Welcome to the Lexington Emmaus Community!
Friday, February 1st, 2019
Richmond First UMC
401 W Main St.
Richmond, KY 40475
Supper 6:30 PM
Worship 7:15 PM
This location was recently changed due to a scheduling conflict at Trinity Hill UMC. Please come and thank our friends in Richmond for opening their doors for us on short notice!
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).