Thanks to the brothers and sisters in Christ at Middleway UMC who hosted the March gathering. Well done, good and faithful servants! (That’s in the Bible and as Casey Stengel used to say, “And you can look it up”.)


Our April gathering will be held at First Baptist Church of Frederick (MD) on Saturday April 11, 2015 from 6-8:30 p.m. Please join us to “send off” the men, and woman, on WV 125 team!


Spring Emmaus Walks- Thanks to the men and women who answered the call to serve on team. Still room for more pilgrims on each weekend. Remember that personal invitation is the most effective way to offer these invitations.

The “cutoff” dates for accepting pilgrim apps are:

Men: April 9, 2015

Women: April 30, 2015


Remember Christ is counting on each one of us to be his hands and feet!!!


The Board of Directors thanks Jamie Eshbaugh and the fine folks at Faith Baptist Church for allowing the Board to hold their monthly board meetings there for as long as anyone can remember!


For the past 4 years, several members of the Board have lived in Berkeley Springs, WV (and beyond) and have faithfully and without complaint made the trip each month to Petersville (and gatherings and send offs and candle lights and closings in nearby Jefferson, MD….). To “lighten their load” a bit, the Board meetings will be held in Williamsport, MD in April and May and in Martinsburg, WV in June and July. The Board meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month. More details on locations will be forthcoming.


The new Emmaus website is coming! I know I’ve said that before. Many folks have been putting forth a great deal of time and energy and using their God given talents to make this happen.


Sometimes “life happens” and the timing of things is not our timing.

Have faith. The new website is coming very soon!

The next scheduled 4th Day Work Shop for 2015 is June 13, 2015 at 5 p.m. Bethel UMC in Bakerton, WV

However, if you need a 4th Day WS to sponsor a pilgrim for a spring weekend, please let me know ASAP. We will work out a time to make this happen!


Save the date: On July 11, 2015 at Buckeystown UMC there will be a Leadership Training Day for lay and clergy to assist those currently in leadership positions and those with a desire to serve in a leadership position in the Emmaus Community. This is the same date and location as the July gathering. More details next month.



Don Meckley, CLD