2017 Board Nominations *
Our monthly Ultreyas for 2016:
September Ultreya Hosted byFirst United Presbyterian Church of Dale City
It just gets better and better - with a worship and fellowship experience at First United Presbyterian! Join us at 6:30 for a Pizza Party, followed by worship at 7:30.
We hope to bless the host church by bringing needed CANNED GOODS AND DRY GOODS. Thanks!
SEE YOU THERE!!
and the upcoming Utreyas...
November 18 - Christ Church UMC
December 16 - Bethel UMC
ACCEPTING Board Nominations for 2017
How about using your gifts of administration, experience, and compassion for the NCAE community and the Lord?!!
Complete this form by September 16 and forward or bring to Ultreya. The Board meets once a month on the first Monday, 7pm in Springfield. Our purpose is representing the community in the business and fellowship of NCA Emmaus. Talk more to a board member regarding what is involved, but mainly pray and seek His guidance as you commit to being considered for this rewarding experience.
Or, return the completed form to PHIL WISNER of the
Our 2017 Weekends!!
E-180 ~ 3/09 - 3/12 - Nancy Geeting
All weekends will be held at the Meadowkirk Retreat Center in Middleburg, Virginia
and Our Remaining 2016 Weekends!!
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
Summer Breeze!! Life in Christ keeps us cool and focused on what really matters. Sonshine!
What a beautiful time we all had at the July Ultreya. The annual picnic blessed our socks off. THANK YOU, Rob Cannon "roBBQ" and Neal Ailstock and Sleepy Hollow friends. Yum, yum, yum and Fun, fun, fun!! Joy joy joy!! Between fellowship, music, worship and testimonials, the Lord was glorified, our hearts were full and much fun was had.
ALL ARE WELCOME at Day of Deeper Understanding on August 6, 2016. Location -- Butterflies of C-92 and C- 93 will review their weekends and celebrate. Info will be provided about the community, to include NCAE and Kairos, and what it means to sponsor and team. Please come if you have never been, need a review, or just want to support Chrysalis! (more)
From the Community Spiritual Director...
From The Community Spiritual Director
Now regarding vacations: I have heard a saying that you should take a vacation that is long enough so that you forget what you do for a living. That statement, of course, is built on the premise that you dislike or even hate your work. If you love what you do to sustain your family, sometimes even a short vacation is too long and saps your energy, while your professional work lifts you up, energizing your mind and spirit.
Our work, as Christians, is to be alive and active in the world, filled with encouragement for others and following the New Testament maxim: “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4) It is true that we regularly face difficulties that challenge us, but we must “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (II Corinthians 10:5) so that discouraging thoughts do not bind us with doubt and unbelief. Such thoughts, cast by the gloom of circumstantial disappointments can darken our days and must not be allowed to control us, but be suffused with the light of Christ to provide encouragement not only to us, but also to the people around us. (more)
|From the Community Music Directors...
Music Directors' Message
Psalm 13:6 " I will sing the Lord's praise, for He has been good to me."
Chrysalis musicians Milton Zapata and Nicole Parrish lead the music at the July 15 Ultreya. It was spirit -filled and enjoyed by all. The night was kicked off by a great BBQ hosted by Rob Cannon and our Emmaus Brothers and Sisters at Sleepy Hollow. C-93 Musicians Tyler Mankin and Emmaline Taylor will be leading us in August at Lake Ridge Baptist. All are encouraged to join in song and worship.
The NCAE Praise Team continues to look for new talent and if you are interested in committing to attending prac-tice and serving, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check your calendars, the NCAE Praise Team is planning a Music Workshop for all future MDs and AMDs of upcoming weekends and all interested in such for the future. This will involve details about music on the weekends, and other responsiblities of those assigned to the music positions. We encourage the Rs of the future weekends to attend so they are aware of what is required of their music team.
Keep a song in your heart and JOY in your spirit. De Colores! Jim, Marty Jerry and Milt! MD@EMMAUSNCA.ORG (more)
From the Chrysalis Lay Director
DeColores Brothers and Sisters,
Back on June 11, the Chrysalis and Emmaus Board of Directors met to have a time of fellowship and conversation about the health of our ministries as we serve the body of Christ in the National Capital Area. As I came into that meeting, I prayed for God to send down his Holy Spirit to guide us in what we were doing. I have been around both communities for the last 7 years of my life. While I have yet to serve on an Emmaus weekend (I will be putting in an application soon), I know the hearts of so many who serve on those weekends and understand the joy of seeing someone connected deeper in faith.
After having a wonderful lunch, we had an in depth discussion about what God wants us to do for the future of our community. We talked about what our mission was and what we were excited about. We talked about what areas we are strong in and what opportunities were ahead for us. Throughout it all, the love we have for one another as members of the body of Christ. It was a rock’n awesome meeting and I was very blessed by it. Big thanks to my buddy Mary Ann Krauss for helping me with the planning. (more)
Weekend Fees - Take Note!
The Weekend Fees for 2016, as set by our Board of Directors, are:
Pilgrim Application Fee $35
Pilgrim Fee $200
Team Fee $250
Love, Love, Love, that is what Palanca/Agape is all about. The community is amazing when it comes to sharing their love with the team/pilgrims/bugs on the weekends.
So how can you help?
I know how everyone gets carried away with those close pins, but there is so much more! Decorate placemats – each weekend needs a total of 324 decorated placemats.
They can be bible verses, cute pictures and if you are artistic. We need weekend themes if possible.
Each weekend needs Warm and Fuzzies, Joy Flags, Palanca/Agape Bags, I am loveable buttons, and closepin caterpillars. (more)
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While we're not in the habit of distributing the large volume of internet-sourced Christian media, every now and then a message arises that is so clear and convincing that we feel compelled to share it.
Many of us have heard this story, but it bears repeating.
Watch and enjoy!