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NEW EMMAUS PARKING POLICY
Those parking for gatherings or Emmaus events, be aware as of Oct. 1, 2017 the two parking lots south of the Wilmington Methodist Church are not available for church use per request of the owner. The church now has its office in the basement of the church, not across the alley and the parking lots are off limits per owner request. The church has been unsuccessful in negotiating the matter. Pray about this and park elsewhere.
'CLOSING' MEAL CHANGE
Starting in February 2017, we will be
changing our light meal on Sunday to before closing
rather than after closing. By Sunday evening, the team and
pilgrims are tired and many are anxious to get home. This will
enable the kitchen staff to finish the huge clean up efforts
while closing is taking place.
you are sponsoring a pilgrim, please get your letters out to
remember to put the pilgrim’s first AND last name on all
forget to wear your name badge to ALL Emmaus events. This
includes working in the kitchen, scrubbing bathrooms,
gatherings, candlelights, and closings.
Interested in sharing a musical talent? Volunteers welcome. Please e-mail the 2017 Community Music person Jennie Harner at email@example.com.
Interested in finding out more about Chrysalis? Check out the Chrysalis links on the home page.
WALK SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
The cost of sponsoring a pilgrim is $85.00. The cost helps cover
program expenses for food and supplies. If you have not
sponsored someone because it was cost prohibitive, the Wilmington Area Emmaus Community has a scholarship
fund. This fund is made possible through gifts from previous
pilgrims. If you need a scholarship for your pilgrim(s), please
contact the 2017 Community Chair Mike Daugherty at
or 2017 Community Leadership
or 2017 Community LeadershipBob Brown at Janell-Smart@cinci.rr.com for more details.
you in a share group?
If the answer
is "No", the Women's and Men's Good Shepherd are here to
help. Please let us know you are looking. If the
answer is "Yes", we would also like to hear from you. Following an Emmaus Walk, new members of the community are often
looking for a share group. Sometimes
Community members who have been around awhile are also looking for
one. If you are in an
active share group, you can help by contacting the Women’s or
Men's Good Shepherds and letting them
know about your group. We
are in the process of compiling a database of active Share Groups.
The database will be used to help anyone who may be looking
for a group to find one in his/her area.
We are looking for basic information; when and where you
meet and the name and phone number of one member of the group who
would serve as a point of contact. We would love to hear from you.
The Women’s Good Shepherd is Rebecca Haines and the Men’s
Good Shepherd is Johnnie Wass. Please
contact either one with your group’s information or if you are
in need of finding a group.
· Did you know that we provide FREE
childcare at Gatherings and Closings, but not at Candlelight?
· Did you know that you can bring a
friend who has not attended the walk to Gatherings?
· Did you know that you need to wear
you name tag when attending any Emmaus function?
· Did you know that in order to
serve on a live-in team you:
· Must be active in church?
be active in the community?
be in a share group ?
· Did you know that Candlelight and Closing services are only for the Emmaus Community? NO ONE that has not attended an Emmaus or Chrysalis weekend can attend the Candlelight or Closing; however, childcare is available during Closing. Food will be provided by the kitchen BEFORE the closing service.
· Did you know that it takes 12
people to volunteer per shift (breakfast, lunch & supper) in
· Did you know that we need 4 people
to help set-up on Thursdays of the walk?
· Did you know that we need 4 people
to help clean up on Sunday morning so the church can minister to
· Did you know that it only takes 4
people each evening between the hours of 8:30 and 9:30 pm to scrub
those glorious bathrooms?
· Did you know that the 72 hour
prayer vigil needs 72 praying angels?
· Did you know that taping and/or
picture taking of any part of the Emmaus Weekend is not allowed?
· Did you know that God loves you
and so do we?
Do you remember how you felt when you received all you Agape on your Walk? We want all the new Pilgrims to feel the same way, so there are a few reminders for you when giving Agape. According to the "Hand Book on Emmaus" page #60, "Table agape is an expression of unconditional love, therefore personal names are not attached, although Reunion Group or church names are acceptable." Please remember that letters are always welcome but please do not send any gifts. If you have a gift for your pilgrim, give it to him/her after the walk. The deadline for letters is Sunday at noon. Also, remember the copyright laws; WE CANNOT DISTRIBUTE ANYTHING THAT HAS BEEN COPYRIGHTED. Thank you for your cooperation in these matters.
you or your share group make table Agape, be sure you
know how many you
will need for the walk. Storage
is at a minimum and we cannot keep all the extras, so please
let us know who gives the Agape so we can give the extras back. We simply do not have storage for the extras and they may
be thrown out. To get
the number on the walk you can check the website.
Also, it is requested by the Upper Room that table and bedtime agape do not contain the names of those giving it,
except for names of share/reunion groups or church names. Please
do not include individual people's names in a reunion group.
Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.,
with singing beginning at 6:45 p.m. Childcare
(Board meeting 6:00 p.m.)
attending a gathering, you may wish to bring food
to share during the fellowship time.
* Please come and invite a friend!