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The May Gathering will be held at Rainey’s Farm on Pea Ridge Rd. between Eatonton and Milledgeville on May 13th. The ORBEC Servant’s Board will provide Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, grilled on site. The Community is asked to bring side dishes befitting a cookout. The meal begins at 6:00 PM and at 7:00 PM there will be Singing, Worship, a 4th Day Talk, a Clergy Message and Holy Communion. Guests are welcome. It’s a lovely location for our Gathering. Don’t miss it.

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There will be a Special Gathering in April for the new members from Walks #13 & 14.

The Gathering will take place at Milledgeville FUMC on April 15th. The ORBEC Board Servants will provide Fried Chicken. The Community is asked to bring “the fixin’s”.

The meal will begin at 6:00 PM with Worship, Singing, 4th Day Talk and Clergy Message to follow at 7:00. Guests are welcome.

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The March Gathering will be held at Greensboro FUMC , at the Carey Station campus, on March 11th at 6:00 PM. Dinner will be Ham provided by Ladies of the Faith in Action Sunday School Class, and the Community is encouraged to bring side dishes or desserts. Drinks will be provided.

In addition to the good food, there will be worship and praise music, a Fourth Day Talk, and we will celebrate Holy Communion.

Come and enjoy the fellowship. Bring a friend, bring a relative, bring a new Pilgrim.
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The February Gathering will be held at Walker UMC in Greensboro, GA on February 12, 2016. T There will be good food, praise music, a Fourth Day speaker, and Holy Communion will be shared by the Community in attendance.

The Fourth Day Testimony given at the February Gathering will be a departure from those given at past Gatherings. The speaker will be Priscilla Skipper, a recently released Kairos “graduate” of Lee-Arrendale State Prison. She initially attended Kairos #1 at Washington State Prison in 1996.

Ms. Skipper’s Fourth Day Testimony should be a thought-provoking and inspirational account of her life in prison after her 3 Day Kairos weekend. Dianne Gibson, who has known her for many years, has said that Ms. Skipper was courageous in her surroundings. This Testimony should give those in attendance an up close and personal account of courage in the face of eminent injury or death while sharing God’s Word.

Looking forward to seeing you Friday, February 12th

The January Gathering will be held at the Historic Union Chapel UMC in Eatonton, GA on January 8, 2016. The first Gathering of the New Year will begin with the meal at 6:00 PM. Community members are asked to bring covered dishes and desserts to accompany Bar-B-Q and beverages furnished by the ORBEC Board of Servants.

A Worship Service will follow at 7:00 PM. There will be worship, music, Holy Communion, a Fourth Day Speaker and good fellowship. Child care will be available.

Union Chapel UMC is located at the back entrance of the Rock Eagle 4-H Camp on Union Chapel Rd.

Emmaus Gatherings strengthen the Community and help to build relationships with other like-minded Emmaus brothers and sisters.The ORBEC Board of Servants urges all who can come to do so and share the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The food’s good, too.

2016

TRAINING DATES HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR THE SPRING WALKS.

Date Where Times

JANUARY 16 Milledgeville FUMC… Communion 8:30 AM.. Training 9:00 AM

JANUARY 30 Greensboro FUMC Carey Station…Communion 8:30 AM..Training 9:00 AM

FEBRUARY 20 Milledgeville FUMC.Communion 8:30 AM..Training 9:00 AM

MARCH 12 Greensboro FUMC Carey Station…Communion 8:30 AM..Training 9:00 AM

IF YOU ARE GOING TO SERVE ON THE WALK, PLAN ON ATTENDING ALL OF THESE SESSIONS

 

2016 Spring Walks

MEN’S WALK #13 —3/31/2016 to 4/3/2016 Weekend Lay Director ..ALAN WHITEHOUSE

WOMEN’S WALK #14—4/7/2016 to 4/10/2016 Weekend Lay Director ..FLO DOUGLAS  

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Servant’s Board Meeting for March

The Community Servant’s Board will meet at 6:30 PM on March 16, 2016 at The River of Life Church. Members of the ORBEC Community are encouraged to sit in on a meeting. All are welcome.

