Announcements


Passing of Lois Smit

posted by Jim Borrell

It is with sadness that we have learned of the death of George Smit’s wife, Lois earlier today.  Many of us know George as the helpful and faithful servant behind the scenes at White Plains UMC in Cary during our Gatherings and for his dedication to and love for the HOC Emmaus Community.  Please offer prayers for peace and comfort for George and his family at this time of loss.

HOC Emmaus 2020 Walk Status

posted Jun 8, 2020, 6:30 AM by Jim Borrell

PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM OUR HOC EMMAUS BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

On Saturday, June 6, the Heart of Carolina Emmaus Board met for our regularly scheduled meeting. One of the topics that we discussed at length was how to proceed with the scheduled fall 2020 walks. Our board has decided to postpone all walks until 2021 due to the current unknowns surrounding COVID 19. While this was not an easy decision, we feel it is the most responsible decision when considering the health and safety of our community. In the coming months, as we know more, we will be in communication about the 2021 walk dates. We will still be having virtual gatherings by either Zoom or live streaming so keep checking our webpage and media sites for information and announcements. Please be in prayer with us as we seek to discern steps moving forward.

Please pass on this information to all your Emmaus brothers and sisters.
DeColores

Zoom Gathering Tonight!!

posted May 29, 2020, 12:15 PM by Ruthie Borrell

We did a Facebook Gathering last month which was a great success so this month - TONIGHT - some very smart people are going to present a ZOOM Gathering. The instructions to participate in this extravaganza are below. We look forward to getting together with the ability to actually see your Emmaus brothers and sisters. Looking forward to seeing you tonight!!

Friday’s UPDATE…. And it’s a big one….. READ IT..NO FOLLOW-UP for Walk 143.

The Gathering continues to develop as planned.   Arrival time if you want to visit some should be 7 or so.  The official part starts at 7:30 .  Come visit with all your friends before we mute the microphones and start Gathering.

 

THE CHANGE IS….. NO FOLLOW UP TONIGHT.   See that.   The correct information getting out is the FOLLOW UP IS POSTPONED.   But that doesn't mean that the pilgrims and team of Walk 143 should not participate in this ZOOM Gathering tonight.

That decision was made last night.   Those working to help this to happen wanted to wait to make the followup a richer experience.     So past the word far and near.

 

As for the Gathering tonight.   Here are a few tips.   This are more applicable to laptops and desktops than tablets and phones.   The same features are on tablets and phones but each phone and table do a it a little different.   So know these features are there, you just have to hunt for them a bit by sliding between screens like  sliding between pictures.

So on a computer, there is a menu of choices.  One set of these choices are across the bottom.  Move your cursor down to the bottom and you will see them.

From left to right, is microphone and then video.   Click on either and your turn it on or off.   

Then towards the middle, is “Participates” and “Chat”.   Both of these help you see who all is there.   Click on participants and you get a side bar listing of everyone there.    

The Chat icon will show when someone has sent a text message.  It might be just to you or it might be to everyone.   Click the chat icon and you will get a side bar posting as well.     At the bottom of that side bar you will see where you can type in a message.  It goes to everyone or to someone privately.   Be aware of who it is going to as you use this feature.    If you click on name in the participants lists you can choose to send them a message.

Another quick lesson on a feature is in the upper right corner.   There is a series of little block.  Those will let you define how you want to see all.   Gallery view, all the little boxes, allows everyone to be in little boxes across several pages of our meeting.   When someone speaks in gallery view, their block lights up, just like “Hollywood Squares”.  

Another view has a big box and a little box.   That one is called Speaker View.   In this view, you will see who is speaking in a big 2/3 page size window with all us other folks in our little boxes.   This is best when watching/listening to our leaders share their parts.   If you want to see everyone else there, you slide over to the other screens, just like scrolling through pictures.

OK.. that’s the quick lesion for today.   REMEMBER NO FOLLOW UP TONIGHT

Here is the invite link for tonight.   We will be there early, come early and visit yourself.

Cya tonight.

Stephen

 

INFO / INVITE FOR FRIDAY NIGHT

Topic: May 29 HOC Emmaus Gathering

Time: May 29, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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 Meeting ID: 965 0811 3902

Password: 785372

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LIVE!! ON-LINE FACEBOOK GATHERING FRIDAY NIGHT!!!

posted Apr 22, 2020, 11:51 AM by Jim Borrell

Wednesday’s update for the Gathering for Friday night. We are trying to make it as normal a Gathering as possible except Communion. We will begin at 7:30 like HOC Gatherings. The event will be live from Southport Trinity UMC.

