Monday, May 16, 2022

 


Walks and Gatherings

Good news.  We are hoping to have an in-person Gathering in June and Walks possibly in October.  Stay tuned for further details. 


Upper Room Ministries Announces Two New Programs


Village Encounter

Be part of the inaugural event! As we continue to provide opportunities for ongoing Christian spiritual formation, the Emmaus Ministries International Office invites all communities to partner with us for the launch of our newest online offering, Village Encounter.

Village Encounter provides a digital space for adults to experience God’s grace in transformative ways. This new offering seeks to renew Christians in their faith and to further inspire, challenge, and equip them for Christian leadership. The online experience begins with an invitation to journey with the risen Lord and continues, through its six sessions, to move participants to deeper levels of commitment as disciples of Christ.

In addition to the six sessions, the participants will meet in small groups that encourage their personal Christian growth and spur on Christian action. Ultimately, as is the case with all other Emmaus Ministries “graduates,” participants will have the opportunity to take part in the activities of their local Emmaus Ministries community.

In preparations for the inaugural event in May 2022, the International Office is developing a team of clergypersons and lay leaders who will partner in ministry with Village Encounter participants. We are grateful for the almost 50 volunteer team members!

Now we also would like to invite existing communities to be part of this ground-breaking experience by sponsoring participants at a cost of $40 per person for the entire event. You can register for the inaugural online experience here. 

The Emmaus Ministries Village Encounter schedule will be as follows:

  • Orientation – Evening of Thursday, May 5
  • Session 1 – Evening of Friday, May 6
  • Session 2 – Morning of Saturday, May 7
  • Session 3 – Evening of Friday, May 13
  • Session 4 – Morning Saturday, May 14
  • Session 5 – Evening of Friday, May 20
  • Session 6 – Morning of Saturday, May 21

All sessions will average between three or four hours in length.


Day Four Restore


Day Four Restore is a new one-day retreat designed to refresh the spirit and renew the commitment of those who have attended an Emmaus Ministries event or that of another Fourth Day ministry. Day Four Restore is held online and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CST). There will be a $40 fee to participate. 

Day Four Restore is designed to be held annually and its thematic content to be cycled in a three-year rotation. This one-day retreat supports the spiritual growth of church leaders and empowers those leaders to expand their ministries beyond the Fourth Day community. 

The next Day Four Restore will be happening soon, so watch for an announcement as to when it will be. 
  


Thank You Community


Thank you so much for your generosity.  As a community you have donated $4288.00 towards the purchase of cots to replace the old foam rubber mattresses.  In addition, the donor who pledged to match everything up to $5000.00 has donated the entire $5000.00 giving us a total of $9288.00 to purchase the cots.  That should be enough to purchase the 75 cots we initially wanted to buy and allow us to get a few extra.  With the Walks being cancelled, we will probably delay that purchase. 

To be honest, we never expected the community to respond so positively since the COVID pandemic has prohibited us from having Walks or Gatherings.  Pioneer Country Emmaus is blessed to have such a tremendous community.  We look forward to more “normal” times when we can once again have Walks and in-person Gatherings.

DeColores,

Pioneer Country Emmaus Board



EMAIL Addresses
When we send out a mass email, we get many of them back because they have invalid addresses.  If you have changed your email address recently or since your Walk, please let us know.  See the Update Your Information box below, or email me at mscheele3@cox.net or contact any board member.  



Help Needed
The Pioneer Country Emmaus board of directors really needs a few good people to join the board. I promise that you will be Blessed beyond measure. All you need to do is complete the following board application and mail it to us. You can use snail mail or email:


http://pioneercountryemmaus.org.dnnmax.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=U_PNKfokrbw%3d&tabid=40&mid=430

If you have questions about serving on the board, please reach out to any board member. We would love to speak with you!

Update Your Information

Life happens and things change.  We have found that we are missing information for many of our community members. If your personal information has changed, please send an email to pioneercountryemmaus@gmail.com.
Thank you,
 PCE Board of Directors. 

About Us

We are an Emmaus and Chrysalis community serving central Oklahoma and the greater Oklahoma City area.

About Emmaus

The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The program's approach seriously considers the model of Christ's servanthood and encourages Christ's disciples to act in ways appropriate to being "a servant of all."
-- from the Upper Room

About Chrysalis

"Chrysalis® is the youth and young adult version of The Walk to Emmaus®. This three-day spiritual renewal time provides an opportunity for youth and young adults to learn more about faith, to experience Christian love and support, and to make new faith commitments."

-- from the Upper Room

Introduction to the Walk to Emmaus

Click Here to view the video "An Introduction to Walk to Emmaus". 

Here is another video that shows what Emmaus is: Emmaus, What is it?


What is Chrysalis?
 

Announcements

NOTICE *** NEW PO BOX NUMBER FOR PCE ***
Please note that the PO Box number for Pioneer Country Emmaus and Chrysalis has changed.  It may take awhile to change all of our forms such as applications. Please send any correspondence to:

Pioneer Country Emmaus
PO Box 271082
Oklahoma City, OK  73137-1082



 
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