August 2022 Newsletter and Gathering Information

  August 2022                    NKY Emmaus Community Newsletter  Happy August!!  The picnics and reunions, camps and conferences are winding down, a new school year begins, and we settle back into the rhythm of a “normal life”. Now is the time we begin to address those “to-do” list items we have put off due to “Busyness” of summer. If your list of put off items include the Walk to Emmaus discussion with your friend, your neighbor, your co-worker, your family member, or church member, please, don’t  put it off any longer! Late summer rolls into fall, which rolls into winter, and it hap- pens in the blink of an eye! So, let’s have those discussions and complete those Pil- grim applications as soon as possible. Christ is counting on us!  As our new school years begins, let’s take a moment to contemplate the importance of education in society, and in our Walk with God. Education is the profession in which all the other professions are built. Every doctor, lawyer, nurse, architect, plumber, electrician, carpenter, mechanic, accountant, journalist, musician, actor, etc. first learned reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history from a teacher, prior to learning the skills of their chosen trade. So, lets pray for all involved in the educational  process; the teacher, the student, the parent, for that partnership makes learning possi- ble, the future of our society, and our world depends on it.  Education is important and vital in our relationship with God, and is not limited to our school-age years. It is, indeed, a lifelong process, and integral to our life in faith. The same Jesus who discussed our Scriptures in the Temple with the scholars of the day as a twelve year old, was also the same Jesus who began his ministry by reading from the Scriptures in his hometown synagogue, who spent much of his ministry teaching, and who opened the hearts of Cleopas and friend while explaining the Scriptures to them while walking on the road to Emmaus.  So, let us follow the example of our Lord Jesus, as we send our children, and grand- children back to school, let us be mindful that learning is important to people of all ag- es. We are all disciples of the great Rabbi, Jesus; let us sit at His feet and hear Him  through His Holy Word. Growth through Study is one leg of the stool, the Life of Grace. Let us be mindful, dig in, do our homework, set the example, and receive the blessing of opening our hearts, and minds to God.  Your brother in Christ, Greg Beagle Northern Kentucky Emmaus Community Lay Director  

Please join us on August 11th for our gathering at Immanuel Lakeside UMC fellowship begins at 6:30 pm with the gathering beginning at 7 pm.  

Please remember the Bill Young family at this time, Bill touched and changed many lives. The Emmaus community will miss your love and passion for sharing Christ. Please keep the Young family in your prayers.  

WHO BENEFITS FROM AN EMMAUS WEEKEND ?  Emmaus is open to members of any Christian denomination. Emmaus is for the development of Christian leaders who:  • Are members of a local church  • Have a desire to strengthen their spiritual lives  • May have unanswered questions about their faith  • Understand that being a Christian involves responsibility  • Are willing to dedicate their everyday lives to God in an ongoing manner   WHO DO YOU KNOW?   

SPONSORSHIP  HOW DO WE SPONSOR?  1. Pray for the person’s openness to God’s call to discipleship, not for how to get him or her to go on a walk.  2. Make an appointment with the person or couple for the person of discussing participating in Emmaus.  3. Extend an invitation; invite the prospective pilgrim to attend for the sake of a more vital relationship with Jesus Christ, not just an event to go to. Share your faith; explain the basic elements of the Walk, its’ purpose, and follow-up dimensions that help us live in grace for the rest of our lives. Take the attitude that you are giving the per-son a wonderful gift rather than that he or she needs to go.  4. Ask the person to make a commitment by filling out the registration form. If the person is married, speak with both partners and encourage equal commitment by both.   Sponsorship is an act of love for God, for the pilgrims, for the Emmaus community, and for the church. It demonstrates agape love, making us instruments of prevenient grace.  

PRAYER sign up: Don’t forget to sign up for the women’s Prayer Vigil, go to click prayer then click women’s walk, then select a time.  

Please keep in your prayers Deb Gary and the women’s team as they will begin team training August 20th for the upcoming Women’s walk #48 this October 20-23. The dead line for applications is 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.