October 2020 Newsletter

Northern Kentucky Emmaus Community                                    October, 2020 Newsletter

Message from the NKY Emmaus Community Communication Chairperson

My name is Mark Burns, I went on NKY Emmaus men's walk #35 table of Matthew in March 2012.  I serve may times on team such as board rep., table leader  asst., serve food, support team. I have been on the board for 5 years serve as prayer vigil chair person, literature chair person, now serving as your communication chair and administrator for facebook, data input, website.  If you like to receive text message about gathering and etc please text me.  If you need to update you profile on data input, please email me,
De Colores
Mark Burns
Communication Rep
Meburns08@aol.com
859 743 4526


Greetings from NKY Emmaus Community Lay Director,

Another month has passed and we find ourselves, my brothers and sisters, moving on into the month of October. October is a full month of fall and a lot going on! We are in the final stages of the transition from summer to fall – temperatures are a little cooler - although we can still have some warm days. The farmers are harvesting their crops, the days are getting shorter and the trees are changing colors – from the lush green to the beautiful brilliant colors of yellow, orange and red. It is truly a beautiful time of the year.

Isn’t it great to see and read about God’s fingerprints and works? Whether it be in the mighty works He has performed such as parting the Red Sea or shedding of the trees in the fall season. God has given so much to see, to learn and to be in awe of His power – but let’s take a moment to think about the times He is busy at work in our lives and we may not notice. There are times when I lose focus and allow the demands of life to impede my time with God. As I was reading my devotion the other day I was reminded that He is working in my life even if I am unaware of it – and He will get my attention. When my eyes remain focused – my faith grows and I can see His works. And the joy and excitement of knowing and seeing His involvement in my life, whether big or small – just makes me want to “Shout to the Lord” and give Him all the praise. My prayer for you, my friends, is that you see and feel the work of God in your life!

Your brother in Christ,

Greg Beagle

Northern Kentucky Emmaus

Community Lay Director

De Colores!

Greetings from NKY Emmaus Community Facilities Chair
Board Member Brent Bevins. A snippet condensed: Born in Ky, grew up as a service dependent on bases in Germany and Hawaii. After UKCD graduation, practiced dentistry for 34 years. Have a blended family of 4 children and 5 grandchildren after marriage to Kathy in 1994. She guided me along with good friends like George and Lori to find Jesus. Was saved in 2011 on a mission trip to His Mansion in NH. Attended Walk # 36 and now and for past 2 years a facilities person for the board ( getting meeting sites prepared




Message from NKY Emmaus Community 4th day Chairperson
Grace and peace to you in the Name of Jesus!

What do you remember most from your Emmaus Walk?  Can you bring to mind the Fourth Day talk?  Perhaps you will remember it because it was the last talk of the weekend or perhaps you remember it because you were already looking forward to what might happen when you went back into your “real” life.  During that talk each of us are reminded to maintain clear concepts of our priorities, the task at hand, the variety of gifts and talents others possess and the need to maintain our understanding of true holiness.

As a reminder of that talk, know that you have an essential role to play in God’s plan for His people.  Each of us is equipped by staying in touch with Christ through piety, study and action.  In addition, we should stay in touch with friends who share your priority.  A single coal cannot burn alone but in the company of others it burns long and bright.  Finally stay in touch with people God has given you to influence.  Grace pours through you, in order to pour into others.
Let me encourage you to celebrate your Fourth Day today by finding your Emmaus letters and agape.  Perhaps you would call, text or write to someone from your Walk and find out how their Fourth Day is going.
Perhaps you are willing to share your testimony and encourage others at our next Gathering.  Contact anyone on the Emmaus Board to schedule your opportunity.  Thanks.

De Colores

Lori Berry

859-250-0835

Message from NKY Emmaus Community Music Chair

Hi!  My name is Brian Teater and I am the music rep on the Board for the NKY Walk to Emmaus.  I moved to the east side of Cincinnati from Madison, IN a little over 2 years ago.   While in Madison, I was a part of the community out of Columbus, IN.  I had served in that community since I first went on my Walk there in fall of ’02.  Over the years, I served on many walks, first as an Assistant Spiritual Director, and later as a weekend Spiritual Director.  I would also go on to serve with that community as the music rep on the board for two separate terms.  I also spent some time as the Community Spiritual Director.  I have seen how the ministry of Emmaus has strengthened the spiritual walk of so many people as well as boosted the involvement in the Body of Christ by so many different congregations.

My wife, Lisa, attended her Emmaus Walk in the NKY community in October, 2019.  It was the same month that I was called as the pastor to One Hope Community Church.  As we attended the gatherings, I kept hearing of the need for board members and, after praying about it and discussing it with Lisa, we both felt it would be a good way for me to get plugged into more ministry in NKY.

