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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!!
The IAC attendees making up The Walk to Emmaus logo
I would like to share with you
how blessed I feel to be a representative to the International Advisory
Council for The Walk to Emmaus and Chrysalis for a three year term.
I attended the 2013 Conference
the third weekend in October in Nashville, where I was joined by
delegates from the 5 regions in the United States and every continent
except Antarctica. (I can't believe there isn't an Emmaus Community in
We were reminded through out the weekend of our vision which is "Fourth
Day Leaders Embodying Christ" and our mission of "Empowering leadership
through Emmaus and Chrysalis to be the hands and feet of Christ".
To work, worship, and fellowship with my brothers and sisters from
around the world was not only rewarding it was spiritual. No
matter what the language or the venue that a Walk is conducted in, our God
is the same as is the Spirit that moves through each pilgrim. I was
convinced more than ever that The Walk to Emmaus is God breathed! In the months to come I hope to share with you a
few of the many things I experienced on my weekend. But as for now know
that those working behind the scenes internationally are wonderful men
and women with their hearts on fire for the Lord and with a vision to
share that love all around the world.
For the past two years I have
served as your community lay director. I have much on my
heart as I write this. But the words that are in my heart
won't come. However, I would like to express a sincere Thank
You to those of you who so humbly served and prayed for this
Community. I love MOVE and the international work of The Walk to Emmaus. I am blessed to
have served with such a wonderful group of Christians.
Our annual Christmas Dinner will
be Tuesday, December 3rd, 6:30 pm at Wayside United Methodist
Church in Vienna, WV. The church is located at
3001 Grand Central Ave. Your whole family is invited, whether they have
attended an Emmaus Weekend or not. Come out for this special time to
celebrate Christ's birth together. Bring a couple covered dishes to
share. Meat, drinks, and table service are provided.
Our next Gathering will be
Tuesday, January 28th, 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
for a Last Minute Christmas
Have you considered giving The
Emmaus as a Christmas gift?
What better gift is there than giving the gift of God's Agape love.
Print out the forms below, add the registration fee, wrap it all in a
card or box, and put it under the tree for your loved one. Sponsorship
is a gift that can affect a person's whole life. Plus it will not
require any returns! Use the links below for your gift
If you have any further questions about registration or sponsorship,
contact our Registrar, Heather
a Year End Gift to
As you consider your year-end
please consider a gift to
Mid-Ohio Valley Emmaus. Your gift is tax deductible and will be used to
continue The Walk to Emmaus ministry in our region. MOVE is completely
supported by your financial gifts, not by any church or ministry.
giving as a share group, in memory of a loved on, or even in lieu of a
gift. Your giving can be earmarked for specific projects, such as Walk scholarships.
If you would like to support the
ministry of Mid-Ohio Valley Emmaus, please make your check out to MOVE and send it to
address. Thank you!
Mid-Ohio Valley Emmaus
c/o Christ United Methodist Church
401 Wooster St.
Marietta, Ohio 45750
Development Event (LDE)
LDE (Leadership Development
Event) is coming to MOVE! Mark your calendars for Friday March 28th and
Saturday March 29th, 2014. Friday is training for Clergy with a
Gathering for all on Friday evening. Saturday is training for
laity. All are welcome and strongly encouraged
to attend. More details to come!
We have an opportunity to be a
part of a love offering for international Emmaus and Chrysalis
Communities by giving to THE GIFT.
THE GIFT is a program initiated
by the Walk to Emmaus/Chrysalis movements to ensure that many from all
over the world can enjoy the fruits of this beautiful ministry. The
Gift is a financial program that allows the international communities
as well as the emerging new communities to tap into the generosity of
pilgrims and butterflies that the Lord has so richly blessed. Here are
some facts that you may not know:
The Chrysalis and Walk to
Emmaus movements are interdenominational, interracial and international.
The Emmaus movement began in
1978 and the Chrysalis movement began in 1984.
More than one million
Christians have experienced a Chrysalis or Walk to Emmaus weekend.
The 600 Emmaus and Chrysalis
communities are in 38 countries and 12 countries respectively.
Our resources have been
translated into 13 languages on 6 continents.
We do not receive any funds
or money from the United Methodist Church or any church denomination.
Internationally, we need funds
to assist emerging communities that do not have the resources to secure
facilities, provide scholarships, train and teach team participants and
In the United States, we want to
bring our Leadership Development Program resources into the 21st
century through the use of technology that will empower leaders in each
All money that is given to THE
GIFT stays within the International Emmaus and Chrysalis
movement. None of the money is used for salaries or expenses.
If you would to support the international ministry of The Walk to Emmaus, you can mail your financial gift to:
The Upper Room
PO Box 305150
Nashville, TN 37230-9891
are several ways to stay connected with the MOVE Community. The first
Gatherings, every 4th
Tuesday! Use the following check-list to see how well you're connected
to Mid-Ohio Valley Emmaus: