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  A Great time was had by all at the LEC Fall Community Retreat. Stay tuned for more news from the retreat……..

A Great time was had by all at the LEC Fall Community Retreat. Stay tuned for more news from the retreat……..

Next Gathering

Friday, December 7, 2018

Winchester First UMC

204 S. Main St.

Winchester, KY 40391

Supper 6:30 PM

Worship 7:15 PM

Come Enjoy a Pot Luck Dinner and Worship Time with your Emmaus Friends.

Winchester First is located in downtown Winchester, KY

The Fall Retreat took the place of the November Gathering

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From the Community Spiritual Director...

The Holy Spirit frequently reminds me that we are created in the image of God. I believe that one of the chief qualities of being made in His image is the capacity to give – and not just to give, but to give as God gives, selflessly and from a motivation of pure love. As some wise soul once said, “You can give without loving, but you can’t love without giving.”

Some giving is easy. Giving money or “stuff” can be done without much thought or effort. But giving of the self can be a bit harder, requiring real thought and self-sacrifice. Giving ourselves in love to our heavenly Father involves three areas of effort. We learn about God and His will through scripture reading and study. We grow to know Him and love Him through prayer, worship and devotion. And we respond in love by giving ourselves in service. Hey, wait a minute. This sounds familiar – something about a three legged stool and piety, study and action!

Unfortunately we tend to get out of balance on these three points, depending disproportionately on one or two of these areas of self-giving to the neglect of the others. The reason farmers use three-legged milking stools is that they are stable on uneven ground. (In math three points define a plane.) This is also why we need a balance between the three areas of self-giving. These three point give us stability and define us a disciples. On the uneven ground of a broken world we need that stability.

As we enter this new year of 2018 let’s think seriously about how well we are conforming to the image of God. Are we truly giving ourselves to Him, and to the world, in piety, study and action? As for me, I want this to be a growing edge in the coming year.

De Colores! - Alan Jackson

  From the Community Lay Director...   Hello my brothers and sisters in Christ.  Looking forward to seeing you at the second in a series of Community retreats on Saturday, October 27, at the Bluegrass Christian Camp. Look elsewhere in this newsletter for details and to register to attend the retreat. We’ll have fellowship, worship, and some time sharing about what are possibly the most critical parts of the Walk to Emmaus process – sponsorship and reunion groups.  How do we identify candidates for an Emmaus Walk and then “make the sale” to convince that candidate to set their life aside and focus on God and their relationship with God for 72 hours? Then, once they return home, how do we support them and encourage them and love them in such a way that the burning they feel on Sunday evening can be sustained over the long haul?  We hope to provide you with ideas and encouragement during our time together on Saturday.  De Colores!  Michael Watts  Lay Director  Lexington Emmaus Community

From the Community Lay Director...

Hello my brothers and sisters in Christ.

Looking forward to seeing you at the second in a series of Community retreats on Saturday, October 27, at the Bluegrass Christian Camp. Look elsewhere in this newsletter for details and to register to attend the retreat. We’ll have fellowship, worship, and some time sharing about what are possibly the most critical parts of the Walk to Emmaus process – sponsorship and reunion groups.

How do we identify candidates for an Emmaus Walk and then “make the sale” to convince that candidate to set their life aside and focus on God and their relationship with God for 72 hours? Then, once they return home, how do we support them and encourage them and love them in such a way that the burning they feel on Sunday evening can be sustained over the long haul?

We hope to provide you with ideas and encouragement during our time together on Saturday.

De Colores!

Michael Watts

Lay Director

Lexington Emmaus Community