Annual Meeting November 17! *
* Our monthly Ultreyas for 2017:
November 17 Ultreya Hosted by Christ Church UMC
Join us at our next Ultreya at Christ Church UMC. Join us at 6:00 for our Annual Business Meeting, followed by 6:45 supper and worship at 7:30.
SEE YOU THERE!!
and the upcoming Utreyas...
December 15 - Messiah UMC
ELECTIONS on Nov.17
Our 2017 & 2018 Weekends!!
E-180 ~ 3/09 - 3/12 - Nancy Geeting
E 184 ~ March 8-11 - Vickie Carroll
All weekends will be held at the Meadowkirk Retreat Center in Middleburg, Virginia
Need to get your Agape to the mountain?
For future weekends we will have a large box out front in the Ultreya church foyer so you can leave palanca or agape for the upcoming weekends - please label and put your stuff in alphabetical order, by last name.
NEW - Emmaus NCA Car Magnets Available
NEW – NCA Emmaus Car Magnets and Decals
Raúl Castillo at 703-307-8070 or email: 4DayJour@emmausnca.org
From the Community Lay Director...
From the Lay Director
Our monthly Ultreyas are always times of refreshing my spirit, but this past month’s gathering was especially uplifting. We introduced the team of E 183 and the new “pilgrims”, the ladies of E 182. The air was electric with excitement as we sang “Old Church Choir” and danced our way through “Undignified”. Just like David danced before the Lord in the Psalms, our ladies worshiped our Lord in a beautiful undignified dance!!!
“Now, friends, I want to report on the surprising and generous ways in which God is working in the “churches” (Emmaus). “ 2 Corinthians 8:1. Read the rest of the chapter! It is a very encouraging passage on how the church reached out and helped because they saw a need. Our Emmaus community heard the plea for pilgrims for E 183 and responded. By the night of the Ultreya there were 23 men who had agreed to attend the weekend. The call had triggered an outpouring of pure and generous love from many who eagerly looked for pilgrims to sponsor. Tonight, as I sit writing this article, I received a message saying that they now have 27 men who have said “yes”!!! What was looking very discouraging just a short time ago, caught us completely off guard and spurred us to action. God knows whose hearts need a “touch from the Master’s hand” and He will call those to the mountain who most need it. (more)
From the Community Spiritual Director...
From The Community Spiritual Director
I recently attended my 40th High School Reunion. This was an event that I had been involved with over the past 10 months, serving on the planning team. When the big night arrived I was keenly aware of two observations. The first was that while I have not changed much in the last 40 years, everyone else had aged beyond belief. The second observation was really much deeper.
When our team of five arrived an hour plus more before the event we found a very nice but bland country club dining room. Sure, it was very elegant but there was no color whatsoever. In the hour that followed the room was completely transformed. It changed from a classy all white to an orange and blue extravaganza. There were balloons, there were streamers, there were megaphones, there were table scarves, well I could on and on, but I think you get the picture.
What struck me that night was how similar this experience was to what happens in the lives of pilgrims when they experience an Emmaus weekend. They arrive with anxiety, uncertainty and a degree of trepidation. But over the weekend their lives are transformed from a casual black and white relationship with Jesus Christ to a full on colorful experience of the Risen Christ. In essence, the team and the community color their world. (more)
|From the Community Music Directors...
Music Directors' Message
"The Lord is my strength and my song, and He has be-come salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father's God, and I will exalt Him." Exodus 15:2
Wow - glory to God and kudos to the musical team lead by Lindsey Kirkwood last month at Ultreya. The music was described by the CLD as "out of this world". All worshipped and danced and had a great time singing and praising. What JOY! Thank you, Lindsey, Phil bass man and trailer driver, sound man Rich, and all who made this rock for His glory.
Hallelujah! Fall is a beautiful time of song and service for the NCAE community! Cooler fresh air, calmer days, and songs of thanksgiving and praise. October and November are full of teaming events and music. The MDs for E-182 and men MDs of E-183 will lead the DDU Ul-treya music for those months, respectively. If you are interested in participating in the music or sound support- pls know we would love it. Just reach us at email@example.com. You are loved, you are welcome in this place!! (more)
From the Chrysalis Lay Director
Hello, Family! I am so excited to be serving together with all of you as a part of this awesome Chrysalis community for the upcoming year! Our newly assembled Board of Directors is off to a great start, and we have several upcoming opportunities for the entire community to get involved with serving in fellowship together. This month we will be having a Hoot on Saturday, November 18th at 6:00 PM at Pender UMC in Fairfax. Hoots are a night of worship and fellowship for youth and young adults to come meet new people, praise the Lord, and find out a little more of what Chrysalis is all about. The entire Emmaus/ Chrysalis/Kairos community has done an outstanding job of coming together to make sure our Caterpillars feel loved with as much Agape as possible, but now we need your help with this next big endeavor! (more)
Kairos Fall Weekends
The Northern Virginia team that supports Sussex 1 State Prison completed its K-6 weekend on October 22nd. It was a weekend filled with many special occurrences. One of the first special moments happened during the “You Are Not Alone” Talk. The Prayer Chain was presented to the participants. The impact of it was highly visible on the faces of the participants. This was the longest prayer chain ever presented at a Sussex 1 event. Its length encompassed all of the tables in the talk room and was made possible in large part by the many Prayer Warriors of the Emmaus community who signed up for time slots and general prayers for the weekend. Many, many thanks!
Both Kairos teams serving at Sussex I State Prison and at Greensville Correctional Center are now starting to focus on their spring 2018 weekends. Please find more information at the team website: https://kairosnova.org/ or contact Bill Iwig at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ed Tucker at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Matt 25:36 “…I was in prison and you visited me.”
Weekend Fees - Take Note!
The Weekend Fees for 2017, as set by our Board of Directors, are:
Pilgrim Application Fee $35
Pilgrim Fee $215
Team Fee $250
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