Welcome new community members and old! It's never too early to mark your calendar for Emmaus and Chrysalis events! These events follow the same schedule every time we have a Emmaus Walk or Chrysalis/Journey Flight. Be sure to become familiar with the proceedings and get involved!
This weekend is the NCWV Women's Walk to Emmaus!
Your presence is a powerful ministry. The Spirit of God dwells within his people! Be sure to attend weekend events such as Send-Off, Sponsors' Hour, Candlelight, and Closing and be a blessing as you have been blessed!
Send Off and Sponsors' Hour - Pilgrims begin to arrive, with their sponsors, at the camp on around 6:30pm. Everyone is asked to gather in the dining hall around 7pm and the Send Off activities begin! Community members are encouraged to be present to show support for the team and the new Pilgrims. This is immediately followed by Sponsors' Hour in the chapel, where each participant will be prayed for by name. You can attend Sponsors' Hour to lift the weekend up in prayer even if you have not sponsored anyone.
Candlelight - The community gathers in the dining hall or around the camp fire (weather permitting) at 8pm. As we wait for the Pilgrims and Team to arrive (9pm) we will participate in worship and communion, and pray over the individual names of those participating in the weekend. Community members are urged to leave immediately after the Candlelight ceremony takes place so that we do not interfere with the rest of the evening's events.
Closing - The community will gather in the talk room at 3pm, or as soon as the Pilgrims and Team leave to read their letters in the chapel. We will then set up for the Closing Service. There will be a time of worship held prior to the arrival of the Pilgrims and Team. When they arrive (4pm) the Closing Service will begin! Each Pilgrim will have an opportunity to speak. Therefore, the length of this event varies based on the number of Pilgrims who attended the weekend, and how many of them are clergy!
All of these events require some set up and tear down. If you would like to lend a helping hand, show up early or stay late!