What’s New?

NEW BUSINESS MAILING ADDRESS FOR ORBEC:

ORBEC

6350 Lake Oconee Pkwy

Suite 129-10

Greensboro, GA 30642

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Don’t forget to sign up for the Men’s and Women’s Walk Prayer Vigils………go to Prayer Vigil page for links.

 DON’T FORGET!!

EMAIL YOUR                                                                                      “YES” OR “NO”                                                                         VOTE ON THE NEW                                                                   BOARD SERVANTS TO:

myemmausvote@att.net

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           DON’T FORGET !!

           VOTE ON THE BY-LAW CHANGES

           LISTED IN THE ORBEC 

           SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

           EMAIL “YES” OR “NO” TO

           YOUR ORBEC VOTING EMAIL ADDRESS

myemmausvote@att.net

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TRAINING DATES AND LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED

FOR ORBEC WALK #15 & #16 IN 2017

Jan 14, 2017  @  Greensboro FUMC/ Carey Station Campus (Board Led)

Jan 28, 2017 @ Milledgeville FUMC

Feb 11, 2017 @ Greensboro FUMC/ Carey Station Campus

Feb 25, 2017 @ Milledgeville FUMC

Mar 4, 2017 (if needed to complete Talk approvals)

Times for training sessions to be announced later

 

 

 

JUNE FUNDRAISER WAS A HIT

The Christmas in June Fundraiser held on June 10th was a great success.  The net funds realized from the fun night was over $3600.00.  The Silent Auction and Best Dessert contest were moneymakers, as well.

The Fundraising Committee is grateful for the hard work of those members who helped to make this night happen.  

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ORBEC WALKS #13 & 14 ARE GREAT SUCCESSES

The Men’s Walk may not have had as many Pilgrims as some former Walks, but there was no less prayer, praise, information, food and fun. The Pilgrims and the Servants on the Walk were all blessed by the weekend.

The Women’s Walk had 20 Pilgrims who love God and were refreshed in how Jesus wants us to be His Disciples and love as He loves us. The music was exceptional and all stood in praise of God. Everyone seemed to enjoy what was heard to be called “women’s kind of food.” The Women’s Walk Pilgrims and Servants were all blessed on this Walk, as well.

ORBEC welcomes all the men and women who attended Walks #13 & 14.

De Colores

 

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SPONSORSHIP IS THE KEY

Community Building Through Sponsorship

An example of good sponsorship is most apparent in the way that a pilgrim
is led by his/her sponsor to approach the Fourth Day…as they are encouraged to participate in the Gatherings, reunion groups. perhaps even to serve on a Walk and become a sponsor.  Such was the sponsorship of Pilgrims for the 2016 Walk to Emmaus weekends.
Many who were “pilgrims” on Walks 13 and 14 have attended Gatherings,
joining in as community members to eat, fellowship, and worship together…
many have also joined existing reunion groups, as well as helped to form new ones…
and many have already signed up to serve on the next Walks.  The Fourth Day activities of new members help to build the Community and help to ensure success in future Walks.
“Success” on the Walk to Emmaus begins and ends with appropriate sponsorship.  Though team selection, training and community participation  are essential components of a Walk To Emmaus weekend, they have meaning only as they relate to the experience of the pilgrims.

The sponsorship process begins when a sponsor prayerfully asks God to lay on his/her heart the name of someone who might be interested in attending,
then thoughtfully talks with that person to explain the Walk To Emmaus and answer questions.
Potential pilgrims should be encouraged, but not feel forced, to consider attending the Walk.  Once they have said, “Yes” to the experience, sponsors stay in close touch as they walk with them through the process of application submission and making plans for themselves and their families for the Walk weekend.

The weekend is a benchmark, a point on the timeline of our Christian walks.
What makes Emmaus different from most “retreats” is that it keeps on going.
It designs a pathway for us to follow to become more Christ-like, and to encourage us on the journey.

The example of good sponsorship is most apparent in the way that a pilgrim
is led by his/her sponsor to approach the Fourth Day…as they are encouraged to participate in the Gatherings, reunion groups…perhaps even to serve on a Walk and become a sponsor.

Sponsorship does not end, but continues when a sponsor passes on to his/her pilgrim the baton of giving the gift of Emmaus.  It is never too early to begin to pray for God to nudge us towards potential pilgrims,  and to begin to plant seeds of interest in their hearts and minds.

De Colores.                                                                          Flo Douglas, Lay Director, Walk #14

 

 

BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE

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 AT 7 PM

LOCAL BLUEGRASS BANDS WILL PERFORM FROM 4 PM UNTIL 7 PM

A MEAL CONSISTING OF WHOLE HOG BBQ BY GA BUTTS

AND ROASTED OYSTERS PREPARED BY JAMES PRESSLEY 

AND AARON BAXENDALE  WILL BE SERVED.

SIDES INCLUDE BEANS, COLESLAW,

BREAD, BEVERAGE AND DESSERT

TICKETS FOR MEAL MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE.

TICKETS FOR THE MONROE CROSSING CONCERT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

MEAL AND MONROE CROSSING CONCERT..$50.

MONROE CROSSING CONCERT…$20.

 

The Story of the Walk to Emmaus


The Story Of Jesus On The Road To Emmaus

“Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus Himself came up and walked along with them, but they were kept from recognizing Him. He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”

They stood still, their faces downcast. One of them, named Cleopas, asked Him, “Are you only a visitor to Jerusalem and do not know the things that have happened there in these days?” ” What things?” he asked.

“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. The chief priests and our rulers handed Him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified Him; but we had hoped that He was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning but didn’t find His body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said He was alive. Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but Him they did not see.”

He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter His glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was said in all the scriptures concerning Himself.

As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus acted as if He were going farther. But they urged Him strongly, ” Stay with us, for it is nearly evening, the day is almost over.” So He went in to stay with them.

When He was at the table with them, He took the bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him, and He disappeared from their sight. They asked each other, ” Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together and saying, ” It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when He broke the bread.”

Luke 24: 13-35 NIV

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Welcome to ORBEC

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We are the Oconee River Basin Emmaus Community, and we are dedicated to those who are interested in strengthening their relationship with Jesus Christ, good news to those who are interested in serving God in this community, and a resource to those that are spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

ORBEC currently has one Men’s and one Women’s Walk to Emmaus per year in the Spring.  All of the Walks take place at the beautiful Rock Eagle 4-H facility in Eatonton, GA

Pray For Our Walks #13 & #14

The ORBEC Prayer Vigil still has openings just waiting for you to sign up to wrap Walks #13 & #14 in constant and consistent prayer over the next two weekends.  Currently the Men’s Walk Prayer Vigil has openings for 73 prayers for the Pilgrims, the team, the staff of Rock Eagle and the families of those serving and attending .  The Women’s Walk currently has 94 openings.  Please sign up  now.

De  Colores                                                                                                                  SC