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.                                                             

                                                          

ORBEC Newsletter Archives

2016 Newsletters

 ORBEC January Newsletter 2016

ORBEC Newsletter March 2016

 ORBEC Newsletter May 2016

ORBEC Newsletter July 2016

ORBEC Newsletter September 2016

 

2015 Newsletters

ORBEC Newsletter November 2015

ORBEC Newsletter September 2015

ORBEC Newsletter July 2015

ORBEC Newsletter May 2015 (1)

ORBEC NewsletterMarch 2015  (1) 

ORBEC Newsletter Jan 2015

 

2014 Newsletters

ORBEC Newsletter Nov-Dec 2014

ORBEC June Newsletter 2014 

 

 

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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What’s New?



           ORBEC WALKS #17 & #18

                   WERE GREAT!!

Hallelujah was the song sung at the close of the Oconee River Basin Walk to Emmaus Walk #17 and #18, and it was a hallelujan moment! Walks #17 & #18 were full of the Love of Christ, exhibited by both Servants and Pilgrims on both weekends. The cool weather did nothing to cool the warmth shared for those 3 wonderful days in each weekend.

The Men’s Walk Servants welcomed some 25 Pilgrims, as the Women’s Walk Servants welcomed some 23 Pilgrims.  They were the best Walks EVER!

Sponsored by a few Reunion Groups, new Men’s members gathered again at Collinswood on the Tuesday following the Men’s Walk for a covered dish meal and lots of singing and love sharing. Following that mini gathering, again, a few Reunion Groups sponsored another covered dish meal For new men and women members. Some members spoke about their Reunion Groups, and Sylvia Puckett, Board Reunion Group Servant, told of how to start new Groups and how to go about joining established groups. She told of the importance of the Reunion Group as a Fourth Day activity, and offered her assistance in getting new members involved in a Reunion Group, whether new or existing. These mini gatherings for Reunion Group information are wonderful ways of continuing contact with new members and having beautiful Christian fellowship. De Colores



THE PRAYER VIGIL IS READY FOR YOU TO CHOOSE THE 30

MINUTE SLOT FOR YOUR PRAYER TIME FOR WALKS #17 AND #18.  GO TO THE PRAYER VIGIL PAGE AND CLICK ON THE LINKS.  BE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR EVERY DAY FOR EACH WALK.


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

 

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

 

 

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