UPCOMING GATHERING

OCONEE RIVER BASIN GATHERING
 August, 2018

Where: Eatonton First United Methodist Church
103 W Magnolia St., Eatonton, GA 31024
When: August 10th, 2018
Dinner: 6:00pm
Pulled Chicken will be provided by the church, the community is asked to bring side dishes and desserts to share.
Meeting: 6:45 pm followed by Worship at 7:00pm
Good Food, Good Music, Good Fellowship and Forth Day Witness
Great Music will be provided by the 4Th Day Band
Childcare will also be Provided
Guests are welcome. Bring a Friend, bring a Relative and Bring a Future Pilgrim.
Please join us in making the August Gathering a GREAT success!!!
If you need any other information or interested in giving a 4th day talk at a future gathering, Please, contact, Diane Bassett:  bassettd@plantationcable.net see guidelines for doing so at information table.
Last month we began highlighting an organization to support.   At July gathering community members were asked to bring canned and non-perishable food items that were donated to the food pantry for Milledgeville Presbyterian Church.  Community members responded in a great way.  As a continued part of the Emmaus way and mission, we will highlight a new organization at each gathering.  
During our August Gathering we will be assisting by bringing toiletry supplies for, Out of Darkness of Middle Georgia.  This organization was founded in January 2014 when a group of people God connected began praying for women caught up in the sex industry in our communities.  Let us do what we can to assist this group in the Emmaus way.  God Bless
Suggested items:  Full size shampoo and Conditioner, lotion, body wash, soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, basic hygiene items or non-perishable food items like nuts and crackers.

 

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OCONEE RIVER BASIN WALK TO EMMAUS
June 2018 GATHERING

Where: Wesley Chapel UMC
420 Sparta Hwy
Eatonton, Georgia 31024
When: June 8th, 2018

Dinner: 6:00pm
The meal will begin at 6:00 PM and the Music and program will begin at 7:00 PM.

More information will follow.

The community is encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert.
Drinks will be provided

Meeting:

Worship: 7:00 pm

-Good Food, Good Music, Good Fellowship
-Fourth Day Witness
-Great Music will be provided by the 4Th Day Band
-Childcare will be Provided
-Guests are welcome. Bring a Friend, Bring a Relative and Bring a Future Pilgrim.
-Please join us in making the June Gathering a GREAT success!!!
-If you need any other information or interested in giving a 4th day talk at a future gathering, Please contact, Diane Bassett: bassettd@plantationcable.net

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IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!!

FOR WHAT: THE OCONEE RIVER BASIN WALK TO EMMAUS GATHERING FOR APRIL

WHEN: FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018

WHAT TIME: 6:00 PM

WHERE: THE BRIARPATCH (MIKE RAINEY’S FARM) 725 PEA RIDGE RD. EATONTON, GA
(LOOK FOR THE WELCOME ON THE ROAD)

WHAT TO BRING: NEW MEMBERS JUST BRING YOURSELVES, YOUR FAMILY AND/OR FRIENDS…NO FOOD…IT’S YOUR NIGHT!

WHAT TO BRING: EVERYONE ELSE JUST BRING SIDES TO COMPLIMENT HOT DOGS OR YOUR FAVORITE DESSERTS. THE ORBEC BOARD OF SERVANTS IS FURNISHING EVERYTHING ELSE, INCLUDING DRINKS.

WHAT’S HAPPENING: GREAT FOOD, OF COURSE.

LOTS OF MUSIC AND SINGING WITH OUR OWN “FOURTH DAY” BAND AND SINGERS.

HOLY COMMUNION WITH THE COMMUNITY.

AN OPEN MIC FOR ANYONE, INCLUDING NEW MEMBERS, TO SPEAK ON WHAT THEIR FOURTH DAY HAS BEEN LIKE.

AND, LOVE, MORE LOVE, AND MORE LOVE.

THERE WILL BE TIME FOR LOTS OF FELLOWSHIP IN THE “BIG BARN”.

THERE’S LOTS OF ROOM FOR PARKING.

CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED.

THIS GATHERING WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE. COME ON TO THE BRIARPATCH FOR A GREAT EVENING OF LOVE AND FELLOWSHIP.

