New Life Emmaus Community,
It is with great joy that I get to inform you the we have 16 confirmed pilgrims for the upcoming men’s walk in April. We have met the minimum requirements to proceed with the walk but still have at least 12 open spots for additional pilgrims.
There is still a need for silent servants. If you are interested in serving, you can contact myself or Sylvis Betts for more information.
Reunion groups, small groups, Sunday school classes, youth groups; we need Agape for the men’s walk. Nancy Slaton is the point of contact for Agape. We will need 50 pieces for each agape item.
The walk dates are April 19 – 22. The April gathering will be moved from Thursday, April 15 to Tuesday, April 22 and this will also be the follow-up gathering for the men’s walk. Please plan to attend to welcome the new pilgrims into our community.
The New Life Community also has a texting program that we are using for communication. If you have not been receiving texts for gathering reminders and community updates and would like to, please contact me to be added to the list.
This is an exciting time for the New Life Community. As we get closer to the start of the men’s walk, please continue to lift our Lay Director Bill Crouch, Spiritual Director Ted Amey, our conference room team, silent servants, and confirmed and to be confirmed pilgrims up in prayer. If you have any questions regarding sponsorship, serving, or community schedule, please feel free to give me a call.
Community Lay Director
Just a few more Agape suggestions and a reminder. Agape is needed for the upcoming Men’s walk. If you or your reunion group would like to make some agape please contact Katie Barksdale at 256-709-2969
Little notebooks or note pads. “Write this down: Jesus Loves You!”
Small calendars (wallet size are good): “I am with you always. Jesus”
Seed packages: “Grow in Christ.”
Life Savers: “Jesus is the real life saver!”
Small rulers: “Measure your life in Christ.” Or “Jesus Rules!”
Emory board or small piece of sand paper on a card: “Jesus can smooth away all our rough edges!”
Nail on a card. “Need an eternal fix? Try John 3:16.”
What a wonderful Emmaus gathering we had! Thank you to all who worked hard to make it happen. It was great seeing familiar and new faces!
Agape is needed for the upcoming Men’s walk. If you or your reunion group would like to make some agape please contact Katie Barksdale at 256-709-2969
Need some ideas?
1. Rainbow mechanical pencils: Write this down: Jesus Loves You!” or “Jesus has signed your heart with his blood.”
2. Lighters or matches and a candle: “You are the light of the World!”
3. Mending kits: “God fixes everything.”
4. Soap bubbles: “Let God’s love bubble over in you!”
Reminder that the NLE Gathering is this Thursday at 6:30 at the church at Stone River Church.
Join us as we prepare for the upcoming mens walk. Bring a dish to share.
So in a nutshell there is a lot going on this week:
Pilgrim applications due by 3/22
Just a reminder the orientation for the Men’s walk team will be next Saturday. It starts at 8 am March 10 at Stone River. EVERY person who is serving on a team should be there whether in or out of the conference room. Breakfast is provided.
Also, anyone who is interested in serving but doesn’t have a place to serve yet, please plan to come and also email me firstname.lastname@example.org or text 2563183307 ahead of time. We will find a spot for you to serve!
NLE Board Meeting will meet this Thursday March 1, 2018 at Olive Garden in Decatur. The board will be planning for the upcoming Men’s walk, so if you are a board member please plan on attending. See you then….
April 19-22, 2018 they are the dates for the upcoming Spring Men’s Walk.
Have you sent in the information for your pilgrim? What, you don’t have one? Look around you and think about which one of your friends you would like to share the Emmaus experience with. Then visit the Emmaus website, download an application and send it in.
Click to learn more: http://newlifeemmaus.org/sponsor-information/
Great gathering Thursday evening at The Church at Stone River. Are you interested in serving on the next walk? Visit our contact page and send us a note.
The next New Life Gathering will be on February 15th at 6:30pm
Location: Church At Stone River
3014 Danville Road