Connie Montgomery

posted Nov 15, 2021, 10:45 AM by Jim Borrell   [ updated Nov 15, 2021, 10:50 AM ]

Fellow HOC Emmaus brother Leo Montgomery has shared that his loving wife Connie is in Hospice. Leo has requested privacy and no visitors at this time. Please be in prayer for Connie and Leo for comfort and God's peace. Cards and letters may be sent to Leo and Connie at: 102 Glenview Ct., Garner, NC 27529.
God bless Connie and Leo.

HOC Emmaus Gathering Friday night, October 22

posted Oct 19, 2021, 4:32 PM by Jim Borrell

The Heart of Carolina Emmaus Community will hold its monthly gathering this Friday night, October 22nd at Horne Memorial UMC in Clayton. The address is 121 E. 2nd Street. The gathering will begin at 7:30 and Sponsorship Training will be held at 6:30. All are invited for worship, fellowship and snacks.

Service for Judy Stephens

posted Oct 15, 2021, 10:41 AM by Jim Borrell

Please see the attached notice for a celebration of life for Judy Stephens, a true servant of God and the HOC Emmaus community.

Gathering tomorrow (9/18/21) at SHORT JOURNEY!!!

posted Sep 17, 2021, 6:25 AM by Jim Borrell

The September Gathering will be this coming Saturday (9-18-21) at Short Journey Retreat Center (2323 Cleveland Road, Smithfield, NC). Gathering will be from 3 to 5 pm with Sponsorship Training at 2 pm. This will be a special gathering for many of our Emmaus community who had their pilgrim walk here. Come and enjoy an afternoon of worship, fellowship and remembrance. Bring your purple worship book and snacks. 

Keith Stewart

posted Jun 9, 2021, 2:16 PM by Jim Borrell

It is with a very heavy heart that I announce that Keith Stewart unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday morning. Keith was a true servant of God and served our Emmaus community as well as others whenever asked. The arrangements are as follows:
Visitation at Fremont UMC on Thursday, June 10 from 5 to 8pm
Celebration of Life at Fremont UMC on Friday, June 11 at 11:00am
Graveside service at Elmwood Cemetary in Fremont
Please join me in praying for Lynda and their family in their time of grief knowing God is with them to comfort them.
Well done, good and faithful servant. You will be missed.
Keith's obituary is at this link:

Obituary of Paula Pittard

posted Mar 8, 2021, 12:20 PM by Jim Borrell

Our Heart of Carolina Emmaus community is saddened to hear of the passing of Paula Pittard. She was a faithful servant of the Lord and of our community. Please use the link below to see her obituary and details of the celebration of her life to be held on Wednesday, March 10. Our prayers go out to her husband Roy and her family.

International Gathering Friday Night

posted Feb 25, 2021, 9:55 AM by Jim Borrell

Good morning HOC Emmaus Community! I apologize for not clarifying before now. But, the International Gathering that
Debora Murphy
posted about earlier this month, will take the place of our ‘normal’ monthly Gathering as it falls on the same day we would normally have our community Gathering.
We do plan on having a Zoom meeting open to those who would like to participate, starting at 7:00 pm Eastern and ending at 8:00 Eastern, when the International Gathering begins. We will get the link out to the Zoom meeting prior on this page once we have it set up. This time together will be informal & a time for us to catch up with each other before the larger Gathering.
We are still looking for those churches who are willing to take on a Gathering over the next few months. So, please, please let us know if that’s something your church would be interested in and have the tech in place to support.
Can’t wait to see everyone & enjoy some fellowship with you all.
Grace & Peace to you all! 🌈
15Lara Stout Siffer, Debora Murphy and 13 others


posted Jan 9, 2021, 4:49 PM by Jim Borrell

“The 2021 HOC Board of Directors held its first meeting of the new year on January 9, 2021. While much business was handled the major area of focus was the upcoming walks of 2021. After considering the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the community members and potential pilgrims, as well as all the planning and preparation that is required for a walk the Board has made the decision to have a season without walks in 2021.

While the future remains filled with many unknowns, we have a loving Father in control, who leads and guides us through the Holy Spirit. During the remainder of 2021 we plan to continue virtual gatherings and social media to “sustain the spirit” of Emmaus in our community. We ask that anyone who would like to offer their gifts and graces as a moderator, Fourth Day speaker, clergy, or musician to contact Lonnie and Toni Hickerson. Their information can be found at We look forward to the future of the HOC Emmaus Community.”

Important Announcement!

posted Oct 18, 2020, 2:49 PM by Jim Borrell

The HOC Emmaus Board of Directors has decided to cancel the April 2021 Men’s walk. A decision on the May 2021 Women’s walk will be made in January 2021. Also the HOC Board of Directors will hold their next meeting on January 9, 2021. Please continue to talk to your pilgrims to keep them apprised of the ever-changing status of our Emmaus Walks. And also keep our Emmaus community and our Board of Directors in your prayers.

HOC Gathering this Friday Night

posted Sep 21, 2020, 5:49 PM by Jim Borrell

I hope you had a chance to partake of the International Gathering this past Saturday.   It was a moving time of hearing God's children , us, sing, witness, and encourage from many different lands and in different languages.   It was well worth the time.

The next Gathering  (remember two,  two, two Gatherings in one - - - month) is this coming Friday, 9.25.   This will be an HOC Emmaus Gathering.   Perhaps those of us with contacts in other places should share and invite others to join us.

More details will come Wednesday, check out the HOC Emmaus Facebook page and the Yahoo email group.

For the moment, know that it will be at 7:30.   It will be done across Facebook Live.   There will also be a visiting time before and after as was done in August using Zoom.. 

Watch for the "more details".   For the moment however, have your calendars marked.

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