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.


posted Feb 19, 2018, 6:38 PM by Jim Borrell

Join us at a Heart of Carolina Emmaus gathering this Friday February 23 at 7:30 at White Plains UMC in Cary!!!! All are welcome! Fellowship, Music, Worship and Snacks!!!! Sponsorship Training at 6:30.

Sponsorship updates for Camp Agape

posted Feb 7, 2018, 6:43 PM by Jim Borrell

We all know that the March men's Walk has been postponed due to not enough men signed up for the Walk. Our new relationship with Camp Agape requires us to have at least 20 pilgrims signed up 60 days before the actual Walk date. If we do not have at least 20 people 60 days in advance we run the risk of having to pay for the complete weekend which is about $9500. So the takeaway of this is that we have to change our attitudes about sponsoring. We have to have commitments and applications received at least 60 days in advance of the Walk. The good news is that the women's Walk in April is full with a waiting it can be done.
SO THE TARGET DATE FOR THE SEPTEMBER MEN'S WALK IS JULY 20. So now is the time to get the applications in so we don't have to cancel another Walk. Please be in prayer for people whom you would like to sponsor and also be in prayer for our HOC community and our board of directors. We must keep the fire burning. DeColores!

Gathering Jan. 26

posted Jan 15, 2018, 6:18 AM by Jim Borrell

Please put Jan. 26 on your schedule for our first HOC Emmaus Gathering of the new year. It will be held at White Plains UMC and will start at 7:30. There will be worship, praise music, fellowship and......snacks. We will also be installing the new HOC Board of Directors. There will be sponsorship training before the Gathering at 6:30.
You will be able to sign up to serve behind the scenes for our April Women's Walk #137.
In the meantime be in prayer for the continued revitalization of our HOC community and for the new Board of Directors.

Christmas Gathering, Friday, Dec. 1

posted Nov 28, 2017, 6:30 PM by Jim Borrell

IMPORTANT UPDATE: White Plains UMC operates a Food Pantry so we would like all who attend the Gathering Friday night to bring some canned goods to donate to the Food Pantry. If you want you can bring some Christmas goodies but the canned goods are the most important thing. Please come and add to WPUMC's Food Pantry and join in to worship our Lord. Please pass the word about this.

Upcoming Walks

posted Sep 29, 2017, 3:45 AM by Jim Borrell

Walk #135 is in the books and we have 24 new brothers in Christ who are on fire for the Lord. Please be sure to welcome these guys at our October 27 Gathering at White Plains UMC starting at 7:30.
Also, Men's Walk #137 is happening on March 8-11. Now is the time to start praying for men that you want to sponsor. So if you are a new community member or haven't had in-person sponsorship training, sponsorship training is available before the October 27 Gathering at 6:30 at White Plains UMC.
Let's fill up this Walk early. Remember, we can have 30 people on our Walks at Camp Agape. The Heart of Carolina is back!! Thanks to God and to our community for sponsoring pilgrims, let's keep the fire burning.

New way to sign up for our Prayer Vigils

posted Sep 26, 2017, 4:55 PM by Jim Borrell

We now have a way to sign up for our prayer vigils on our IMS database. All you have to do is go to our HOC website - and in the Navigation box you will find "Prayer Vigil." Click on Prayer Vigil and you will be taken to the Prayer Vigil on the IMS database. Just fill in your name, location and email and then you will pick which Walk you want to pray for. Pick a time slot, click on the green "plus sign" and BINGO you've done it. Go ahead and give it a try and if you have any problems let us know.

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