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Our monthly Ultreyas for 2018:

August 17 Ultreya Hosted by First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City

Join us for our end of summer Ultreya, at FUPCDC.

Join us for our end of summer Ultreya, at FUPCDC. Bring your favorite "Salad" for dinner at 6:30pm. The service will be at 7:30pm. If you feel so inclined and would like to bring a "love" gift, we contribute regularly to the ACTS Food Pantry in Dumfries so any nonperishable food item will be welcomed. See you soon.


Schedule for 2018

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September 21 - St. Johns UMC

October 19 - Bethel UMC

November 16 - Christ Church UMC


Wanted: Books and/or devotionals

Wanted: Books and/or devotionals to replace the books that are used for the Book Table on the mountain, starting with E184. If you have a book or devotional that you enjoyed and would like to pass on to the pilgrims we would greatly appreciate it. There will be a container at the February and March Ultreyas for you pass it on.


Our 2018 Weekends!!

E 186 ~ October 4-7 - Cindy Bireley
E 187 ~ November 1-4 - Jerry Wills

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

Rain, rain go away…there has been so much rain recently it seemed it might never go away. We spent the last week in July stranded on an island at our church where we got to share how Jesus Rescues at our Shipwrecked VBS. Each evening we arrived so did the rain! It really added to the special effect of being in a rainforest! What wasn’t so special was having to move all the games for 50 kids inside, and for me, it meant all my softball games for the week was cancelled!

One night in particular the rain poured and the thunder echoed through the air. When it finally broke, a bright rainbow appeared over the church. What an amazing reminder of just how much God loves us!

Sometimes, it seems like we are surrounded in storms, no matter how hard we try the only thing we can see is the pouring rain, and thunder seems to echo so loud in our ears we can’t hear anything else. Even when God is there whispering to us, “Be Still!” (more)


From the Community Spiritual Director...

From The Community Spiritual Director

One of the many things I like to do during the spring, summer, and fall months is to listen to the birds and to watch my fish in the pond. These moments remind me so much of God’s majesty and greatness in creating this wonderful world. I look with amazement at how smart squirrels are.

I have five bird feeders around the house but the squirrels are on top of the feeders more than the birds. I was getting irritated with those little pesky creatures. I saw on Facebook, from someone in the Emmaus community, about putting a slinky on the pole. Dan and I did that and actually enjoyed watching the squirrels trying to maneuver the slinky. The day came when the squirrel conquered the slinky and I think the squirrel told all the other squirrels. Now they put their nose under the slinky and push it up until they reach the feeder. Amazing. I would laugh and laugh at them. (more)

  From the Community Music Directors...

Music Directors' Message

Summertime! And the tunes are flowing. Sunshine/ Spirit/Songs

Lord, we ask you to bless and protect our Emmaus family during this high-spirited and fun season. Stay right alongside us in all we do & keep a song in our heart for You, Lord.

August Ultreya promises to be rich in summertime spirit at FUPCDC, music lead by the NCAE community musicians. We hope to celebrate upcoming 2018 weekends September by involving those MDs. September music is provided by Chrysalis rockers! ALL glory to God.

“Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; celebrate his holy name with music.” Psalm135:3 NLT !De Colores!

Jim and Mae Krauss


From the Chrysalis Lay Director

Hello, Family!

I have a couple announcements this time around to start things off with. We are almost to the end of the busy season for Chrysalis, but we are not quite there yet! Thank you so much to everyone who helped out with all of the clean up and community events for C-98. Starting over at a new facility is always really hard, especially since they had several team members drop the week before, and I know that all of the outside help was greatly appreciated. Now it’s time to get the ball rolling for C-99! The weekend will be happening August 16-19, We will need ninjas for that weekend too on Saturday and Sunday, as well as folks to come out to candlelight Saturday evening! If you are interested in being a ninja please let me know, and be on the lookout for what time candlelight will start!

Also this month we will be electing new board members since our terms of office begin in September. Short biographies of each person running will be posted online very soon, so keep an eye out for that! Here are the names of all the folks we have running – please be in prayer for them and the community as you decide who you feel led to vote for!

Youth/Young Adults

Sarah Kleppinger

Nick Reagan

Becca Washburg


Charley Hayes

Ali Wills

Erin Prendergast

Kirsten Smith

Doug Radoye


Robin BeMiller (more)


Kairos Korner

Kairos Special Events: Find out more about Kairos and ways to serve.

Needed: New Team Members

We welcome new team members to serve on the GCC S-3 and Sussex 1 weekends. K-75 at GCC S-3 is October 11-14, 2018. K-8 at Sussex 1 is October 25-28, 2018. Information and team applications can be found in the Documents & Resources section at You may also contact the weekend leaders: K-75 - Tom Lambert, K-8 - TBD, contact Ed Tucker,

Virginia Kairos Outside Weekend will be held at Hat Creek Camp Brookneal, VA Spring 2019 Contact Linda Wickstrom for more information 540-798-8698

National KAIROS Annual Conference

Kairos of Northern VA is helping host the National KAIROS Annual Conference 2018 Annual Conference July 24th - 28th, 2018 Hyatt Regency Dulles, Herndon, Virginia For More Information Contact Steve: Steve@

Advanced Kairos Training (AKT)

2019 date to be announced in Richmond, VA For More Info:

As always you can learn more by contacting me at:


Community Palanca

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. As the last Chrysalis weekend draws near, please keep all the bugs in your prayers and show them as much Love as possible. As you know that is always the common thread in each weekend on how special all the love from the community touched the pilgrims and bugs.

The next Emmaus weekend is October 4-7. Sign-up sheet for snacks will be passed out next month. All your donations are greatly appreciated. Placemats for decorating can be obtained at Ultreyas or by emailing

Love, Love,

Donna Morris



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


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