posted Mar 26, 2019, 8:52 AM by Jim Borrell

Dear Heart of Carolina Emmaus Community members,

Re: Database replacement

As you may have heard, Upper Room is assuming the management of our community’s database. The changeover from IMS will happen very soon and the instructions for your responsibility are following. So please, if you are receiving this letter, share it with all your Emmaus friends so they can be aware of this changeover.

In replacement of the old IMS database, The Upper Room is in the process of rolling-out its new Ministry Manager application. As data is being transferred from IMS to MM, you will receive an email from the Ministry Manager.

The email will come from

The subject line is “Emmaus Invitation”.

Once you open the email,

* use the provided link to access your profile,
* update your information – please be as thorough as possible (preferred phone number and date of birth are compulsory),
*save your information.

A number of community members have reported that they did not receive the invitation. Please know that if your email address is in the IMS system, the Ministry Manager will be sending you and invitation. For this reason, we invite you keep an eye on your JUNK and SPAM folders.

If you have any questions, please contact me at or 910-692-9597.

Thank you for your contribution to this process, and continued blessings on your journey.


Jim Borrell

Heart of Carolina Emmaus

Follow-up and Gathering this Friday night

posted Mar 19, 2019, 5:07 AM by Jim Borrell

Greetings HOC Emmaus community,

This Friday night we are having a Follow-up for Walk #140 and a Gathering following the follow-up. Is that too many "follows" for you?? Emoji

The Follow-up for the men of Walk #140 will begin at 6:30 at White Plains UMC. So sponsors, be sure to bring your pilgrims to White Plains UMC in time for the reunion of these men. The Gathering will be at 7:30 immediately following the Follow-up. This is a great chance for our community to meet these new members and welcome them to our HOC Emmaus community.

Also, you will be able to sign up to serve behind the scenes at the Women's Walk #141 to be held on May 2-5 at Camp Agape in Fuquay Varina.

So don't miss this special Gathering where we will worship, sing, fellowship and snack. Oh, and don't forget the snacks, it's hard to maintain the weight these guys gained on their Walk.


Urgent need for supplies for Walk #140

posted Mar 7, 2019, 7:46 PM by Jim Borrell

We have an urgent need for these items for the Men's Walk #140 going on right now at Camp Agape, Fuquay Varina. We need:

2 liter drinks.
Bottled water.
Snacks - all kinds but especially baked goods.
Kitchen servers for Friday all day and Saturday breakfast and lunch.

So if you are coming to the Walk please stop and bring an item or two to help out. If you're not coming but know someone who is, please send something with them.

Thank you and DeColores

Candlelight Announcement for Men's Walk #140

posted Mar 2, 2019, 5:23 AM by Jim Borrell

The Candlelight for the men's Walk #140 which will be this Saturday, March 9 will be held at First United Methodist Church Fuquay Varina. Candlelight begins at 8pm and there will be sponsorship training at 7pm prior to the Candlelight at the church. Please plan to be there to support the men of Walk #140.

Pre-Walk Gathering Tomorrow Night

posted Feb 21, 2019, 6:05 AM by Jim Borrell

Tomorrow night, Feb. 22, we will have our Gathering at White Plains UMC starting at 7:30. This will be the last Gathering before our March 7-10 Men's Walk #140. You will be able to sign up to serve behind the scenes for this Walk and also spend the evening worshiping, singing, enjoying fellowship and snacking! So please come out and help us prepare for this Walk.
There will be sponsorship training available prior to the Gathering at 6:30. We are accepting applications for the Women's Walk #141 in May so take advantage of this training to make the Emmaus Walk experience available to your friends and neighbors.
Oh, and I almost forgot, bring a snack to share with all (because we can't have an Emmaus event without food!!).

Gathering Friday night

posted Jan 22, 2019, 5:04 PM by Jim Borrell

Greetings HOC Emmaus community! We will have a Gathering this Friday, January 25 at 7:30 at White Plains UMC in Cary. There will be sponsorship training before the Gathering starting at 6:30. Please bring a snack to share and plan on rekindling your Emmaus friendships.
Also, come prepared to sign up to serve behind the scenes at the March Men's Walk on March 7-10. Spread the word to all your reunion groups and Emmaus friends.


Help needed from HOC community

posted Jan 17, 2019, 5:25 PM by Jim Borrell

Greetings HOC community,

We have found a glitch in the HOC Emmaus website. Would you please check the "Calendar of Events" page and look at the events for the year that are listed; especially sponsorship training and gathering times. I entered the events with the starting times of 6:30 for either follow-ups or sponsorship training and 7:30 for gatherings. We have found that some calendars are showing those times to be 5:30 and 6:30. I use the Firefox browser and the times appear correctly. Others using Google or Edge are showing the 5:30 and 6:30 times.
This appears to be a daylight saving time issue because the incorrect times appear from March to November.
So I would like to see reports back to me telling me what browser you use and what times you see.

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE, SEND ME AN EMAIL AT with your findings. Thank you.

Jim Borrell

A reminder to sponsors

posted Nov 27, 2018, 7:19 AM by Jim Borrell

A reminder to all sponsors.....please be sure to pay close attention to the section on the application that asks about any physical or medical limitations that a pilgrim may have. We need to know about those issues prior to the Walk so that we can be prepared to make the necessary accommodations for the pilgrim at Camp Agape. If you have any questions about what can and cannot be handled please contact the registrar or any member of the HOC board of directors. That contact information is on the website (

Men's Walk #140

posted Nov 18, 2018, 6:34 PM by Jim Borrell

The HOC Emmaus men's Walk #140 is being held on March 7-10 at Camp Agape in Fuquay Varina. At this time we have 10 men signed up for the Walk. We need to have at least 20 men signed up by Jan. 5. Here's the incentive to get your applications in before Jan. 1, 2019 --- the cost of the Walk goes up to $215 for all applications received after Jan. 1. Between now and Jan. 1 the cost is $195. So getting the application in by Jan. 1 saves you $20. That's nothing to sneeze at. Let's fill this Walk up by Jan. 1 with a waiting list. We've got to keep the fire burning in the Heart of Carolina Emmaus community.


posted Nov 18, 2018, 6:25 PM by Jim Borrell

Come and celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ at our Christmas Gathering on Friday, December 7 at 7:30 at White Plains UMC. There will be Sponsorship training before the Gathering at 6:30. Come for worship, Christmas music and fellowship. Please bring a festive holiday snack to share. Also, bring some canned goods for the White Plains UMC food pantry.  Have a blessed Thanksgiving and we hope to see you on Dec. 7.

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