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The New-Ark Area Emmaus Community received the following invitation from The Upper Room:

Greetings from the Emmaus Ministries International Office in Nashville, Tennessee!

It is with great joy that we want to share with you the Emmaus Ministries Fall Gathering. This year, the semi-annual event will be held in the Columbus, Ohio, area at the Stonybrook United Methodist Church, 485 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, Ohio, on October 24-26, 2019. ...

This will be an opportunity to celebrate, worship and learn, and to affirm persons involved in Emmaus Ministries across the United States. We will participate in worship and conversations and we will build relationships and networks as brothers and sisters in Christ. There is no cost for the event, but each person will be responsible for their own transportation and housing.

So that the host Emmaus Ministries community and Stonybrook UMC can make arrangements the registration deadline is SEPTEMBER 30, 2019.

THIS IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY for our Emmaus Community to participate in a Regional Emmaus Ministries Gathering. Plans are being made for 2020 to hold Regional Gatherings in Colorado and Nashville – but, obviously, the one in Columbus will be the closest Gathering to us for the foreseeable future.

IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE about Emmaus Ministries, or perhaps have been considering how you might step up your service to our New-Ark Area Emmaus Community, THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU.

Information about the tentative agenda is below; CLICK HERE for the printable registration form.

We hope you will consider participating in this worthwhile event!
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Tentative Agenda

Thursday, October 24

  • Participant arrival

Friday, October 25

  • Opening Worship
  • Plenary Session – “Reclaiming Our Mission”
  • Break-Out Sessions (1 session timeslot)
    • Clergy Training
    • Face to Face Training
    • Board of Directors, Team Selection, Sponsorship Training

Saturday, October 26

  • Worship
  • Break-Out Sessions (2 session timeslots)
    • Outreach
    • Unified Community
    • Traditions and Flavors
    • Writer’s Workshop
    • Developing an Action Plan
    • Developing a Servant-Leadership Culture and Tools for Community Life
    • Chrysalis (covers both session timeslots and into the afternoon)
  • Holy Communion & Celebration
  • Afternoon Outing
  • Participant departure