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What is Chrysalis?

Before it becomes a butterfly, a caterpillar goes through a growth stage during which it is called a "chrysalis." Chrysalis is the name chosen for the youth version of Walk to Emmaus, its parent event, because it symbolizes how Christ can transform you into something beyond your dreams when you grow beyond yourself, opening your life to Jesus' power and love.

Like Walk to Emmaus weekends, Chrysalis weekends (for youth ages 15 to 18 in the 9th through 12th grades) are three-day events. This three-day spiritual renewal time provides an opportunity for youth to learn more about faith, to experience Christian love and support, and to make new faith commitments. Like the Walk to Emmaus, persons of all denominations are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Greater Columbus, New-Ark Area, and Reynoldsburg Emmaus Communities are partners in supporting the Columbus-area Chrysalis CARES community. Chrysalis CARES weekends are held at Stonybrook United Methodist Church in Gahanna. For more information about Chrysalis, including the dates of the Chrysalis weekends this year, please visit the Chrysalis CARES website or Chrysalis CARES Facebook page.