Sponsorship Training Opportunity

posted Jun 9, 2018, 1:14 PM by Jim Borrell

There's still time (but not a lot) to get Pilgrims registered for our upcoming fall if you need Sponsorship Training, here is an Excellent opportunity!
There will be a Sponsorship Training held next week on Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30 at Wake Forest UMC in the chapel. Thank You WFUMC for hosting!
The training will last approximately one hour. If you have questions, please email

NEW Satellite Gathering in Chapel Hill

posted May 28, 2018, 4:43 AM by Jim Borrell

Coming up soon - Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. - a Satellite Gathering will be held at Orange United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill. Sponsorship training will be at 6:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who live in Orange, Durham, and surrounding counties to connect with Emmaus folks in the area and get trained to be a sponsor. All are welcome, including family and friends who have not attended a Walk. The church address is 1220 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC. Please contact Alice Hallford at if you need child care or have any questions. Hope to see you there!

Follow-up/Gathering Friday, May 18

posted May 16, 2018, 2:00 PM by Jim Borrell

Heart of Carolina Gathering is this Friday evening May 18!!! Follow Up for HOC 137 and Sponsorship Training will begin at 6:30 at White Plains UMC with Gathering for All at 7:30. We welcome our newest HOC community members from Walk 137! We will be offering Sponsorship Training at their Walk Follow Up so they can share the fire!! This training is open to all community members! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Sponsorship Training and Follow-up

posted May 6, 2018, 10:29 AM by Jim Borrell

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Both Sponsorship Training and Follow-up will be held on Friday night, May 18 at White Plains UMC at 6:30pm. The Gathering will be held immediately following at 7:30. Please bring a snack to share.

Also, remember that we need to fill our men's Walk in September by July 4. So bring some applications to the Gathering so we can celebrate your success.

Women's Walk #137

posted Apr 24, 2018, 5:22 AM by Jim Borrell

HOC Emmaus women's Walk #137 starts this Thursday, April 26. Send-off will be at Camp Agape in Fuquay-Varina starting at 7:30. PLEASE NOTE: Candlelight will be held at First UMC Fuquay-Varina on Saturday night starting at 8pm. Please be in prayer for the pilgrims and team of Walk #137.

Candlelight Change in venue

posted Apr 13, 2018, 6:14 PM by Jim Borrell

IMPORTANT REMINDER!!! Candlelight for the women's Walk #137 will be on Saturday night, April 28 at 8pm at FIRST UMC FUQUAY-VARINA, 402 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, not at Fuquay-Varina UMC. Please spread the word to all your Emmaus friends. Be in prayer for the women of Walk #137.

Bed Linens and Towels for our Walks

posted Mar 18, 2018, 6:50 PM by Jim Borrell

Since we have had our Walks at Camp Agape we have been seeking donations for sheets and towels for our pilgrims and team members. We can either have everyone bring their own linens or have Camp Agape provide them for a charge. Since the beds in the rooms are different sizes we have suggested that we rent the linens for each Walk. The approximate cost for linens for a Walk is $450 for 55 people. There have been community members in the past that have graciously donated funds to cover the cost of the linens. Our "linen fund" is empty at this time and we are asking for donations to refill this fund.
If you would like to donate to this fund you can bring a check to the Gathering on Friday, March 23. Please mark your check "linen fund."

Thank you and DeColores

Gathering addendum

posted Mar 17, 2018, 7:05 PM by Jim Borrell

The March 23 Gathering starts at 7:30 with sponsorship training beginning at 6:30. Remember, the Gathering and sponsorship training are being held at Fuquay Varina UMC.

Gathering March 23 at Fuquay Varina UMC

posted Mar 17, 2018, 6:48 PM by Jim Borrell

Come out to our March 23 Gathering next Friday night. This is the last Gathering before our women's Walk #137 on April 26-29. So come out and sign up to serve behind the scenes at Camp Agape. NOTE: be aware that this Gathering will be held at Fuquay Varina UMC, 100 Judd Parkway, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526.
There will be worship, music, fellowship and..............snacks! Let's keep the fire burning in the Heart of Carolina Emmaus community.


posted Mar 9, 2018, 7:54 AM by Jim Borrell

To our Emmaus brothers and sisters,
You may or may not know this but since our Walks are held at Camp Agape we are obligated to commit to having a Walk at least 60 days before the Walk date. In other words, the men's Walk on Sept. 20-23 must have at least 20 pilgrims signed up by July 20 or we have to cancel the Walk. If we do not have at least 20 pilgrims by July 20 we must cancel the Walk and lose our deposit of $2300. But if we have to cancel within the final 60 day period we will be responsible for the entire cost of the Walk which is about $9500. So cancelling a Walk after we pay our deposit results in losing at least $2300 and possibly about $9500. So I hope you can see the importance of getting pilgrims to commit to a Walk early.
As of this date, we have 4 men signed up for the September Walk. We have 4 months to get that number to at least 20. This announcement is not just for men's Walks but it seems we have been having problem with having enough men to fill Walks.
The Board of Directors has a responsibility to be good stewards of the community's money so I hope you can see the importance of filling Walks early. Our community has seen a revitalization in the last couple years and we cannot afford to lapse back into the situation that led to the cancellation of many Walks.
Our community has had 136 Walks and a large percentage of those have been full with waiting lists. We can do that again but it is totally reliant on the community committing to sponsor pilgrims for the Walk to Emmaus. We all know how impactful the Walk to Emmaus has been on our lives, let's pass it on. Also, please pass this on to your reunion groups and Emmaus friends who may not be on Facebook or the Yahoo email group.

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