Christmas Ultreya! *




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* Our monthly Ultreyas for 2016:

December 16 Ultreya Hosted by Bethel UMC

It just gets better and better - with a worship and fellowship experience at Bethel UMC! Join us at 6:30 for dinner, followed by worship at 7:30.


Community is asked to say "we love you, Bethel" by bringing canned goods - preferably proteins such as canned tuna fish, chicken, Potted meat, canned ham or Vienna sausage. Any canned goods or dry goods are appreciated. Place goods in a box in the foyer upon arrival.



and the upcoming Utreyas...

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January 20 - Old Bridge UMC




Our 2017 Weekends!!

E-180 ~ 3/09 - 3/12 - Nancy Geeting
E-181 ~ 5/18 - 5/21 - Tom Geenty
E-182 ~ 10/5 - 10/8 - Glenda Lambert
E-183 ~ 11/2 - 11/5 - TJ Cuddy

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
The NCAE, 4”x6” car MAGNETS and REMOVA-BLE DECALS are available for $5.00 donation or more for each decal. All proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund.
For more information, please contact:

Raúl Castillo at 703-307-8070 or email:


From the Community Lay Director...

From the Lay Director

'Kind of sad to be writing this final article to you as CLD. It has been my humble pleasure to serve NCAE and our great Lord. Thank you for this opportunity and all your support. God is good. Spirits are high and our mission and goals are being focused on by the Board and community members! Well done, faithful servants.

Gloria Esterline was elected by the NCAE Board to serve in 2017, and what a wonderful choice to lead this community with experience and kindness. My joy meter is pegged at the thought of her taking the reins. Congratulations, Gloria, enjoy the thrills and challenges. We all love you.

Elections at Ultreya brought in wonderful 2017 - 2018 new NCAE Board members: Dale Gillis as Spiritual Director, Rich Goad, Jim Stacy, Charlie Duren, Vickie Carroll, and Gaylene Guest. Welcome and blessings. You are lifted in prayer and we praise God for your willingness to give of yourself. (more)


From the Community Spiritual Director...

From The Community Spiritual Director

December is an exciting month for me and I hope it is for all of you. I am so very thankful to be the Community Spiritual Director. This is the month that we join together in thanking God for all of our blessings. We have a Savior and He is alive and HE WILL COME AGAIN!

What a wonderful time for our Emmaus Family! During the month, there will be singing, praising and feasting! This is your invitation to come and join us in worship this December. ECCLESIASTES 4; 9-10 SAYS, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up.”

It is clear that God intends us to be a community of believers. A “Body of Christian Love.” When we are separated from each other we are week. It is so important that we come together and celebrate the great love we have in Jesus Christ and in each other! During our difficult times, it is so important that we are walking together with other Christians. Beloved, we are “Family” and you are missed when you are not in our fellowship gatherings! (more)

  From the Community Music Directors...

Music Directors' Message

I've hijacked the FDJ article here to say well-deserved honors go to Marty Petrizza as she leaves us and settles in Florida. Singing "New Again" at this December Ultreya is so appropriate as she and Marc start a new home, new neighbors, new job, new friends (don't forget the old ones), and a new church. Her participation and leadership in weekends and especially the music program as AMD thrilled this community, the praise team, outreach efforts, and all glorified Him. Her sincerity in prayer and song lead us all with grace and provided the true atmosphere of worship which is our mission. She also encouraged others and worked to include them and develop them as leaders. The Holy Spirit always showed up!!

Come join us at December Ultreya to say a warm farewell.

We wish her and Marc the richest of blessings and welcome them back any time. De Colores, Sister and Brother! We truly love you.

Jim Krauss, NCAE MD (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)


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


Community Palanca

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!

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