Welcome to the Lexington Emmaus Community!

Next Gathering

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Centenary UMC

2800 Tates Creek Rd.

Lexington, KY

Supper 6:30 PM

Worship 7:15 PM

Come relax after the Holidays with a Chili Dinner prepared by your Emmaus Board.

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From the Community Spiritual Director...

Next Walks

Men’s Walk - April 11 - 14

Women’s Walk - April 25 - 28

Asbury Theological Seminary & Asbury Inn

After a year off and two community retreats, the Board felt strongly led by the Holy Spirit to move forward and schedule walks this spring. However, we also need to honor the time commitment made by team members, and be sure that the walks they are training for will actually happen. Team meetings will not begin unless we have in-hand applications for 12 men and 12 women. This is the minimum number of pilgrims that provide good dynamics in the conference room. So, for these walks to come to fruition, we need 12 men and 12 women signed up no later than January 31, 2019. We will continue to accept applications up to One Month prior to each walk after we reach 12 to start training. This was moved out from 3 weeks because Asbury will release the hold on these rooms 1 month prior to our unsecured reservation.

We are having the Walks at Asbury for 2 reasons. The major reason is that it is available, while the Bluegrass Christian Camp is already booked solid through the spring. The other reason is that financially, the camp would be a more cost-effective location for a large walk, but not for a small walk because there is a fixed cost to rent the entire facility. Our major cost at Asbury is the Inn, and that is a variable cost charged on a per room basis. We will continue to consider alternate locations. Also, Asbury will allow us to put a cot in each one of the rooms, that will result in a 33% reduction in lodging costs.

Can you think of a better Christmas gift to a friend than an Emmaus Walk? Now is the time to start praying, asking people, working through their questions, and turning in applications. To download an application, click the "Resources" Tab at the top of the page (or in the menu - triple bars on a mobile device).

  From the Community Lay Director...   Hello my brothers and sisters in Christ.   I am very excited that we are able to announce we are planning to resume Walks in the Lexington Emmaus Community in April 2019.  It has taken a lot of prayer, planning and conversation to get here. And that was the relatively easy part. Now comes what may be the hard part. We have two months to convince at least 12 men and 12 women that spending 72 hours away from their life is a small sacrifice for the opportunity to drastically improve the quality of their relationship with our Lord and Savior. And that when they finally go home on Sunday, it will feel like they have not made any sacrifice at all. They may even wish they could have stayed longer. I remember feeling that way after my Walk and on each of the Walks I have worked as well. I hope you have been on the watch for potential Pilgrims and have been praying for them in anticipation of the next Walk dates to be announced. Looking forward to seeing you at the Gathering in Winchester on December 7  De Colores!  Michael Watts  Lay Director  Lexington Emmaus Community

From the Community Lay Director...

Hello my brothers and sisters in Christ.

I am very excited that we are able to announce we are planning to resume Walks in the Lexington Emmaus Community in April 2019. It has taken a lot of prayer, planning and conversation to get here. And that was the relatively easy part. Now comes what may be the hard part. We have two months to convince at least 12 men and 12 women that spending 72 hours away from their life is a small sacrifice for the opportunity to drastically improve the quality of their relationship with our Lord and Savior. And that when they finally go home on Sunday, it will feel like they have not made any sacrifice at all. They may even wish they could have stayed longer. I remember feeling that way after my Walk and on each of the Walks I have worked as well. I hope you have been on the watch for potential Pilgrims and have been praying for them in anticipation of the next Walk dates to be announced. Looking forward to seeing you at the Gathering in Winchester on December 7

De Colores!

Michael Watts

Lay Director

Lexington Emmaus Community