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Our monthly Ultreyas for 2019:

*April 12 Ultreya Hosted by Clarendon UMC

Note that this is NOT on the third Friday of the month, due to Easter.

Come on out, join us in fellowship and worship!

Join us for our April Ultreya, at Clarendon UMC as we prepare for E189. Come ready for dinner at 6:30pm.

The service will be at 7:30pm. See you there.


Schedule for 2019

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May 17 - Sydenstricker UMC

June 21 - St. Paul UMC - Woodbridge

July 19 - Sleepy Hollow UMC w/Annandale UMC


NOTE: Website will be down

GoDaddy has advised us that the server hosting this website will be down for scheduled maintenance APRIL 10, 1pm until midnight.


Easy-Peasy!! Now Pay for Weekends by PAYPAL!

Have a PayPal account? Now you can use it to pay your Team, Sponsor and Pilgrim fees. Click here to download instructions on how to use PayPal for EmmausNCA payments. Be sure to follow closely to avoid un-necessary fees!


Our 2019 Weekends!!

Spring March 21-24, 2019 R will be Debbie McCluskey

Spring May 2-5, 2019 R will be John Rowe

Fall September 26-29, 2019 R will be Carroll Cobb

Fall October 31-November 3, 2019 R will be Jon Guest

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

For those of you that missed the news, starting with this year’s fall men’s weekend and all the 2020 weekend retreats we are moving to a new location, Camp Happyland! A rather appropriate name for us – it is about 51 miles south and west from Woodbridge. Camp Happyland belongs to the Salvation Army and has been used by other Emmaus communities for their weekends. Thank you, Nancy Geeting for once again helping us find an appropriate location for our mountain experience!

Last Sunday, the sermon in church made me think of you - this wonderful community, and all that it does. Pastor John Speight was speaking about Lazarus, among other things, and he was explaining this point in John 11:44, “Jesus said to them…” Pastor John explained it very well and here are my thoughts about what he said. (more)


From the Community Spiritual Director...

From The Community Spiritual Director

Arise and shine 4th Day Pilgrims, for your day has dawned. O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His steadfast love endures forever! The LORD is my strength and my might; He has become my salvation. I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD. - Selected Verses Psalm 118

Easter is here. Christ is risen, He is risen indeed. This month we finish off our Lenten fasts, our journey with Christ to the cross, our cross, and rise with Him forevermore. Christ died for my sins and yours. Easter is more than a nice story written 2000 years ago, Easter is life. We are Easter people when we take up our crosses, as Jesus did, and follow wherever He would lead.

For some of us, Christ will lead us to a renewed commitment to our local church, her ministries, her outreach. Praise God for this is indeed the mission of our community. Some of us will also feel a call to team. (more)

  From the Community Music Directors...

Music Directors' Message

Anyone heard the birds singing yet? Us neither, but it won’t be long. Listen up! When you do hear it as spring bursts forth, let those around you know of it’s beauty. I once had a friend who was alcoholic tell me he never heard the birds sing until he sobered up. Pause. Listen. Appreciate. Listen also to the Christian tunes in your heart and those played around you (radio, church, NCAE, NCAC). The lyrics are powerful. Awareness is something Emmaus taught us all in the Priority talk and many others.

Excitement builds as we anticipate the introduction of E-188 pilgrims and their music! Get ready to worship and rock with Laura and Lindsey us and giving us a peek at their weekend Joy!

Jim and Mary Ann (Mae) Krauss


From the Chrysalis Lay Director

C-100 (Woo-Hoo) is over and a grand success plus add to the awesome Chrysalis youth run February Ultreya it just means we started the year off on a spectacular foot.

Upcoming we have the young adult weekend from June 13-16 2019, our R’s are Jennifer Marth (Adult) and Matt Lehmer (Young Adult).

Applications are needed for team and participants for the June weekend. Please reach out to those you know and have them complete an application online.

The high school weekend is scheduled for August 15-18 2019 but we do not have our R’s in place at this time.

Both weekends will be held at Hunting Ridge in Winchester.

Please work on applications and there’s no time like the present to start working on agape! (more)


Kairos Korner

Update on Kairos #8 at S1SP (second attempt after lock-down in the fall prevented the planned weekend from taking place.

To Date: -

We are actively recruiting for team members and outside team support for the upcoming spring week-end at Sussex 1 State Prison.

- We have 22 Commits.

- 9 from Fall K-8 Team who have indicated they will return for the Spring weekend.

- 2 new team members: Rick Saunders (Clergy) and Jimmy Lambert (Laity).

- 1 former team member commit

- 2 former K-8 Team members are tentative and 1 decline (Dick Tobey moving out of the area, Thank You for your service).

- Team meeting dates are proposed for 3/2, 3/16. 3/30, and 4/13 @ St Matthews UMC, 8617 Little River TPK, Annandale, VA.

For more information contact: Steve Connelly (K-8 Weekend Leader)


Community Palanca

Spring is coming and that means Men’s E-189 are preparing for the mountain. Please help share your love for each team member and pilgrims with prayers, snacks, and letters! Our next Ultreya is March 15th at Bethel UMC. If you need help getting your Palanca up to the mountain for E-188, please bring any items with you to the Ultreya. I will send out a reminder about the food sign up. There will be placements available for those that need more to decorate.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me or contact me on Facebook. With love,


Nicole Mosher


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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