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Our monthly Ultreyas for 2015:

August Ultreya Hosted by Clarendon UMC

Don't miss our August Worship Gathering at Clarendon UMC! Come at 7:30 for an inspiring time of worship and music.

Come on the 21st ("almost always" the third Friday of the month - and again this month) for a picnic dinner, 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...

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September 18 - First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City

October 16 - St. Paul UMC - Woodbridge

 

Our 2015 Weekends!!

E-174 ~ Oct. 08-11 - Susan Verghese
E-175 ~ Nov. 05-08 -
Tony Papp
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All weekends will be held at the Meadowkirk Retreat Center in Middleburg, Virginia

NEW - Emmaus NCA Car Magnets Available

NEW – NCA Emmaus Car Magnets and Decals
The NCAE, 4”x6” car MAGNETS and REMOVA-BLE DECALS are available for $5.00 donation or more for each decal. All proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund.
For more information, please contact:

Raúl Castillo at 703-307-8070 or email: 4DayJour@emmausnca.org

 
         
 

From the Community Lay Director...

From the Lay Director

I am so thankful for this wonderful community of believ-ers. Every time I turn around there are people who step up to fill a need, say a prayer, or complete a project. This year’s board has done a great job and I want to thank them for making my job so much easier. The Ultreya committee has filled all the slots for 2015 and are well on their way to completing the calendar for 2016. We have firmed up dates through 2017 for our new facility at Meadowkirk Farms. We have also had some great help from the community in general. We have had volunteers step up to work on updating our skit trunk and to help provide projector equipment for our weekends. I want to thank Sleepy Hollow for hosting the July Ultreya for us at the last minute. I could go on and on with the endless work that is done behind the scenes for the good of NCA Emmaus. (more)

 

From the Community Spiritual Director...

From The Community Spiritual Director

A recent trip enabled me to see several of the most sig-nificant sacred art works in history, DaVinci’s The Last Supper, and so many by Michelangelo, The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, his statue of David and a beautiful painting, The Holy Family. Gazing upon these masterpieces reminded me that the nature of God and the Christian story are revealed to us in many different ways.

Creative works be they art or music often have a spiritual power that teaches us about people & moments in our faith story & conveys meaning without the spoken word. I found Michelangelo’s, Pieta, which sits inside St. Peter’s to be just such a work.

Pieta is an Italian word that means “pity”, & a pieta is a work of art that depicts Mary holding the lifeless body of her son, the Christ, brought down from the Cross. What is revealed to us in & thru this breathtaking sculp-ture? The Pieta was sculpted from a single slab of mar-ble. Look at the figures that emerge from the stone. A photograph does not do justice to this deeply moving sculpture. It is difficult to stand at the Pieta without shed-ding a tear for humanity. (more)

 
         
  From the Community Music Directors...

Music Directors' Message

PSummer makes the heart sing!! Please join in at August Ultreya and sing praise. The NCAE Praise Team will be leading music and pumped up to worship and fellowship. If you would like to be an active part, please contact us for more information regarding involvement and practice, or simply join in at Ultreya. We usually practice the Monday prior to the Ultreya at the host church, and again around 6pm the night of Ultreya.

Chrysalis musicians rocked the house in July and He is glorified!! Awesome music, Marty and Dan and the whole team!! C-90 musicians (sweet Billingsleys) will lead.

Thanks & blessings!! (more)

 

From the Chrysalis Lay Director

It takes a village. You’ve heard this before many times – but I feel it is particularly true when we are referring to mentoring our children and youth. And it doesn’t just refer to a large number of people – it refers to what those people can offer by way of mentoring. Everybody in ‘the village’ has different God given skills – many of them without knowing they have the skills. Whether it is music, the ability to pray, the patience to do something over and over again until the child or youth gets it right – the list goes on.

As adults in the church it is our responsibility to help minister in some way to our youth. Interestingly though, there is no biblical model for youth ministry. So my inter-pretation of this is that we should use the biblical principles we already know and apply them to youth. Sure, there are some specific areas of ministry that focus on youth issues – relationships, sex, drugs, rock and roll etc. – and these shouldn’t be ignored – but too many youth ministries focus solely on those and omit the basic bibli-cal principles we expect our youth to adhere to when they get older (I prefer that term to ‘grow up’). (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

 

Community Palanca

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)

 
         
 

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