Welcome to the Lexington Emmaus Community!

Next Gathering

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Versailles UMC

230 Paynes Mill Rd

Versailles, KY 40383

Supper 6:30 PM

Worship 7:15 PM

Come worship and prepare for our upcoming walks at the new Versailles UMC. The church is visible from US 60 on the right (traveling westbound). It’s located between the intersection of US 60 with the Bluegrass Parkway and the Kroger in Versailles.


From the Community Spiritual Director...

Attention Procrastinators

Now that I have the attention of all but 2 or 3 persons in the Lexington Emmaus Community – don’t deny it – I recognize people like me! We have been asked to sponsor pilgrims for the spring walks by January 31st. The last I heard we aren’t even close to the numbers needed. Now is the time for procrastinators to show their stuff. We are used to working under self-imposed pressure. We are down to less than a week, no problem for ace procrastinators like ourselves, let’s get on it.

Best would be for the application and check be received on or before January 31st by our registrar. But do feel free to give me a call and say “the check is in the mail” I will believe you.

We all remember the blessing our original walk was, let’s allow God to work in the lives of pilgrims this spring. Now is the time for prayer and ACTION - not tomorrow, NOW.

De Colores!

Bob Coppings

Community Spiritual Director

606 367 8660

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...   When I was asked to be the community Lay Director, my first thought was “NO”. I was in the Treasurer position and absolutely loved it because I am comfortable with numbers. It is what I do for a living. I love producing reports, balancing accounts and working with figures. My first thought when asked to be Lay Director was all that public speaking and how I am NOT very comfortable with that. But as the meeting went on, I knew that God was calling me to the task. I knew that as Treasurer, I was in my “comfort zone” and that I needed to come out of that zone so I could be stretched. In this position, I will need to rely more on God than on myself to do this task. As a result, my faith will be increased and who doesn’t need that!  Now I am asking you to do the same. As the walk lay directors are assigning tasks for the walk, let God take you out of your comfort zone so He can reveal Himself to you in a new way. There is room for everyone on this team. Whether you are asked to be inside or outside of the conference room, please allow God to show you where He needs you and say “YES”!   De Colores!  Susan Bryant  Community Lay Director

From the Community Lay Director...

When I was asked to be the community Lay Director, my first thought was “NO”. I was in the Treasurer position and absolutely loved it because I am comfortable with numbers. It is what I do for a living. I love producing reports, balancing accounts and working with figures. My first thought when asked to be Lay Director was all that public speaking and how I am NOT very comfortable with that. But as the meeting went on, I knew that God was calling me to the task. I knew that as Treasurer, I was in my “comfort zone” and that I needed to come out of that zone so I could be stretched. In this position, I will need to rely more on God than on myself to do this task. As a result, my faith will be increased and who doesn’t need that!

Now I am asking you to do the same. As the walk lay directors are assigning tasks for the walk, let God take you out of your comfort zone so He can reveal Himself to you in a new way. There is room for everyone on this team. Whether you are asked to be inside or outside of the conference room, please allow God to show you where He needs you and say “YES”!

De Colores!

Susan Bryant

Community Lay Director