Emmaus NCA E182 ~ Fearless by Faith

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E182 - Meadowkirk Retreat Center - Oct. 05 - 08, 2017

Cadre and Team ~

Bev Barthmaier ~ Agape Feast Cha, Assistant Palanca Cha, Ultreya Fourth Day Talk, Stations of the Cross (First Voice)

Kelly Boden ~ Table Leader, Chapel Reading (“Seeing Clearly” Prayer from Worship Book)

CJ Brown ~ Table Leader, Changing Our World Talk, Chapel Reading (“Facing Trials…..” Prayer from Worship Book)

KJ Cabacar ~ Assistant Agape Feast Cha, Closing Cha, “Lord I Have Time” Reading

Mallory Cave ~ Music Director, “Witness for Christ” Prayer, Via Dolorosa

Carroll Cobb ~ Asst. Rectora, Perseverance Talk

Lori Darden ~ Table Leader, Discipleship Talk, Chapel Reading (James 1:2-15)

Maureen Devery ~ Assistant Closing Cha, Assistant Palanca Cha, DDU Talk

Gail Dietze ~ Spiritual Director, Justifying Grace Talk, Obstacles to Grace Talk

Gloria Esterline ~ Assistant Dining Room Cha, Assistant Mananita Cha, Stations of the Cross (Second Voice)

Sam Gero ~ Head Cha, Chapel Reading (Acts 1:1-8)

Sheri Goad ~ Mananita Cha, Assistant AV Cha, Christian Action Talk

Mary Ann Krauss ~ Assistant Music Director, Chapel Reading (Ecclesiastes 3:1-15), Via Dolorosa

Glenda Lambert ~ Rectora, Fourth Day Talk

Kathy McCray ~ Table Leader, Chapel Reading (John 14:1-14)

Pam Meeuwissen ~ Spiritual Director, Prevenient Grace Talk, Means of Grace Talk, Sanctifying Grace Talk

Donna Morris ~ AV Cha, Priority Talk

Martha Mraz ~ Assistant Chapel Cha

Erin Prendergast ~ Table Leader, Chapel Reading (“What is Truth” Prayer from Worship Book)

Karen Rogers ~ Table Leader, Chapel Reading (Psalm 62)

Michelle Rowe ~ Dining Room Cha, Priesthood of All Believers Talk

Stephanie Scholz ~ Chapel Cha, Growth Through Study Talk

Monica Springman ~ Palanca Cha, Body of Christ Talk, Chapel Reading (“A Time for Everything” Prayer from Worship Book)

Susan Verghese ~ Old Buffalo, “Please Hear What I’m Not Saying” Reading

Stephanie Williams ~ Talk Room Cha, Life in Piety Talk

Bonnie Wine ~ Assistant Dining Room Cha, Chapel Reading (Hebrews 10:22-25 from Worship Book)

Robin Wisner ~ Assistant Head Cha, “Who Me” Reading

Desiree Wunderlin ~ Assistant Talk Room Cha, Chapel Reading (Joshua 24:14-15), Via Dolorosa, Special Music at Dying Moments (“Lead Me to the Cross”)



2 Timothy 1:7. For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

A Message from the "R"

Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:7

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

When I started to think about a theme for the weekend, I had a few different ideas but there wasn’t one that really stood out to me until one night when I was watching the news. The newscasters talked about one awful thing after another and I remember thinking that it almost made me scared to go out of my house!

Then I had a thought that I’m sure was from God! What do I have to fear when I have God on my side? All I need is the faith to realize that he’s always there for me. That’s when I realized that “Fearless by Faith” would be the weekend theme. In today’s world we all need to have the faith to be fearless, because if God’s on our side what are we afraid of?

The refrain of our weekend song, “God of Angel Armies (Whom Shall I Fear)” by Chris Tomlin, says so much about being fearless by faith:

“I know who goes before me

I know who stands behind

The God of angel armies

Is always by my side


The one who reigns forever

He is a friend of mine

The God of angel armies

Is always by my side.”

The team of E-182 is walking hand-in-hand with the Holy Spirit in getting ready for the weekend. We have a wonderful bond and all want to serve God and the Pilgrims who will be coming to the mountain. We pray that they see Christ in each and every one of us. I know that God’s going to be on the mountain in a big way, and I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us all!


Jesse Basile ~ St. Paul UMC Woodbridge, VA

Rebecca Blackburn

Michele Bortnick ~ 1st Baptist CHurch of Linesville Linesville, PA

Kim Carter ~ Sydenstricker UMC Springfield , VA

Sally Esposito ~ St. Madeleine Sophie Guilderland, NY

Amber George ~ Crossroads Vineyard Fredericksburg, VA

Lisa Giamette

Kate Green ~ Old Bridge UMC Woodbridge, VA

Ana Guerrero ~ Hope Hill Manassas, VA

Kathy Hays ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Penny Hernandez ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Talisha Hollenbeck ~ St. Francis of Assisi RC Triangle, VA

Michele Husfelt ~ The District Church Washington , DC

Rashida Johnson ~ Agape Community of Faith Church Alexandria, VA

Mary Kleppinger ~ Sydenstricker UMC Springfield , VA

Deb Larrabee ~ Above and Beyond Ministries Fredericksburg, VA

Carol Liles ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Marjorie Morgan ~ Washington Community Church Alexandria, VA

Shelby Neal ~ Woodbridge Church of Christ Woodbridge, VA

Margaret Pfaff ~ Hope Hill Manassas, VA

Eileen Pletz ~ Saint Jude Catholic Spotsylvania, VA

Monica Reynolds ~ Warrenton UMC Warrenton, VA

Anna Rorick ~ The Refuge Church Fredericksburg, VA

Jillaine Ross ~ First Baptist Church Woodbridge, VA

Alex Rouse

Barbara Schanmier-Mistrot ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Carol Senters ~ White Chapel UMC Fort Valley, VA

Stephanie Sheridan ~ St. Paul UMC Woodbridge, VA

Beth Taylor ~ McLean Bible Church McLean, VA

Morgan Wiggins ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA


* Day of Deeper Understanding

Our E182 DDU will be held at 8:30AM, , Saturday, October 14 at Christ Church. 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!!!