January 2023 Newletter

 January 2023 NKY Emmaus Community Newsletter
The January gathering will be at Immanuel Boone Campus located 1440 Boone Aire Road Florence, KY.  41042. On Thursday January 12th. Fellowship at 6:30 p.m. / the gathering at 7:00 p.m. 

Hope for the New Year…  As we ring in the New Year, we tend to reflect on the events of the year past. Many of us have experienced exquisite blessings of love and marriage, new family additions, new careers and locations… Many of us have, also, endured tremendous struggles that we seriously thought we could not bear – sickness, the passing of loved ones, financial hardships, devastating disasters, and the hollow loneliness that comes with it all.  As we anticipate the New Year with both anxiousness and excitement as we set new goals and make future plans, I find it so very comforting to remember this: We have a Father. We have a Comforter. We have a Savior. We have hope. We have God’s love and promises to carry us through this life and He – Our Father – has promised us that He will never leave us or forsake us. What a wonderful promise! Through thick and thin, joy and sorrow, God is there with us. There is nothing that happens to us that doesn’t first pass by Him. Every moment of bliss or struggle, our Heavenly Father shares with us.  Reflect on the year past and be thankful for His presence in gladness and in sorrow. Look forward to the year that lies before us, knowing that we are not left alone and comfortless. Know that our joys are His joys. He loves us with an un-conditional love that cannot be quenched. His Grace will be more than sufficient. Rejoice! We have a Savior! Your brother in Christ, Greg Beagle Northern Kentucky Emmaus Community Lay Director De Colores! 

Announcement from Men’s Walk # 49 Lay Director They asked each other,”Were not our hearts burning within us” Luke 24:32 Do you remember the components of your walk? 1.Faith is explained 2.Grace is explained 3. Christian community is realized 4. The Body of Christ is renewed When was the last time you gave another the blessing of this experience? The Men’s Walk Team is preparing to serve your pilgrim. Also, mark your calendars for 3/30-4/2. Candlelight will be Saturday, April 1st. Christ is counting on you, Bryan Meade Lay Director #49 

Announcements messages from board members AGAPE The Spring Walk Men’s walk is getting close and your help holds a vital part in the role of Agape Giving is the nature of God’s love. Agape received during a Pilgrim’s Walk to Emmaus experience has a ripple effect. As pilgrims reflect on being showered with nonstop agape in all its forms, many recognize the love of Christ in ways they have never imagined before. The hope is that they will return to their church and communities ready to share God’s unconditional love with others. Thank you for making tangible signs of Agape through small gifts to be given to the Pilgrims throughout the weekend. Please bring them to the January, February, and March Gatherings or email Jennifer Meyers at chuck.jenmerys@gmail.com to make arrangements to drop them off.

Jennifer Meyers
Agape Chairperson

SPONSORSHIPI know we are all still basking in the Holiday Magic of the Birth of Jesus. What better time to reflect and think about friends and family members who would benefit from going on a Walk to EMMAUS. The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. It is not for everyone. It is not for the first time Christians. You may ask who will benefit from this walk. Quite simply it is your friends, your neighbors, fellow church members and the clergy. It is for Christians of every denomination. Please be in prayerful consideration of what this walk meant to you and what it will mean to someone else in our community of faith. When you are ready to sponsor your pilgrim. Remember to pray with them. Work with them to fill out the pilgrim application which requires 3 signatures; theirs, their pastor and the sponsor. The cost of the walk is $180.00 A $50 dollar deposit must be sent in with the application. All pilgrim applications should be sent to: Northern Kentucky Emmaus Attn: Registrar P.O. Box 17695 Lakeside Park, KY 41017. There’s still plenty of time to submit applications for the Spring Men’s Walk our deadline for applications is March 15th. The walks will be held at Higher Ground Conference and Retreat Center in West Harrison, Indiana 3820 Logan Creek Ln. Please check out their web site at (hgcrc.org). The Men’s Walk will be March 30- April 2 and the Women’s Walk October 19-22. Please include the deposit fee with the application. If the cost is a problem scholarships are available . Should you have any questions regarding your sponsorship duties, I would be glad to help you. Please email me at vmckinley@fuse.net. De Colores,Vern McKinley

From the Northern Kentucky Emmaus treasurer Thanks to the generosity of the NKY community, personal checks, and offering at monthly gatherings. Every dollar received goes back into the community to continue to spread the life changing experiences that an Emmaus weekend can deliver. Donated funds can also be used for pilgrim and team member scholarships, updating equipment, and the general fund of our community. Thank you, for your continued support of our Emmaus community.

