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Our monthly Ultreyas for 2020:


August 21, 2020 - 7PM



The National Capital Area Emmaus will broadcast the August Ultreya on our new online platform (see link below).

The video will begin promptly on August 21at 7 p.m. This new online broadcast service provides the opportunity for the community to watch the Ultreya broadcast simultaneously. Additionally, there is an online chat room (cause you know, we like to talk) and an opportunity for you to pray with a designated Prayer Warriors should you have the desire for someone to pray with you.

I look forward to seeing you online on August 21, at 7 p.m.


This is a video recording and all contributors adhered to the social distancing guidelines outlined in the Governor’s Executive Order.



Schedule for 2020

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September 18 - Clarendon UMC

October 23 - Bethel UMC

November 20 - Christ Church UMC



Our 2020 Weekends!!

E-193 Chris Scholz Oct. 1-4,2020 - POSTPONED!

E-194 Sam Gero Nov. 12-15

All weekends will be at Camp Happyland!


Check out our new NCAE Intro Video!!



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!




From the Community Lay Director...

From the Lay Director

On Tuesday, July 28, following a storm this image was captured by one of my neighbors. The image reminded me of the promise made, “I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.” Genesis 9:13. I am thankful that we have His promises to claim during the storms and crisis’ in our lives.

It is my prayer that everyone in the community remains safe and healthy until we are able to resume NCA Emmaus events in person.

The August Ultreya (Virtual) will be broadcast online on Friday, August 21, at 7 p.m. at . The broadcast will be made available on YouTube once the broadcast has completed. The link can be found on the Archive tab on the broadcast link above.

Board News:

The NCA Board of Directors voted to postpone E-193 (scheduled for October 1-4, 2020.) The Board is currently in discussions with Camp Happyland about upcoming scheduled weekends.

The Nominating Committee is looking for anyone that is interested in serving on the NCA Emmaus Board of Directors. This is a two-year commitment. Please contact Kat Lopez (, Tom Lambert (, or Shari Spring ( if you are interested (more)


From the Community Spiritual Director...

From The Community Spiritual Director

On the night of the Last Supper, considered to be a Passover Seder, Jesus officiated this New Covenant with His disciples, saying: “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matthew 26:28). All twelve of these men were Jews, affirming Jesus’s statement when He said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matthew 15:24, NKJV). This raises a serious question. If the New Covenant is explicitly called out in scripture for Israel, and Jesus was only sent to gather the lost sheep of Israel, then wherein do we find that God has entered any covenant with the Gentiles?

The Lord declared through the prophet Isaiah that He would make a new everlasting covenant will all His creation. To the Jews, He said, “For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery for burnt offering; I will direct their work in truth, And will make with them [Israel] an everlasting covenant. Their descendants shall be known among the Gentiles, And their offspring among the people. All who see them shall acknowledge them, That they are the posterity whom the Lord has blessed” (Isaiah 61:8-9).

And to the Gentiles, the Lord declared, “Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price… Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance. Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you—The sure mercies of David. Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people, A leader and commander for the people. Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, And nations who do not know you shall run to you, Because of the Lord your God, And the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you” (Isaiah 55:1-5). (more)

  From the Community Music Directors...

Music Directors' Message

2 Chronicles 20:21

"Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying, "Give thanks to the Lord for his love endures forever "

Whatever our burden or battle, let's march into it with song - lead the way. Songs are thoughts put to music which express our souls and lift our spirits.

Did you enjoy the songs last Ultreya? More to come this next month- Open up the Heavens, Power in the Blood, There Was Jesus, At the Cross, Break every chain and Death was Arrested! We envision you standing and swaying in your family room or chair, accompanied by juice and crackers with an expectant heart to share in fellowship, worship, and communion. As we prepare, you are on our minds and in our hearts and prayers. How we long for the day when we can all be together again, we must keep our joy in the middle of this time and keep singing! Start the day with song, lace it throughout your day and watch your steps get lighter and smile brighter!

