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Save The Dates!

Save the Dates!

Hello Emmaus Community,

Is anybody out there? Who is ready to find your calendar and save some dates for Emmaus Gatherings?

Recently, I heard Dr. David Jeremiah discuss how quickly an unexpected event can change life as we know it. He actually used his personal reliance upon his monthly calendar as an example of how our routines can change.

Dr. Jeremiah said at the beginning of January, 2020, he was really pleased with himself for completing his calendar for the entire year. He talked about a color coding system he used to denote the type of events and engagements he had planned for 2020, including the annual respite he and his wife set aside to take a special trip together. He described how his colorful, carefully detailed calendar went from fully packed with activity to one that has become black, white, gray, and blank.

I immediately related to his description and realized how I too had settled into my routine of weekly commitments. Instead of a calendar that had served as my weekly map of activity, I had begun to witness the mundane predictability of nothingness.

For the past two months, the members of your Board have prayed and sought ways to have safe, viable solutions for connecting with our wonderful Emmaus Community. We are now ready to invite you to “Save the Dates” for September, October, and November.

As we mentioned in the last newsletter, we are going to have three outside Tailgate Gatherings. Please bear with us, as we navigate through the plans ahead.

Gathering One will be on Saturday, September 12, from 4:00-6:00 at the City Park in Blackshear. We ask you to bring your own picnic supper, beverages, and set up your own chairs at the back of your vehicle. We fervently ask each of you to maintain social distancing, by remaining with your own vehicle. 

Of course, we do encourage you to attend the Gathering with friends and family you have regularly been in contact with, but we must ask that you send hugs and blow kisses to others from a distance.

We would love it if you could make a sign for your vehicle or Reunion Group. Martin Turner and members of the Spiritual Team will lead us in Communion, and we will have disposable, individually wrapped Communion cups with wafers for you to use at your vehicle. We will also have a music team and a Fourth Day Speaker, and we have even asked that a few candles be placed in the middle to remind us of our Candlelight experience.

One additional option will include a community dessert table, if you would like to provide individually wrapped sweets for others. No serving utensils can be used at the dessert table.

We know this will look different.

We know this will feel different.

We are praying for an attitude of thanksgiving, as we come together again. It’s been too long, and I am excited that I have officially got three events posted on my calendar.

The other two Gatherings will be:

•Saturday, October 3, at Sea Gardens in Townsend

•Saturday, November 7, in Brunswick (location to be determined).

De Colores,
Nancy Rivers, Board Chair
Coastal Georgia Walk to Emmaus #69
Table of Elizabeth

Welcome to our NEW Lay Directors for the 2021 SPRING Walks!

PLEASE GIVE A BIG WELCOME TO OUR NEW LAY DIRECTORS FOR THE UPCOMING 2021 SPRING WALKS!!!

Phil Scott – Lay Director – Men’s Walk #39, SPRING 2021 TBA

Lori Durham – Lay Director – Women’s Walk #40, SPRING 2021 TBA

Please keep them in your prayers as well as the prospective pilgrims and servants!

***ATTENTION SPONSORS: 
Please contact your Pilgrims and ask them to confirm with Anne Gardner Doughty Wojcik for the 2021 SPRING Walks with dates TBA.  Also, check in with your Pilgrims from time to time to keep that relationship going!  And PRAY for your pilgrims!  Contact Jeff Dempsey if you have any questions concerning sponsorship!

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Prayerfully consider becoming a sponsor!  If you are a pilgrim from a recent walk, YOU CAN become a sponsor for someone else!  Click on the Sponsor link on the home page for information on how to become a sponsor.  Our community only grows with the help of everyone!  Contact Jeff Dempsey  if you are interested for upcoming sponsorship training or have any questions about sponsorship!

***ATTENTION SPONSORS: 
Please contact your Pilgrims and ask them to confirm with Anne Gardner Doughty Wojcik for the SPRING 2021 Walks new dates TBA.   Also, check in with your Pilgrims from time to time to keep that relationship going!  And PRAY for your pilgrims!

ATTENTION ALL REUNION GROUPS

Please contact Jimmy Johnson to update your Reunion Group information for our web page and records.  Click here to see a list of our current reunion groups! Notify Jimmy if any of your information is incorrect or needs updating.

