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Monthly Gatherings

The New-Ark Area Emmaus Community meets monthly for for Worship, Holy Communion, and Fellowship. These Monthly Gatherings are held at Newark First United Methodist Church, 88 N. 5th St., Newark, Ohio.

The Gatherings are generally held on the 4th Tuesday of the month, with our December Gathering being held on the second Tuesday of the month. There may be other exceptions as well to accommodate our Walk schedule and the church calendar; the schedule for the Monthly Gatherings is listed below.

The Gatherings begin with community singing in the Sanctuary at 6:45 PM. Gatherings (except December's) are preceded by Sponsorship Training in the Chapel at 6 PM.

Everyone is welcome to attend a Monthly Gathering. You needn't have attended an Emmaus event (that is, a Walk to Emmaus, Face to Face Encounter, or Chrysalis Flight event) in order to attend a Monthly Gathering.

Childcare is not currently provided for Gatherings. Parents are welcome to keep children with them in the service, and Bible activity bags are available to use in the service for children ages 5-12.

A post-Gathering Fellowship Meal is held in the months in which a Walk or Encounter event has taken place. The schedule below indicates the months in which there will be a Fellowship Meal.

When the Fellowship Meal is being held, please bring your potluck dish and table service if you would like to take part.

Monthly Gathering Dates for 2021

Jan. 26  CANCELED - COVID-19 response
Feb. 23  CANCELED - COVID-19 response
Mar. 23  CANCELED - COVID-19 response
Apr. 27  CANCELED - COVID-19 response
May 25  CANCELED - COVID-19 response
June 29  IN-PERSON; leadership elections
July 27  IN-PERSON
Aug. 24  IN-PERSON
Sept. 28  IN-PERSON
Oct. 26  IN-PERSON
Nov. 23  IN-PERSON
Dec. 14 (2nd Tues.)  IN-PERSON