Emmaus NCA E172 ~ "God's Gifts"

E172 to be held at the Meadowkirk Retreat Center in Middleburg, Virginia (click for directions)

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E172 - Meadowkirk Retreat Center - Mar. 12 - 15, 2015

Cadre and Team

Bev Barthmaier – Dining Room Cha, “Please Hear What I’m Not Saying” reading, ”Who Me?” reading

Cindy Bireley – Head Cha, Joshua 24:14 – 15

Carroll Cobb – Palanca Cha, Ultreya Fourth Day Talk, “Please Hear What I’m Not Saying” reading

Richard Cobb – Spiritual Director

Tammy Crouch – Assistant Chapel Cha, Assistant Mananita Cha, Priesthood of All Believers Talk, Hebrews 10:22 – 25, “Witness for Christ” reading

Devin Duren – Table Leader, John 14:1 – 14

Gloria Esterline – Music Director, Ecclesiastes 3:1 – 15

Keri Finegan – Chapel Cha, Assistant Agape Cha, Priority Talk, Psalm 62

Margaret Fuson – Table Leader, DDU Fourth Day Talk, “What is Truth?” prayer

Doug Geeting – Spiritual Director

Nancy Geeting – Assistant Rectora, Perseverance Talk, “Lord, I Have Time” reading

Sam Gero – Agape Cha, Assistant Palanca Cha, Peter reading for Four Responses to Christ

Jen Girten – Talk Room Cha, Judas reading for Four Responses to Christ

Faith Gorham – Table Leader, Christian Action Talk, “Facing Trials” prayer

Lindsey Kirkwood – Assistant Music Director, Narrator for Mary’s Way

Karen Lanman – Closing Cha, Assistant Dining Room Cha, AV Cha, Life in Piety Talk, Acts 1:1 - 8

Syn-D Lazo – Table Leader, Changing Our World Talk, Woman at the Well reading for Four Responses to Christ

Jan Niehoff – Old Buffalo, Floater Cha, AV Cha, Hemorrhaging Woman reading for Four Responses to Christ

Marty Petrizza – Mananita Cha, Assistant Closing Cha, “Please Hear What I’m Not Saying” reading

Chennon Radford – Assistant Talk Room Cha, “Please Hear What I’m Not Saying” reading

Stephanie Scholz – Assistant Head Cha, Discipleship Talk, “A Time for Everything” prayer

Ashleigh Stacy-Reese – Table Leader, Growth Through Study Talk, “Seeing Clearly” prayer

Yasmin Williams – Table Leader, The Body of Christ Talk, James 1:2 – 15

Kathy Woodley – Rectora, Fourth Day Talk



* Day of Deeper Understanding

Our E172 DDU will be held at 8:30AM, Saturday, March 21st at Franconia UMC. This will be a wonderful reunion, and a chance to learn a bit more about this amazing organization. Come hear about the history of the Emmaus NCA, how the weekends are pd, and how you can help with this blessed ministry opportunity.

Remember, you must attend a DDU before sponsoring friends or joining a Team.

Christ is Counting on You ~ See you there!!!


A Message from the "R"

“For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” (Ephesians 2:8)

The theme of E-172 is “God’s Gift’s” and it celebrates the many gifts our Lord provides for us each and every day as we seek to follow His will for our lives. To me, the most important gift He has given to me is the gift of His Grace. God is giving us gifts of grace as he constantly unfolds His plans for our lives.

In August, as I read several of my devotionals and wrote in my journal, God shared a common theme, “God’s Gifts” with me. One book said, “A gift is already being given you – God’s own Spirit.” God believes in you and says, “When you are ready to come forth, I have special work for you, special places for you to go. And I will be with you at every step.”

Our theme song is, The Glorious Unfolding, by Steven Curtis Chapman. As I listened to the words of this beau-tiful song, I was reminded that God does have a plan for my life, even though the majority of my years here on earth are behind me. The words, “It’s just the beginning of the beginning” remind me that God will still use me, and all of us, as a part of His master plan.

The team of E-172 is amazing! Their commitment, love, faith and perseverance are evident in everything they say and do. We all believe that this is “God’s Weekend” and we are enjoying the journey together.

We appreciate the prayers of the community as we look forward to March 12-15, 2015 at Meadowkirk.


Kathy Woodley



Kim Anderson – Salem Fields Fredericksburg, VA

Barbara Bruhn ~ Immanuel Bible Church Springfield , VA

Cheryl Clausson ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Anne Coppersmith ~ All Saints Anglican Woodbridge, VA

Cindy Darnell ~ Restoration Anglican Church Arlington, VA

Elizabeth Grotos ~ Clarendon UMC Arlington, VA

Jackie Fleming ~ Wesley United Methodist Wincehster, VA

Jana Hanner

Jess Hewlett ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Norma Howard ~ Orlean UMC Orlean, VA

Carole Hughes ~ First United Presbyterian Dale City, VA

Julie Lawrence ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Lucy Maine ~ Horizons Church Stafford, VA

Linda McCauley ~ Wesley United Methodist Wincehster, VA

Iris McMillian ~ International Christian Center Staten Island, NY

Aygul Minigalina ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Jane-Ellen Monson ~ Aldersgate UMC Alexandria, VA

Nolana Newell ~ Antioch Baptist Chirch Fairfax, VA

Beth Parker ~ Messiah UMC Springfield , VA

Jesse Ramirez ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Jodene Roark ~ Old Bridge UMC Woodbridge, VA

Michelle Seay ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Bessie Solenberger ~ Wesley United Methodist Wincehster, VA

Danielle Tiller ~ New Hope Lorton, VA

Lane Timm ~ Central UMC Arlington, VA

Lee Tonolli ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Kim Vance ~ Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren Woodstock, VA

Bonnie Wine ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Tracy Wines ~ Clarendon UMC Arlington, VA