Special thanks to all who made August Ultreya music happen: Mike and Elaine Frankfort (as of 8/29! CONGRATULATIONS!), CLD Chris Scholz, Jim Morris, Rebecca Washburg, Josh Reese, Tom Ansink, Phil Wisner, Alan McBride, and Joe Forrer. Major appreciation to Family Worship Center of Bealeton, VA.

You are a joy to work and play with!



From the Chrysalis Lay Director

Here is the new logo the board voted on for Chrysalis. We liked the Emmaus new logo so much, that we thought it best to adopt the same features so we can be as one community both together in Christ.

The Next Level group has been working long, hard hours on giving Chrysalis the overdue facelift that it needed. We met with a group of Phase II people from both the Emmaus and Chrysalis community to give feedback from the work that we have been doing. We took their comments and implemented it into the talks that we have revamped. We have made a few changes, but for the most part kept the talks intact. The Grace talks have now become the God talks. We want the Bugs to become closer to God, to have a better understanding of who He is and how God wants a closer relationship with them. We wanted to emphasize the leadership role of the Youth/Young Adults. We also wanted to augment the spiritual foundation of the weekend. We have also provided more structure to the teaming process. We have created an arc that helps increase the harmony of the weekend by aligning all the manuals. As of the today, all the talks have been updated and bought to the board. As a board, we have voted unanimously on the rewrites of the talks. We are continually revising training materials. We hope to have them board ready soon. Please look out for updates to come later. (more)


Kairos Korner

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. Matthew 25:36-37

For the last several years, I have served on 6 Kairos teams and attended many weekend follow-on events. I share this with you not to pat myself on the back but to share my heartache for the Kairos brothers serving time inside the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarret, Virginia. Many of us on the outside are consumed with COVID-19, wearing masks, restricting our activities, and concern for our family members. This is a natural response for us. In times of uncertainty, focusing on what is in front of us is important in getting by each day. Planning for the future and responding to stuff outside our sandbox takes a back seat. But for the Kairos brothers at Greensville during this pandemic, life inside redefines the meaning of “Hard.” Their life is hard because many of the activities they normally participate in are curtailed or cancelled. Visitations from family are limited or prohibited and all of the normal follow-on activities from Kairos outside team members have been cancelled.

This is the current situation facing the Kairos Community. Until further notice, all weekends, Monthly Reunions, and Weekly Prayer and Share activities are cancelled until the pandemic is brought under control. But even in the midst of this painful time, God is with us. He gives us a hope for a better tomorrow. This is powerfully expressed in Psalm 30:5b “Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”

While God is with us, he also wants us to bring him our pain and heartaches. Whether or not you have been on the inside of a prison, served on a Kairos team, baked cookies for the weekends, or joined in prayer for a weekend, I ask you to step up boldly. Pray. Pray for the men inside who are COVID-19 positive. Pray for the Kairos Community inside. Pray for the Prison Administration, Chaplains, and Correctional Officers. Pray for the medical teams. Pray for the men who have been released to society during this time. Pray boldly. “…do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God.” Philippians 4:6

Pray my Brothers and Sisters. While you are praying for our Community, please pray for our Kairos Community. I am assured that God will move this COVID mountain we are facing. Praise God. I miss you all and love you more. Until we meet again, stay safe and stay well.

By His Power,

Tom Lambert



Community Palanca

Three Cheers for Palanca !

We are so excited to carry on our love of Emmaus by helping with Palanca . We are ready to collect, organize and distribute Palanca.

Do you want to make palanca bags ? We have a pattern .

Join us on this Rainbow journey... As we share God’s love .

Ruth Washburg and Becca Washburg


Weekend Fees - Take Note!

The Weekend Fees for 2020, as set by our Board of Directors, are:

Application Fee $35

Pilgrim Fee $215

Team Fee $250


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