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.)

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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 2:00 PM. (Meets online.)

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. (Meets online.)

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 no openings. In normal times, the Group meets in a local restaurant. For now the the group is meeting via Zoom. For Information Contact Cletus Lee

Open Book Group – As of our January meeting, our book group (formerly Women’s Evening Book Group) officially has a new name! Going forward, we will be the Open Book Group. We will continue 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! Just show up on any Wednesday at 7:00 PM in our Sanctuary September-May, and our Music Director, Adrian Rodriguez, will find a place for you. (Meeting online for a gathering.)

Beginners’ Meditation Group – Virtual meeting, Mondays 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. To get the link to the online meeting, please email Marci at marci713@sbcglobal.net (Currently meeting online.)

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