Welcome to the Lexington Emmaus Community!

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Next Gathering

Friday, May 4, 2018

richmond First UMC

401 W. Main Street 

Richmond, KY 40475

Pot Luck Supper 6:30 PM

Worship 7:15 PM

If you haven't been to a gathering in a while, come reunite with your Emmaus friends. If you have, reach out to someone who hasn't been in a while and offer them a ride!

From Lexington - I-75 South to US 25. Turn Left on to US 25, then Right onto Main Street. The Church is on the left as you approach downtown.


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Looks like a great time was had by all who attended the Return to our First Love Retreat last Saturday. Can't wait to see what God's gonna do.......


It has been suggested by several individuals that the Lexington Emmaus Community participate in charitable activities as a Community outside of just Gatherings and Walks. The Lexington Emmaus Community Board of Directors has discussed this suggestion and decided that it was a good one. Opportunities for the Community to serve together will be presented by the Board of Directors at intervals over the course of the year.

The first opportunity to be presented is the American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser.  Relay for Life is on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 4-11 PM at Transylvania’s Athletic Complex. Food trucks are to be at the event.

The team – Lexington Emmaus Community – has been established on the Relay for Life website.  Link to sign up for Relay for Life is  www.relayforlife.org/fayetteky


At the March Gathering, Alan Jackson shared a song that he suggested we should consider as our community theme song as we seek to return to our first love. The title of the song is "Oh Lord, You're Beautiful".  Click to hear a YouTube.


  From the Community Lay Director...   We are on a journey, you and I. Let us always try to see God’s place, His presence, and His purpose in that journey.  I am looking forward to seeing you at the May Gathering.  See you at Richmond First UMC on Friday, May 4th!  Also hope to see you at the Emmaus Community retreat on Saturday, April 28. Several of your Board members have been working diligently to put together the program for our day together. Information and a link to register is on this page.  We would be happy to answer any questions you would have or listen to your comments.  De Colores! - Michael Watts

From the Community Lay Director...

We are on a journey, you and I. Let us always try to see God’s place, His presence, and His purpose in that journey.

I am looking forward to seeing you at the May Gathering.  See you at Richmond First UMC on Friday, May 4th!

Also hope to see you at the Emmaus Community retreat on Saturday, April 28. Several of your Board members have been working diligently to put together the program for our day together. Information and a link to register is on this page.

We would be happy to answer any questions you would have or listen to your comments.

De Colores! - Michael Watts


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