Our monthly Ultreyas for 2016:
Let's keep the spirit flowing - with a worship and fellowship experience at Sleepy Hollow UMC! Join us at 6:30 for our annual BBQ picnic, followed by worship at 7:30.
Your help is needed: bring sides and desserts or drinks. roBBQ provided!
You may want to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets - SEE YOU THERE!!
and the upcoming Utreyas...
August 19 - Lake Ridge Baptist Church
September 16 - First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City
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.
Our 2016 Weekends!!
NEW - Emmaus NCA Car Magnets Available
NEW – NCA Emmaus Car Magnets and Decals
Raúl Castillo at 703-307-8070 or email: 4DayJour@emmausnca.org
From the Community Lay Director...
From the Lay Director
Thank you, Pender UMC, for a scrumptious meal and warm hospitality at the June Ultreya. What JOY to fellowship and worship at your beautiful church. We hope you will have us there again next year because we realize your location is convenient & we feel so welcome there. If you missed it, you really should visit and see the kind people and huge beautiful cross/picture window behind the altar - breathtaking. We felt we were looking at the face of God during Ultreya. So heartwarming and worshipful!
"We are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses" Hebrews 12:1. Oh yes, what joy to know the support and encouragement we share. Praises for the empowerment of community and the spirit of love.
Sleepy Hollow will rock as our Annual Picnic Ultreya location. This will be 7/15 - smack in the middle of two Chrysalis weekends. What a great time to fellowship and worship. Please help by bringing sides to complement the BBQ of our own Rob Cannon. (more)
From the Community Spiritual Director...
From The Community Spiritual Director
Just think of it! To be in Washington for the Fourth of July celebration and to have just celebrated Pentecost (Festival of The Holy Spirit). It is a time of freedom as a Country and freedom as Christians.
Paul writes, “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” (ROMANS 8:16) We have just celebrated Father’s Day. Some of you may not have grown up in a home with a loving father. The Holy Spirit comes to teach us how to have a relationship with our Father God who loves us beyond our understanding. You see, dear Friends, it is the Spirit that makes us aware of how much our Father God cares about us and values us.
Not only does the Spirit bring us into this loving relationship but the Spirit becomes our Teacher and Guide. From deep within, the Spirit shows us the Father’s Will and guides us day by day that we might follow the Father’s Teachings. We become His Child and follow in our Father’s footsteps. (more)
|From the Community Music Directors...
Music Directors' Message
Summer is almost here! Time to rejoice and enjoy the beautiful weather. The NCAE worship team brought glory to the Lord with praises that were lifted up to the heavens. Thanks to Pender UMC for sharing in this event and pouring out your praises with us. Watching the youth of C-92 serve communion was a true blessing
This is scripture put to action "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity"* Timothy 4:12.
They will head up to the mountain July 7th -10th what miracles are going to happen! (more)
From the Chrysalis Lay Director
DeColores Brothers and Sisters,
Back on June 11, the Chrysalis and Emmaus Board of Directors met to have a time of fellowship and conversation about the health of our ministries as we serve the body of Christ in the National Capital Area. As I came into that meeting, I prayed for God to send down his Holy Spirit to guide us in what we were doing. I have been around both communities for the last 7 years of my life. While I have yet to serve on an Emmaus weekend (I will be putting in an application soon), I know the hearts of so many who serve on those weekends and understand the joy of seeing someone connected deeper in faith.
After having a wonderful lunch, we had an in depth discussion about what God wants us to do for the future of our community. We talked about what our mission was and what we were excited about. We talked about what areas we are strong in and what opportunities were ahead for us. Throughout it all, the love we have for one another as members of the body of Christ. It was a rock’n awesome meeting and I was very blessed by it. Big thanks to my buddy Mary Ann Krauss for helping me with the planning. (more)
Weekend Fees - Take Note!
The Weekend Fees for 2016, as set by our Board of Directors, are:
Pilgrim Application Fee $35
Pilgrim Fee $200
Team Fee $250
Love, Love, Love, that is what Palanca/Agape is all about. The community is amazing when it comes to sharing their love with the team/pilgrims/bugs on the weekends.
So how can you help?
I know how everyone gets carried away with those close pins, but there is so much more! Decorate placemats – each weekend needs a total of 324 decorated placemats.
They can be bible verses, cute pictures and if you are artistic. We need weekend themes if possible.
Each weekend needs Warm and Fuzzies, Joy Flags, Palanca/Agape Bags, I am loveable buttons, and closepin caterpillars. (more)
With an all new MailList Service, HolyNet is being reactivated. We encourage you to sign up here to receive community news (including links to the FourthDay Journal), and prayer requests. Thank you, Dave Moore, for setting up this comunications venue!
While we're not in the habit of distributing the large volume of internet-sourced Christian media, every now and then a message arises that is so clear and convincing that we feel compelled to share it.
Many of us have heard this story, but it bears repeating.
Watch and enjoy!