Emmaus NCA E173 ~ We are One
and after the Walk,... It's DDU Time!*
E173 - Meadowkirk Retreat Center - April 30 - May 03, 2015
Cadre and Team
Whitney Bobbitt ~ Dining Room Cha, Asst. Agape Cha, Priesthood of All Believers Talk
Scott Burgess ~ Chapel Cha, Mananita Cha, Stations of the Cross Reading
Dave Charbonneau ~ Music Director, Chapel Reading, DeColores Story
Stan Esterline ~ Assistant Spiritual Director, Sanctifying Grace Talk, Justifying Grace Talk
Michael Finegan ~ Old Buffalo, "Please hear what I'm not saying" Reading
Mark Gibson ~ Old Buffalo, Asst. Dining Room Cha, Asst.Chapel Cha, Floater Cha, Chapel Reading
Rich Goad ~ Audio Visual Cha, Priority Talk, Chapel Reading
John Lohr ~ Table Leader, DDU Fourth Day Talk
Mike McLean ~ Rector, Fourth Day Talk, Prayer to St. Francis Reading
Jim Morris ~ Assistant Head Cha, Ultreya Fourth Day Talk
Leon Newbanks ~ Closing Cha, Asst. Palance Cha, Christian Action Talk
* Day of Deeper Understanding
Our E173 DDU will be held at 8:30AM, Saturday, May 9 at Old Bridge 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 planned, 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"
John 17 - Jesus Prays for All Believers
“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: The theme for E-173 is “We Are One”.
I chose this theme for multiple reasons: Our oneness in Christ is so fundamental to our Christianity that Jesus Himself prayed for it. If you read John 17 you find that Jesus repeats this prayer in five different verses. Through this NCA community I have been blessed with opportunities to serve on Emmaus, Chrysalis and Kairos teams. On paper they are three independent communities but from my perspective we are one just as Jesus prayed. I am not referring to anything I have done but to what I have witnessed all of you doing in the name of Christ to support each of these ministries. The greatest joy I have received from my membership in this family of God is the unity in Christ I experience when I am blessed to participate in teams, Ultreyas, Mananitas, closings, and serenades. I feel this unity that bridges all denominational boundaries is our community’s greatest strength.
Our theme song is “Christ in Me” by Tim Timmons. Only through the Spirit of Christ in each of us can we be one. The song fits so beautifully but until E-173 cadre meetings, I had never heard it. Through Divine intervention the MD and AMD recommended this song, but that wonderful story is for another day.
Ten minutes into Team Meeting 1, I realized that I am completely unnecessary and truly blessed to be in fellowship with such wonderful men of God. We will be on the mountain April 30th to May 3rd and we are counting on your prayers and support.
Allen Booker ~ Bethleham Baptist Church Roanoke, VA
Tom Booze ~ Grace Filipino Church Woodbridge, VA
Oliver Box ~ Cameron UMC Alexandria, VA
Steve Chang ~ McLean Bible Church, McLean, VA
Adam Cihon ~ St. Paul UMC Woodbridge, VA
Dennis Dasalla ~ Dumfries UMC Dumfries, VA
Joel Fix Sr ~ St. Paul UMC Woodbridge, VA
Curtis Foxx ~ Bethlehem Baptist Alexandria, VA
Chris Kelly ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA
John Leake ~ Old Bridge UMC Woodbridge, VA
John Loveland ~ Park Valley Haymarket, VA
Shannon McDaniel ~ Mary of York Catholic Stafford, VA
Ed McGlothlin ~ Dumfries UMC Dumfries, VA
Eric McIntyre ~ Our Lady of Lourdes Melbourne, FL
Daniel Mehari ~ Chantilly Bible Chantilly, VA
Dean Merrill ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA
Duane Miller ~ McLean Bible Church McLean, VA
Roger Montgomery ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA
Michael Peranio ~ Old Bridge UMC Woodbridge, VA
Derrick Rogers ~ Lifepoint Fredericksburg, VA
Jeremy Rush ~ Salem Fields CC Fredericksburg, VA
John Smith ~ Bethel UMC Woodbridge, VA
Steve Stoops ~ Bethel UMC Woodbridge, VA
Jon Tiller ~ Prince of Peace UMC Manassas, VA
Phil Tonolli ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA
Donnell Tilery II ~ St. Paul UMC Woodbridge, VA
Ed Wells ~ Bethel UMC Woodbridge, VA
Jeff Williams ~ Choice Baptist Church
Kip Yost ~ Lifepoint Fredericksburg, VA