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Mid-Ohio Valley Walk to Emmaus
MOVE Newsletter - July 2014
in this issue...
From our Lay Director
August Gathering
Thought from an ASD
Time for Sponsorship
Stay Connected
June Newsletter

MOVE | July LD LetterSummer Preparations

Thoughts from our
Community Lay Director

Summer greetings to all Mid Ohio Valley Emmaus members:

For most of us the summer months move by too quickly.  It is my hope and prayer that all of you are spending some quality time with your families.  Your Emmaus Board will have a working Board meeting hosted at the home of Chad and Angie Yoho this month.  We will be finalizing plans for the fall walks and also taking a look at some longer term plans for our community.  Our community is financially stable at this point and it is the obligation of this Board and future Boards to keep it that way.

Now is the time to pray about and talk with perspective pilgrims for the fall and even the spring walks.  We can now accept 25 pilgrims on each walk which is 5 tables of 5. The Emmaus experience has changed so many lives and impacted so many families.  Please consider and pray about who you want to sponsor and then sit down with an intentional plan and make it happen.  The continual flow of pilgrims is the only way the Emmaus community thrives and prospers.

Next month we will share with you the team members and speakers so you can begin to pray for them.  Right now I would simply ask that all of you pray for team formation, existing pilgrims, and for the pilgrims that do not yet know they will be attending.

May God Bless you and keep you safe in your travels as you enjoy the grace of summer.

De Colores!
Mark Duckworth
MOVE Lay Director

MOVE | August Gathering

MOVE August Gathering

Though we do not have a Gathering in July, please mark your calendar now for you August Gathering! We will meet Tuesday, August 26th, 7 pm, at Mt. Pleasant UMC, 62 Turkey Foot Rd, in Mineral Wells, WV. 

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Our Gatherings always include fellowship, music, devotions from God's Word, and Emmaus-style communion. Everyone is welcome, regardless of completion of an Emmaus weekend. We do ask that you remember your name tag so we can get to know each other better.

You can mark your calendar in advance for September's Gathering, Sept. 23rd at St. Luke's UMC in Harrisville, WV. See you in August!


MOVE | Spiritual ExperienceA Thought...

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

Pastor Rick
MOVE Assistant Spiritual Director

Mid-Ohio Valley Emmaus: SponsorshipTime to Think Sponsorship

Men's Fall Walk: September 25-28
Women's Fall Walk: October 9-12

God wants to use you to pass His love on to another. What better way to pass on that love than through sponsoring that someone on a Walk to Emmaus this fall? When contemplating sponsorship, pray and ask God for His direction. Keep your eyes open for someone that is yearning for a deeper faith and shows potential in Christian leadership. When God has shown you whom to sponsor, follow these steps:

  • Discuss the Walk to Emmaus with your fiend, answering any questions.
  • Direct your potential pilgrim to
  • Familiarize yourself with sponsorship by reading the sponsorship form.
  • Give your intended pilgrim a registration form. Follow up, but never force someone to attend the Walk to Emmaus.
  • Gather both forms and mail in as soon as possible.
  • Continue in prayer and start working on your sponsorship responsibilities.
  • Expect to be part of God doing great things in your pilgrim's life!

connected paper dolls clipped to a clotheslineStay Connected
There are several ways to stay connected with the MOVE Community. The first being monthly Gatherings, every 4th Tuesday! Use the following check-list to see how well you're connected to Mid-Ohio Valley Emmaus:
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