Brazos Valley Emmaus

Gathering Guidelines

    Gathering Committee:
  • Get Facility.
  • Set program, schedule and follow-up with participants. This will help keep the gatherings consistent and fresh.
  • E-mail copy of the schedule to all participants.
    Host Church
  • Set up for food
  • Provide area to host a meal/refreshment for about 50 - 100 people
  • Provide tables and chairs for the Emmaus Community to be able to sit down
  • Decorating the tables in the colorful Emmaus style is optional.
  • Provide paper goods (cups, plates, napkins, forks, etc.)
  • Provide drinks (tea, lemonade, coffee)
  • Provide sound, projector and screen.
  • Get 4th Day Speaker.
  • Provide communion elements (bread and wine) and set up alter for communion.
  • Arrange for childcare during the service.
  • Arrange for offering, childcare is deducted and the balance is split between hosts church and the BV community.
  • Work with Community Music Director to arrange for music team.
    Community Lay Director or Appointee
  • A member of the Brazos Valley Emmaus Community Board will do the welcome, board report and announcements.
  • Announcements should only be made if they are of concern to the whole community.
    Community Spiritual Director or Appointee
  • Be present with the BV Community communion cup and plate, or assign some to bring them.
  • Communion will be done by intinction.
  • Respond to 4th Day Speaker.
  • Preside over the communion service.
    Community Music Director or Appointee
  • Assist the Host church in arranging a music team, or arrange for music team.
    Community Reunion Group/4th Day Director or Appointee
  • Pick topic, have community divide into small groups and discuss topic.
    Community Training Director or Appointee
  • Provide training segment, not more than 10 minutes, for Brazos Valley Emmaus Community each gathering.
  • The meal is a Pot Luck and the community brings covered dishes to share.
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