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
March 2017 Gathering
The March Gathering of the Oconee River Basin Walk to Emmaus Community was held at Milledgeville FUMC on Friday, March 10th. There were 50 members in attendance.
Fried chicken was provided by the Lamp Lighters Reunion Group. Covered dishes and desserts were provided by the membership in attendance. The meal was delicious, as usual.
Music was provided by our wonderful ORBEC Music Team and Singers. Praise and worship music lifted up the group for the Fourth Day Speaker as well as the Clergy Response.
Jeanene Vinson gave the Fourth Day Talk. She told of how she thought she just couldn’t fit another group into her schedule, but how much her Reunion Group, the had blessed her and how close all the members had become. She also told of what serving on the ORBEC Board of Servants as well as serving the Community in other ways has meant to her. Her Fourth Days are full of service to others.
Retired Rev. Mike Cavin, the ORBEC Board Spiritual Director for 2017, gave the Clergy Response. Assisted by his wife, Rev. Janet Cavin, Mike celebrated Holy Communion for the group.
The evening ended in singing and praising the Lord for all our many blessings. If you haven’t been to a Gathering, please come and gather with us in Christian Fellowship and love.
The Gathering for April will be held at Lone Oak Baptist Church. More information will follow.
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
Click here for Men’s Walk #15 Prayer Vigil
Click here for Women’s Walk #16 Prayer Vigil.
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.