Worship with us each Sunday: 4pm

Meeting at: 10330 N. Cotton Ln., Waddell, AZ 85355

A Church Home for All

We are an open and inclusive Episcopal community in Surprise, Arizona seeking everyone who wishes to live the Gospel commandment to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself.

Serving all of our neighbors by honoring and affirming the gifts given to every individual of any age, race, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, ethnicity, religion, marital status, employment status, economic status, political affiliation, and personal ability.

Rooted in thousands of years of apostolic tradition, and seeking to embrace the kind of radical love modeled by Christ himself, the Emmaus community strives to offer the calm of tradition in a busy and changing modern world.

Whether you are a lifelong Episcopalian, new to the Episcopal Church, "so done" with "church", a new Christian, are from another faith background, or no faith background, we offer a chance to worship, study, reflect, and question in an open and supportive community.

In short, we promise:



Support our Ministry

The key to Emmaus' success in Surprise
lies with you: those who engage in our ministry through generous donation of
time, talent, and treasure.

Tuesday Pot Luck and Study 

Tuesday Evenings 6pm-8pm;
Supper begins at 6:00pm, Study at 6:30pm

Taught at an adult level.
Designed for adults and older teens except as noted.

June 11: All Ages Community Game Night

June 18: Spiritual Gifts Workshop Part I

June 25: All Ages Community Craft Night

July 2: Spiritual Gifts Workshop Part II


July 16, 23, 30: A Study of The Book of Revelation

Community Events

Click image for upcoming event listings!

In the spirit of age-old quilting bees,
Come! Learn a craft, teach a craft!
Craft for a cause!
Come for conversation and community.
Come and JUST BEE!
Upcoming Events:
Saturdays June 15, & July 20
Starbucks Community Room
14369 W. Bell Rd., Surprise
(Intersection of Civic Center Dr. & Bell Rd.)
Emmaus' Student Programming
Groups will join together for a common meal at 5:30pm
Discussion Times
The Path (Grades 6-8): 6:00pm-7:30pm
The Road (Grades 9-12): 6:00pm-7:30pm
The Journey: Emmaus' Young Adults meet at community venues as announced.

our groups

Adult Bible Studies

All Adults and Older Teens

Tuesday evenings at Emmaus Chapel. Please visit the links above for detailed information on each Community Bible Study. Studies are conducted at an adult level and feature adult-to-adult sharing and reflection. We welcome older teens to join in these discussions, with parent permission.

The Journey:
Young Adults 18+

Add your voice to the conversation! Join your peers for meaningful and fun conversations on topics of importance and social justice.
All are welcome!
Where ever you are on your faith journey -  you are welcome.

The Road:
Students: Grades 8-12

All students in grades 8-12 are invited to join us for real-world conversations and relevant service projects featuring expert guest presenters and Scripture-based studies of student-suggested topics.

The Path:
Students: Grades 5-7

Join us for an interactive Bible Club. Learn what the Bible is, what's in it, and what it means for our lives today. Meet new friends and have fun with special summer activities!
Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones:
Students: Grades K-4

Join us for Family-Friendly community events while we work to build a formal Children's Program. Children and adults who are children at heart are welcome to join us in support of our Kindergarten - 4th Grade children.

Children younger than Kindergarten

We are working to build a nursery/young children program! With parent supervision, children are always welcome to join us for worship services, family events, and more! Upon request, child care provided by Safeguarding-trained volunteers may be provided.

Our Location

By Phone:

Deb Tickell, Lay Vicar (623) 340-7474
The Rev. Emilie Finn, Founding Priest (203) 392-4695

Unless otherwise noted,
all worship and special events meet at:

10330 N. Cotton Lane, Waddell, Arizona 85355
Thank you to our Friends at Desert Streams Lutheran Church for the generous sharing of their space!