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Men's Walk to Emmaus #159
Mar 04, 2021

Meet the Lay Director

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I’d like to welcome all of you to Aldersgate Emmaus! I am honored to have been elected as your Community Lay Director for 2020, taking over from Frank Pifer who now becomes Past Community Lay Director, or as we joked in our last meeting, Director Emeritus. My goal is to continue the great work Frank, and Terry before him, have done and set the stage for the next Community Lay Director. Both of these men, as well as Terry’s wife Kathleen, are mentors and cherished friends.
Our next exciting challenge will be the first implementation of Face to Face at a location in The Villages. Face to Face “Encounters” are an adaptation of The Walk to Emmaus specifically designed to meet the needs and life-stages of older adults. This will include men and women 60 and over to experience Jesus through a 4 or 8 session journey with subjects including discipleship, mission, grief and end-of-life discussions. Face to Face gives seniors the opportunity to rediscover Christ in their lives and to gain fresh understanding of God’s grace. Tim May will coordinate Face to Face for Aldersgate, so we will keep everyone up to date on when and where.
Luke 24:32 recounts the result of meeting Jesus on the road to Emmaus. It states, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked to us on the road and opened the Scriptures before us?” It is an amazing sight to see Pilgrims become Babe Chicks and radiate the fire that only the Walk can deliver. Keep your hearts “on fire” by participating in Fourth Day activities in your community and working on a Walk team. 
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!


Gary Brelsford

Community Lay Director

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December 2, 2019 - 10:30am
October 8, 2018 - 12:08pm

Many of you have expressed your desire to pray individually for our Pilgrims, but are not quite sure how to find Pilgrim and team names. For each walk, the list of Pilgrims and team are contained on the detail page of the walk. For example, for the March 12-15, 2020 Women's Walk, you can find the names by clicking here.

If you would like to sign-up for a specific place on the Prayer Clock, you can view available time slots by clicking here.

February 5, 2018 - 10:07am

I had an experience recently that reinforced to me just how important it is to invite others to attend the Walk to Emmaus. There is a couple in our church that often sits behind us at Sunday worship. Last Sunday, we turned around and asked them if they had heard of the Walk to Emmaus. They said they had and the man went on to say, “Over the years, I’ve thought about going, but just never had anyone ask me.” Well, we asked and guess who is now attending the March Men’s walk?

Salley Martin's picture
My attendance at the Walk to Emmaus was the most meaningful spiritual growth experience that I have ever had! I was inspired to reach out to others and to spread God's love.
Salley Martin
Women's Walk to Emmaus #148
Dan Tesenair's picture
During my Walk to Emmaus weekend, I experienced the love of Christ in a way that I could have never imagined. It helped me to better understand what it means to be a part of the body of Christ and to share His love with the world.
Dan Tesenair
Men’s Walk to Emmaus #133
Terry McCorvie's picture
For 25 years I was a Sunday-only Christian, but my Emmaus walk showed me that going to church is not enough. We must also BE the church. Now I live out my Christian faith everyday in many ways.
Terry McCorvie
Men’s Walk to Emmaus #138
Beth Minks's picture
My Emmaus weekend was a turning point in my life. No longer was I just going to church. I learned how to BE the church! And I have been blessed by it ever since! †♥†
Beth Minks
Women’s Walk to Emmaus #121