Come to St. Paul UMC*!!!
Our monthly Ultreyas for 2019:
*June 21Ultreya Hosted by St. Paul UMC
Come on out, join us in fellowship and worship!
Let's get together for our June Ultreya, at St. Paul UMC as we kick off the Summer.
The service will be at 7:30pm. See you there. And let's all fill the shelves of St. Paul UMC's Food Pantry.
Schedule for 2019
July 19 - Sleepy Hollow UMC w/Annandale UMC
August 16 - First Baptist Church - Woodbridge
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Our 2019 Weekends!!
Spring March 21-24, 2019 - R Debbie McCluskey
Spring May 2-5, 2019 - R John Rowe
Fall September 26-29, 2019 - R Carroll Cobb
Fall November 14-17, 2019 - R Jon Guest
The first three weekends will be held at the Meadowkirk Retreat Center in Middleburg, Virginia
The fourth (Nov. 14-17) will be at Camp Happyland!
and Our 2020 Weekends!!
E-192 Gaylene Guest - Mar 5-8
E-193 Chris Scholz Apr 30-May 3
E-194 Sam Gero Oct 1-4
E-195 Milton Zapata Nov 12-15
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
Recently at my church the pastor was talking about Tabitha who was known for her good works and acts of charity. One of the phrases he used was “Agents of Grace”. That immediately made me think of you – our Emmaus community – agents of Grace.
When I walked on E 100, I really did not understand grace. It was something we said before eating a meal or sang about at funerals. When that AH-HA moment came to me on that weekend, it told me what His grace was all about. I’m sure many of you know that feeling as well.
The verse that struck me about grace was: Eph 2:8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, is a gift from God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.” (more)
From the Community Spiritual Director...
From The Community Spiritual Director
Its June, 2019 is half over this month. Have you grown in the Lord? Have you met the goals you set in January? It’s not too late. God's always looking for you, always waiting patiently for you to realize that He is right there beside you and living in your heart. Ephesians 6:10 reminds us to be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. June is the perfect time for all of us to pause, to listen, to hear from our creator about what we should be about.
June is the perfect time for us to assess how we are doing on our goals for the year. As members of the NCA Emmaus community, have you kept the community in your prayers, have you prayed for the pilgrims, the teams, the Chrysalis ‘bugs’ and their teams, the Kairos community? Have you heard from God about teaming, about sponsoring? June is a perfect time for us to cast a vision for what the Lord desires for us to be and be about for the rest of 2019. What does the Lord require of you this year? Are you listening? Are you stepping out in faith to answer God's call in your life. (more)
|From the Community Music Directors...
Music Directors' Message
Hallelujah- summer is here! Teams are spinning up- NCA Emmaus and Chrysalis, and tunes are buzzing!
Music talent is growing in our community - praises. Sarah Kleppinger, Sierra Hayes, from the past Joe Forrer, Tyler Mertzer, Brianna Ornstein, and others. Look for these fresh new faces on the mountain and at Ultreya. We are thrilled and God is glorified!
June Ultreya will be led by the MDs of the men’s weekend E-189, Milton Zapata and Joe Forrer. What a blessing this will be. They rocked the May closing - fun and worship-ful! Thank you guys for that JOY.
Join in the song and let us know your favorite oldie via email to us. July BBQ Ultreya will be filled with songs from the past - to include some fun ones.
If you are interested in participating in NCAE music, please contact us at the address be-low. We would love it!!
From the Chrysalis Lay Director
The young adult team is waiting to begin their weekend on June 13-16.
Please remember that in order to go to the mountain - we need bugs: your sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, friends, youth group members. In the meantime, be on the lookout for other ways to assist the time by signing up on the prayer wheel, bringing food and writing agape (palanca) for the team and bugs. The summer high school weekend will be August 15-18 and they have begun to select team mem-bers for that weekend. Please keep mindful of any students that would like to be a part of this wonderful experience. We will keep you informed on ways that you can assist as the time draws nearer. (more)
K#8 Sussex 1 State Prison Kairos Team is growing and thriving...
Inside Team Members: 37 (largest team ever includes resident servants 'CHAs') (39 Hours Total Training)
First Time Team Members: 11 ~ Support Team Members: 5 ~ Veteran Team Members: 22
Not to mention many additional support volunteers from area church members Disputanta, Trinty UMC. K#8 successfully graduated 28 residents (due to an incident we could not have the full 42) This meant that we had one for one at the tables which was wonderful.
Leaders Weekend Comments: What a truly blessed experience this was for me to lead the K-8 weekend at Sussex 1 State Prison in Waverly, VA, April 25-28, 2019. I was truly humbled to have served the Lord this way. His week-end was a wonderful time for the residents, team, and closing guests! The weekend started off with many obstacles; we did not receive the full compliment of 42 men on Thursday for various reasons (Pod in lockdown, poor communication of participant entry list for K-8, etc.). As such, we could not complete our Thursday program (which carried over to Friday morning). In the end, this worked to our advantage, as we received more men on Friday morning (by an actual miracle) and now they could hear the Thursday meditations that were not covered the previous afternoon. We were able to adjust and continue with all talks and activities for Friday. The weekend was met with many, many obstacles and challenges such as unscheduled pill calls and meals not showing up when scheduled. The core leadership team was a true blessing to me with all of the guidance they provided in making necessary adjustments. The result was completing all activities for the weekend and graduating 28 men to the Kairos community at Sussex 1. Of note, while we never received all 42 residents for the weekend, the 28 men that participated were there for the entire weekend (barring the chaos on Thursday). I truly believe that these men were hand-picked by our Lord to attend K-8. From the start, they were engaged and fully participated. They came with open minds and hearts and left with the love of Christ in their hearts. Highlights of the Weekend included: Active involvement at the Family tables by all family members, several chapel visits where the men opened their hearts to team and Christ. At Open Mike and at the Closing, there were many positive testimonies to the power of God's love. I believe as instruments to God's mission for the weekend, the team to the best of their ability, shared the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. Listen-Listen-Love-Love. We did what we were called to do. On a personal note, this weekend experience transformed me into a true be-liever in the Kairos meaning that this is "God's Special Time." I don't believe there was ever a time on the weekend where we were truly on schedule. Yet, by the grace of God, everything about this weekend, all talks, all activities, EVERYTHING!!!!, was completed. This was God's weekend, and I now understand. All glory, praise, and honor to you my God!!!
Steve Connelly, K-8 Weekend Leader (Ephesians 6:10-18)
Summer is here! Please help share your love for each team member and bugs with prayers, snacks, and letters! Our next Ultreya is June 21 at St. Paul UMC. If you need help getting your Palanca up to the mountain for C-102, please bring any items with you to the Ultreya. There will be a container for you to place your love, please make sure that the walk number is listed. 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,
With love, DeColores
Weekend Fees - Take Note!
The Weekend Fees for 2019, as set by our Board of Directors, are:
Application Fee $35
Pilgrim Fee $215
Team Fee $250
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