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The Upper Room Emmaus Ministries is pleased to announce the addition of two much-anticipated new functions in Ministry Manager. They are mass messaging and the payment portal, as well as some new roles and permissions.

For those not familiar with Ministry Manager, this community management application has been developed by ... more
The pandemic has affected Emmaus Ministries in various ways. Some communities had to completely shut down, and many of them had trouble staying connected to ministry activities that were important to them. Other communities managed to use technology to stay connected through Virtual Gatherings and Reunion Groups. We can only speculate about what ... more
Journey to the Table continues to be available to all Emmaus communities as a resource for ministry with young adults. While many other things have been changing this year, a group of leaders started a nonprofit dedicated to supporting ministries with young adults, including Journey to the Table. As Emmaus ... more

2021 Covenant Package

November 30, 2020

As we look forward to 2021 we ask all the community boards that are part of the Emmaus family of ministries to read and sign our annual Covenant Letter.  This Covenant represents an active relationship between The Upper Room and each community.  

All Community leaders have been sent a ... more
NASHVILLE, Tenn. August 31, 2020 / The Upper Room / Emmaus Ministries will hold its first ever international virtual Gathering on Saturday, September 19, at 8:00 a.m. CDT (1:00 p.m. GMT). All community members and their guests are invited to attend. The virtual Gathering will be free. 

Because of the ... more
Did you know? Discovery Weekend has roots in the Walk to Emmaus? Read about Emmaus pilgrim Melody Traylor who founded Discovery Weekend.


In the late 1990s, the youth of First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, were burdened with more than the normal stresses of growing ... more
HARARE, Zimbabwe—The first ever Emmaus Ministries Leadership Development Event for the African continent was held from September 20 to 23, 2018. The event, which was hosted by the Zimbabwe Emmaus Ministries National Board, took place on the grounds of the Cranborne UMC in Harare where the Rev. Allan Gurupira, ... more
The second regional Leadership Development Event (LDE) for Asian Emmaus and Chrysalis communities will be held at the Methodist Retreat Centre in Lantau Island, Hong Kong, October 25–29, 2018. The event, which results from a partnership between the various communities and The Upper Room, will bring together 76 participants, ... more
The Emmaus Community of Puerto Rico had its first push for the formation of Reunion Groups with 60 ecumenical leaders from around the island on Saturday, April 7. The successful one-day event, which utilized a train-the-trainer model, consisted of lectures and practical exercises to promote a greater understanding of the ... more
We are excited to share the newest resource for communities, the Emmaus Ministries Community Manual. This resource takes the place of both The Upper Room Handbook on Emmaus and The Upper Room Handbook on Chrysalis. It explains the ins and outs, and the whys and hows of all four Upper ... more