Come to Cameron - May 19! *
* Our monthly Ultreyas for 2017:
May 19 Ultreya Hosted by Cameron UMC
Don't miss our May Ultreya at Cameron UMC. Join us at 6:30 for dinner, followed by worship at 7:30. It's Taco Night!! (see below)
SEE YOU THERE!!
and the upcoming Utreyas...
June 23 - Pender UMC
July 21 - Sleepy Hollow UMC w/Annandale UMC
August 18 - First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City
Our 2017 Weekends!!
E-180 ~ 3/09 - 3/12 - Nancy Geeting
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.
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
Do you remember the joy of your Emmaus weekend? Your heart was filled with a sense of God’s grace and his glory as never before. You probably came away excited to share this weekend with those you love by sponsoring them on their own weekend. You wanted to spread His love to everyone, you wanted to “pass it on”.
Many of us have had the joy of sponsoring family and friends and hearing their testimonies at Closing. Their words filled our hearts with a confidence of God’s provision in their lives. Sponsoring is a way of “passing on” the weekend to others.
At our March Ultreya we reminded each of you of the importance of praying intentionally about the upcoming teams and especially the pilgrims. “30 REACH” encourages us remember each day to pray that God will provide 30 pilgrims for every weekend. Our Community’s desire is to fill every space for both men and women’s teams!! Let’s make it happen!! If each of us will commit to prayerfully offering this Emmaus experience to family, friends, and colleagues we will find ourselves with more applications than we can handle. Who knows maybe we can even increase the number of Pilgrims on each weekend? Let’s “Pass It On”!!! (more)
From the Community Spiritual Director...
From The Community Spiritual Director
Do you find doubt in the gospel of Christ stalking you? Do the confusions of this world weigh you down with their vacuous self centered pursuits? Reflect: The days of spring are wonderfully upon us, and we may find in them an avenue of restoring faith in the truth of our living Lord. It is nearly Easter and our confidence in the LIVING Lord must be stronger than ever.
Repeating the words of 2 Timothy 1:10, 12. It has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel;…. I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day. After remembering the power of the resurrection, Paul is very sure that his faith in Christ is steadfast, so much so that when doubts attack him, he is deeply reassured that Jesus Christ has overcome the grave.
The extravagant hope of the resurrected Christ who redeemed us to dwell with him eternally is the most important truth of our faith. (more)
|From the Community Music Directors...
Music Directors' Message
Like this weather, we can tend to be hot and cold in our spiritual lives and our worship expressions. We challenge you to pour into the music time of any NCAE event and be on fire when you sing for Jesus. A great song which was taken from Scripture is "Light the fire in my soul – fan the flame and make me whole." Yes, he knows just where we have been so " light the fire in my soul again."
As we return from one and prepare for another weekend on the mountain, let's spark that flame for Jesus and sing with all our hearts. Ashleigh Stacy-Reese and Patty Plummer lead E-180 and Jake Jacobs and Paul Augsburger are cranking up for a great time on E-181. They will be on the mountain during the May Ultreya, so music for the next two Ultreyas will be lead by the Praise Team. June will be lead by the E-181
MDs. Good times ahead!!
If music is your gift, please plug into NCAE music!! Contact us for more info -- all are welcome! Mkrauss@aol.com (more)
From the Chrysalis Lay Director
Hello from your Chrysalis Lay Director. Here is the list of team for the upcoming Chrysalis Weekend. So far we have up to 11 caterpillars for January, we are hoping for more. Please pray and write agape! FWC,Monica G
C94 High School Weekend
January 13-16, 2017
Team: Alan Teaford- Dining Room Cha Alison Wills -Table Leader Andrew Weston -Youth Rector Ariana Marth - Talk Room Cha/AV Ben Melugin- Youth Table Leader Burt Robinson- Spiritual Director Grace Becker - Youth Table Leader Jackie Gleadall - Rectora Jacob Mosser - Old Buffalo Jarrett Reagan - Head Cha & Ragman Jeremiah Meslie - Youth Table Leader Jerry Wills- Table Leader John Klein - Chapel Cha Judiclaire Kinerney - Youth Table Leader Kaleb Sullivan - Youth Chapel/Dining Room Cha Katie DeVaughn - Head Cha Kevin Gleadall - Rector Lauren VanWert - Music Director Linda Smith - Agape Cha Lori Darden- Table Leader Lydia Hugo- Youth Rectora Maggie Oakes - Youth Table Leader Michael Hummer - Youth Table Leader Molly Haynes -Youth Head Cha Nicholas Reagan -Talk Room Cha/AV Cha Pam Oakes - Table Leader Phyllis Weeks - Youth Table Leader Richard Goad - Table Leader Ron Lanman - Spiritual Director Sarah Lemay - Youth Agape Cha Scott Niehoff - Music Director Sheri Goad - Table Leader Stu Mentzel - Table Leader TJ Hunt - Youth Head Cha (more)
“ . . . I was in prison and you visited me.” - Matthew 25: 36
The next Kairos Informational Dinner will be Saturday, June 3, at Annandale UMC, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. You and your friends are cordially invited to attend. After a delicious dinner, you will learn more about Kairos, meet some of our team members, meet a few Kairos graduates, and explore how you can be a part of Jesus’ calling to visit those in prison. Team leaders would also love to visit with your men’s group or missions committee at your church about Kairos Prison Ministry. To RSVP for the June 3 dinner or to arrange a visit to your church, please contact Bill Iwig at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ed Tucker at email@example.com .
Our team serving at Sussex I State Prison enjoyed a blessed time at Kairos #5, March 16 – 19. Love and forgiveness was shared with 34 men. Lives were changed. Thanks for your powerful prayers. The team will start teaming for Kairos #6, October 19 – 22, later this summer.
Our team serving at Greensville Correctional Center is looking forward to serving as Christ’s hands and feet on Kairos #66, April 27 – 30. We humbly appreciate your prayers, which fuel every Kairos weekend. The K-66 Prayer Chain sign-up link is: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0b4babad2ba31- k66 . Kairos weekends are also fueled by lots of homemade cookies! These cookies are tangible expressions of God’s abundant agape love and forgiveness and are greatly appreciated by the participants. In addition to the participants, each resident at the prison receives a dozen cookies. Cookie guidelines and recipes are available at: http://files.constantcontact.com/33fb7128601/1dfef196- c45d-4819-a095-d6a538cfb226.pdf . Please provide your cookies to a K-66 team member or bring them to Annandale UMC (address is above) by Tuesday, April 25.
Your continued support of this Holy Spirit inspired ministry is greatly appreciated.
Weekend Fees - Take Note!
The Weekend Fees for 2017, as set by our Board of Directors, are:
Pilgrim Application Fee $35
Pilgrim Fee $200
Team Fee $250
Love is in the air! The ladies go to the mountain in March. At the February Ultreya we will have baskets in the front to collect palanca and nonperishable snacks for the weekend.
With each weekend there are placemats that need to be decorated. If you have received blank placemats to decorate please bring to the February Ultreya. Material needed to make palanca bags for Chrysalis and Emmaus weekends for 2017. If you have extra material that you think would make great palanca bags please bring the Ultreya in February. One yard of fabric makes 3 bags. I will have instructions if you would like to help construct the bags.
The Love offering for our host church in February - Lake Ridge Baptist will be canned goods. Please show our love and support their mission to feed the needy in our community.
Love, Love, Love,
Your Sister in Christ
Donna Morris (more)
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