WILMINGTON AREA EMMAUS

 
This stain glass window becomes very meaningful to pilgrims during their walk!



  

Upcoming Walks

      Men's Walks

 

February 20-23, 2014

September 25-28, 2014

February 19-22, 2015

September 24-27, 2015
 

  Women's Walks

 

June 26-29, 2014

October 23-26, 2014

June 25-28, 2015

October 22-25, 2015

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For Pilgrims and Sponsors to Ponder
The Walk to Emmaus is effective only if pilgrims tend to their souls. Christian discipleship does not depend on information, technique, or spiritual exercise. It depends on the formation of our spirits into the image of Christ so that we can witness to Christ in the church and in the world. Followers of Jesus have been called the Christiana, "the little Christ's," because they reminded people of Jesus. One of the reasons people leave or stay away from the church is because churches bear so little resemblance to the Lord. Recently, I met a parishioner's beautiful ten-year-old granddaughter. Her name was Christiana, and I asked if she knew where her name came from and what it meant. When I told her its meaning, she beamed with joy. What would happen to congregations if they knew who they were and what their name, Christian, really meant?  
     Many churches are filled with burned-out clergy and laity. They have tried to do the impossible: To be Christian and to function as the church without a vital connection to Christ in piety, study, and action. Without Christ, long-term, consistent obedience is no more good news for the church than it was for Nietzsche; and the church may die bitter, angry, and insane, as he did. Leaning how to love God is our best witness and our best defense against burnout and wrong turns on the journey. Loving God prepares us to hear God's call. Emmaus is not spiritual busy-work. It should not be divisive. The church needs disciples who love God, themselves, and other people in Jesus' name and are able to speak and act from the perspective of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Unless pilgrims make their spiritual or devotional lives a priority, the effects of Emmaus will be short-lived, without long-term obedience or a constant direction.


Heart of Ohio
- Bellview 
Central Ohio First U M C,Marysville 
Greater Cincinnati Hyde Park Community UMC  
Darke County Emmaus - Greenville
Greater Findley Emmaus Area St Mark's UMC 
Greater Scioto Valley Trinity UMC  Chillicothe 

New-Ark Emmaus First UMC  Newark   
Other Emmaus Communities