working with one of the age groups (4-year-olds through fifth grade), volunteering to help with crafts, activities or snacks?