SEE YOU THERE!!!!

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March Gathering To be Held at Milledgeville FUMC on March 10, 2017 ay 6:00 PM.

Members are asked to bring covered dishes or desserts.  The meal begins at 6:00 PM, and will be followed by Singing, Worship. The Fourth Day Talk, Holy Communion and Praise Music.  Childcare will be available.

Bring a friend, bring a relative, bring your Pilgrim!

DON’T FORGET

February 2017 Gathering 

THE FEBRUARY GATHERING OF THE OCONEE RIVER BASIN WALK TO EMMAUS COMMUNITY WILL BE HELD AT WALKER UMC IN GREENSBORO, GA ON FEBRUARY 10,2017 AT 6:30 PM

THE OCONEE FISHERMEN REUNION GROUP WILL PROVIDE THE MAIN COURSE.  THE MEMBERSHIP IS REQUESTED TO BRING COVERED DISHES AND DESSERTS.

THERE WILL BE SINGING LED MY OUR VERY OWN ORBEC MUSIC MAKERS WHO ALWAYS BRING THE PRAISE OF THE LORD WITH THEM.  A MEMBER WILL SHARE THEIR FOURTH DAY EXPERIENCE, AND WE WILL CELEBRATE HOLY COMMUNION.

BRING A FRIEND, BRING A RELATIVE, BRING YOUR NEW PILGRIM.  DON’T MISS IT!

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OCONEE RIVER BASIN WALK TO EMMAUS

     DECEMBER 2016 GATHERING

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH,                                  SOUTH CAMPUS, 4741 CAREY STATION ROAD
GREENSBORO, GA

Friday, December 09, 2016

Dinner:  6:00 P.M.

Dinner will be Turkey & Pork furnished by ladies of the FUMC Faith In Action Sunday School Class.  The Community is Encouraged to Bring a Side Dish or a Dessert.

Drinks will be provided.

Meeting & Worship:  7:00 P.M.
Good Food, Good Music, Good Fellowship
Fourth Day Witness
Great Music Will Be Provided By Our Music Group, Including Christmas Music     
Childcare Will Be Provided
Guests are Welcome.  Bring a Friend, Bring a Relative and Bring a Future Pilgrim.
Please Join us in Making the December Gathering a Great Success.
 

 

 

 

OCONEE RIVER BASIN WALK TO EMMAUS OCTOBER 2016 GATHERING 

HOPEWELL  UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 188 HOPEWELL CHURCH RD,   MILLEDGEVILLE, GA.

 Friday October 14, 2016  Dinner:  6:00 P.M.

NEWSFLASH:  The Entire Dinner Will Be Provided By the Hopewell Hopefuls Reunion Group.  That includes the Entrée, Side Dishes, Dessert, and Drinks.

The Community Just Needs to Show Up and Enjoy. 

Meeting & Worship:  7:00 P.M. 

Good Food, Good Music, Good Fellowship, Fourth Day Witness and Holy Communion

Great Music Will Be Provided by Our Music Group.  Childcare Will Be Provided 

Guests are Welcome.  Bring a Friend, Bring a Relative and Bring a Future Pilgrim.

Please Join us in Making the October Gathering a Great Success.

 

ORBEC SEPTEMBER 2016 GATHERING

Madison First United Methodist Church Youth Center,

296 South Main Street, Madison, Ga

 Friday, September 09th, 2016

 DINNER @ 6:00 P.M.

The Community is Encouraged to Bring Covered Dishes or Desserts for Dinner.

Fried Chicken Will Be Provided by Madison FUMC.

Drinks Will Also Be Provided

 Meeting & Worship @ 7:00 P.M.

 Good Food, Good Music, Good Fellowship,

Fourth Day Witness and Holy Communion

Great Music Will Be Provided by Our Music Team

Childcare Will Be Provided

Guests are welcome.  Bring a friend, bring a relative and bring a future pilgrim.

Please Join us in Making the September Gathering a Great Success

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bluegrass Jamboree

ORBEC FUNDRAISER SUCCESS

THE FIRST ANNUAL LAKE COUNTRY BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE WAS HELD ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017 WITH GREAT ENTERTAINMENT, GREAT FOOD AND GREAT FELLOWSHIP.

