Don't Miss the October Ultreya!!
Our monthly Ultreyas for 2018:
October 19 Ultreya Hosted by Bethel UMC
You don't want to miss our next Ultreya, at Bethel UMC.
Join us for our October Ultreya, at Bethel UMC. Come ready for dinner at 6:30pm. The service will be at 7:30pm. See you soon.
Schedule for 2018
November 16 - Christ Church UMC
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!
NOTE: NEW Pilgrim App
Our 2018 Weekends!!
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
In September, after my wife gave her 4th day talk, she was talking to me about how nervous she was. This wasn’t her first talk and in general, she is mostly comfortable speaking in front of people. So what was so different about this time? She chose to walk up and do her talk without any gimmicks. Gimmicks have kind of become her thing, bullhorns, crazy attire, a flair for the crazy… a mask to hide behind. At Ultreya, she chose to leave the mask off, and for her, to stand in front of everyone, as is, was terrifying.
I started thinking about the masks we all wear, that we all hide behind. Maybe it’s the happy mask we have become accustomed to wearing because it is easier for people to deal with then the reality of how messed up we might feel. Or the over confident mask, hiding our anxiety. Perhaps it’s the Sunday morning mask, you certainly wouldn’t want your church friends to see your work face. This one comes with a built-in profanity filter.
The David Crowder song, “Come as You Are” is a great reminder that Jesus wants us just as we are. Now I’m not saying he wants us to stay that way. I love what is said in 2 Timothy 2:22 “Flee from youthful passions. Instead, pursue righteousness, faithfulness, love, and peace together with those who call on the Lord with a pure heart.”(more)
From the Community Spiritual Director...
From The Community Spiritual Director
Life can change in the wink of an eye. It truly can. Dan's life and mine has changed many times in the last month. To get through these times, which have had blessings, we have needed to call upon the Name of the Lord. It isn't only during the rough seas that we should call on the Lord for help but every day we need to call out. We need to always give thanks and praise to God even during the times of heavy burdens and life changes. God has a plan and part of that plan included the Emmaus community. We are a loving family ready to pray, love, encourage, and to try to lessen one's burdens. God sends the pilgrims when it's God's timing and that timing proves to be accurate for every weekend. The Emmaus community is important in our life and it helps us grow closer and closer to our Lord and Savior especially when we attend the Ultreyas and special events. Stay involved and attend an Ultreya and be revitalized with the love of Christ. (more)
|From the Community Music Directors...
Music Directors' Message
Glorious Fall season is here! Active with NCAE eventsfull of music. Keep a song in your heart. Do not be dis couraged - if the world drags you down, drag yourself out to participate with NCAE and experience the Holy Spirit lifting your head and filling your heart with hope.
The next three Ultreyas will be lead by MD/AMDs from E-186 women, and E-187 men’s weekends, and NCAE Praise Team. We hope in December to gather Emmaus children for a mini-choir. Please contact us for details.
Praises for His great guidance and blessings throughout our music practices, sponsors hours, DDUs, Ultreyas and events. He is a good good Father. We love you, Lord.
All are welcome - please contact us if you are interested in being a part of the music efforts in NCAE, or if you have questions regarding the timing/dates of special events.
From the Chrysalis Lay Director
After my first meeting as Chrysalis CLD I am happy to say that our board members are fired up for Christ and moving forward in improving our part of the community. We are really excited (and pray all of you are too) about our upcoming 100th weekend. C-100 has it’s R’s and Head Cha’s set and are putting together the rest of their cadre and team with teaming to begin in a few weeks. With that being said I would like to invite you to put in applications to team even if you aren’t asked for the upcoming weekend you can possibly look forward to one of the summer weekends.
Most importantly I would ask you to look for sponsorship of youths to walk on a Chrysalis weekend, May the Lord be with you.
Fly with Christ,
Scott Marth Chrysalis Community Lay Director (more)
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
You've probably no doubt heard me say it many times before, but cookies really do save lives.
One of the most powerful representations of Agape love you can help Kairos with is for you to bake and pray over homemade "Jesus Cookies" aka forgiveness cookies.
Those tasty loving expressions of God's forgiveness help to turn hearts of stone in soft hearts of flesh.There are several upcoming Kairos weekends in October for which you have an opportunity to bake cookies for. Be a lifesaver...bake some!
http://www.kairosva.org/google-calendar.html (copy and paste web address into your browser)
Michael Gentile E-145
Greetings from Palanca Central!
Fall is around the corner and that means Ladies E-186 & Men’s E-187 are preparing for the mountain.
Please share your love with the team and pilgrims with prayers, snacks and love letters.
Placemats are available upon request at Ultreyas if you wish to decorate.
I am in Colorado beginning mid October and Nicole Mosher will be filling in for me while Jim and I are here on temporary assignment.
If you have any questions you can still reach me by email and the Palanca team will get back to you. Love, Love,Donna Morris and 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
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!