As the music rep, it is my job to help line up the vocalists and musicians for gatherings as well as walks, and to make sure that the sound equipment is set up and ready for each meeting.  That means the community needs volunteers!  At the moment, my music volunteer list is small.  I would love to see that expand.  I need to know who would like to do music for gatherings and walks.  I need names as well as contact info such as cell numbers.  I also need to know if you are a vocalist, if you play an instrument and what it is.  So, if you would like to be a part of the music scene for Emmaus, please let me know.  My phone is (812) 701-9955 and you can call or text.  My e-mail is briankteater@gmail.com (mailto:briankteater@gmail.com)  if you would prefer the electronic method.  Or you can find me on Facebook and send me a message that way.  Either way, I would love to hear from you!

De Colores…
Brian Teater
Music Rep

Message from NKY Emmaus Community Secretary

Melinda Carpenter
21 year old gentleman & lady twins and Husband of 28 years
B. S. in Education w/ Mathematics

NKY Emmaus women's walk #44
After the walk, I wanted to get involved with the Emmaus community.
An opportunity to be on the board came available, which was secretary.
I was nervous, but with the help of God & support, and caring of the board it is an awesome ride.
I am so bless to be on this board, being in this community and serving you as a secretary.

Message from NKY Emmaus Community Supplies Chair

God’s peace to everyone!  I’m Gary Stanforth and I’m the SUPPLY person for the board at Northern Kentucky Emmaus.  I live in a small town called Pleasant Plain in Warren County, Ohio.  I served as a table leader in April 2019.  I have also served walks for Greater Dayton Emmaus.

My main duty is to keep the supplies on the walks available. The notebooks, markers, cups, helium , etc, etc are all the responsibility of the Supply person.  Last month, I had new tires and locks put on the trailer so the supplies arrive safe and sound to the walk.


There is no question that all of us are

I hope and pray that while we under these covid 19 pandemic restrictions that you are staying personally connected to Jesus Christ through quite time, prayer, scripture, and worship. Out of our personal relationship with our Lord that we are staying connected in some way with other Christians weather through a small group , Sunday school class , or community service project. We are to share our faith and share  what God is doing in our lives with others who may not know the Love and peace that Jesus can bring into their life. De Colores living in difficult times. As a mental health therapist and drug/alcohol counselor I pray with people daily that their faith will remain strong and know that we have not been forgotten by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  I know that I have suffered from not being able to have fellowship with my brothers and sisters in Emmaus. I believe that Gods Grace is sufficient if we can hold on to Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on
your own understanding: In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” De Colores!

Gary Stanforth

Message from NKY Emmaus Community Assistant Spirtual Director Geoff Egbers:

I hope and pray that while we under these coved 19 pandemic restrictions that you are staying personally connected to Jesus Christ through quite time, prayer, scripture, and worship. Out of our personal relationship with our Lord that we are staying connected in some way with other Christians wether through a small group , Sunday school class , or community service project. We are to share our faith and share  what God is doing in our lives with others who may not know the Love and peace that Jesus can bring into their life. De Colores



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2020 NKY EMMAUS  Community Board of Directors:

*EMMAUS CHAIRPERSONS:

**EMMAUS LD

GREG BEAGLE

gbeagle64@gmail.com

**ASST. COMMUNITY LD

Open

**SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
REV. DREW OAKLEY

doakley@immanuelumc.org

*ASST. SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

GEOFF EGBERS

geoffegbers@gmail.com

**SECRETARY

MELINDA CARPENTER

mcarpenter@fuse.net

**Treasurer
Sherry Taylor

sherry.taylor@kenton.kyschools.us

**AGAPE

Open

**TEAM SELECTION

Open

**MUSIC

BRIAN TEATER

Briankteater@gmail.com,

**COMMUNITY TRAINING

Open

**SUPPLIES

GARY STANFORTH

gstanforth.lisw@gmail.com

**COMMUNICATIONS

MARK BURNS

meburns08@aol.com

**REGISTRATION

STEPHANIE MEADE

Smeade1645@gmail.com

**SPONSORSHIP

VERN MCKINLEY

vmckinley@fuse.net

**LITERATURE

JILL ARTMEIER

Jillya74@yahoo.com

**FOOD

TIM KOEHLER

tkoehler820@gmail.com

**PRAYER

LEE STEPHENS

leestephens505@gmail.com,

**FACILITIES

BRENT BEVINS

docdent50@aol.com

**FOURTH DAY

LORI BERRY

uniongb1963@fuse.net

Calendar upcoming events:
October 8th at 7:00 pm is the gathering located One Hope  Community church 2134 Petersburg Rd. Hebron, Ky. 41048
bring your lawn chair, mask,or stay in car, we will have a great time singing, listen to a fourth day message.