Dear WNY Emmaus/Chrysalis Community,

We are saddened to announce that both the Girl’s Flight and the Boy’s Flight, scheduled for July 7-9th and August 4 – 6, have been cancelled due to low registration numbers.

Dan and Tracey Benjamin


The Walk to Emmaus & Chrysalis family picnic is scheduled for

Saturday, July 29 from 11:00 am—3:00 p.m. at the Springville 1st United Methodist Church at 474 East Main Street, Springville.

Please bring your own table service, lawn chairs, yard games and a dish to pass.

There will be “meet & greet’ time at 11a.m. and the picnic lunch will start at noon.  Meat and beverages will be provided and it will be held rain or shine.

Thank you to the Springville Gathering for hosting this fun get together.

Hope to see you there!  



Fall Walks to Emmaus #53

Men’s Walk      October 12-15, 2017

(Registration due September 20th)

Women’s Walk      November 2-5, 2017

(Registration due October 11th)

Reunion      November 18, 2017

at Faith United Methodist Church in Lancaster, NY

(see Sponsor’s Kit tab for updated participant reservation forms, etc.)

** Prayer Vigil signup **

Men’s Walk #53

Women’s Walk #53

Prayer vigils for Walks #53 are now posted on prayer vigil tabs.

July 2017 Newsletter


 October 2015 International Advisory

 The Upper Room Emmaus & Chrysalis Website links

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  @         or 

or the

Community Spiritual Director, Pastor Greg VanDussen @

Chrysalis News

Flights 2017 @ Camp Asbury

Girl’s Flight:   ** CANCELLED **

Boy’s Flight:  ** CANCELLED **

Reunion: Aug 19th


Walk To Emmaus

Fall Walks to Emmaus #53

Men's Walk      October 12-15, 2017

(Registration due September 20th)

Women's Walk    November 2-5, 2017

(Registration due October 11th)

Reunion      November 18, 2017


at Faith United Methodist Church in Lancaster, NY