Fourth Day Blessings

 

KAIROS-FOURTH DAY BLESSINGS

Kairos is the extension of the Walk to Emmaus which focuses on those of God’s children who are imprisoned. Several men and women in the Oconee River Basin Walk to Emmaus Community are active in the Kairos Ministry in prisons within Georgia.

Some of the ORBEC men who are on a Kairos Team tell the story of “Cowboy”. He accepted Christ on Kairos Weekend #13 at Washington State Prison. He claims to have been a soul mate of Satan up until that time. He’s now a free man again and walking tall and strong with the Lord. He was paroled in December 2015.

These ORBEC members had the pleasure of spending time with “Cowboy” on Saturday, January 23rd. They were blessed to be witness to what has transpired in his life. He couldn’t stop giving praises for all the doors that have been opened to him. His church has embraced him, his neighbor has given him a job (albeit, a seasonal one) and even takes him back and forth to work. He is living at home with his mother in a small travel trailer, and anyone can see the Lord is living in him.

This group of men praises God for the redemption of “Cowboy”, and they ask that the Oconee River Basin Walk to Emmaus Community remember him in prayer as he continues his walk with the Lord. They joyfully continue this Fourth Day ministry, knowing that there are more like “Cowboy” who are in need of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

De Colores

 

Agape

On the Walk to Emmaus the love of God for his children is demonstrated in many ways.  From the initial “welcome” to the Walk Weekend to the final “closing” of the weekend activities the presence of God’s love is undeniable.  In the Emmaus Walk this love is called Agape.

 Agape is the Greek word for love at its ultimate.  Agape love is not like a brotherly love or a love between a husband and a wife. It is the most self-sacrificing love that there is.  This type of love is the love that God has for His own children.  Agape love is that which is always associated with the love of God.

There are many uses of Agape when speaking of God’s love in the Bible such as:  John 4:8 “Anyone who does not love (agape) does not know God, because God is love (agape).”  Romans 5:5 “and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love (agape) has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

Sample Agape Letter

UPCOMING WALKS & TRAINING

WEEKEND LAY DIRECTORS

NAMED FOR 2019 WALKS

SCOTT WEBB HAS BEEN NAMED AS THE WEEKEND LAY DIRECTOR FOR WALK #19

ANN MADDOX HAS BEEN NAMED AS THE WEEKEND LAY DIRECTOR FOR WALK #20

SCOTT AND ANN ARE THE FIRST OF THE OCONEE RIVER BASIN WALK TO EMMAUS PILGRIMS TO BECOME WEEKEND LAY DIRECTORS.  OUR COMMUNITY HAS COME FULL CIRCLE WITH THEIR SELECTION AND SERVICE.

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Training Dates set for Walks #17 & #18

The training dates and locations for Walks #17 & #18 are as follows:

Jan 13, 2018……8:30 AM……Milledgeville FUMC                                                                                                                                      Board Led Training for entire Community. 

Jan 27, 2018……8:30 AM……Greensboro FUMC at Carey Station

Feb 10, 2018…..8:30 AM……Collinswood, Buckhead GA

Feb 24, 2018…..8:30 AM……Collinswood, Buckhead, GA

CHILDCARE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ALL TRAINING SITES

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ORBEC WILL HOLD THE WALK TO EMMAUS AT A NEW VENUE FOR 2018.

COLLINSWOOD OF ALDERSGATE RETREAT CAMP, LOCATED IN BUCKHEAD, GA HAS AGREED TO BE THE SITE FOR WALKS #17 & #18.

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2018 Walk Dates Announced

Walk #17 is scheduled for March 8-11, 2018

Walk #18 is scheduled for March 15-18, 2018

 

 

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WEEKEND LAY DIRECTORS NAMED FOR

2018 ORBEC WALK TO EMMAUS

Guy Combass has been selected as the Weekend Lay Director for 

Men’s Walk #17, and Sandy Rudolph has been selected as the              

Weekend Lay Director for the Women’s Walk #18

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THE JANUARY 14TH AND JANUARY 28TH TRAINING DAYS ARE IN THE BOOKS.  THE SUPPORT TEAMS ARE UP TO SPEED ON THEIR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, AND THE CONFERENCE ROOM TEAMS HAVE BEEN GIVING AND CRITIQUING TALKS IN A TIMELY MANNER.  THE NEXT TRAINING IS SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 11TH AT THE GREENSBORO FUMC ON CAREY STATION RD.  BREAKFAST WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE MARYS AND MARTHAS REUNION GROUP AND THE GAZEBO GUYS REUNION GROUP. THE DAY WILL BEGIN AT 8:30 AM.

 

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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

 

 

NOW’S THE TIME TO SIGN UP FOR SERVING ON THE NEXT WALKS

FLO DOUGLAS, ORBEC TEAM SELECTION BOARD SERVANT, ANNOUNCED AT THE MAY 2016 GATHERING THAT SHE WAS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SERVANTS FOR WALKS #15 AND #16, SCHEDULED NEXT SPRING.  ANYONE INTERESTED IN SERVING CAN CONTACT FLO WITH THEIR NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION AT mariner105@hotmail.com.  THE TEAMS SELECTION PROCESS WILL BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER 2016.

 

LAY DIRECTORS NAMED FOR ORBEC 2017 WALKS

THE ORBEC BOARD OF SERVANTS HAS APPROVED THE LAY DIRECTORS FOR THE WALKS OF 2017.  DAVID MCAFEE HAS BEEN NAMED THE WEEKEND LAY DIRECTOR FOR WALK #15 AND JANE LANG HAS BEEN NAMED THE WEEKEND LAY DIRECTOR FOR WALK #16.

 

ORBEC  SPRING 2017 WALKS ANNOUNCED

WALK #15 MEN’S WEEKEND

MARCH 30-APRIL 2, 2017

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WALK #16 WOMEN’S WEEKEND

APRIL 27-APRIL,30, 2017