When can you join us? These ongoing groups always welcome new members. Check the weekly E-blast or monthly newsletter for changes in the schedule or the current titles for the book groups! Contact admin@emersonhouston.org for information about Weekend or Weekday activities.


Circle Dinners – Planned potluck dinners and conversation for eight to twelve people. Everyone brings a dish for the dinner. Meets the third Saturdays of September, November, January, and March in members’ homes. In May the groups convene together at the church. (Gatherings on pause due to pandemic.)


The Wednesday Stitchers bring their needlework, beginning or advanced, to The Gathering Place and stitch with friends, new and old. Meets Wednesdays, 11 AM to 3:00 PM. (Currently meeting in Westwood Hall.)

Sandwiches for SEARCH Homeless Services – Help make 50 sack lunches for distribution to the homeless on the second Thursday of each month. Join the group that meets in Westwood Hall at 10 AM. (Currently on pause due to pandemic.)

Daytime Book Group – Join us for a lively discussion of great reads! Day Group meets third Thursdays of each month at 10 AM in the Library. For more information, please e-mail Dave Bergt. (Meetings on pause due to pandemic.) Past Daytime Book Group selections included The Worst Hard Time, by Timothy Egan; The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert; and Inferno, by Dan Brown.


Check the Emerson E-blast and newsletter for updates on what our book groups are reading!

Third Monday Book Club – (formerly, the Men’s Book Group) meets regularly the third Monday of every month. The group discusses both fiction and non fiction with a penchant for mystery and history. We limit our membership to 10 and currently have an opening! The Group meets in a local restaurant. For Information Contact Cletus Lee

Open Book Group – Our book group (formerly Women’s Evening Book Group) continues to meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7 PM. The group is open to people of all gender identities who are interested in reading and discussing a variety of books and who are interested in our informal style of meeting. Contact Valerie Blair for more information.

Choir Rehearsal – No experience necessary! Contact Julia Morsher on how to join! Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in our Sanctuary.

Beginners’ Meditation Group – Meets in Westwood Hall the first Monday of the month from 7-8:15 p.m. You can join the group at any time, whether beginner or experienced in meditation. We are all learning from each other. We typically practice silent meditation, but may try other forms such as guided meditation or walking meditation. Our typical meeting includes a short check-in or introduction, a 15-20 minutes silent meditation, then a break for a stretch and conversation about our practice or sharing a brief reading, followed by another period of silent meditation. We welcome people from all backgrounds and spiritual practices. Email Marci at marci713@sbcglobal.net on how to join!

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