Treasurer, Sherry Taylor

Communication If you phone numbers, email, home address have change since your previous walk,please send updated information to meburns08@aol.com “subject line NKY Emmaus”.  If you are not getting text message reminders,please text to 859-743-4526 with your full name , walk number, table name.

Mark Burns
Communications chair

PrayerThe prayer chart is up and running on the website for the men’s walk # 49, go to our website under nkemmaus.com then hit prayer, then signup.  There will be hard copies at January thru March gatherings too if you attend.

Chris Hensley

Message/devotional ** Remember to stand firm in your convictions Exodus 14:13-14 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”It recently occurred to me how important it is for us to be thankful for what God has given us and for the privilege of serving Him. This led me to consider the men that Jesus appeared to on the road to Emmaus. Here they were, on the way home from a huge event in Jerusalem, and ran into a stranger (Jesus) who asked them why they were so confused and upset. We only know one of their names, and I think this is because God wants us to recognize that we, in our own lives today, are just like these guys; con-fused, upset and anxious about our families and the future of our nation. The other man is us! Cleopas reports the happenings in Jerusalem. “They have crucified a true prophet of God, and now His grave is empty.” Then Jesus replies with great words for them and us. “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter His glory?” This raises the question of why don’t we believe and trust all that the prophets have told us. Why do we hesitate to fully commit our lives to Him as He asks? Why do we make excuses for our faith, our beliefs and our principles? Why are we not more involved? The Bible says, “Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized Him, and He disappeared from their sight.” So I ask you today, “Are your eyes open?” I pray your eyes see as He sees, and you respond as He would respond! Get involved! Be a disciple! Be a leader! Be a sponsor!
Please be in pray for stepping up and filling one of these open board positions: Assistant Community Lay Director, Team Selection Chair, and Fourth Day Chair. We would love to here your 4th day message and how God is moving in your life. We need speakers for upcoming gatherings, please contact a board member. Thank you, Greg Beagle

October 2022 Newsletter

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October 2022                   

 NKY Emmaus Community Newsletter 

Fall is here!! Wow, time is flying by. The great thing about October is that we have a Women’s Walk after 3 years where we will get to see our Father change lives, set captives free, save the lost, guide the seeking, and show all how great His love is. I hope you will come be a part of this awesome weekend. There are many ways you can be involved. You will find those ways here in this newsletter. Come and see what God is going to do!! 

Greg Beagle 

Northern Kentucky Emmaus 

Community Lay Director 

De Colores! 

Women’s Walk #48 is October 20-23 2022 and the application deadline is October 6 th.  Only 5 days so please mail those applications in or contact a board member. 

The pilgrim count is 7. Please don’t wait until the last day to invite your pilgrim you want to make sure they can arrange to schedule that weekend off. 

You, the sponsor, are the utmost importance to GOD, your pilgrim, the team, and the Emmaus community. Committing to be a sponsor is so much more than “signing people up.” It is the first act of GOD’s unconditional love (AGAPE) to the pilgrim and it starts even before their Walk begins. Good sponsorship is the mortar GOD uses as He sets His building blocks of love, relationships, service, discipleship, perseverance, and grace in a pilgrim’s life. Jesus is the Foundation, GOD is the builder, and it is through you, the sponsor, and the Team that GOD’s love builds a pilgrim’s life to servanthood of Him. A Pilgrim is Royalty A pilgrim is treated like Royalty and this treatment should start, by you, the sponsor even before the Walk begins.  

Welcome to our newest board member: Jennifer Meyers- Agape Chairperson. 

Agape is an important part of every walk get a group together or by yourself we need 60-70 pieces per item. 

The pray chat still needs to be filled so please go to the nkemmaus.com web site then click prayer, then women’s walk, then select your days and time. 

We will need your help for the women’s Saturday night meal, community members will be needed to help prep and cook this special meal. More details will be coming after October 6th. 

We still have a few open board positions: Music Chair (someone to organize musical talent for gatherings), Assistant Community Lay Director, Team Selection Chair, Outreach Chair, and Fourth Day Chair. 

We are also looking for 4th day speakers for upcoming gatherings if Holy Spirit is leading you to share your Fourth day message please let us know. 

The women’s team have two team training sessions left to do so please be in pray for LD Deb Gary and the women’s team.  

