Emmaus Lutheran Church
2500 S. Volusia Ave, Orange City, FL 32763             386-775-9676            emmausoffice@emmausorangecity.com

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Emmaus Women

All women are welcome

We Offer Many Opportunities for Study our Bible Study groups use Gather a monthly publications of the Women of the ELCA along with our bibles.


 Martha/Lydia Circle (meets at church) - 1st Wednesday of each month at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Ruth Circle (meets in homes) - 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

For more information check the current Enews 

We Use Our Skills to Support the Community and each other  - Locally and Global.  The Hearts and Hands group reach out by making items that will help those both Locally and Globally and our craft classes is a way for members and friends to learn new crafts and enjoy fellowship.

Hearts & Hands - (meets at church) on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month (Sept – June) at 1:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome and various groups are working at the same time on:

  • Quilts – donated fabric is cut into squares, assembled to make a quilt top, and sewn together and then put together to make a quilt. Quilts are sent to Lutheran World Relief and from there sent all over the world.
  • Prayer Shawls and Prayer Squares – shawls are either knitted or crocheted and then given to members and friends facing difficult illness or loss.
  • Plarn Mats – Plarn is made from recycled plastic grocery bags and then knitted or crocheted into sleeping mats for the homeless.
  • Card Making – cards are made and are sent out to members for their milestone birthdays and anniversaries and periodically to our shut-ins

Everyone is welcome and can join in the fun when ever they wish. No prior skills are needed since there are always folks willing to teach new skills but also there is lots of chances to just help in assembling items ready for the more skilled members. Come and have great fellowship and help in anyway you can.

At various times during the year the Craft Circle offers a one time class.
As teachers are available and the interest is generated special classes are held during the year on a non-regular schedule. These have ranged from jewelry making, flower arranging, Christmas decorations, and card making. Watch the announcements for classes as they become scheduled.

 If you have a craft skill that you would like to offer as a class that can be accomplished in 3 hours or less drop a note to the office and someone from the Women’s group will reach out. We are always looking for new teachers and new craft class opportunities. 

Other Ways We Participate are - by attending gatherings and retreats, our ecumenical Advent Tea, and the monthly book club group.


Gatherings of Emmaus Women is a chance for all of us at Emmaus to gather together for study, fellowship, and for various projects.  These gatherings are held several times a year and are announced through the Enews, in the church bulletin, by posters in the narthex and at the various monthly meetings. Everyone is welcome.  

Spring Gathering of the Flager/Volusia Women of the ELCA allows us to join women from the area Lutheran churches for bible study, business meeting, and focused community outreach during one Saturday in the spring.

Fall Gathering of the Florida-Bahamas Synodical Women's Organization allows women from all over the state to gather for bible study, business meeting, workshops, and much more during a 3 day event in November.


Advent Tea - Held the first Monday in December - we invite women from all area churches to come for a program followed by tea and homemade cookies.

Book Club - Everyone is welcome to come and discuss the chosen book of the month on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Books are readily available at local libraries and a "readers guide" is used to help direct the discussion.  Check out Enews for the name of the monthly book or check out the list of books read and those scheduled in the future below.