PREPARATIONS FOR SPRING 2017 WALKS TO
BEGIN IN FEBRUARY
We are beginning
preparations for the Spring 2017 Walks to be held on April 27-30, 2017
(Men's Walk) and May 4-7, 2017 (Women's Walk). New 2017
registration forms are available here,
and we encourage everyone to start thinking and praying about who you
would invite. Let's make these Walks a success and bring glory to
God as we serve Him!
TEAM ORIENTATION SET
Orientation for teams and background
workers for the Spring 2017 Men's and Women's Walks is set for Saturday,
February 4th, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the Bethesda United Methodist Church.
Anyone wishing to work during these Walk weekends is asked to come and
take part in this meeting. Conference room team members will be
contacted before the meeting date by the Walk Lay Directors, and
Background Chairs from the Emmaus Board will be in touch with background
team members. Teams should be in place by February 4th so that all can
attend this meeting. In the event of inclement weather, the
orientation will take place on Saturday, February 11th.
FEES TO INCREASE IN 2017
Due to an increase in charges from the Epworth
Center in 2017, it has become necessary to raise our Walk fees for the
new year. Our rent for the use of the Center has been raised from $750.00
for the four-day weekend to $1,000.00, and the per person fee has gone
from $15.00 to $18.00. We are also charged a $100.00 janitorial
fee if they feel that we left things in poor condition.
In addition, the Epworth Center has added a fee of $35.00 per month to
house our storage buildings on their property.
As a result, pilgrim and team fees have increased to meet the expenses
of the weekend. Other expenses incurred each time we hold a
Walk include: food for meals, snacks, t-shirts, crosses, picture
developing, and registering the pilgrims with the National Emmaus
Gatherings are just that - monthly gatherings,
on the third Friday of each month, for those who've been on
Emmaus Walks and Chrysalis Flights. However, anyone is
welcome at these monthly meetings, including friends, family
We always start with
a covered dish dinner followed by Worship at and Fellowship at 7:00 p.m.
NEXT GATHERING -
FRIDAY, January 20th, 2017 -
CADIZ PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
154 W. Market Street
Cadiz, OH 43907
Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
For dates and more information on upcoming
Gatherings, please check our
Gatherings page. HOPE TO SEE YOU
BOARD POSITIONS STILL OPEN
The Ohio Valley Emmaus community is in need of members who are
interested in serving the community on the Emmaus Board.
Currently, there are
the key positions of Agape Chair and Communications Chair open that need to be filled
as soon as possible for our community to continue to offer new pilgrims
a complete Emmaus experience.
There are also other Board positions that will be open beginning in
We are looking for those who feel
they can make a difference in the community and bring some new ideas to
the table. If you feel led to find out more about one of the open Board
positions, please contact Nancy Vannest at 740-484-4422 for more