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|The Emmaus Weekend and Chrysalis Flights are a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The program's approach seriously considers the model of Christ's servanthood and encourages Christ's disciples to act in ways appropriate to being "a servant of all."
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(2020 fall dates cancelled)
THE MEN'S EMMAUS WALK IS TBD , 2021.
THE WOMEN'S EMMAUS WALK IS TBD , 2021.
AT WIDEWATER RETREAT.
2020 SUMMER GATHERING IS AUG 29TH
9031 STITT RD., WHITEHOUSE, OH
4:00PM - STARTS, 5:30PM - POTLUCK, 7:00PM - PRAISE & WORSHIP
Dear Emmaus and Chrysalis Communities,
After much prayer, many discussions, and countless tears the Northwest Ohio Chrysalis Board has made the decision to discontinue the Northwest Ohio Chrysalis Community. The decision to cease Northwest Ohio Chrysalis was not made casually. For years, we have struggled with servanthood; obtaining weekend servants, Board members, adult team members, youth team members and clergy has been challenging. We have especially found it increasingly difficult to get new youth (bugs) to participate in the Chrysalis Weekends.
The Lord brought the Chrysalis movement to Northwest Ohio as a gift of agape, this gift has enriched and changed many lives. God is doing mighty work through all of you who have participated in Chrysalis. With a heavy heart the Northwest Ohio Chrysalis Board has discerned that it is time for this ministry to be concluded, we know that God is not done with us yet. Jeremiah 29:11 says, 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
We are planning a celebration of the Northwest Ohio Chrysalis Community. The celebration is tentatively planned in conjunction with the Emmaus Gathering on August 29th, at Alan and Vicki Adam’s home, 9031 Stitt Rd., Whitehouse, Ohio. Please watch the Joyful Noise and the website for more information. We would love to see our past caterpillars, clergy, and adults at this celebration. And it is a celebration. God did produce good fruit and a bountiful harvest here in Northwest Ohio. Let us celebrate that!
The Chrysalis Board would like to thank each one of you for your support, prayers, agape and participation over these past years. It does take a Community to put on a flight, and we thank all of you who were a part of that.
May God continue to impart His grace upon us.
Blessings Northwest Ohio Chrysalis Board
Beth Holsopple, Chair Person
Kelly Hephner, Leadership
Dan Bruner, Spiritual Director
Emmaus Community, We trust this finds you well in these uncertain times. As people of faith, we know that God is in control and holds us in His hand through all joys AND trials. We, as a board, look forward to a future where walks can be held again, lives can be transformed and God can be abundantly glorified. Our board recently voted to hold elections for 2021 a bit earlier than normal. Our hope is that newly elected board members can attend fall board meetings, get acclimated to the policies, procedures and positions, and be better prepared to assume roles in January 2021. With that being said, WE ARE LOOKING FOR NOMINATIONS from the community! The requirements are as follows….nominees can commit to a 3 year term, attend monthly meetings, should have served in some capacity in the community (sponsor, team member, silent servanthood, etc). Please submit nominations to Tami Norris (Board ex-officio) at firstname.lastname@example.org, ASAP, but NO LATER THAN JULY 31! Please prayerfully consider who God wants you to bless through this opportunity! He has gifted each of us with talents to share through Emmaus….. if it’s on your heart personally to serve in this capacity, submit your name!