top of page
  • Writer's pictureDavid Carlson

679 Monday Announcements (Grab you calendars please)

Day 679 Monday January 24, 2022

Monday Announcements:

1. Emmaus Liturgy Committee Meeting tomorrow: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Time 3:00 – 4:00

All are Welcome: Please join Victoria MacDonald and the Committee on ZOOM:

Passcode: 1234

Meeting ID: 519 315 8573

One tap mobile

+16699006833,,5193158573# US (San Jose)

2. Sam Jones Supper Delivery: This Wednesday the 26th: Enchilada Casserole! From Denise Dixon:

Our next meal is a week from this Weds 1/26. Note this is not our usual date (which would have been this Weds). I propose we again do the enchilada casserole. At least for me, it is the easiest and most versatile. As usual need salad and dessert along with main course. Let me know how you can help. I look forward to see you on the 26th.

3. Blankets for Children from Marcia Dahlen:

We have found all the helpers we need to make fleece blankets for children who are living with their families at the Family Service Center in Santa Rosa operated by Catholic Charities.

Background: There are 22 children between the ages of 2-10 living at the Center with their families. They are sheltered while working on finding permanent housing and/or jobs. Staff at Center works with these families for weeks or months to that end. The Center is presently in lockdown so blankets will have to be stored until delivered. JoAnn Fabrics had tie blankets kits on sale (40% off!) so I bought 25. All have been paid for through the generosity of the Emmaus Community. If you would like more information, call or email Marcie Dahlen 303-330-2804,

4. From Victoria MacDonald: The Faith Communities Committee of the Federation of Christian Ministries invites us to join us on a journey to learn more about small faith communities all over the country

The Federation of Christian Ministries Faith Communities Committee invites FCM members (Emmaus) to join us on a journey to learn more about small faith communities by attending the 2022 Small Faith Communities Zoom Networking Sessions beginning the first Tuesday in February and ending in June. This series of five zoom sessions, topics of which are listed below, will help us understand what small faith communities are, how impactful they can be, and how we can start one in our own area. Please join your fellow FCM members to discuss and share your thoughts, experiences, desires, and challenges. Everyone can … and should, join us. Make FCM the community builder it is intended to be!

Resource I: We encourage you to begin reading the book The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging by Charles H. Vogl. It will be a major resource for discussion throughout the series as shown below. You can also listen to a YouTube at

for a brief overview of the principles addressed in the book.

Resource !!: An article written by Virginia (Ginny) Graf entitled “Following the Way of Jesus/ Starting a House Church” which will be the main resource for the first session in February. It is attached HERE.

Following the Way of Jesus Starting a House Church
Download DOCX • 2.44MB

Following the Way of Jesus Starting a House Church
Download PDF • 972KB

Day and Time: All zoom meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month and begin promptly at 8 pm EST and end at 9 pm EST.

Session 1: Tuesday February 1

Title: Following the Way of Jesus: Starting a House Church

Resource: The article “Following the Way of Jesus/ Starting a House Church.” by Virginia (Ginny) Graf

What did you take away from reading the article?

What aspects of a House Church appeal to you?

What new ideas did you gain from reading the article?

What are the challenges in starting a house church in 2022?

Session 2: Tuesday March 1

Title: Importance of Faith Communities in the Lives of FCM Members

Resource: “The Art of Community and Belonging” by Charles Vogl

What feeds and nourishes your soul?

What would bolster your faith life?

What does community mean to you?

Session 3: Tuesday April 5

Title: A Variety of Models of Spiritual Communities: Beyond Those Centered Around Worship

Resource: “The Art of Community and Belonging” by Charles Vogl

What type of community inspired you?

What is your experience of being in spiritual communities?

What is the focus of the communities to which you belong?

Session 4: Tuesday May 3

Title: Imagining Meaningful Communities that Meet Our Needs

Resources: “The Art of Community and Belonging” by Charles Vogl

What faith community(s) are you a part of and how did they begin?

What were the challenges and what worked well?

What led to its success?

Session 5: Tuesday June 7

Title: Self Reflection for Communities

Resource: “The Art of Community and Belonging” by Charles Vogl


Zoom: All sessions will be on Zoom. If you have not been on Zoom and you need assistance, please email Ginny Cusack at before January 30 so she can walk you through the simple process of accessing the zoom meeting. She will be unable to help you the night of the sessions.

Here is the zoom link that will be used for all five sessions.

Meeting ID: 818 1466 9170

One tap mobile


+13126266799,,81814669170# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location

+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 818 1466 9170

Find your local number:

26 views0 comments
bottom of page