Information & Upcoming Events

August 3rd

Leadership Team Fellowship and Training

Existing Leaders, Assistant Leaders, and Hosts are encouraged to attend this in person event of fellowship and training from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Church Lower Level (North Hall).  Please follow instructions in the email sent to you and RSVP by July 30th if you wish to attend.

August 12th

Existing Participants Re-commit Due Date

Existing ESG Participants are asked to re-commit by this date.  Please follow instructions in an email that will be sent to you in early August to indicate if you would like to remain in your existing group, change to another group, form a new group or are unable to participate.

August 15th

ESG Informational Meeting

All are invited to attend this informational meeting to learn more about joining with others in fellowship and faith.  This is an opportunity to ask questions about Emmaus Small Groups, find out more about our specific groups, along with how you can participate or assist.  We will gather in the Lower Level of the Church (North Hall) from 12:30-1:30 p.m.  

August 22nd

New Leaders Commitment Due Date

Please indicate your interest in becoming part of an ESG Leadership Team by sending an email to Julie Szymkowski ( by this date.  If you are unable to attend one of our Informational meetings and would like to learn more about serving as either an ESG Leader, Assistant Leader or Host please contact Julie.

Interested in Becoming a Leader?

Learn more about what it means to be a small group leader and get more involved!

Learn More About Leadership Roles

Group Leader

A Small Group Leader is an OLS Parishioner that is eager to accompany others on their faith journey. They are in charge of communication within the group and with the Parish ESG Leadership Team. They set the schedule, guide the group through each meeting's content and questions, and are empowered to make modifications as necessary.

Sometimes a Group Leader is also the Host but the Group Leader and Assistant Group Leader are always different people.

Assistant Group Leader

A Small Assistant Group Leader supports the Group Leader in all of their tasks. They function as both a backup, in case the Leader cannot fulfill their responsibilities one week, and a Leader-In-Training so that they feel prepared to take on a Group Leader role in the future should the opportunity present itself.

Sometimes an Assistant Group Leader is also the Host but the Assistant Group Leader and the Group Leader are always different people.


A Small Group Host welcomes their fellow group members into their home with a sense of radical hospitality. Their job is to help everyone feel comfortable and at ease so that they can engage in group discussion. They work closely with the Leader and Assistant Leader to set the meeting schedule and help to remove distractions such as pets during the meeting time.  Hosts should provide some sort of light snack or refreshment or coordinate with someone else to bring it.

The role of Host may rotate among other people in the group if that is desired by the entire group.  The Leader or Assistant Leader can also serve as a Host if they wish.

Interested in Becoming a Leader?

Learn more about what it means to be a small group leader and get more involved!