The October gathering will be at Immanuel Lakeside on the 13th with fellowship at 6:30pm and the gathering at 7pm, we will be praying for the women’s team at this gathering. So please come and join us. 

March 2022 Newsletter

NKY Emmaus March 2022 Newsletter 
  We have our next Gathering 3/10/22 at Immanuel Boone Campus 7pm. Attending this gathering would be wonderful showing of your commitment to the NKY Emmaus community. Let’s not keep the light of Jesus under the basket any longer. Let’s come together as the NKY Emmaus Community and shine Light of Jesus so others can experience the love of Christ Jesus!  Calling all Men who have been on the walk to Emmaus we need your help, John still needs two more live- in support team members plus several non live-in support help, we still need 2 TL and 2 ATL, Bob Meyers is leading the music team he still needs 2 more team members, and we still need a ALD. Men we can do this please contact John Poe at john.poe@commonspirit.org Agape is a important part of every walk get a group together or by yourself we need 60 pieces per item. Please be in pray for the team during the month of March as they learn their roles. The walk is a unique experience, carefully planned to provide for the support and growth of the pilgrim thru the silent servant hood of the team involved. If you haven’t talked with your pastor yet about who in your church is ready for this men’s walk call them and if they haven’t been on a Emmaus walk yet invite them.

Blessings all, February is behind us and just like that we are two months into 2022. Time seems to be passing so quickly, after two long years postponing Men’s Walk #48 John Poe and the team have started training for the walk. We are only 51 days away from Men’s walk #48 and the application deadline is April 7th. I am so excited to see what God has in store for us as a community.  “God is working”, do you believe it? I was recently challenged with this thought. My initial answer was yeah; but this one simple truth has just continued to minister to me. I have just marveled at the complexity of it. Do we as followers of Christ really believe that God is working? Do we trust that the creator of the universe is GOD of the universe and He is in control? Do we really believe that he “works all things together for the good of those that believe Him and are called to His purpose? Do we acknowledge how big and good He is, and rest and trust that He alone is God and that HE is working and that he loves us? My job, our job, is to “take His yoke upon us and rest”. Cast all your concerns upon Him and trust that He is working. Please continue to be in prayer over our Community as we move forward with holding Walks, and specifically be in prayer for the upcoming walks of 2022. Get excited for the work that God is doing. Your brother in Christ, Greg Beagle Northern Kentucky Emmaus Community Lay Director 
Spiritual Director corner We will need the Emmaus community to come together to support this Men’s walk by sponsoring pilgrims we need to be talking with our pastors and discuss who is ready. We cannot hold a walk without the pilgrims. We need to completely fill this Men’s walk with pilgrims as it has been over two years since the last walk. There are so many new opportunities to ask a fellow church member to come and experience the Love and Joy that Jesus has to offer. Remember your own joy and love you experienced on your Emmaus walk. This is the time to pass it on to your fellow Christian brother!  De Colores, Geoff Egbers  Chrysalis corner Charlene Burlew is leading the NKY Chrysalis restart. They are currently looking for anyone (adult or teen) who might be qualified and interested in working with Chrysalis. If you have attended the Walk to Emmaus or a Chrysalis Flight (ages 15-18) you are qualified to serve. If interested, contact: Charlene at burlewc@yahoo.com Sponsorship Corner  As Spring is upon us, we need to really start praying about our upcoming walks! We need to ask God whom do you want me to sponsor on these walks? If you do not want me to sponsor someone, then what can I do to help? If you pray, God will answer! We all have been the recipients of God’s answered prayers! If God is leading you to sponsor and you feel money is as problem (the cost this year is $140.00), please remember we have a scholarship fund for anyone who needs financial help. So do not let money deter you from passing this gift on to someone else! Pray, Pray, and Pray some more! Please prayerfully considering sponsoring someone on these walks and remember this community stands behind you and will help you however they can. All you have to do is ask. If you do sponsor,(sponsorship forms can be found by going to nkemmaus.com and clicking the sponsorship page) prepare yourself for the many blessings that will come to you as a result of answering God’s call! The blessings are Awesome! Remember Pray, Pray, Pray, and Pray some more! Is God calling you?  De Colores! Vern McKinley 

Prayer Corner /Communication Corner
The prayer is chart is up and running, please go under the nkemmaus.com website , then go under menu then hit prayer to sign up.

If you like still receive text message reminders such gatherings and walk information, please send me a text with name, phone number and walk number to be added to list.

Mark Burns
Prayer/Communication Chairperson