Send in a picture of your reunion group to be featured in one of the next newsletters!  Also give a little description including what day and time that you meet!  Let us know how many members that you have and how many of them are NEW members!  Send in your picture and information to Tammy Langford.

FUNDRAISING PROJECT TO PURCHASE NEW SOUND EQUIPMENT FOR GIWTE

Please prayerfully consider making a monetary donation specifically designated to purchase sound equipment to use in future walks.  If you have participated in the last few sets of walks, then you are probably aware there are some major issues with the sound equipment that the community owns, as it is fairly outdated and well used! We have already purchased the equipment to use in the upcoming walks but still need to reimburse the $3,000.  Jim Hitt will be scheduling training for the musicians for the upcoming walks to be trained on the new equipment.

The fundraising goal is $3,000 and thanks to your generous donations we have already raised $1,770!  We still need to raise $1,230 to reimburse GIWTE for the purchase of the equipment!

For more information on how to make a donation, please contact Jim Hitt for details.  Your donations are tax deductible!

DeColores!  Jim Hitt, Music Board Representative

Fall 2020 Walks Have Been Postponed Until SPRING 2021

The Fall  2020 Walks have been postponed until SPRING 2021 due to the coronavirus!  Stay posted for more info!  Now is a great time to talk to your friends about Emmaus and become a sponsor for the Spring 2021 walks!  Be A Friend!  Make A Friend!  Bring A Friend To Christ!  

Set Up for the SPRING Walks at Lion’s Camp TBA.

Men’s Walk #39 SPRING 2021 TBA – Phil Scott, Lay Director

Women’s Walk #40 SPRING 2021 TBA- Lori Durham, Lay Director

DeColores!

Send in applications to Anne Wojcik for future walks! Become a sponsor!

***ATTENTION SPONSORS: 
Please contact your Pilgrims and ask them to confirm with Anne Gardner Doughty Wojcik for the 2021 SPRING WALKS!  Also, check in with your Pilgrims from time to time to keep that relationship going!  And PRAY for your pilgrims!  If you have any questions about sponsorship, contact Jeff Dempsey!

Gatherings

FUTURE COMMUNITY GATHERINGS

The next three gatherings will be outside Tailgate Gatherings!  Come and join us as we connect with one another in fellowship!

Saturday, September 12th, The City Park in Blackshear,  4-6pm

Saturday, October 3rd, at Sea Gardens in Townsend

Saturday, November 7th, in Brunswick (location to be determined) 

We ask you to bring your own picnic supper, beverages, and set up your own chairs at the back of your vehicle.  We fervently ask each of you to maintain social distancing, by remaining with your own vehicle.  Of course, we do encourage you to attend the Gathering with friends and family you have regularly been in contact with, but we must ask that you send hugs and blow kisses to others from a distance.  One additional option will include a community dessert table.  If you would like to provide individually wrapped sweets for others, please bring to share on our dessert table.  No serving utensils can be used at the dessert table.  The desserts must be able to be picked up individually.  We will also have disposable, individually wrapped Communion cups with wafers for you to use at your vehicle.  We will  have a Music Team and a Fourth Day Speaker, as well as members of the Spiritual Team.  

We would also love it if you could make a sign for your vehicle or Reunion Group.  You may just get your picture in the next month’s newsletter!   We would like to suggest that Reunion Groups gather, pray, and find a Pilgrim to sponsor for the 2021 SPRING walks!  DeColores!

If you would like to offer your church to host a Gathering in the future, or would be interested in sharing a Fourth Day testimony, please contact Andy Amason at 912-270-7790 for more information regarding what is required of a host church.  If you are interested in sharing your musical gifts at Community Gatherings or Walks, please contact Jim Hitt at 912-614-4701.

Don’t forget your purple worship book, name badge, and individually wrapped desserts  to share.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Reminders

  • If your email address has changed since you completed your Walk,  please notify Anne Wojcik of your new email address for the Upper Room Site and also to goldenislesemmaus@gmail.com and we will correct it as quickly as possible so you can continue to be updated about community events.  You can also click on the Forms link on the homepage and fill out a form to submit your new email address.
  • If you have attended the Walk to Emmaus, Chrysalis, or Journey and are on Facebook, please request to join our CLOSED Golden Isles Walk to Emmaus Facebook page. We post a Verse of the Day, our monthly Newsletter, and general announcements to the Community on this page.

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