Valley Emmaus Community Welcome and News

If you attended your Flight or Walk elsewhere and are living or visiting in the Rio Grande Valley, we would love to see you at a community event!
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The Women’s Walk is full, still taking applications to be on the waiting list. There are no more scholarships available.

We need a female guitar player for the Women’s Walk. If interested in serving, please contact Lisa McCallum at (956) 343-4490 or harlingenhomeslisa@gmail.com.

The Women’s Walk Agape Signup and Prayer Vigil Signup are available.

As you share Emmaus with potential pilgrims, be reminded that there is nothing secret about Emmaus. Our Upper Room Handbook and the booklet What is Emmaus?, both explicitly cover that topic. The Handbook states, “There is nothing secret about Emmaus. Even Candlelight, personal agape letters, and the community’s presence at the Closing can be mentioned when Emmaus is explained to a person being sponsored.” The Valley Emmaus Board encourages you to be open about the Emmaus experience and trust that these will all be powerful and fresh experiences even to the pilgrims who are aware of them.

Many publications that explain Emmaus are available from The Upper Room.

Gatherings Information

Gatherings are open to Community Members, their Guests, and anyone wanting to know more about the Walk to Emmaus. The Board has decided to try a change to the day and time of Gatherings to provide the opportunity for more of our Community to participate. For at least the next four, starting in August, we will meet at First United Methodist Church, 321 E. Harrison St. in Harlingen (FUMC Harlingen) on the 4th Tuesday from 6 - 8 pm.

UPCOMING GATHERINGS:
September 25, 6 - 8 PM @ First United Methodist Church, 321 E. Harrison St., Harlingen (FUMC Harlingen)
October 23, 6 - 8 PM @ FUMC Harlingen
November 27, 6 - 8 PM @ FUMC Harlingen

WHAT TO BRING TO GATHERINGS:
  • Emmaus Cross & Name Tag
  • Purple Worship Book
  • Friends & Family interested in Emmaus
  • Dish to pass that will serve at least 4 people

*Gatherings: As per Upper Room Guidelines, alumni of Presbyterian Pilgrimage, Catholic Cursillo, Episcopal Cursillo, Via de Cristo, Tres Dias, Chrysalis Journey, Chrysalis Flight, Kairos Prison Ministries International, and Walk to Emmaus are welcome to participate in Valley Emmaus functions.

*Candlelight: Childcare is not provided; Children under 12 may not attend. Open to Community Members. Candlelight includes a Community Worship Service followed by a Candlelight Service. What to bring: flashlight, agape letters for Pilgrims, name tag/cross, purple worship book & love offering.

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Upcoming Weekend Events

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Women's Walk VEC #107: November 8-11, 2018
Location: Valley Baptist Retreat Center, Mission, TX
Walk Lay Director - Lisa McCallum
Cost - $190.00 Walk is full! Can still apply to be on the waiting list.
Click for: Application, Prayer Vigil Signup, Agape Signup
Candlelight Service: Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm for the community at the Walk site
Closing Service: Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm for the community at the Walk site
Click for Application

Men's Walk VEC #108: February 7-10, 2019
Location: Valley Baptist Retreat Center, Mission, TX
Walk Lay Director - Jerry Walzel
Cost - $190.00
Registration & Fee is due by TBD
Candlelight Service: Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm for the community at the Walk site
Closing Service: Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm for the community at the Walk site
Click for Application

KairosKAIROS Prison Ministry

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Please send your needs & announcements to the Community Lay Director.
Community Mailing Address: 53 Harbor Town, Laguna Vista, TX 78578 - bbcot@aol.com
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