October Gathering time is almost here !!
The Gathering is October 16,2018 — Meal will start at 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall at St. Marks Church, Findlay — please bring a dish to share ! Announcements and Prayer Requests will be done while everyone is in the Fellowship Hall before going to the Sanctuary. Worship will start approximately 7:15pm.
Sponsorship Training will also be offered and will start at 6:30 pm in the Founders Room.
4th day Speaker: Tracy Cox
Music: Echoes of Grace
Pastor: John Maynard
St. Marks is under a Construction project right now. Please don’t let that stop you from joining the gathering ! Enter in the same door as always by the parking lot.
Please come and join us in Worship-Prayer-Praise and Holy Communion!
Board Member Openings for 2019-2020
The Emmaus Board would like to make everyone aware of the Board Positions that are up for election for the 2019-2020 term (2years).
Vice Chair – Serves as one of the 3 Leadership positions of the Board. The only requirement for this position is that it can only be held by a past Lay Director. Duties include ~ Run the Gathering every month – Attend Send Off and announce the participants – sit on the Team Selection Committee – be available to fill in for the Chair and Leadership person if needed. This is a 3 year term
Agape – Makes sure the 72 hour Prayer Vigil is filled for the weekend – Organize all of the Agape that is received for the Team and Pilgrims that is to be given out at bedtime and for the tables.
Worship – Finds the Pastor, Music and 4th Day Speaker for all Gatherings. Is responsible for Communion Elements at the Gatherings or finds someone to fill in
Registrar – Receives all Pilgrim Applications and fees (from the mail or website) . Communicates with the Pilgrims to confirm. Attends Send-Off Thursday evening to give out name tags and verify that all the Pilgrims have arrived.
Good Shepherd – Keeps track of all available Share Groups and helps pilgrims find one if needed,
Social – Set up and Tear Down the Fellowship hall for the Gatherings, Send-Off and Closing. This includes organizing the potluck dishes that are brought in for the meals and making sure the kitchen is cleaned. Will need to find 2 people to serve ice cream after Candlelight on Saturday. This position can be held by members who would like to tag team — Husband/Wife — Friends
Treasurer – Receives the offering from the Gatherings, team and pilgrim fees etc… Makes Bank Deposits — Pays the bills and keeps an electronic record of all transactions. Presents a report at the monthly Board Meeting.
Kitchen – In charge of running the kitchen for walks. Prepares the menu for the weekend, which may include special diets, purchase all food and table supplies needed, In charge of getting volunteers to sign up and help on walk weekend. Directs the volunteers on food preparation and serving. Keep good records of money spent and give receipts to the Treasurer. This position can be help by members who would like to tag team — Husband/Wife — Friends
Supplies – Keeps track of all supplies needed for walk — notebooks, folders, pens, poster board, Upper Room brochures, medication, Kleenex etc. You will be provided a Prepaid Visa card for purchases
This is a 1 year term only
You will be assisted by the previous person that held the position… they will train you and be available anytime if needed !!!
The current Board Members for these positions will be at the Gatherings to answer any questions you may have.
Please Pray about becoming a Board Member. It is a way to give back and help your Emmaus Community!
News from the Upper Room:
We need your help to get ready for Giving Tuesday – November 27, 2018. Giving Tuesday is a global giving day fueled by the power of collaboration to bring about change. And, it is the perfect day for those who have been impacted by The Walk to Emmaus, Chrysalis, and Face to Face to share their gratitude and help other Christian leaders around the world experience this meaningful journey. This year, donations raised on Giving Tuesday will support the start-up of Emmaus communities in Kenya, Bolivia, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Poland, and Bulgaria. Plus, money for the Gift Fund supports the essential work of our regional leaders, representing us around the world. In 2017, we raised nearly $125,000 for the Gift fund. This year, our goal is $140,000 because the need is greater.
Here’s how you can help:
1 Share the word with all community leaders. Ask them to post information on their community website, social media, newsletters, and gatherings. Here’s our website that will be updated along the way with stories about how Gift donations make a difference: https://emmausgift.org
2 Pray. Set aside time today to pray for these new communities.
3 Give. A gift of any amount will make a difference.
To learn more about the powerful impact of Giving Tuesday, visit their website. If you have suggestions or ideas about how to make the most of Giving Tuesday, please contact Sherry Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We appreciate you.
Emmaus Region 5 Communicator