Do you know an MOVE community
member who doesn't receive the newsletter?
We hope you'll forward this newsletter, print it out to share, or post
a printed copy on your church bulletin board. Thank you!!
It sure has been a winter
full of snow, cold temperatures, frozen water lines, and cancellation
after cancellation. It is my hope and prayer that it has also
been a winter full of blessings for each of you and your families. The
ground hog on Duckworth Farm says that spring is coming
Our Emmaus Board has been
working behind the scenes to lay the groundwork for our spring
walks. We will meet before the gathering to set up our
committies for the coming year. Our community is blessed to
have John Schafer and Beth Weber leading the spring walks.
The men's team is complete except for the clergy speakers and Beth is
well on her way to completing the women's team for the
spring. The women's walk is full with pilgrims and the men's
walk has 4 at this time. As team meetings begin and the walk
gets closer we anticipate the men's walk filling up as 2 of the last 3
As a community. we have
much to be thankful for. Improvements continue to be made and
more are planned at Crossroads camp. We are planning on
upgrades of our linen and costumes this spring. As we move
into the spring sunshine and the warmer weather please be in prayer
about who you would like to sponsor to attend an Emmaus
weekend. Someone did this for all of us and I know all of us
are eternally grateful.
We will have much more
information in the March newsletter about who is going to coordinate
what for the spring walks. Many of you have offered help and give
agape gifts from your share groups. We will work together to provide
the pilgrims as much support as possible during those 3 days. Anything
we can do as a community to enhance their experience is positive and
I wish all of you Grace
and Peace in your life and may all of you be granted the time and
energy to share with others.
February we think of chocolates, valentines, and love. Do you think of
God's Agape love for you? The most common testimony we hear after a
Walk to Emmaus is that this was the first time a pilgrim truly
understood God's love. During this month of love, make time to rekindle
your love for God, for your Christian brothers and sisters, and for The
Walk to Emmaus. Mark your calendar for this month's Gathering, Tuesday,
Feb. 25th. Set out your name tag, your cross, and come celebrate God's
Agape love with us!
Bring a friend for 4th Day
testimonies, Emmaus-style communion, and a rousing chorus of your
Emmaus favorites. Music starts at 7 pm, snacks and fellowship at 8 pm.
As always, babysitting is provided. Our next Gathering will be
Tuesday, March 25th, 2014, 7 pm. Mark your calendars now!
If you would like to lead
music at one of our Gatherings, please contact
Becky Pancake (304-652-1299). If you have a 4th
Day Testimony to share or any questions about our Gatherings, contact
our Gathering Chair, Rick
Walks Around the Corner!
Men's Spring Walk: April 24-27 Women's
Spring Walk: May 1-4
you considering sponsorship for the Spring Walks? If so, we recommend
registering your pilgrim earlier rather than later. We are seeing
higher than normal registrations for this time of year. Our Women's
Walk is already waitlisted. Praise God!! The Men's Walk is well on it's
way too. So if God is nudging you to talk to your friend about The Walk
to Emmaus, don't put it off! Here are the steps for sponsorship so you
can get started right away.
the Walk to Emmaus with your friend, answering any questions.
your intended pilgrim aregistration
form. Follow up, but never force someone to attend the Walk
both forms and mail in as soon as possible.
in prayer and start working on your sponsorship responsibilities.
to be part of God doing great things in your pilgrim's life!
Tshirts Are In
If you ordered a tshirt
last fall, your tshirt is in! They will be available to pick up at the Febuary Gathering. If you cannot
make it to Gathering, please contact Susan
Barengo (740-525-4346) to arrange a pick-up time.
Development Event (LDE)
Friday, March 29 Noon - 4: Clergy Training 7-9pm: Super Gathering & Fellowship
Saturday, March 30 8:30-9am: Registration 9am-5pm: Leadership Development, lunch provided
Where? First Baptist Church
431 Highland Ave Williamstown, WV 26187
What a privilege for the
MOV Emmaus community to host a leadership development event.
This is part of our annual Covenant and anyone on the board who has not
attended during their term is expected. However, everyone in our community is invited and encouraged to take
part in this informative and enlightening training
opportunity. This will give each of you an opportunity to
meet and talk with our regional leaders, and understand better the
grand scope of what Emmaus and Chrysalis are all
I have personally attended
three of these trainings, and each time I have learned something new,
as well as knowing who to contact when I have a question about Emmaus
or Chrysalis. Any clergy that have served, or will serve on a
walk in the future should strongly consider making the investment of
time to come for the clergy training. My prayer is that our
entire board will attend the training as well as well as anyone in our
community that wants to better understand the Emmaus and Chrysalis
There is no charge for
this valuable resource, only your time. I believe everyone
that takes the time to come will be richly blessed. For more
information please contact Tom
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