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Our monthly Ultreyas for 2018:

June 22 Ultreya Hosted by Prince of Peace UMC

Join us for our June Ultreya at Prince of Peace UMC. Dinner will be at 6:30pm. The service will be at 7:30pm.

 

SEE YOU THERE!!

 

Schedule for 2018

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July 20 - Sleepy Hollow UMC w/Annandale UMC

August 17 - First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City

September 21 - St. Johns UMC

 

Wanted: Books and/or devotionals

Wanted: Books and/or devotionals to replace the books that are used for the Book Table on the mountain, starting with E184. If you have a book or devotional that you enjoyed and would like to pass on to the pilgrims we would greatly appreciate it. There will be a container at the February and March Ultreyas for you pass it on.

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Our 2018 Weekends!!

E 186 ~ October 4-7 - Cindy Bireley
E 187 ~ November 1-4 - Jerry Wills

All weekends will be held at the Meadowkirk Retreat Center in Middleburg, Virginia

 

Need to get your Agape to the mountain?

For future weekends we will have a large box out front in the Ultreya church foyer so you can leave palanca or agape for the upcoming weekends - please label and put your stuff in alphabetical order, by last name.

 
         
 

From the Community Lay Director...

From the Lay Director

It’s hard to believe we have already reached the half way mark for 2018. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun. We have had two very successful walks this year, E184 and E185 where God showed up and poured out his love and grace once again! What a mighty God we serve!

This month we celebrate Father’s Day, what a Father we have to celebrate! I came across a blog that talked about ways to honor your father. They listed 7 ways you should do it. Though the blog was referring to our earthly fathers, I couldn’t help but see what a perfect list it was for honoring our Heavenly Father!

One, learn your dad’s story.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Two, live out your dad’s values.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. (more)

 

From the Community Spiritual Director...

From The Community Spiritual Director

I am beginning to reflect on this holiday weekend, Memorial Day. It is a time of remembrance and for us to never forget those who gave their lives for us to have freedom. One Awesome God gave us his only Son so that we can have eternal life. We thank you God! Jesus lived the life God asked Jesus to live. “We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19.

Jesus went to the cross and sacrificed himself for our sins. We must remember and honor the One who showed us the way. Those in the military who have died serving their country died for us as well and for our freedom – “all gave some, some gave all.” They loved their country and they loved us. Jesus set the example for us to live by and many of our military died living like Jesus.

On the night he was betrayed, Jesus took bread, blessed, and broke it and gave it to his disciples saying: “This is my body.” Then he took a cup of wine, blessed it, and gave it to his disciples saying: “This is my blood of the new covenant poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Matthew 26:26-28). “Do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19). In Luke 24:13-35, Jesus appears to two disciples walking on the road to Emmaus. They do not recognize Jesus while on the road, they invite him to join them in a meal. (more)

 
         
  From the Community Music Directors...

Music Directors' Message

Joy in song!! Psalm 126:5

“Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy”

Blessings galore this summer as we praise Him. Between the Jammin’ men’s E-185 weekend and upcoming Chrysalis rocking tunes, we can have high expectations of great JOY. GOD IS GREAT!!

Thanks to Jerry Wills and super musicians for fantastic music provided for May Ultreya. With the thrill of having music Chas on 185 - Jim, Rich Wunderlin and the gang lead the May walk in music. They will also be handling music for June Ultreya.

Summer brings our love of youth to the forefront - with great tunes in July lead by Lydia Hugo and Sean Niehoff. BBQ galore and happy hearts!

If music is your gig, pls join us for practice and events. Contact us to get more details - mkrauss70@aol.com

 

From the Chrysalis Lay Director

I hope this journal finds you all doing well. I have a couple quick date announcements for you. Please keep these dates in mind as the teaming season gets super busy for our community!

Saturday, May 12 - Chrysalis Hoot! Anyone and Everyone is invited! 6:00-8:30 in the youth room upstairs at Christ Church

Saturday, June 2 - Chrysalis SD training. Come see what being a Chrysalis SD is all about and meet some other awesome pastors in our community! Time and place TBA

Young Adult weekend - July 12-15

High School Weekend - August 16-19

Now I have a special treat for you this month. The rest of this article was written by Judiclaire Kinerney, our Youth Assistant Lay Director. Keep her words in mind this month as we do life together, and let it be an encouragement in this world that is so full of anger and hurt. (more)

 
         
 

Kairos Korner

Faith can move mountains...Don't be surprised when God hands you a shovel!

The prison environment is a dark place, where prisoners face violence, anger, gangs and loneliness daily. Kairos Prison Ministry volunteers step into this darkness to hold a 3 ½ day weekend, with the majority of participants made up primarily of negative leaders within the prison. Through talks, discussions and Chapel meditations prisoners learn that they are worthy of God’s love, light and grace. That no matter who they are or what they have done, God forgives them. When a former negative or gang leader accepts Christ, it can influence the very atmosphere of a prison for the better. As the Kairos Christian community inside a prison grows and begins to gain influence, the incidence of violence often decreases. We're always “recruiting” new inside team members, and outside team support. We're always thankful to receive your life-saving forgiveness cookies (please remember to pray over them), and we treasure love message in the form of place-mats , and other forms of agape offerings. You can be God's means for grace for these incarcerated believers. What a powerful example of your agape love it is when you write a simple encouraging letter, note, or poster telling the residents that you are praying for them and that God loves them.

You can be a part of this powerful gift of grace. For more information contact me at Michael A. Gentile 703-638- 2545 or michaelagentile@verizon.net Also you can find out more by visiting our Webpage: https://kairosnova.org

 

Community Palanca

Happy Spring Everyone! As the summer approaches we have two Chrysalis weekends, Young Adult and High School. The young adults are ages 18 – 25 and High School (14 – 18). These young people are the future of out Emmaus Community. They need your love and thoughts expressed agape and placemats that they receive each meal on the weekend. Inspirational verses with pictures are needed. They also use the phrase Fly With Christ for their weekends. So who can help make this a special time for them? Please see me at Ultreya and I will have placemats for you to decorate. 265 are needed for each weekend.

DeColores & Fly With Christ,

Donna Morris

 

 

Weekend Fees - Take Note!

The Weekend Fees for 2018, as set by our Board of Directors, are:

Application Fee $35

Pilgrim Fee $250

Team Fee $250

 
         
 

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Many of us have heard this story, but it bears repeating.

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