August Family Fun Day
Please join us for a "Family Fun Day" at the Fellowship Camp on Lake Greenwood, Saturday August 20th. This will be a great opportunity to reconnect with your Foothills Emmaus Community. Reach out to a community member you haven't seen in a while and ask them to join you or bring a friend.
Come enjoy swimming, outdoor games, or sitting and chatting with a friend overlooking the lake followed, by a delicious meal. It wouldn't be an Emmaus event without food!
In order to eliminate the need for Community members to prepare dishes and try to keep them hot or cold while traveling, we have asked the camp to prepare and serve the meal. Donations to offset the cost are requested (est. $8.00 pp). Please sign up via the link below by August 5th in order to provide the camp a head count.
In addition, time has been scheduled from 1pm - 4pm to volunteer at the camp, as our Community is committed to providing 80 hours of 'volunteer service' to the camp each year. Tasks can include organizing the kitchen(s) to yard work. If you feel lead to help, please sign up via the link below and indicate indoor or outdoor preference.
Volunteering will be from 1pm - 4 pm
Family Fun time from 4pm -7 pm
Dinner served at 5:30 pm - - Signup Deadline August 5th
Sign up via link for Meal and to Volunteer
So what is the weekend all about?
The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers.
The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor. After one accepts this invitation they complete an application. The Emmaus leaders prayerfully consider each applicant and in God’s time, the person is invited to attend a three-day experience of New Testament Christianity as a lifestyle.
Following the three-day experience, participants are joined in small groups to support each other in their ongoing walk with Christ.
Through the formational process of accountable discipleship in small groups and participation in the Emmaus community, each participant’s individual gifts and servant-leadership skills are developed for use in the local church and its mission. Participants are encouraged to find ways to live out their individual call to discipleship in their home, church, and community.
The objective of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge, and equip the local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities and places of work. Emmaus lifts up a way for our grace-filled lives to be lived and shared with others.
What happens on the Emmaus Weekend?
You will enjoy three days of singing, learning, laughing, worshiping, reflecting, praying and participating in small groups. Discussions center around fifteen talks given by laity and clergy. These talks present the theme of God’s grace, how that grace comes alive in the Christian community and how it is expressed in the world. You’ll also discover how grace is real in your life, how you live a life of grace, and how you bring that grace to others.
You will have the opportunity to participate in the daily celebration of Holy Communion and to understand more fully the body of Christ. You will experience God’s grace through the prayers and acts of anonymous service offered by the Emmaus community. You will leave with an experience of Christian love in action that will equip you for new levels of grace-filled service and leadership.