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.


posted Sep 19, 2017, 5:36 PM by Jim Borrell

We have been notified of a detour on the way to Camp Agape. It is about a 6-7 mile detour so it may add about 15 minutes to your trip to Camp Agape. Please make plans to allow extra time to get to the camp so we can begin our Walk on time at 7:30. For sponsors, we still would like you to have your pilgrims there by 7pm. Thank you.

Come down Cokesbury Road (as per original directions).
Instead of turning right onto River Road, continue straight on Cokesbury Road.
Follow Cokesbury Road to Christian Light Road.
Turn RIGHT on Christian Light Road (there's a church and convenience store at the corner).
Watch for River Road on the right, there will be a handmade sign inviting you to Agapé.
Turn RIGHT on River Road.    This will take you through part of Raven Rock State park; some of which is unpaved.   No worries!
When River Road becomes paved again, start watching for Tyler Dewar Lane.  There is a LARGE Agape-Kure Beach Ministries sign at the corner.   
Turn LEFT onto Tyler Dewar Lane and proceed into Camp Agape!

Men's Walk #135

posted Sep 13, 2017, 1:40 PM by Jim Borrell

OK, now that Men's Walk #135 is a go we need some help at Camp Agape on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 21) to unload the supplies trailer, set up the conference room, prayer chapel, speakers' prayer chapel and sleeping quarters. We need people on Thursday afternoon at around 1pm to help take supplies to and set up the various buildings that we will be using. So if you can help, reply to us at and let us know that you can be at Camp Agape.  Also note what time you think you can be there. Thank you for your service to our community.

Men's Walk #135

posted Sep 11, 2017, 6:08 PM by Jim Borrell

GREAT NEWS!! Praise God for answered prayers and for our community who has sponsored these guys. We have 26 guys signed up to go on the Walk to Emmaus September 21-24. So now is the time for our community to step up and serve these guys on their weekend. So if you can serve anytime during the weekend, go to our website - and contact the board member that heads up the work area where you would like to serve. Let's make this Walk to Emmaus memorable for these guys. If you're not sure what the work areas do, you can contact us for guidance -
Remember, the Walks are held at Camp Agape in Fuquay-Varina. Directions are on our web page.

Gathering Friday, August 25

posted Aug 18, 2017, 1:56 PM by Jim Borrell

Make plans to attend our August Gathering to be held on Friday, August 25 at White Plains UMC at 7:30. There will be sponsorship training before the Gathering at 6:30. This is the last Gathering before our fall Walks so please try to be there to sign up to serve behind the scenes. We need your help to serve our pilgrims. You can also sign up on the prayer vigil at the Gathering. Another option for signing up on the prayer vigil is on line at: It's easy, just follow the directions and look for Heart of Carolina Emmaus.

Great news!!! We have 18 men signed up for the Walk with a couple promises! We are so close to having enough guys so now is the time to get those applications in. We need 20.

The women's Walk has 30 but we always have some cancellations so send the application in and there's a good chance that the lady will get in.

So join us next Friday and share in worship, singing, fellowship and............snacks!

Men's Walk Sept. 21-24

posted Jul 27, 2017, 5:53 PM by Jim Borrell

Our September 21-24 Men's Walk is only 2 months away and we have 10 men registered. We need 20 to hold the Walk so please if you are considering a man to attend, get the application in. Our community needs to build on the momentum of the last year. It is time for action!!

Summer Gathering!!

posted Jul 18, 2017, 12:40 PM by Jim Borrell

Get ready for our summer Gathering to be held Friday, July 28 at White Plains UMC at 7:30pm. Sponsorship training begins at 6:30pm before the Gathering. It's been 2 months since our Women's Walk in May so plan to attend the Gathering and meet up with your "Walk Mates" and get to know the other members of the community. As always, please bring a snack to share with your brothers and sisters in Christ. We will also have sign up sheets at the Gathering so you can sign up to serve behind the scenes at our Fall Walks. The Men's Walk #135 will be held September 21-24. There are open spots on the Walk so get your applications in. The Women's Walk #136 is on October 12-15, It is filling up fast so get those applications in. DeColores!!

Fall 2017 Walks

posted May 30, 2017, 6:49 PM by Jim Borrell

Well, our first two Walks at Camp Agape are in the books. They were a huge success and we are looking forward to our fall Walks. The dates are Sept. 21-24 for the men's Walk and October 12-15 for the women's Walk. As of right now we have 7 men and 14 women signed up for those Walks. Now is the time to get your applications in for those Walks because our new max pilgrim count is 30. So check out the HOC website, download an application and send it to our registrars, Lisa and Andy Reeder. Also, start thinking about where and when you can serve behind the scenes at Camp Agape during the Walk.


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