 The Gathering will be on Facebook Live through the Heart of Carolina Emmaus Ministries page. (This is not our closed HOC group but the open page so more people can access.) A person does not need to have a Facebook account to reach the page. They only have to go to https://www.facebook.com/hocemmaus and scroll down to find the video. It should also be available after the event as well.

Teresa Milton will lead music. She plans to use primarily Emmaus music that most people will know. (There maybe an upload of words to the songs on the  Facebook page. That is in progress). We have lay people and clergy helping share a word and prayers with us.

 

Since we can't have an Emmaus event without snacks, people are encouraged to have snacks as they watch from their home. You are encouraged to wear your cross. Also have your ‘Purple Worship Book” handy for the prayers. Please join us Friday night at 7pm LIVE from Southport UMC.

New Women's Walk #144 Dates

posted Apr 11, 2020, 5:52 AM by Jim Borrell

As was posted earlier, our Women's Walk #144 has been postponed due to the corona virus until the fall. Our HOC Board of Directors has decided to move this Walk to September 24-27, 2020 and then move the Men's Walk #145 to October 22-25, 2020. Yes, you read that right, the Women's Walk will be before the Men's Walk. The originally scheduled Women's Walk #146 will be held in the spring of 2021. Those dates are yet to be determined.
In order to keep the fire burning and the momentum going we will have a Virtual Gathering on April 24 on our Facebook page. Keep on the lookout for information on that event. It will be hosted by former HOC Community Spiritual Director Stuart Milton and his wife Teresa. We will also have a Gathering in May (God willing) to have the Follow-up to Men's Walk #143.
Please stay connected to our social media outlets (Facebook, Yahoo email group and the HOC Emmaus website) to be informed of what's happening in our community. And as you do get information, share it with all your Emmaus friends that may not be on these outlets.
Stay safe and God bless y'all.

Women's Walk #144 Postponed

posted Apr 7, 2020, 6:42 PM by Jim Borrell

This is probably not going to come as big surprise but Camp Agape has informed us that our Women's Walk #144 has been postponed. We do not have a new date yet but it will be in the fall. Please be in prayer for the pilgrims and team of Walk 144. More details will follow as they become available.

GREAT NEWS!! VIRTUAL GATHERING!!!

posted Apr 7, 2020, 6:19 PM by Jim Borrell

Hello HOC Emmaus community,
Wouldn't it be great to get back together to worship and fellowship with your Emmaus brothers and sisters? Well, I know we can't do that right now but hopefully we can do the next best thing. We are planning a VIRTUAL GATHERING to be held on April 24 at 7:30pm. It will be held on the HOC Emmaus Facebook page LIVE!! The next great news is that former HOC Community Spiritual Leader, Stuart Milton and his lovely wife Teresa will be hosting the Gathering. You do NOT want to miss this.
If you are not a current HOC Emmaus Facebook member, you can request to be added to the group by accessing Facebook at this Facebook site:  Walk To Emmaus (Heart of Carolina)

There will be more details as the we get closer to the date.
If you have any questions, contact me at borrellje@yahoo.com.

DeColores,
Jim Borrell

Bryan Pack Walk #84

posted Mar 18, 2020, 2:36 PM by Jim Borrell   [ updated Mar 18, 2020, 2:40 PM ]

I am sad to announce that HOC community member Bryan Pack passed away recently. He was a pilgrim on Walk #84 and had served with Chrysalis. Please join us in prayer for the family and loved ones of Bryan.

Walk 143 Follow-up and Gathering Date Change

posted Mar 13, 2020, 11:28 AM by Jim Borrell   [ updated Mar 13, 2020, 11:29 AM ]

Due to the health concerns of the current time, the HOC Board of Directors has decided to change the date of the Follow-up for Walk 143 and subsequent Gathering from March 27 to Friday, April 24. The Follow-up will start at 6:30pm at White Plains UMC and the Gathering will start at 7:30, immediately after the Follow-up. Please spread the word to all your Emmaus friends and especially to any new members of our community from Walk 143.

Mens' Walk 143

posted Mar 2, 2020, 2:44 PM by Jim Borrell

Mens' Walk 143 will be held March 5-8 at Camp Agape in Fuquay Varina. It is a FULL WALK!!! Praise God! Send off is at 7:30pm on Thursday the 5th, Candlelight is at First UMC Fuquay Varina on Saturday night the 7th starting at 8pm and closing is on Sunday the 8th at 4:30. There will be sponsorship training before the Candlelight at 7pm at First UMC Fuquay Varina. Please attend these events and welcome our new pilgrims into the Heart of Carolina Emmaus community. Let's keep the fire burning!

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