October 14th!!! Gathering at Brother’s Keepers Church. We are so excited to gather at a new place. We have several 4th day that attend services here. It’s a Pot Luck, so bring something you’re proud of. One slight drawback is that they do not have a kitchen, so bring your big spoon or fork for the dish that you want to share with all of us. Don’t sweat the details of how it will all work out. Remember that our new camp doesn’t even have a bathroom down at the dining hall. And we manage that!!!!!
To get to BKC….from the loop in Lufkin at Hwy 69 (Denman Ave) travel 4 miles away from Lufkin and turn right onto FM 326. Travel 3/4 mile and turn left onto Homer Cemetery Road. It’s right down there on the right. 280 Homer Cemetery Road, Lufkin for those that use GPS.
There has been a lot going on in our local communities to support the Harvey affected areas and that work is vital as we continue to be the hands and feet of God. We have a gathering coming up September 9th at Lufkin FUMC at 5:00. This gathering is also vital. There have been so many good works and positive outcomes from this terrible disaster and we can continue with this positive direction by sponsoring a pilgrim. We have two walks approaching in February and we continue to plan and pray for those events. The East Texas Emmaus Community has been a part of changing lives and continues to shine the light throughout East Texas.
Gathering at FUMC Lufkin
September 9th 5:00
Bring your preacher or friend.
Pot Luck dinner
Board meeting at 2:00
Chrysalis meeting at 4:00 in the Fellowship Hall which is right next to the gym.
Sponsorship training at 4:00 on the classroom by the gym.
Feel free to place this information on your church website, Facebook page or newsletter.
Early Bird Special for February Walks!
If applications are paid in full by December 31st, the following rates apply:
Team reduced from $200 to $150 (and 50% scholarship available)
Clergy and board representative reduced from $100 to $75
Pilgrims reduced from $200 to $150 (and 50% scholarship available)
Sponsors, let’s get busy!
Our July gathering will be at McMahan Chapel, east of San Augustine this Saturday, July 8th. We’ll start at 5:00 with a covered dish meal, so bring something you enjoy sharing. Our attendance has been growing and we have walks coming up in February, so there’s lots to share and find out what’s going on in our community. The McMahan Chapel is an incredible place and if you’ve never been out to see it it’s totally worth the drive.
Let me give you some direction on how to get to the Chapel. If your GPS is current, you can get to Spur 35 by putting in 100 McMahan Chapel Rd, Bronson, TX. From there you will see signs indicating that it’s 2 miles down Spur 35. Okay, for those of you that do not have GPS. From Lufkin….take Hwy 103 East. Maybe 30-35 minutes into your drive you will cross over Hwy 96. Continue 4 miles and turn LEFT on to Rosevine Road. Stay on that road (FM 1 North) until it dead ends into Hwy 21. Turn RIGHT and go 2 miles to Spur 35. 2 more miles down the road you run into the Chapel.
Now from Nacogdoches…take Hwy 21 EAST for 30 minutes from the Loop to the intersection in San Augustine. Staying on Hwy 21 continue approximately 10 miles to Spur 35. Turn RIGHT. From Pineland, Jasper and all points south, take Hwy 96 North to 103. Exit going East (right) for 4 miles and turn LEFT onto Rosevine Road. When it dead ends into Hwy 21 take a right and go to Spur 35.
If you get lost, you can call Sharron Mills at 936.275.6843.
See you there
We now have dates and LDs for the upcoming walks in February.
Feb 15th – Feb 18 Men’s Walk
Lay Director Bob Anderson
Feb 22nd – Feb 25th Women’s Walk
Lay Director Janice Cummings
Both walks are scheduled for Water’s Edge Encampment east of Crockett.
Team Selection is next Thursday, June 22nd. Please email Colleen Milburn Abernathy at
email@example.com if you are interested in working. She and the committee will try to get you plugged in!
Be on the lookout for an announcement about an early bird special. This will be a discount for sponsoring a pilgrim EARLY!
The minimum number of pilgrims for a walk to make is 20. This is an Upper Room guideline. Be in prayer for the team formation and the walks as we move forward.
We have a Gathering coming up!! Saturday, June 10th in Mt. Enterprise. Pot luck, so bring something good to eat. We will have our meal at 5pm. Then we will have Mike Waters tell us what’s going on in the Community. 4th Day speaker and Communion. Be a part of something GREAT!!! Stay a part of something GREAT!! Bring a friend. Remember, anyone can come to the Gatherings. Family members, friends and people from your church. Mt. Enterprise UMC address is W Rusk & 2nd, Mt Enterprise, TX 75681. Go North approximately 19 miles from the north loop in Nacogdoches on Hwy 259 to Hwy 84, go west (left) a couple of blocks to West 2nd Street. Mt Enterprise UMC will be on your right. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Mark your calendars. We have a Gathering coming up. May 20th in Diboll at the First United Methodist Church. Board meeting at 2pm, Sponsorship Training at 4pm and the pot luck supper at 5pm. Don’t let that feeling fade away. Keep those hearts on fire. Bring a friend. Remember that anyone can come to the Gatherings. Call someone that has been on a Walk and carpool. A lot of people just don’t want to drive to the Gathering by themselves. Do what Livingston does and borrow your church van. The address is 401 South Hines, Diboll, Tx. Coming from Lufkin, stay on 59 South. At the 3rd traffic light turn right onto N Hines. Before you get to the railroad tracks, turn left staying on Hines Street. Stay on that street and you’ll see the church on your left. Coming from the South, turn left at first red light coming into Diboll… turn left on Hines St. (just before railroad tracks) and church will be approx 200 yds on left.
We want to see everyone there.
Due to unavailability of leaders and time constraints, it has been approved by the board to postpone October walks until February. This will allow time to prepare for the best walk ever in February. Please pray for potential leadership and clergy as we enter into team selection.
Our next Gathering is Saturday, April 1, at 5pm. It is Pot Luck meal so bring something to share.
Sponsor training is at 4pm and the meal is at 5:00.
You need not have been to a walk to come to a Gathering. Bring anyone you want.
The gathering is just north of Nacogdoches at Bonita United Methodist Church. It is on Highway 259. Going north from Nacogdoches exit Highway 259 (at North Street) from Highway 59 and go north a few miles. Church is on left and right next to the Central Heights School; so if you see the school you have passed the church. The address of Bonita UMC is: 10303 US Hwy 259 Nacogdoches, TX
We will have our newest 4th day from walks #111 and 112, so lets welcome them with a warm reception. I hope to see everyone there!
Here is the list of the pilgrims for walk #1112. Please keep these men in your prayers during the walk that begins Thursday, March 23rd. Also try and make candlelight and the closing.
||First Church of the Nazarene, Livingston
||New Work Family Worship, Liberty
||Austin Heights Baptist Church, Nacogdoches
||Rosevine Pentecostal Church
||Perritte Memorial UMC
||FUMC, San Augustine
||A Frank Smith UMC, Alto
||Lake O The Pines Baptist, Avinger
||Faith Family Church
||Sabine Cowboy Church