Men's Walk 142

posted Jul 20, 2019, 1:30 PM by Jim Borrell

It is with heavy hearts to inform you that Walk 142 scheduled for Sept. 19-22 has been postponed until March 5-8, 2020. We only had 11 men registered with a minimum of 20 needed by 60 days prior to the Walk. The contract with our retreat center, Camp Agape, requires confirmation of the Walk 60 days prior to the Walk. If we confirm but have to postpone after the 60 day deadline we must pay the entire cost of the Walk. This is the reason why we have been reminding our community to register pilgrims early and not wait until the last minute.
Our women's Walk in October has 18 women registered so we need several more before the August 10 deadline. So please send those applications in ASAP so we don't have to postpone our women's Walk. Keep these Walks and our community in your prayers.

Very Important Message

posted Jul 6, 2019, 5:37 PM by Jim Borrell

Emmaus folks....remember your walk and the love you received and the fire within....let’s spread that love and fire!!! We are in need of Pilgrims...especially for our Sept. Men’s walk! Right now we have only 8 men registered. To ensure the walk we need 20 registered Pilgrims 60 days out. This date is July 21!!! Only about 2 weeks from now! So right now this walk seems to be in jeopardy. We know God can change this and we are praying for Pilgrims. Team Board Training is next weekend.
If you have an application in the works...Please let us know!! Do not delay. And Pray!

The October women’s walk has 16 registered.

Sponsorship Training Opportunity

posted Jun 15, 2019, 4:08 AM by Jim Borrell

Greetings HOC community,
We need at least 20 pilgrims signed up for the fall walks in September and October by the middle of July. That means we need community members to sponsor new pilgrims and get the applications in ASAP. In order to do that you will need to have sponsorship training - in person if you've not had sponsorship training in our community before and on-line if you have had the training in the last three years. The on-line training is a very nice review for those who have had the training in person. The power point program is on our website -
We offer sponsorship training at Gatherings and before Candlelights but our community sponsorship training board members will come to your church to administer the training if you contact them. One such opportunity is coming up this Wednesday, June 19 at Orange Chapel UMC, 1634 Orange Chapel Clover Garden Rd, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 at 7pm.
If you would like to attend this event, please contact Marvin or Pat Morris at Please prayerfully consider sponsoring a pilgrim on one of these walks so we can keep the fire burning in the Heart of Carolina Emmaus community.

Follow-up/Gathering tomorrow night

posted May 30, 2019, 12:15 PM by Jim Borrell

There will be a Follow-up for Walks 140 and 141 tomorrow night, May 31, at White Plains UMC starting at 6:30pm. Sponsors, please have your pilgrims at Follow-up by 6:30pm. There will be a Gathering immediately following at 7:30pm. Bring some snacks to share and help welcome our new pilgrims to our HOC community.

Important Announcement

posted May 14, 2019, 11:56 AM by Jim Borrell

All HOC Emmaus community members,

You may have heard that we are now using a new community database called the Ministry Management system from Upper Room. The previous IMS database is officially extinct and your profile information was uploaded to the new MM system about a month ago. If you did not have an email address in the IMS system or the email that was in there was obsolete or if the email address that was in the IMS system was identical to your spouse's, you did not get an invitation to join the new MM database. If you want to be able to get access to your profile information, see updated events of the community, and enable us to have valid contact information for our conference room team selection process please do the following:

Send an email to Lisa Reeder ( or Jim Borrell ( asking to join the MM system. Include your name and your Walk # for verification purposes.

We will update your email in the new system and you will receive an invitation email from Upper Room from the origin address, with instructions on how to log in to the MM system and set a password. You will then have access to your information as well as community members.

Please contact us if you have questions. If you have not been involved with Heart of Carolina Emmaus lately now is a good time to get reconnected. Remember "God is counting on you."

Please spread the word about this to your Emmaus friends so they too can connect with Heart of Carolina's database.

Candlelight for Walk 141

posted Apr 24, 2019, 6:52 PM by Jim Borrell

The Candlelight for women's Walk 141  will be held at Fuquay Varina UMC on Judd Parkway in Fuquay Varina. Please tell all your Emmaus brothers and sisters.

Gathering Friday night April 26

posted Apr 24, 2019, 6:50 PM by Jim Borrell

Hello friends,

Heart of Carolina Emmaus is having a Gathering this Friday night at 7:30pm to be held at White Plains UMC. There will be sponsorship training before the Gathering at 6:30pm also at White Plains UMC. This is the last Gathering before our women's Walk #141 at Camp Agape in Fuquay Varina on May 2-5.
So please come and worship with us on Friday night. Also, be sure to sign up to serve behind the scenes at the Gathering. Our community will be blessed by your service as you will be also.
Oh, and don't forget to bring a snack to share with the community.



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

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