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Lay Director's Message

Do you remember the joy of your Emmaus weekend? Your heart was filled with a sense of God’s grace and his glory as never before. You probably came away excited to share this weekend with those you love by sponsoring them on their own weekend. You wanted to spread His love to everyone, you wanted to “pass it on”.

Many of us have had the joy of sponsoring family and friends and hearing their testimonies at Closing. Their words filled our hearts with a confidence of God’s provision in their lives. Sponsoring is a way of “passing on” the weekend to others.

At our March Ultreya we reminded each of you of the importance of praying intentionally about the upcoming teams and especially the pilgrims. “30 REACH” encourages us remember each day to pray that God will provide 30 pilgrims for every weekend. Our Community’s desire is to fill every space for both men and women’s teams!! Let’s make it happen!! If each of us will commit to prayerfully offering this Emmaus experience to family, friends, and colleagues we will find ourselves with more applications than we can handle. Who knows maybe we can even increase the number of Pilgrims on each weekend? Let’s “Pass It On”!!!

DE Colores!!!


Community Lay Director


Music Directors' Message

Like this weather, we can tend to be hot and cold in our spiritual lives and our worship expressions. We challenge you to pour into the music time of any NCAE event and be on fire when you sing for Jesus. A great song which was taken from Scripture is "Light the fire in my soul – fan the flame and make me whole." Yes, he knows just where we have been so " light the fire in my soul again."

As we return from one and prepare for another weekend on the mountain, let's spark that flame for Jesus and sing with all our hearts. Ashleigh Stacy-Reese and Patty Plummer lead E-180 and Jake Jacobs and Paul Augsburger are cranking up for a great time on E-181. They will be on the mountain during the May Ultreya, so music for the next two Ultreyas will be lead by the Praise Team. June will be lead by the E-181

MDs. Good times ahead!!

If music is your gift, please plug into NCAE music!! Contact us for more info -- all are welcome!

De Colores, Glory to God!

Jim and Mae Krauss

Community MDs


Our 2017 Weekends!!

E-180 ~ 3/09 - 3/12 - Nancy Geeting
E-181 ~ 5/18 - 5/21 - Tom Geenty
E-182 ~ 10/5 - 10/8 - Glenda Lambert
E-183 ~ 11/2 - 11/5 - TJ Cuddy

All weekends will be held at the Meadowkirk Retreat Center in Middleburg, Virginia




Spiritual Director's Message


The Conquest of the Resurrected Christ


Do you find doubt in the gospel of Christ stalking you? Do the confusions of this world weigh you down with their vacuous self centered pursuits? Reflect: The days of spring are wonderfully upon us, and we may find in them an avenue of restoring faith in the truth of our living Lord. It is nearly Easter and our confidence in the LIVING Lord must be stronger than ever.

Repeating the words of 2 Timothy 1:10, 12. It has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel;…. I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day. After remembering the power of the resurrection, Paul is very sure that his faith in Christ is steadfast, so much so that when doubts attack him, he is deeply reassured that Jesus Christ has overcome the grave.

The extravagant hope of the resurrected Christ who redeemed us to dwell with him eternally is the most important truth of our faith.

Challenges to our faith along our fourth days are to be expected, since we live in a land of much confusion and fear. Each of us is bound to find that the darkness will attempt to trip us up with doubt and steal the magnificent light of the risen Christ. Make a choice and step confidently into the light and the doubt will fade and each of us can enjoy the fullness of renewed faith.

And….CELEBRATE the Easter (just like you do on Mananita morning) that comes this month, knowing that every day is Easter for those who believe in Jesus Christ our Lord.

(Don't forget to sponsor at least one pilgrim a year to share the greatest celebration)

By His Grace and Peace,

Stan Esterline, Spiritual Director


from the Chrysalis Lay Director

Hello from your Chrysalis Lay Director. Here is the list of team for the upcoming Chrysalis Weekend. So far we have up to 11 caterpillars for January, we are hoping for more. Please pray and write agape! FWC,Monica G

C94 High School Weekend

January 13-16, 2017

Team: Alan Teaford- Dining Room Cha Alison Wills -Table Leader Andrew Weston -Youth Rector Ariana Marth - Talk Room Cha/AV Ben Melugin- Youth Table Leader Burt Robinson- Spiritual Director Grace Becker - Youth Table Leader Jackie Gleadall - Rectora Jacob Mosser - Old Buffalo Jarrett Reagan - Head Cha & Ragman Jeremiah Meslie - Youth Table Leader Jerry Wills- Table Leader John Klein - Chapel Cha Judiclaire Kinerney - Youth Table Leader Kaleb Sullivan - Youth Chapel/Dining Room Cha Katie DeVaughn - Head Cha Kevin Gleadall - Rector Lauren VanWert - Music Director Linda Smith - Agape Cha Lori Darden- Table Leader Lydia Hugo- Youth Rectora Maggie Oakes - Youth Table Leader Michael Hummer - Youth Table Leader Molly Haynes -Youth Head Cha Nicholas Reagan -Talk Room Cha/AV Cha Pam Oakes - Table Leader Phyllis Weeks - Youth Table Leader Richard Goad - Table Leader Ron Lanman - Spiritual Director Sarah Lemay - Youth Agape Cha Scott Niehoff - Music Director Sheri Goad - Table Leader Stu Mentzel - Table Leader TJ Hunt - Youth Head Cha

Monica Gibson

NCA ChrysalisLay Director


Community Palanca

Love is in the air! The ladies go to the mountain in March. At the February Ultreya we will have baskets in the front to collect palanca and nonperishable snacks for the weekend.

With each weekend there are placemats that need to be decorated. If you have received blank placemats to decorate please bring to the February Ultreya. Material needed to make palanca bags for Chrysalis and Emmaus weekends for 2017. If you have extra material that you think would make great palanca bags please bring the Ultreya in February. One yard of fabric makes 3 bags. I will have instructions if you would like to help construct the bags.

The Love offering for our host church in February - Lake Ridge Baptist will be canned goods. Please show our love and support their mission to feed the needy in our community.

Love, Love, Love,

Your Sister in Christ

Donna Morris


Board Notices

Revised Procedures for Ultreya Prayer Concerns

The Board of Directors recently addressed the topic of prayer concern procedures during Ultreyas. The Board was advised that prayer concerns at Ultreya, written out for the presiding Spiritual Director to read, in many cases contained sensitive and private information. As a result, the Board decided to revise the procedures and implemented their decision at the December Ultreya. The revised procedures ask that prayer concerns be written on a piece of paper (provided) and dropped into a box. At the appropriate time during the Ultreya, the box containing the prayer concerns will be brought to the presiding Spiritual Director who will lead the community in prayer.

If individuals feel that more information should be shared regarding a specific prayer concern, please submit that concern to the community through the Holynet after checking with the parties involved to obtain their consent. Prayer concerns for publication on the HolyNet should be sent via email to


Weekend Fees for 2016

The Board of Directors has set the Weekend Fees for 2016 as follows:

Application: $35

Pilgrim: $200

Team: $250





Board Officers

From the returning second-year class of Directors, one lay member is elected by the Board to serve as the Community Lay Director for a one year term.. This person then selects an Assistant Lay Director from the second-year class.

The second-year Spiritual Director serves as the Community Spiritual Director, with the first-year SD serving as the Assistant to the Spiritual Director