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Letter from Chrysalis Community LD

As the 2016 Chrysalis Community Lay Director, I am very excited about the year ahead!  

We have planned a HOOT for February 19 at Mountain Creative on Speedway Avenue in Fairmont from 5:30-8pm.  They have ceramic articles to paint and the only cost to you is the item you want to paint.  As always, there will be good food following. Even if painting isn't your thing, please stop by and enjoy the fun.  As always adults are also welcome to attend and if a youth needs money covered to attend please contact Codi Richards. 

We have already begun the teaming process for the upcoming weekend, April 1-3.  The Boys’ Lay Director is Rick Stillwell and the Girls’ Lay Director is Kathy Doyle.  If you have been asked to team, it is important that you attend all meetings.  If you are not on Talk Room Team, we would love to have you come out and help us offsite.  There are many jobs that need to be filled!  I challenge you to come out to the camp the first week of April and get to know the members of the Chrysalis community and lend a hand.  We work hard, but we also have a whole lot of fun!  

If you are new to the community and are interested in teaming either Emmaus or Chrysalis in the fall, this is an excellent opportunity to give back and get your offsite time in. A background check is required of all offsite and talk room team members over the age of 18. If you have any questions about this, you may contact me, Codi Richards or Tabby Hamrick.  

Please remember, the same things that made your weekend special will also make the weekend special for the caterpillars.  Let's make an effort from BOTH communities to work together and have plenty of help and a large crowd for Send Off, Candlelight service on Saturday night and Closing. We can't do it without you.  

And last, but by no means least, if you know a high school or college student who would benefit from a Chrysalis/Journey weekend, please consider sponsoring them. You never know what God may do through you in the life of another!  

We have a wonderful group of young people and it is my privilege to represent them in the coming year. God Bless You and may your 2016 be full of hope and joy. 

- Becky Stewart


Hearing the call

Acts 6:4

God has issued some dramatic calls to service. For example, Moses heard his voice from a burning bush, and Isaiah saw a vision of heaven's throne room (Ex. 3; Isa. 6). But a spectacle is the exception rather than the rule. For most to follow God to the mission field, his call is a tug on the heart, persistently whispering, '' How will they know God unless someone tells them?'' (See Rom. 10:14). It's better if the Lord doesn't have to use drama to get our attention. Consider Saul, who needed a serious talking to and temporary blindness to get him on the mission field (Acts 9: 3). I know I'd rather hear the Lords still small voice (1 Kings 19:12)! People could try to ignore the heart tug, block the ever present call with activity, or satisfy it by giving money rather than themselves. Some say no outright. But the call persist. God's will is set and his plan is steadfast. Though we may run, we can't escape His call to obey (Jonah 1:1; 3:1). 

The road of obedience will certainly be marked with challenges. But difficulty is part of any life-- at home or abroad, in mission work or a traditional job. Thankfully, the rewards of serving are greater than any hardship.

Remember that Jesus promised Peter a hundred-fold return on his investment in the kingdom (Mark 10:28). 

Carrying the gospel is a great opportunity to serve God. What better way to thank Him for saving us in writing our name in the book of life than to share that experience with others. If the Lords still small voice is calling, say yes and see what amazing, life-changing work He can do through you.

- Compliments of In Touch ministries February devotions.

Greetings brothers and sisters,

I pray all had a wonderful Christmas and amazing new year. I am excited for the coming year. I hope you are as well. We all know the spring walks have been scheduled, so if anyone is interested in working off-site in the chapel please get in touch with me. It's a wonderful experience to give back the love that you have been given. So pray on it and always remember - "For even the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many." Mark 10:45

Sandra Blankemeyer


Gathering News

Hey its Beth here just a reminder every 3rd Saturday of the month is a gathering. February 20th this month 6:30PM H&H Chapel. Still working on a speaker and singer so if anyone wants to step out in faith and be Jesus Hands and feet and volunteer to speak or sing let me know. So excited about this year as I believe God is going to do a great work in the Emmaus and Chrysalis family. When the spring walks happens I believe it's going to bring more active members into Emmaus and Chrysalis so excited to see what God is going to do. If you can help on the weekends of the walks please contact those that are over the areas of kitchen, agape, Chapel etc. Helping be a servant is the greatest calling that God has on are lives. And the bonus is we have such good laughs and fun on off site also. So excited this year.

Beth Graban


Spring Weekends!

The spring weekends are just around the corner. The promise of new life gives us hope. Below are all the ways you can get involved. Each board members contact info is listed on the last page of this newsletter. You can always send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and it will get forwarded to the correct person too. 

Everything must start with prayer! Prayer vigils have been submitted and links will be added once they go live. 

Sponsorship – Prayerfully consider who God is calling you to send on these spring weekends. For he know just who will be there already. If he has laid a name on your heart be sure to follow through and invite that person on the walk, flight, or journey. If you need to take a sponsorship class please contact Tabby Hamrick. 

Caterpillar application <-- deadline before NOON March 18th. 
Pilgrim application <-- Mens deadline March 17th. Womens deadline March 24th. 

Willing workers are needed to cover the offsite responsibilities. Offsite is so much more than just getting stuff done behind the scenes. It’s giving back and blessing the pilgrims and caterpillars. And you might just get blessed in the process too! Below is a list of offsite areas:
Set up – this will begin 10AM March 31. Trucks and muscles are appreciated as well as many hands to make the work light. Clean up & put away will occur April 17th and the same applies to it as Setup.
Kitchen – There is food to prepare, cook and serve, dishes to wash, tables to set and decorate, and snacks too. 
Agape Angels – These are the individuals who sort, organize and distribute the agape. 
Chapel – Setup each chapel scene to help God speak to the participants. Lay Speaker is also needed to lead sponsors hour & candlelight. Closing music is another chapel area. For Chrysalis only clowns are needed. 

You can contact the specific board member in the area you wish to serve (their info is on last page) or send a email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and it will be direct to the correct person. 

Don’t forget offsite workers need to have a background check completed. See the policy for complete details --> NCWV Emmaus/Chrysalis background check policy 
Any questions about it please contact Tabby Hamrick or Codi Richards. 



Upcoming Events

February 19 – HOOT at Mountain Creative on Speedway Avenue in Fairmont from 5:30-8pm.  
February 20 – Gathering 6:30PM H&H Chapel in Fairmont. Snacks and fellowship following.
March 17 – Men’s Pilgrim Deadline
March 18 – Boys & Girls Caterpillar deadline. Must be before NOON. 
March 19 – Covered Dish Dinner 5:30PM Gathering 6:30PM H&H Chapel in Fairmont.
March 24 – Women’s Pilgrim Deadline
April 1-3 – Chrysalis Girls Flight #45/Journey #23 Lay Director – Kathy Doyle
April 1-3 – Chrysalis Boys Flight #46/Journey #24 Lay Director – Rick Stillwell
April 7-10 – Men’s Emmaus Walk #97 Lay Director – Mike Crandall
April 14-17 – Women’s Emmaus Walk #98 Lay Director – Sarita Robinson

Have questions or need more info but not sure who to contact? Send a email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.