Walk To Emmaus

The Walk to Emmaus is an ecumenical program that encourages and renews commitments to Christian discipleship. The Walk is a three-day retreat which includes a New Testament examination of Christianity as a lifestyle. It is a structured weekend designed to build and renew the faith of Christian people, and through them, their families, their congregations and the world in which they live. Emmaus is a joint effort of clergy and laity for the renewal of the church.

The Walk To Emmaus begins on Thursday evening and ends Sunday evening. On the Walk, Pilgrims spend three busy but very enjoyable days at a host church or retreat center. They live and study together in singing, prayer, worship and small group discussions, centering on fifteen short talks given by laity and clergy. These talks present the theme of God’s grace, and how that grace comes alive in the Christian community and expresses itself in the world.

Pilgrims also discover how that grace is reality in their lives, and how they can live in the life of grace, bringing grace to others. They have the opportunity to participate in the daily celebration of Holy Communion, and to begin to understand more fully the presence of Christ in His body of believers.

Pilgrims also experience God’s grace personally through the prayers and acts of service of a living support community.

Please contact Steve Zuercher at steve@fellowshipumc.com for more information about The Walk to Emmaus ministry.

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