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Third Walk Training Day  (CHECK)

The Walk to Emmaus Training Day of February 20th was another successful day.  The Men’s and Women’s Walk Teams met at Milledgeville FUMC at 8:30.  A light breakfast fare was served after Holy Communion was celebrated by Dr. Jay and Michael Stewart. The men and women separated following breakfast for individual Walk training.  There was a short break for lunch, and everyone finished the training day by 2:30. 

The last upcoming Walks Training date is March 12th, and will be held at Greensboro FUMC, Carey Station Campus.  All team members are requested to be in attendance for this training date. 

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ORBEC Board Servant Meeting

The Servant’s Board regular meeting will be held Monday, February 15th at 6:30 PM at the River of Life Church, 116 Scott Rd. in Eatonton.  All members are welcome to sit in on the meeting.

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Prayer vigil links are activated.

PRAYER VIGIL LISTINGS FOR THE OCONEE RIVER BASIN WALKS #13 & #14 ARE NOW ACTIVATED. PLEASE GO TO THE PRAYER VIGIL PAGE AND FOLLOW THE LINKS TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR TIMES TO PRAY FOR THE WALKS, THE COMMUNITY, THE PILGRIMS, THE SERVANTS, AND THE ROCK EAGLE 4H FACILITY.

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The Second Training Day was another successful day.

The second training day was, once again, completed in short order, all teams who were present separating and preparing for the parts they play in the Walk to Emmaus Weekend.

Various Members furnished sweet rolls, muffins, etc. with juice and coffee for a light continental breakfast after Holy Communion.  Then the teams separated for their individualized training.

The Men’s and Women’s Walk Conference Room teams previewed and critiqued a number of talks for the weekend.  Everyone is working hard to make Walks #13 & #14 successful.

The next training day is scheduled for February 20, 2016 at Milledgeville FUMC in Milledgeville.   The start time will be 8:30 AM.

DeColores

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2016 Walk Team Training Begins

The first of four scheduled Walk to Emmaus Team Training sessions took place on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Milledgeville FUMC in Milledgeville, GA.  This training day is called a Board Led Training, because it is focused on informing the whole Oconee River Basin Walk to Emmaus Community.

The day began with Holy Communion, celebrated by retired Reverend Michael Stewart, assisted by retired Reverend Mike Cavin and Reverend Mike Morgan of Greensboro FUMC.

A light breakfast was provided by the Board of Servants.  There were 77 members in attendance to enjoy the meal.

After breakfast, and right on schedule,  Susie Pressley,  Community Assistant                     Lay Director and acting Secretary, officiated over the proceedings.  She introduced speakers in the order of the origins and history of the development of the Walk to Emmaus, its ecumenical foundation and just what that means, and the elements of the organization which make it a special Fourth Day experience.

After a Board provided lunch the group divided into individual teams for specific training of both Men’s and Women’s Support Teams and Conference Room Servants.   As those teams concluded their meetings the members were dismissed for the day.

This was a successful start on the journey known as to the Walk to Emmaus.  The Oconee River Basin Walk to Emmaus Community is anxious for the Walks to begin.

De Colores

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

September 11, 2015, Madison FUMC.

Fun was had by all at September’s ORBEC Gathering. The music was provided by Tom Collins and Sandy and Jim Rudolph and their sons. It was, as described by Linda Erwin, “awesome!” There were about 45 members in attendance, and there was one guest from Greensboro FUMC. The Fourth Day Talk was given by Susan Young, who attended ORBEC Walk to Emmaus #12 and is a member of Greensboro FUMC. It was very inspiring. The Reverend Grady Mosley, Pastor of Madison FUMC and Spiritual Director of ORBEC, led the membership in a reverent and enlightening Communion Celebration.                                                                                   SC

 

The June 2015 Gathering

This was an evening of great fellowship, meaningful worship, beautiful music and good food. We want to thank Eatonton FUMC for hosting the Gathering. There was good attendance, and everyone seemed to be blessed by the event. Jane Lang gave the Fourth Day Talk. She was eloquent and her Talk was inspirational.                                                  SC

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