THE BLUEGRASS BAND, MONROE CROSSING,  WAS THE HEADLINING ENTERTAINMENT.  THEY CALL THEIR CURRENT TOUR “THE ANYWHERE BUT MINNESOTA IN THE WINTERTIME TOUR”, BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE THEY CALL HOME WHEN THEY AREN’T ON TOUR.  THE MEMBERS OF THE BAND AND THEIR INSTRUMENTS INCLUDE DEREK JOHNSON…GUITAR AND LEAD VOCALS, LISA FUGLIE…FIDDLE, MANDOLIN, GUITAR AND LEAD VOCALS, MATT THOMPSON…MANDOLIN, FIDDLE AND HARMONY VOCALS, MARK ANDERSON…BASS AND BASS VOCALS AND DAVID ROBINSON…BANJO, DOBRO, HARMONICA AND HARMONY VOCALS.  THEY SAY BECAUSE THEY MET THROUGH BILL MONROE’S MUSIC, THEY HAD A “MONROE CROSSING.”  THEY ARE ALL TALENTED, FRIENDLY, HELPFUL, KIND AND GENEROUS PEOPLE, WHO FIT RIGHT IN WITH OUR EMMAUS COMMUNITY.  THEY WERE ALSO VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM IN GREENSBORO, GA.  THEY PERFORMED FOR 2 HOURS WITH A SHORT BREAK IN THE MIDDLE AND TOOK REQUESTS FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE SHOW.

THERE WERE THREE OTHER PERFORMANCES BY EQUALLY “GOOD” FOLKS IN THE AFTERNOON.  LOCAL BAND, PULLIN’ STRINGS, AND LOCAL, JOHNNY ROQUEMORE, OFFERED BLUEGRASS AND COUNTRY MUSIC.  OUR OWN ORBEC MUSIC TEAMS PERFORMED GOSPEL AND PRAISE MUSIC WITH GREAT ENTHUSIASM, ALSO. 

THE “MEAL INCLUDED TICKET HOLDERS” WERE TREATED TO FRESH ROASTED OYSTERS AND THE PULLED PORK OF A HOG, SMOKED BY GEORGIA BUTTS OF EATONTON BETWEEN 4:00 AND 6:00.  THE HOPEWELL HOPEFULS REUNION GROUP BAKED CAKES AND BROWNIES FOR THE DESSERT OF THE MEAL.  BY ALL ACCOUNTS THE FOOD WAS GOOD, AND THE FELLOWSHIP IN THE FOOD TENT WAS SPECIAL.

ALICIA WHITEHOUSE MANNED THE CAKE SILENT AUCTION TABLE FULL OF LUCIOUS OFFERINGS BY ORBEC MEMBERS.  THE HAPPY WINNERS WERE ANNOUNCED AT 6:45 PM.

THE ORBEC BOARD OF SERVANTS WISHES TO THANK ALL THE ORBEC VOLUNTEERS WHO COOKED, SERVED, SOLD TICKETS, TOOK TICKETS, HELPED WITH PARKING, AND CLEANED ON THIS FUNDRAISER.  THE DAY WAS LONG, BUT EVERYONE GAVE IT THEIR ALL.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AND THANKS GOES TO JAMES PRESSLEY FOR HIS INITIATIVE AND HARD WORK IN SECURING THE TALENT AND FOOD FOR THIS DAY.  THANK YOU ALSO GOES OUT TO JANE LANG, ORBEC BOARD FUNDRAISING SERVANT AND THE WEEKEND LAY DIRECTOR OF WALK #16, FOR HER SERVICE AND DIANE BASSETT FOR THE VOLUNTEER WRANGLING.

THIS WAS THE FIRST ANNUAL BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE SPONSORED BY THE OCONEE RIVER BASIN WALK TO EMMAUS COMMUNITY.  NEXT YEAR SHOULD BE EVEN BETTER!  DON’T MISS IT!

THE PLANNING STARTS NOW.

DE COLORES                                                                                 S. CAUSEY

 

1ST ANNUAL LAKE COUNTRY BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE

Bluegrass music in the Lake Country! Headliners Monroe Crossing will be  bringing their entertainment to town on January 21, 2017.  The event will be held at the Greensboro FUMC, at 4741 Carey Station Rd. From 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM.

