Welcome to the Lexington Emmaus Community!

Next Gathering

Friday, September 7, 2018

Trinity Hill UMC

3600 Tates Creek Rd.

Lexington, KY 40517

Supper 6:30 PM

Worship 7:15 PM

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

Trinity Hill is located on Tates Creek Road outside of New Circle Road at the corner of Armstrong Mill Road (across Tates Creek Rd from Cheddars).

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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


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.


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  From the Community Lay Director...   Hello my friends!  We all know the impact that the 72 hours of the Walk to Emmaus can have. We have been there.  The impact of a Walk to Emmaus can and does fade with time. Pilgrims go back to the chaos and demands of the life they stepped away from for the 72 hr. of their Walk. All those thoughts they had of realigning priorities get swept away. That is why reunion groups and attending Gatherings are so important.  Nearly all pilgrims that speak at Closing say they are going to share their experience with family, friends and their church when they get home and encourage others to go on a Walk to Emmaus. But the number of pilgrims has continued to decline. We need ways to better equip ourselves for the sponsorship process.  The Board of Directors of the Lexington Emmaus Community is sponsoring a retreat for the Community at the Bluegrass Christian Camp on Saturday, October 27. The retreat is to focus on two things – sponsorship and 4th Days. We need your help in putting together the program for the day. We need you to participate in the retreat – telling those who attend of the successes and failures that you have had in the sponsorship process. We need to hear you share the value that reunion groups and Gatherings have brought as you proceed through your own 4th Days.  De Colores! - Michael Watts

From the Community Lay Director...

Hello my friends!

We all know the impact that the 72 hours of the Walk to Emmaus can have. We have been there.

The impact of a Walk to Emmaus can and does fade with time. Pilgrims go back to the chaos and demands of the life they stepped away from for the 72 hr. of their Walk. All those thoughts they had of realigning priorities get swept away. That is why reunion groups and attending Gatherings are so important.

Nearly all pilgrims that speak at Closing say they are going to share their experience with family, friends and their church when they get home and encourage others to go on a Walk to Emmaus. But the number of pilgrims has continued to decline. We need ways to better equip ourselves for the sponsorship process.

The Board of Directors of the Lexington Emmaus Community is sponsoring a retreat for the Community at the Bluegrass Christian Camp on Saturday, October 27. The retreat is to focus on two things – sponsorship and 4th Days. We need your help in putting together the program for the day. We need you to participate in the retreat – telling those who attend of the successes and failures that you have had in the sponsorship process. We need to hear you share the value that reunion groups and Gatherings have brought as you proceed through your own 4th Days.

De Colores! - Michael Watts