NKY Emmaus Community Newsletter
Blessings all, February is behind us and just like that we are two months into 2023. Time seems to be passing so quickly, the men’s team has finished their training and are ready for March 30th. We are only 28 days away from Men’s walk #49 and the application deadline is March 16th with full payment due ($180.00) 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 2023. Get excited for the work that God is doing.
Your brother in Christ,
Northern Kentucky Emmaus
Community Lay Director
The March gathering will be at Immanuel Boone Campus on Thursday March 9th, we will be praying over the men’s team. Fellowship at 6:30 & the gathering at 7pm. Guest Speaker is Johnny Sebastian from men’s walk number 39. Also facebook live will be available at 7:00 p.m. We will be praying over the men’s walk number 49 team!!
** Last month we closed our Simple Give account because of our Monthly Fees and our Transaction Fees are too high.
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 March Gathering or email Jennifer Meyers at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements to drop them off. Jennifer will be hosting a agape party on March 11th from 1-5 please email Jennifer for details and directions.
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 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 16th. 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 $180.00 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 email@example.com.
The prayer is up and running on our website, go under nkemmaus.com, then hit pryaer to sign up for time slots.
** We are happy to announce that our lay director for women’s walk #49 is Sara Berry, please keep Sara in your prayers as she begins putting the women’s team together.
Please be in pray for stepping up and filling one of these open board positions: Assistant Community Lay Director, and Fourth Day Chair.
We would love to hear 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
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,
Lay Director #49
People! People! People!
This is not the time to be shy tell your pastor that you need 1 minute to let your congregation know about the upcoming NKY Emmaus Men’s Walk to Emmaus March 30 – April 2. Please share with your church how this walk changed your life!
God is counting on you.
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”.