MONROE CROSSING CONCERT BEGINS AT 7:00 PM 

LOCAL BLUEGRASS BANDS WILL PERFORM FROM 4:00 PM UNTIL 7:00 PM 

THERE WILL BE A MEAL CONSISTING OF 

BBQ WHOLE HOG FROM GA BUTTS 

AND ROASTED OYSTERS PREPARED BY 

JAMES PRESSLEY AND AARON BAXENDALE.

SIDES INCLUDE BEANS, COLESLAW,

BREAD, BEVERAGE AND DESSERT

TICKETS FOR MEAL MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE.

TICKETS FOR MONROE CROSSING CONCERT MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR FOR 7:00 PM SHOW

TICKET FOR MEAL AND MONROE CROSSING CONCERT…$50

TICKET FOR MONROE CROSSING CONCERT…$20.                                                             

                                                          

LATEST GATHERING

APRIL 2018 GATHERING

THE FIRST GATHERING TO FOLLOW ORBEC WALKS  #17 & #18 WAS HELD AT THE BRIARPATCH, THE EATONTON FARM OWNED BY ORBEC MEMBERS, MIKE AND CATHY RAINEY. THE GENEROSITY OF THE RAINEYS IN THEIR STEWARDSHIP OF THE FARM IS A BLESSING TO THE COMMUNITY.

THE ORBEC BOARD OF SERVANTS PROVIDED HOT DOGS AND THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE BROUGHT SIDE DISHES AND DESSERTS TO COMPLETE THE HUGE MEAL.  THERE WERE SOME 200 PEOPLE, INCLUDING SEVERAL GUESTS.

THE FESTIVITIES TOOK PLACE IN THE BARN, A LARGE WELL-LIT AND DECORATED AREA WITH TABLES AND CHAIRS SCATTERED ABOUT.  THE MEAL BEGAN AT 6:00 PM, AND WAS FOLLOWED BY MUSIC PROVIDED BY “FOURTH DAY”, THE ORBEC BAND AND SINGERS.  THE SONGS WERE INSPIRATIONAL AND FULL OF PRAISE, AND THE MEMBERSHIP SANG OUT WITH JOY.  

IN LIEU OF A PREPLANNED FOURTH DAY TALK, DIANE BASSETT, COMMUNITY GATHERING SERVANT, ASKED THE NEW MEMBERS FROM WALKS 17 & 18 TO USE THE OPEN MIC TO SHARE THEIR 4TH DAY EXPERIENCE WITH THE GROUP.  FOUR MEMBERS SHARED WITH THE GROUP, AND MIKE RAINEY GAVE A MOVING TESTIMONY.

REV. BILL KING, ASSISTED BY REV. MIKE MORGAN, SERVED HOLY COMMUNION.

THE GATHERING FOLLOWING A WALK IS ALWAYS SPECIAL, AND THIS ONE DIDN’T DISAPPOINT. 

JOIN US ON MAY 11TH AT THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF MILLEDGEVILLE FOR THE NEXT GATHERING.

 

 

 

 

ORBEC Newsletter Archives

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2014 Newsletters

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Reunion Group Activities

PROMISEKEEPERS  SERVING AT JULY 2016 GATHERING

The Promisekeepers Reunion Group served a DELICIOUS Spaghetti Supper at Wesley Chapel UMC on July 10th.  The Oconee River Basin Emmaus Community is extremely grateful for their service.

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The Oconee River Basin Walk to Emmaus Community has a new Reunion Group

The “Women of God” Reunion Group is in the process of establishing mutually agreeable meeting times and dates.  The Group will meet at Freedom Church in Milledgeville, GA.  The contact person for the Group is currently Kathy Martin.  At this time there are five members.  It is such a blessing when ORBEC members come together in new Reunion Groups.  The Emmaus Fourth Day principle is alive and well in the Oconee River Basin Walk to Emmaus Community.                            SC

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The Gazebo Guys and their Gals had a lovely Valentine’s dinner on

Tuesday night, February 9, 2016.  They had a great time and wished 

everyone could have been there.

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