OCONEE RIVER BASIN GATHERING
Where: Eatonton First United Methodist Church
103 W Magnolia St., Eatonton, GA 31024
When: August 10th, 2018
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: email@example.com 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.
OCONEE RIVER BASIN WALK TO EMMAUS
June 2018 GATHERING
Where: Wesley Chapel UMC
420 Sparta Hwy
Eatonton, Georgia 31024
When: June 8th, 2018
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!!!!
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!
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!
OCONEE RIVER BASIN WALK TO EMMAUS
DECEMBER 2016 GATHERING
Friday, December 09, 2016
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.
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
HAPPY DECEMBER 2018 GATHERING AND MERRY CHRISTMAS
A crowd of 70, lovely decorations and delicious soup, chili, cornbread, salad and dessert dishes made for a very enjoyable evening at Greensboro FUMC on Carey Station Rd. on December 14, 2018. The rain outside couldn’t dampen the Emmaus spirit within the group of Community members present. Susie Pressley and Pat Dickey announced the next fundraiser to be held at Greensboro FUMC on January 18, 2019. A beautiful flower arrangement was presented to Shirley Wiley for her service to the Community. Shirley also gave the 4th Day Talk, and Rev. Hugh Hendrickson gave the Clergy Response and served Holy Communion, assisted by Butch Thompson, Ann Maddox and Shirley Wiley. Fourth Day led the group in favorite Christmas songs and praise to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you have never been to an ORBEC Gathering you don’t know what you’ve been missing. Join us next time and enjoy the praise and worship, the food and the loving fellowship of an Emmaus 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.
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.
“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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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.