The Story of the Walk to Emmaus

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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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FOURTH DAY

About the Fourth Day

  

You are invited to have a closer walk with Christ for the rest of your life; this is called the Fourth Day.  Those who attend a Walk to Emmaus are encouraged to:

  • Expand their own spiritual lives through worship, study and active participation in their local church
  • Become more active disciples of Christ in service to the world

Source: The Fourth Day/ The Walk to Emmaus/ The Upper Room

The Fourth Day consists of Reunion Group membership.  The Reunion Group serves as an accountability group, a sounding board, for a Christian Walk.  The Emmaus Community Gatherings also play a part in the Fourth Day.  Meeting with other like-minded Christians for a meal, worship and praise, Holy Communion, singing and hearing how other Community members are living their Fourth Day helps to maintain focus on walking with Jesus Christ.

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

A MEAL WITH BBQ HOG FROM GA BUTTS AND ROASTED OYSTERS PREPARED BY JAMES PRESSLEY AND AARON BAXENDALE OF THE RITZ CARLTON WILL BE SERVED.

SIDES INCLUDE BEANS, COLESLAW,

BREAD, BEVERAGE AND DESSERT

TICKETS FOR MEAL AND MONROE CROSSING CONCERT MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE.

MEAL AND MONROE CROSSING CONCERT..$50. MONROE CROSSING CONCERT…$20.

 

 

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When the middle Georgia September heat is sweltering, Highlands, North Carolina is cool and comfortable.

                  Join us June 10, for a delicious dinner and a chance to win a week in a                           beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 1\2 bath home atop Sagee Mountain overlooking Tennessee, North and South Carolina and just 2 miles from downtown Highlands.

Sleep or read to the soothing sounds of a rushing stream with a charming waterfall outside two of the bedrooms and decks. This home has two living rooms and would be comfortable for three couples or a family with children. There is a lovely landscaped yard with shaded nooks for reading and relaxing.

Dinner for 2 with a chance for participation in the drawing is $50. Dinner without a door prize chance is $10 per person. Reservations are necessary for your choice of a Salmon or a Chicken meal. Contact James Pressley at jameskpressley@gmail.com or Jane Lang at janelang1@me.com for your choice.

The $50.00 Door Prize ticket includes dinner, dessert, vote for best dessert, and a chance to win the Door Prize.

 DOUBLE CLICK ON THE DOOR PRIZE LINK ON THE MAIN MENU AT FUNDRAISING TO SEE THE PROPERTY PICTURES AND MORE.

 

 

 

 

 

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Board of Servants Election

UPDATE

The vote was taken on January 8, 2016 at the January Gathering, and the slate of Board members was approved by the Community in attendance.    

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  IT’S TIME TO ELECT A NEW SLATE OF BOARD MEMBERS.

THE WHOLE COMMUNITY IS URGED TO ATTEND THE JANUARY GATHERING ON JANUARY 8, 2016.

EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE FOR THOSE BOARD MEMBERS WHO WILL REPRESENT YOU FOR THE NEXT 3 YEARS.

THERE WILL BE GOOD FOOD, TOO.

PEOPLE GATHERING

History of Walk to Emmaus

The Walk to Emmaus is an adaptation of the Roman Catholic Cursillo (pronounced cur-SEE-o) Movement, which originated in Spain in 1949. Cursillo de Cristianidad means “little course in Christianity.” The original Cursillo leaders designed the program to empower persons to transform their living and working environments into Christian environments. During the 1960s and 1970s, the Episcopalians and Lutherans, along with several nondenominational groups, such as Tres Dias, began to offer Cursillo. In 1978, The Upper Room of the General Board of Discipleship adapted the program for a primarily Protestant audience and began to offer it under the name The Upper Room Cursillo. In 1981, The Upper Room made further adaptations and changed the name of the program to The Upper Room Walk to Emmaus. In 1984, The Upper Room developed a youth expression of Emmaus called Chrysalis.

—from What Is Emmaus? Copyright The Upper Room.

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