Chrysalis Flights Caterpillar & Team Lists

For the first time in eight years our East Texas Emmaus Community will be hold a set of Chrysalis Flights. (Yea!) So let’s step up as a community and support them with prayers and presence. These flights will be held this weekend January 16-19. That’s Friday through Monday . . . which means that the Candlelight will be SUNDAY night at 8:00p at Camp Cullen near Trinity TX. This list of Flights 20 & 21 is all on one 4-page PDF, so don’t just look at the top page.

See you at Candlelight!

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2015 Applications — Note: Corrected Chrysalis Dates

You will find the latest revised Pilgrim and also Team applications under the Applications link (under the header). The revisions include the release required by Frontier Camp, the location for our February Men’s (Feb 12-15) & Women’s (Feb 19-22) Walks.

Important Reminder: Don’t overlook the upcoming Chrysalis Flights, January 16 (Friday) thru Monday Jan 19. This is MLK weekend. This set of flights will be for both boys & girls on the same weekend and will be held at Camp Cullen, the great camp where Women’s #105 was held. It is absolutely essential that we get behind these flights, since this will be the first Chrysalis events we have held in eight years. The lay directors are ready, the teams are in training . . . all we need are the kids from your church who are 9th grade – first year college.

Oh! – one more thing — Livingston First United Methodist Church is hosting a gathering for the entire East Texas Emmaus Community on December 6, 2014.  Sponsorship training will be held at 4:00p followed at 5:00p with the gathering which will include a 4th day speaker, worship and communion.  Food will be provided but they request that you bring a toy for their Empty Stocking Fund.

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Women’s Walk 105

Okay Fourth Day, get ready to pray for and support Women’s Walk 105. Here is the list of Pilgrims & Team that you have been waiting for. Remember, the walk begins this week and pilgrims should arrive between 6:30 and 7:15p, Thursday evening. Candlelight and Closing will be at the normal times: Saturday at 8:00p and Sunday at 4:00p. Please be sure you have clicked on “Prayer Vigil” and placed your name on a time to be in prayer for these women.

This walk will be held at a wonderful new camp, Camp Cullen near Trinity, so plan on discovering a new route.


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New Camp For Women’s Walk 105!

Dear Community,

By now, some of you have heard the rumor that Piney Woods Conservation Center is closing.  Unfortunately it is not a rumor.  On September 6, 2014 David Treadaway, the manager of PWCC announced his retirement effective on September 30, 2014 and he and Jo will be moving to Amarillo to be closer to their children.  We will miss you!!  Because of David’s retirement SFA has made the decision to close PWCC until a qualified replacement can be found.  Rather than cancel Walk #105 scheduled for October 23-26, 2014, the ETEC board of directors was determined that a new facility had to be found quickly.

I am proud to announce that with the help of the LORD, a suitable location has been found.  The October 23-26, 2014 walk will be held at YMCA Camp Cullen in Trinity, Texas.  It is a beautiful facility that will require some adjustments to the Emmaus Walk experience our community has known but will still follow the Upper Room guidelines.  We know the pilgrims will be blessed and we humbly request 4th Day to come out in support of these women and see this facility.

At our gathering October 18, at Woodville United Methodist Church we will answer any remaining questions that you as a community member might have concerning this change and how it affects the future.  I encourage you to come to the gathering and voice your concerns.  The gathering starts at 5:00 PM with a covered dish meal.  Sponsorship hour will start at 4:00PM.

In HIS Grip,
Janice Cummings
Community Lay Director

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Gathering – Saturday, Sept 20

Our September Emmaus Gathering will be held in Lufkin at First Christian Church in the fellowship hall. Covered dish meal at 5:00p. Consider a meat dish as host will not be providing this time. Sponsor training at 4:00.

Come hear the latest up date on Camp Cullen – the location for Women’s Walk 106, October 23-26.

October Gathering will be held at FUMC Woodville October 18th.


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East Texas Emmaus Women’s Walk #105 – Prayer Vigil

You are invited to show your prayer support for this October 23-26 Women’s walk by signing up for the Prayer Vigil (Prayer Clock). Just click the link above and follow the prompts.

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Hope to see everyone in Livingston (First United Methodist Church) for our Gathering next Saturday, August 16th!

The Livingston 4th Day will provide the meat.
We should all bring sides for a truly great meal and even greater fellowship!

ETEC Board will meet at 2:00
Sponsors Training is scheduled for 4:00.

GATHERING MEAL will be at 5:00
Followed by singing, worship, 4th Day Talk, and Communion.

Don’t miss this opportunity to strengthen the JOURNEY that is the Fourth Day!

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New Applications

Applications for pilgrims and team for the October 2014 Women’s Walk and the 2015 Chrysalis Flight are now in the Applications link under the banner.

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April Gathering this Saturday at Historic McMahan Chapel!

We’ve just celebrated Easter and the resurrection of our Lord.

Now let’s get together and celebrate our Fourth Day!

The East Texas Emmaus Community Gathering is this Saturday April 26th at McMahan Chapel, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Soup and salad will be served by Reunion Groups from churches in the area! Potluck NOT needed!

Worship and Fourth Day speaker to follow.

If you are involved in any of these – REMEMBER these meetings earlier in the day:

1:00 p.m. – Chrysalis planning group – if you are willing to help energize Chrysalis – the high school version of the Walk to Emmaus – be there for this meeting!

2:00 p.m. – ETEC Board Meeting

4:00 p.m. – Sponsorship Training. Remember – you must have this training to be eligible to sponsor a Pilgrim! Come for your first training, or for a refresher!

Directions to McMahan Chapel from Lufkin: From the east Loop & Hwy 103 in Lufkin travel East 30 miles to Hwy 147. Turn left (North) onto Hwy 147. Travel north 11 miles to the red light at the Square ( courthouse ). Turn right going East on Hwy 21, traveling 9.5 miles to Spur 35. Watch for Historical signs directing you to turn right onto Spur 35. The Chapel is at the end of the paved road (2 miles). From Nacogdoches: From the east Loop & Hwy 21, travel approximately 30 miles East to the intersection of Hwy 96 and Hwy 21 in San Augustine. Continuing on Hwy 21 travel approximately 10 miles to Spur 35, turning right (south).

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February 2014 Women’s Walk 104

A full Women’s Walk is coming up this week at Piney Woods Conservation Center. The Candlelight will be at 8:00p Saturday and as usual Closing ceremony will be at 4:00p Sunday. Plan to be there to show your support for our newest Pilgrims and as always be part of the Prayer Vigil to cover these women in prayer. And remember the Gathering, March 1, at FUMC Nacogdoches, your first chance to meet the men and women from walks 103 and 104 as well as re-new old Emmaus acquaintances.

Here is the list of the Pilgrims and Team for Women’s Walk 104 for your prayers and letters.


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