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Our monthly Ultreyas for 2014:

November Ultreya at Clarendon UMC

Give thanks with us at Clarendon UMC in Arlington in November.

Come on the 21st ("almost always" the third Friday of the month - and again this month) at 7:30 for worship, a Fourth Day message and communion service. We hope to see you there.It gets better and better and better... (More)

 

Our 2014 Weekends!!

E-171 ~ Nov. 13-16 - Sam Parris

This weekend will be held at the 4-H Training Center near Front Royal, VA

 

*Our 2015 Weekends!!

E-172 ~ Mar. 12-15 - Kathy Woodley
E-173 ~ April 30-May 03 -
Mike McLean
E-174 ~ Oct. 08-11 -
Susan Verghese
E-175 ~ Nov. 05-08 -
Tony Papp
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All weekends will be held at the Meadowkirk Retreat Center in Middleburg, Virginia

NEW - Emmaus NCA Car Magnets Available

The 4x6-inch oval NCAE logo is available as a magnet or removable sticker. The NCAE Board of Directors has requested a donation of $5.00 or more to the Scholarship Fund for each. They will be on hand before and after each Ultreya.

Ultreya Schedule for 2014

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November 21 - Clarendon UMC

December 19 - Bethel UMC

 
         
 

From the Community Lay Director...

From the Lay Director

New International Version (NIV). Isaiah 59:7 “Their feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood. They pursue evil schemes; acts of violence mark their ways” Proverbs 6:18 “a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil” Psalm 39:6 “Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be

For those who know me – I am fond of making up words “Tony-isms” -- I call them the “Papp Unabridged Dictionary”. My poor wife just shakes her head at my liberties with the American language because she is absolutely certain that I do not speak English. An example would be: fauxpologist. This would be someone who continually says they are sorry but really do not mean it – a fauxpologist. I know it is silly, but with marketing and commercials on TV and other media; they actually are using words that I created and abused long ago. Again, my wife just shakes her head. (more)

 

From the Community Spiritual Director...

From The Community Spiritual Director

It is a blessing to have passed the point in life when as parents we participated with our daughter in the process of selecting good college choices, applying, and waiting for the decisions. All hope the chosen school will be the right place for the transitions which take place across college. Will you find friends, good influences and other forms of support in the social transformation from child to adult? Will you discover or confirm your passion for a field to which you could dedicate years of work?

Our daughter, a college senior, recently presented the student perspective at her university’s Open House for high school students. We heard the school’s pitch for applicants and also heard how the university evaluates the students they believe will have successful experiences there.

The preparation that is maturing into a Christian life is not competitive in the way that seeking admission to the college of one’s choice can be. Colleges can only accept a finite number of students, while the Christian life and the promise of salvation is available to all who seek it. For instance, there are no standardized tests on which our life is graded. And grades, well, the Christian life is like a series of pass/fail courses with many make-up tests and no grade point average to weigh us down. There are, however, some lessons from college admissions that we might apply to maturing in our Christian life. (more)

 
         
  From the Community Music Directors...

Music Directors' Message

What a wonderful fall season in NCAE - music from Chrysalis, Women's and Men's teams, intros of teams, new weekend MDs, new butterflies and pilgrims & good news from Kairos! Let's continue to PRAISE Him daily
for these rich blessings of relationships, ever enriching and increasing His Kingdom. He holds the future!!

Musicians of all shapes and sizes and venues are WELCOME to join in at Ultreyas, sponsors' hours, closings, outreach to sing and play! Also consider planning an outreach for your church or group!! (more)

 

From the Chrysalis Lay Director

"Good leadership is a channel of water controlled by God; he directs it to whatever ends he chooses. We justi-fy our actions by appearances; God examines our mo-tives. Clean living before God and justice with our neigh-bors mean far more to God than religious performance. Arrogance and pride - distinguishing marks in the wicked - are just plain sin. Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind." ~Proverbs 21:1-5 (MSG)

Well, I've survived my first month as Community Lay Di-rector for Chrysalis and I was drawn to this verse from Proverbs. I really like the way The Message puts it - "Good leadership is a channel of water controlled by God". It is telling me that as long as I put my trust in Him, He will direct me, keep me safe and give me the wisdom to make the right decisions. (more)

 
         
 

Weekend Fees - Take Note!

The Weekend Fees for 2014, as set by our Board of Directors, are:

Pilgrim Application Fee $35

Pilgrim Fee $175

Team Fee $225

 

Community Palanca

I am the Community Palanca Cha. I need volunteers to make placemats for me. We need 270 decorated placemats for each team that goes to the Mountain.

I will have blank placemats at the Ultreyas each month. You can create your own design, either free hand, trace from a coloring book, use markers, glitter and glue to create your designs. You can either do them yourselves or get your Sunday School classes to do them. The pilgrims really like them when they come from the children. There are two kinds needed: the ones that are decorated with cute pictures and words, and ones that specifically say “DeColores”. (more)

 
         
 

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