Spring Walks to Emmaus #56
Men’s Walk – postponed!
With the unexpected postponement of the men’s Walk #56, we are planning a community gathering on March 30th at Christ UMC in Olean. This is the day that the men’s candle light would have been. We will gather at the Christ UMC at 12:30 and have a potluck lunch to start at 1:00pm. After lunch we will have the opportunity to share in song, work at a variety of Agape work stations. At 3:00 we will move to the sanctuary for song and a communion service. We plan on ending by 4:00. You are invited to come for all the afternoon, or only the part of the day that works for you. We are also planning on inviting the male pilgrims and their spouses from Walk 56 to give them a small taste of the WNY Walk to Emmaus family.
Women’s Walk – April 25-28, 2019 – registration deadline April 10, 2019
Reunion – May 11, 2019
Location: Christ United Methodist Church 633 Linwood Ave, Olean, NY 14760
(see Sponsor’s Kit tab for updated participant reservation forms, etc.)
The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The programs approach seriously considers the model of Christ’s servant hood and encourages Christ’s disciples to act in ways appropriate to being a “servant to all.”
The Upper Room, a ministry unit of the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church, sponsors the Walk to Emmaus and offers it through local Emmaus groups around the world. Although connected through the upper room to the United Methodist Church, the Walk to Emmaus is ecumenical. The Walk to Emmaus gets its name from the story in Luke 24:13-35, which provides the central image for the three day experience and follow-up.
The Walk to Emmaus offers today’s disciples a parallel opportunity to rediscover Christ’s presence in their lives, to gain a fresh understanding of God’s transforming grace, and to form friendships that foster faith and support spiritual maturity. While Emmaus provides a pathway to the mountaintop of God’s love, it also supports pilgrim’s return to the world in the power of the spirit to share the love they have received with a hurtful and hurting world.
Excerpts from “What is Emmaus” by Stephen D. Bryant
WNY Walk to Emmaus Board meetings are open to the Community. Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month at Attica Trinity UMC at 7:00 PM. If you wish to speak at a Board meeting, we ask that you make prior arrangements by contacting the:
Community Lay Directors – Jim & Lora Keiper @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Spiritual Director – Pastor Stan Scoville email@example.com