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Our monthly Ultreyas for 2015:

November Ultreya Hosted by Christ Church UMC

November's Ultreya will be at Christ Church UMC. They will have their brand new sanctuary - awesome!! Because of this, the new address is 7600 Ox Road.

Don't miss our November Fellowship & Worship Gathering at Christ Church UMC! NEW! - Come at 6:15 for dinner - and fellowship at 7:30 for an inspiring time of worship and music.

Join us on the 20th ("almost always" the third Friday of the month - and again this month) for a refreshments, worship, a Fourth Day message and communion service. We hope to see you there.It gets better and better and better... (More)


and the upcoming Utreyas...

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December 20 - Bethel UMC

January 15 - Old Bridge UMC

February 19 - Dumfries UMC

March 18 - * (OPEN - volunteer host church needed!) We only have one month still open for host churches for our 2016 Ultreyas. Ask your church if March 18 is available - and get your team together. You will be a blessing -- and you will be blessed!!


Our 2016 Weekends!!

E-176 ~ 3/10 - 3/13 - Laura Newberry
E-177 ~ 5/12 - 5/15 - Charlie Carroll
E-178 ~ 10/6 - 10/9 - Bev Barthmeier
E-179 ~ 11/3 - 11/6 - Jeff Hetherington


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:



* ...A/V Update...

Need AV Equipment or software for your Walk to Emmaus or Chrysalis weekend? Jim and Donna Morris are Co-Chairing the new AudioVisual Equipment and AudioVisual Software Committees. They have a full equipment suite as well as licensed ProPresenter 6 software available for your use. Here is their first report to the community:

The three month Audio/Video Equipment Fund-Raiser was a success. The goal was $4,500 to purchase (4) four A/V sets for the Emmaus and Chrysalis community, and the total raised was $4,800. The additional funds raised were used to purchase (4) Bluetooth speakers for the videos shown each weekend; and the balance will be donated to the NCAE Sponsorship funds.

Each kit consist of three primary components (1) 84” screen self-contained screen and storage case, (2) 30-60” adjustable projector stand, and (3) a trunk with the projector, laptop table, cables, adapters, Bluetooth speaker, and a “User’s Manual”. The laminated User’s manual has images and instructions for every component in the A/V Set.

The equipment will be stored in a temperature and humidity regulated environment. When needed to start a weekend, contact Jim and Donna Morris for training on how the equipment is used, review of the manual, and to check-out the equipment needed for teaming and the weekends. Contact us for equipment at: or for software at:

Jim and Donna Morris

Click to Download the A/V Users Manual




From the Community Lay Director...

From the Lay Director

It’s November! Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Christmas will be here before we know it. But No-vember is also an important time in the Emmaus Community. At the November Ultreya, we will elect the new members for the Emmaus Board. We have a great group of men and women who are willing to serve on the Board and we look forward to their leadership in the com-ing years.

We need three women to fill the slots being vacated by Keri Finegan, Debbie McCluskey and myself, there are two openings for men as Chris Scholz and Michael Gen-tile finish their terms and we need a Spiritual Director to fill the shoes of Garey Eakes. All of these fine people have faithfully served for two years. I can’t express how grateful I am for this group of people who have done God’s work on the board. My job as Community Lay Di-rector would not be possible without them. On the ballot for November we have:

Women: Gloria Esterline, Sam Ger,o Kathy Woodley

Men: Jim Morris, Jim Stacy, Jerry Wills, Phil Wisner

Spiritual Director: Stan Esterline Gary McCluskey (more)


From the Community Spiritual Director...

From The Community Spiritual Director

November is an exciting month for me and I hope it is for all of you. I am so very thankful to be the a 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!

Thanksgiving is 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 November. 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

Christian Music fills the Emmaus weekends and teaming events and our hearts. The Fall season vibrates with song and readies our hearts for worship, service, and strengthening our daily walk. God is great.

Get involved and encourage your your pilgrim to participate in music. Be a part of growing and encouraging Christian leadership in music. Sign up and/or encourage your pilgrim and others with music interest to join in, reach out to us and be a part. We would love it! Contact

November music at Ultreya will be lead by the men of E-175. "I lift my hands!" Come and sing and be a part of the great joy. (more)


From the Chrysalis Lay Director

Decolores my brothers and sisters in Christ, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25

Decolores Emmaus Community, As I read this scripture verse as well as many parts of the new testament, I find the emphasis on Christians coming together to pray, fast, encourage and studying together ironic because it is the exact opposite in our culture today. Making a commitment to worshipping on Sunday morning barely happens today with other commitments like traveling for work, sport’s leagues and Sunday football taking up our time. We are busy during the week so that coming together outside of church looks near impossible. I know in my own life that usually the nonwork community commitments that I have are business related, talking about budgets and planning. For youth specifically, it seems that the pressure to perform to the high standards our society has set for them not only takes away their time and gives them stress, but it makes having true Christian community even more difficult. What I know in my heart is that this is not the vision for what Jesus and the disciples of the early Church had for those who made the decision to follow Christ. I believe allowing our hearts to truly breath in the love of community that surrounds us as we worship the Almighty is essential. I’m sure as Pilgrims/Caterpillars; everyone connects with those team members as well as fellow weekend participants. Outside of the weekend, we have monthly Ultreyas and if we do team, we have those team meetings to see others. (more)


Weekend Fees - Take Note!

The Weekend Fees for 2015, as set by our Board of Directors, are:

Pilgrim Application Fee $35

Pilgrim Fee $200

Team Fee $250


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)


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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