|Looking at faith and our relationship with God is part of that learning process. Sometimes we separate our life into little compartments – families – work – leisure – faith. We need to find ways of putting life back together again. We need to see faith as a journey; a journey that is concerned with our whole lives.
'When I embarked upon the Emmaus course I wasn’t exactly sure what I expected to find, but in the dusk of a summer’s evening, in a rectory garden, the voice I’d been straining to hear suddenly resounded. Evening primroses burst into bloom, a blackbird trilled and the church clock chimed – it was the stuff of movies but better – it was God.' Rachael Jennings
Emmaus enables us to accompany one another on our journey of faith. It allows us to experience and reflect at our own pace.
After the death of Jesus, two of His disciples were walking along the road to Emmaus talking together about the death of their friend. As they walked, they were joined by another who came alongside them. The stranger listened and asked why they were so distressed. As they walked and talked together, their companion was able to explain to them the meaning of the Bible texts they were discussing. As their eyes were opened when they shared a meal together, they realised that the stranger who had met them on the road was Jesus. They now recognised Him and they returned to Jerusalem to tell others the good news about Jesus.
Our faith is like the journey of the two friends on the road to Emmaus. We all need time to grow – time to reflect – time to experience. By journeying together we can talk and listen to one another.
We invite you to join us on a journey of faith. Emmaus offers you an opportunity to explore and discover more about God. Each week there will be time to discuss and reflect together. There are 17 weekly meetings. These are separated into three groups, with breaks in between to give you the opportunity to decide if you wish to continue.
You may decide to be baptised, confirmed or to renew your baptism promises – or you may just like to come and learn more about the Christian faith.