Community Interest

Friedens Peace Welcomes Emmaus

Friedens Peace is delighted to welcome Emmaus into their building to hold worship and Bible study.   Beginning in April, Emmaus will move their Sunday worship service at 1 pm as well as a weekly Wednesday Bible Study and potluck to the Friedens Peace location. 

Rev. Andrea Asselmeier, Emmaus chaplain, and Rev. Cindy Bumb, Vice President of Spiritual Care, serve the spiritual needs of the 270+ Emmaus clients  who reside in in St. Charles, Warren, Franklin, Lincoln, and St. Louis counties.

Many of these clients have found church homes in their various communities.  However, the weekly worship and Bible study provide an opportunity to connect with other Emmaus clients.

On March 31, after their closing worship in the chapel on the Emmaus Marthasville campus, Friedens Peace held a reception to welcome Emmaus and to begin building relationships among the two congregations now sharing sacred space.  Pastor Karen Eck of Friedens Peace said  “It is a joy to share space with the Emmaus community and we look forward to many possible opportunities for shared ministry to the wider world.”  

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An Ice-breaker activity helped everyone get acquainted.

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Pastor Karen Eck of Friedens Peace gives a set of building keys to
Pastor Andrea Asselmeier, Emmaus Chaplain.
The cake depicted crossing a bridge from the Emmaus Chapel to Friedens Peace UCC.