June 2016 ~ Pastor Tim's Insert

Have You Heard About the Walk to Emmaus?

 Have you been a follower of Christ for many years and you need a “spiritual wake-up call” to energize or recharge you for serving God and to be Christ in the world?  Do you want to learn more about the ways to be the hands and feet of Christ?  Do you want to be “Jesus with skin on?” Or maybe you know someone that fits this description.  Walk to Emmaus, sponsored by The Upper Room (a United Methodist publishing house and ministry under the General Board of Discipleship) is an ecumenical (people from all Christian faith traditions participate) spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders.  The program’s approach seriously considers the model of Christ’s servanthood and encourages Christ’s disciples to act in ways appropriate to being “a servant of all.”  Beginning with a 72-hour short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God’s grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church, the experience is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion.  The “Emmaus community,” made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend, support the 72-hour experience with a prayer vigil, by preparing and serving meals and other acts of love and self-giving.  The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening.  Men and women attend separate weekends.  During and after the three days, Emmaus leaders encourage participants to meet regularly in small groups.  The members of the small groups challenge and support one another in faithful living.  Participants seek to Christianize their environments of family, job, and community through the ministry of their congregations.  The three-day Emmaus experience and follow-up groups strengthen and renew Christian people as disciples of Jesus Christ and as active members of the body of Christ in mission to the world.

Men’s Walk # 11 – July 28-31; Women’s Walk #12 – August 11-14

 If you would like more information, please contact the church office.

 Pastor Tim

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