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Letters from the Community LDs

Greetings Community!

We have all been blanketed with snow, ice and blistery cold weather.  It brings to mind that so many times we fail to see God’s beauty and majesty during these moments.  But it is there if we search for it.  God has blessed our community with so much and it is through His grace that we have been afforded the opportunity to be a part of His ministry. 

Would it not be a shame that we missed out on this pilgrimage of Emmaus due to the lack of servants? With all the upcoming weekends it brings the life-changing moments in so many lives.  It takes all of us to work together by serving, attending, praying, setting up, cleaning, cooking, making agape gifts and sponsoring.  Please try to find the time to be a part of these 3 weekends.  You will be greatly blessed.  Contact our board members about how you can serve.

God’s riches blessings to you all!

G’na Stephens
Emmaus Community LD


Hello Community!

Can you believe that the spring weekends are just around the corner? It seems like we just finished a set of Spirit filled Flights and Walks and yet we are gearing it up to do it all over again! Chrysalis will once again start our set of weekends on April 16-19. We have two amazing teams put together and will begin the teaming process on March 7. We now need help from our WONDERFUL community to make sure these weekends are a huge success. How can you do that?

BE IN PRAYER. Consider signing up for a slot or two on the prayer vigils. Prayer is such a huge part of our weekends. Don’t just pray for us on the weekend, start praying for the teams and caterpillars now, and continue to bathe us in your prayers as we go on this journey.

BE A SPONSOR. We can’t have a Flight without you reaching out to the youth and young adults in your church and community and asking them if they would like to take part in a one-of-a-kind experience. Will you please consider sending a youth age 15 (high school freshman) -24? The deadline for applications is March 30.

BE PRESENT. Come to Sponsor’s Hour on Friday April 17 at 8:00am, then come back to candle light on April 18, Saturday evening, at 8:00pm, and come see us one more time at closing to hear the powerful testimonies that new butterflies will share with us on Sunday April 19 at 3:00pm.

BE A SERVANT. There is so much work that goes into making each weekend happen. A large portion of those we rely on each weekend behind the scenes will be in the talk room this time around. Which means WE NEED YOU! Consider coming out to camp on April 16 to help set-up the camp. Camp set-up will start at 10am and will take ALL DAY to complete. If you can spare an hour, part of a day, a whole day, or a whole weekend, come out to the camp and help off-site. We are still in need of workers in all areas, including: Agape Angels, Kitchen Workers (help in the kitchen, serve food, or decorate tables), Chapel Workers, Clowns, people to help with luminaries, Lay Speakers to be in charge of Sponsor’s Hour and Candle Light, as well as closing music for Sunday and some awesome people to help clean everything up when all is said and done.

I can’t begin to tell you how much your prayers, presence, and servant-hood means to me, the Chrysalis teams and board, and the caterpillars. Without you, these weekends can’t happen. God has such amazing things in store for our Community in the upcoming year, how will you choose to take part?

Fly with Christ,
Codi Richards
Chrysalis Community LD

Chrysalis Agape Making HOOT

March 7 from 5-8pm at CMC in Stonewood. Food will be provided. Come out, fellowship, and help us make agape for the spring weekends.

Gathering News

March 21st we will have sponsorship & offsite training, covered dish dinner, commissioning service, and Gathering. Sponsorship & offsite training will be at 4:30pm. There will be an offsite training at 4:30pm as well. If you plan to work offsite on any of the spring weekends please come and learn about offsite so you will be prepared and know what to do on the weekends. At 5:30pm we will have a covered dish dinner. At 6:30pm we will have our monthly gathering which will include the commissioning service for the spring weekends. Corey Gero will be the 4th Day/Next Steps speaker and Tabitha Hamrick will provide music. All these events will be at at H&H Chapel in Fairmont WV. Hope to see everyone there.  – Heather Ashcraft

Pilgrim & Caterpillar Sponsorship

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Margaret Brown is the Registrar. Men’s applications are due April 2nd and women’s are due April 3rd.


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Kim Cottingham is the Registrar. Caterpillar applications are due March 30. 

NCWV Emmaus/Chrysalis Community Contact Info Update

With the New Year almost a quarter of the way over already the Boards would like to get everyone contact info up to date. Over the past couple years many of us have changed our phone number, email address, have moved or gotten a 911 updated mailing address. We want to keep the community healthy and thriving and to do that we need everyone current contact info so you can stay up to date with what is happening in the community. Please take just a few minutes and fill out the following form.

Contact Info Update Form

If at any time in the future your info changes you can find the form on our website. You do not have to fill out the entire form if you are just updating something. Your name, email, and the updated info is all that is required. You can also use the form in the future to let the board know you are interested in offsite or teaming, and joining the prayer chain.

