NEW AudioVisual Resources! *
Our monthly Ultreyas for 2015:
Don't miss our October Fellowship & Worship Gathering at St. Paul UMC! NEW! - Come at 6:30 for food - and fellowship at 7:30 for an inspiring time of worship and music.
But wait - there's more!
Also, we would also like to invite any who are interested to stop by our Pumpkin Patch to receive FREE “tacky beads” prior to the Ultreya and check out our pumpkin fundraiser for our children and youth mission project!
Join us on the 16th ("almost always" the third Friday of the month - and again this month) for a refreshments, worship, a Fourth Day message and communion service. We hope to see you there.It gets better and better and better... (More)
and the upcoming Utreyas...
November 20 - Christ Church UMC
December 20 - Bethel UMC
2016-2017 NOMINATIONS FOR EMMAUS NCA BOARD
The Nomination Committee welcomes submission of names from those willing to serve on the 2016-2017 board. We meet monthly, usually the first Monday at 7pm in Springfield, VA. It involves commitment and responsibility in representing the NCAE community in business, decisions, concerns, and planning. It is also a huge blessing to serve in this capacity. Pls submit your name and a short (3-4 sentences) of why you desire to serve on the NCAE Board. This statement will be shared with the board and in publications such as FDJ and Ultreya to the community. The election will be at the November Ultreya and your presence is requested. Thank you.
* ...A/V Update...
Need AV Equipment or software for your Walk to Emmaus or Chrysalis weekend? Jim and Donna Morris are Co-Chairing the new AudioVisual Equipment and AudioVisual Software Committees. They have a full equipment suite as well as licensed ProPresenter 6 software available for your use. Here is their first report to the community:
The three month Audio/Video Equipment Fund-Raiser was a success. The goal was $4,500 to purchase (4) four A/V sets for the Emmaus and Chrysalis community, and the total raised was $4,800. The additional funds raised were used to purchase (4) Bluetooth speakers for the videos shown each weekend; and the balance will be donated to the NCAE Sponsorship funds.
Jim and Donna Morris
Our Remaining 2015 Weekends!
E-174 ~ Oct. 08-11 - Susan Verghese
All weekends will be held at the Meadowkirk Retreat Center in Middleburg, Virginia
...and Our 2016 Weekends!!
E-176 ~ 3/10 - 3/13 - Laura Newberry
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
Emmaus has been such a blessing in my life and I’m sure many of you would say the same. As I am writing this, I am also thinking about preparing palanca for the ladies of E-174 and the men of E-175. As I think about palanca, I am reminded of my own walk and the many teams on which I have served. There is a sense of excitement for both the team and the pilgrims as they head to Meadowkirk. Don’t you wish you could do it all again? But I think the real question is do you still have that excitement for the other areas of your faith? Do you still have the excitement to serve both the Emmaus community and your local church?
I am so excited for the women and men that will walk on E-174 and E-175. I am praying for the two teams that will lead these amazing weekends. But NCA Emmaus is not just the weekends, no matter how important they may be. We hope you will continue to attend Ultreyas each month. The pilgrims would love to see your faces at Mananita and Closing. We always need palanca, but also need the prayer wheel filled, goodies sent to the mountain and placemats for the dining hall. We are coming up on our November Ultreya when we will have our board elections. We have a good slate of candidates for the board openings for 2016, but we can still use a few more if you are lead to take on this task. (more)
From the Community Spiritual Director...
From The Community Spiritual Director
Looking out from the perspective of the pulpit it has been a difficult week in our world. There are so many issues relevant to our Christian life on which people of good faith are bitterly divided, and this week was no different. Sometimes it seems like no matter what is said or done, there will be angry and belittling attacks from all sides. And on a frustrating yet far less serious note, the storms have caused many churches to cancel or postpone fall festivals planned to encounter and engage the people in their communities. I hope you are able to reschedule your events.
I want to take this opportunity to lift up one of the truly positive stories of our community. Last night I had the privilege to attend a celebration marking the 20th Anniversary of Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church, a church serving a community of people who are homeless and disenfranchised along the Route One Corridor in the Fairfax County section of Alexandria. Rising Hope is primarily the vision of one person, Rev. Dr. Keary Kincannon, its founding Pastor. Keary, who walked on E-83, had served at Sojourners, an intentional faith community in Washington, DC, when he felt the call to start a church that would serve, in Keary’s words, “the last, the lost, the lonely and the left out.” Rev. Jim Wallis, the leader of Sojourners, shared last night that he asked Keary where he thought he was going to do that. Keary’s response was that he didn’t know, but God was calling him to do it, so he trusted God to figure it out. (more)
|From the Community Music Directors...
Music Directors' Message
Some lyrics to "Holy Spirit" which the Billingsleys and C90 so beautifully lead as we circled the sanctuary at September Ultreya:
"Let us become more aware of your presence, let us experience the glory of your goodness. Holy Spirit, you are welcome here". Wow
He speaks to us, guides us, comforts us, lifts us through music. Praises. October Ultreya, lead by the women of E-174, will rock with the theme song "Overcomer"! Exciting to think how He will use them and that song to encourage and strengthen all.
Please bring your guitar and voice and play along anytime! It would be a blessing. We love you! (more)
From the Chrysalis Lay Director
DeColores my beautiful brothers and sisters in Christ, I hope this Fourth Day Journal finds everyone well. My name is Jacob Mosser and I am the newly elected Chrysalis Lay Director. The new Chrysalis Board met on Labor Day to have a “Chrysalis Board retreat”. We enjoyed a wonderful meal together and then used the rest of the evening to talk about what it means to be on the Chrysalis Board, discussed our role as a Board and what our goals were for the future. We as a body stand to lead our youth and young adults in strengthening their faith in Jesus, connecting them to the overall body of Christ and empowering them to be leaders for the future of the Church.
The Rectors for Chrysalis 91 have been chosen. Aaron Listopad, Megan Brobst, Katie DeVaughn and Stu Mentzel will be serving as the Rectors for the upcoming weekend. Please be in prayer for them as they begin to decide upon a Cadre and prepare to select a Team. If you are interested in teaming, I would encourage you to prayerfully consider it first and if you feel led, to then fill out an application online at our website www.NCAChrysalis.com, which will then give your information to the R’s. (more)
Weekend Fees - Take Note!
The Weekend Fees for 2015, as set by our Board of Directors, are:
Pilgrim Application Fee $35
Pilgrim Fee $200
Team Fee $250
I am the Community Palanca Cha. I need volunteers to make placemats for me. We need 270 decorated placemats for each team that goes to the Mountain.
I will have blank placemats at the Ultreyas each month. You can create your own design, either free hand, trace from a coloring book, use markers, glitter and glue to create your designs. You can either do them yourselves or get your Sunday School classes to do them. The pilgrims really like them when they come from the children. There are two kinds needed: the ones that are decorated with cute pictures and words, and ones that specifically say “DeColores”. (more)
With an all new MailList Service, HolyNet is being reactivated. We encourage you to sign up here to receive community news (including links to the FourthDay Journal), and prayer requests. Thank you, Dave Moore, for setting up this comunications venue!
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!