Happy New Year! *
* Our monthly Ultreyas for 2017:
January 20 Ultreya Hosted by Old Bridge UMC
It just gets better and better - with a worship and fellowship experience at Old Bridge UMC! Join us at 6:30 for dinner, followed by worship at 7:30.
The board will be serving Chili and we are asking you to help out, too. If your last name begins with A-G please bring either sour cream, cheese or chips. If your last name begins with H-N please bring a salad. If your last name begins with O-Z bring a dessert. If you are not able to bring something, come anyway!!!
SEE YOU THERE!!
and the upcoming Utreyas...
January 20 - Old Bridge UMC
February 17 - Lake Ridge Baptist Church
March 17 - Dumfries UMC
Our 2017 Weekends!!
E-180 ~ 3/09 - 3/12 - Nancy Geeting
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
In the beginning….Everyone loves a new beginning, a clean slate, a new look at life. Sometimes that can be a little scary, but it can also be filled with a sense of excitement. Through God’s mercy each day we are gifted with a new beginning called his GRACE.
It is with a true sense of joy, anticipation and humility that I accept the role as your Community Lay Director. In my own power, I am nothing, but with Christ at my side, and a whole host of CLDs that have preceded me as my advisors and each of you praying for me, I know that our community will continue to be a blessing to all who attend the weekends and participate in Emmaus activities.
As we begin a new year in NCA Emmaus, we look to our Lord for guidance in all we do. We look to each of the board members to listen carefully to His voice as He leads us in our roles. We look to each R who has been selected to lead a weekend and the chosen Cadre to be obedient to the quiet voice of our Lord. (more)
From the Community Spiritual Director...
From The Community Spiritual Director
A New Year to celebrate! We go forth with great anticipation of the wonders of life God has given us, to enjoy them to the fullest extent possible! And in the midst of this enthusiasm, each of us must sponsor at least one person for a weekend on Emmaus. We have hardly touched the potential of how many people would really desire to spend a few days with Jesus and his disciples. However, our lives may be focused on less noble things. What do your anticipate your life will be like in the coming year of 2017? Confusion? Good things? Difficulties? Disappointment? Conquest?
The year will almost certainly bring all of these experiences at different times, and many others.
Whatever the future holds, we can rest assured that our Lord will be present, constantly walking beside us and reassuring us that our faith in him will bring us through. Where should we let our minds rest when we are meditating? Philippians 4:8 says that we should always think about good things: true, noble, right and pure attributes of our friends, things or people that are lovely, admirable, and anything excellent or praiseworthy. (more)
|From the Community Music Directors...
Music Directors' Message
Happy New Year! "Auld Lang Syne" (old long since) from a poem written in 1570 by Robert Ayton - as we ring in the New Year, we sing praise to our King! Praises for days gone by and petition for His presence in days ahead. We seek Him in guidance for song choices and plans for Ultreyas and NCAE weekends and events. Our great Lord is so faithful to put songs on our heart and harmony in our relationships and get-togethers. The Holy Spirit shows up as all is covered in much prayer.
For the Annual Business meeting at the January 20 Ultreya, Dave Charboneau is leading the Praise Team in praise and worship for the community. May it provide an atmosphere of fellowship and worship conducive for truly giving 2017 and our mission to Him.
February music will be lead by C-94 musicians (more)
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 (more)
Weekend Fees - Take Note!
The Weekend Fees for 2017, 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)
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!