Dear New Life Community,

This year of pandemic has been a challenging one for all Emmaus Communities. We have all had to cancel walks, in-person gatherings, trainings and other important events in the life of our communities. The Benedictine Retreat Center in Cullman, where we have held our weekends, has been closed this past year and is just now making plans to reopen to small groups at the end of May. Currently they cannot give us an idea of when we might be able to hold a future walk there.

So we wait and pray and accept that God is at work and certainly in control of this situation.

IN THE MEANTIME…we want to continue to do all we can to stay active in our own community. We will host a Zoom meeting on May 22,2021 at 2:00pm. During this meeting we will discuss resuming our in-person gatherings, and what we will do to remain safe as we reconnect. You will receive an emailed invitation with the sign in information.

Another way we can remain active is to support the walks and encounters in other communities as they begin to reopen. We can do this by sending Agape letters and joining in on their prayer vigils. We will pass this information  on as we receive requests.

Please continue to be in prayer for our own community and its leadership as we strive to remain active and plan for our future. Let your voice be heard and your face be seen during the zoom meeting on Saturday, May 22. Hope to see you there!

De Colores,

Patty Andrews

NLE Community Lay Director

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