The Annual WNY Walk to Emmaus/Chrysalis Christmas Party
Date and time: December 8, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Location: Greece United Methodist Church 1924 Maiden Lane Rochester, NY 14626
Directions: Going North on 390 take Exit 25 to Vintage Lane and go west (left) to Long Pond Road. At Long Pond turn south (left) and proceed to the next stop light. Turn east (left) on Maiden Lane. Greece UMC is the second building on the left from the corner.
If coming from the West on Route 104 or Route 18 you will come to Long Pond Road. From Rt. 104 go past Long Pond Road to Mitchell Road and turn north (left) which will turn into Long Pond Road. Go to Maiden Lane and turn right (east). Church is second building on left. From Rt. 18 turn right (south) on Long Pond Road. Go to Maiden Lane and turn east (left) and church is second building on your left.
Coming from the East on Route 104 go past I-390 to Fetzner Road (first light) and turn right (north). Go to Maiden Lane and turn west (left). Church is on the right just before Long Pond Road.
(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 Greg VanDussen @ email@example.com