Website Updates

If you visit our website ( you will find a few additions. Monthly Newsletter Archives, the Contact Info Update Form mentioned above, and a new place to submit prayer requests. This is a simple form for you to submit prayer requests which will be sent to those on the prayer chain. If you wish to join the E-prayer chain you can state that when filling out your Contact Info Update Form.  

Submit a Prayer Request

Spring 2015 Teams

Chrysalis Girls Flight #41 & Journey #19
LD – Codi Richards

Team includes: Hannah Hall, Kim Cottingham, Mary Galan, Emily Galan, Tabby Hamrick, Becky Stewart, Bert Coffman, Danny Blake, John Carnes, Samantha Buffey, Amber Blanchard, G'na Stephens, Angie Davis, Tiffany Sharp, Heather Ashcraft, Donna Sims

Chrysalis Boys Flight #42 & Journey #20
LD – Wade Robinson

Team includes: Andrew Galan, Chase Lucas, Fred Robinson, Mike Crandall, Rodney Richards, Mitch Lucas, Sal Bombardiere, Lou Ortenzio, Austin Lynch, Peggy Williams, Leon Brown, Rick Dequasie, Cameron Robinson, Hunter Glover, Corey Gero, Robert Stier, Chris Starkey, David Jones, Jimmy Steel, Dave Daughtery, Charles Glover

Emmaus Men’s Walk # 93 
LD – Eric Pirrong

Men are still needed to complete the team. If you or someone you know is interested in teaming please contact Eric today. (304-319-2259 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

The team list will be updated in the March newsletter online as soon as it available. 

Emmaus Women’s Walk # 94 
LD – Terri Dennis 

Team includes: Donetta Ortenzio, Liz Mick, Tabby Hamrick, Beth Graban, Anna Dodd, Robin Byrd, Twila Fidler, Connie Goodwin, Angie Stillwell, Connie McMillian, Carissa Bartlett, Yvonne Gump, Judy Eaton, Glenna Butcher, Ed Moats, Toni Beecher

Hands and Feet of Christ...AKA offsite


Sharon Dennison will head up the Kitchen team for the Chrysalis weekend. She asks for you to “Please consider making a commitment to be the hands and feet of JESUS in the kitchen with me. It takes a lot of hands and feet to make this fruitful. You can say yes to JESUS by letting Codi Richards or me know. I have done this twice in the past and have been richly blessed both times. Just say yes please. Thank you in advance. DeColores and Fly with CHRIST.”

– Lou Ortenzio & Wade Robinson

Someone to lead Kitchen & Workers are needed for both the Men’s and Women’s weekends. The Kitchen is always a busy place where many of the hands and feet of Jesus are needed.  Please contact me if you are available to help (304-677-0825 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )  

– Sarita Robinson


This a HUGE job where many hands are needed. The main set up will take place Thursday April 16th. Clean up will take place the Sunday of each weekend. Mini re-set ups will also take place in between each weekend. Sunday of the Women’s weekend will be the tear down where all the mattresses must be returned to their storage room and all of our supplies put away in our 3 buildings.

– Emily Galan & Robert Stier

I am physically limited due to a shoulder surgery so I need all the help I can get.

– Mike Crandall


Chrysalis will be here before you know it and it won’t happen unless we have help at the camp. I need people for: boys chapel, sponsors hour, set up the milk jugs for candle light, person for candle light, clowns(for boys and girls), and music for closing and if anyone would love to help me with the girls chapel that would be awesome. If you would love to help please let me know! Thanks J

– Alayna Phillips

A head chapel person is needed for the women’s weekend. Helpers are needed for both the men and womens weekend.  Thanks

– Donna Sims


Agape angels are needed for the Chrysalis weekend. Don’t forget to make agape for the weekend too. Please mark it with the # of pieces included & BOYS, GIRLS, BOTH, or EITHER so we know which group it should go to.

– Andrew Galan

Agape Angels are needed for both Men and Womens weekend. Please mark you agape with the # of pieces included. If you want your leftover agape back please pick up Sunday of the weekend or it will be recycled for future weekends. Someone to be in charge of the agape feast setup for mens and womens is also needed. 

– Charles Glover

How is God calling you to be the hands and feet on the upcoming spring weekends?

Upcoming Events

March 7 – Agape Making HOOT CMC in Stonewood. 5-8pm 
March 21 – Dinner 5:30PM Monthly Gathering 6:30PM H&H Chapel
March 30 – Caterpillar Application Deadline
April 2 – Men’s Pilgrim Application Deadline
April 9 – Women’s Pilgrim Application Deadline
April 17-19 Chrysalis Girls Flight #41 & Journey #19
April 17-19 Chrysalis Boys Flight #42 & Journey #20
April 23-26 Emmaus Men Walk #93
April 30-May 3 Emmaus Women Walk #94

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