Well, another year is coming to an end and as I reflect, I see a great deal of promise for Oceanside Emmaus in 2018. We had a bump in the road when we had to cancel Men’s walk #87, but we’re beginning to see additional pilgrim applications come in, so we’re excited about having a robust set of walks in the spring. Sam Battle will lead his team for the men, and the Women’s weekend will be led by Lauren Didriksen. Team selection for the Women’s team will be held in early December, so if you would like to serve…. GET YOUR APPLICATIONS IN!!!! They can be found on the Oceanside Emmaus website at this link: Team Volunteer Sign Up
We still need your help with pilgrims, so please reach out to the men and women in your churches who would benefit from Emmaus and have them sign up! There is a new application form that can be found page at this link: Pilgrim Application
Since everyone is busy planning for Thanksgiving, the Advent season and Christmas, we don’t have a gathering scheduled for the rest of 2017, but we’re working with Davie UMC on setting something up for January, so STAY TUNED!!!
The board has been actively working throughout the year to visit as many churches in our community as possible, and we’d love to come visit your church. If you would be interested in having members of the Emmaus board of directors come to your church for worship, fellowship, and to discuss the value of Emmaus with your congregation please let us know. All churches should have a dedicated Church Rep, but if you don’t know who that is, please reach out to me, or use the Contact Us link on the Oceanside Emmaus website and we’ll schedule something.
In closing, I want to extend my deepest thanks to all of you who have been faithful servants of your church and our Emmaus community over the past year. And to let you know that we’ll continue to count on your support in 2018. THANK YOU!!!!
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish all of you a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas!!!!!
God Bless you all!!!
In His service,
Phil Connell, Oceanside Emmaus Community Lay Leader