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Upcoming Events
NOV

21

WED
Emmaus Reunion Group Meeting
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
A Women's Emmaus group meets in the Ed. Building, The Men's Emmaus group meets in the Family Life Center. Nursery upon request
Pathways
5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
UMYF
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
begins again
Adult Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
in the Sanctuary
NOV

22

THU
Hooks & Needles
4:00 PM to 5:00 AM
NOV

25

SUN
Contemporary Worship Service
8:30 AM
in the Family Life Center
Sunday School
9:30 AM
For all ages
Traditional Church Service in the Sanctuary
10:45 AM
Nursery and Children's Worship offered during both services
NOV

26

MON
Cub Scouts
6:00 PM
NOV

27

TUE
Boy Scouts
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
NOV

28

WED
Emmaus Reunion Group Meeting
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
A Women's Emmaus group meets in the Ed. Building, The Men's Emmaus group meets in the Family Life Center. Nursery upon request
Pathways
5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
UMYF
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
begins again
Adult Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
in the Sanctuary
NOV

29

THU
Hooks & Needles
4:00 PM to 5:00 AM
DEC

02

SUN
Contemporary Worship Service
8:30 AM
in the Family Life Center
Sunday School
9:30 AM
For all ages
Traditional Church Service in the Sanctuary
10:45 AM
Nursery and Children's Worship offered during both services
DEC

03

MON
Cub Scouts
6:00 PM
DEC

04

TUE
Boy Scouts
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
DEC

05

WED
Emmaus Reunion Group Meeting
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
A Women's Emmaus group meets in the Ed. Building, The Men's Emmaus group meets in the Family Life Center. Nursery upon request
Pathways
5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
UMYF
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
begins again
Adult Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
in the Sanctuary
DEC

06

THU
Hooks & Needles
4:00 PM to 5:00 AM
Bible Search
Emmaus
Lay Director: Ron Schneider

 

Leadership for Emmaus Community Plum Creek:

Emmaus Community Plum Creek website: http://firstmethodistlockhart.org/emmaus/

Lay Director: Ron Schneider (phone: 210-701-7211 [ mobile - call, text, or voicemail) (email: falltutors@yahoo.com)

Assistant Lay Director: Debby Hall (phone: 512-216-9176  [ mobile - call, text, or voicemail) (email: dhall.boop@gmail.com)

Spiritual Director: Rob Clopton (phone: 361-217-0162 [ mobile - call, text, or voicemail) (email: robclopton@yahoo.com)

Secretary: Ron Schneider (phone: 210-701-7211 [ mobile - call, text, or voicemail) (email: falltutors@yahoo.com)

Board Representative: Ron Schneider (phone: 210-701-7211 [ mobile - call, text, or voicemail) (email: falltutors@yahoo.com)

Treasurer: Byron Friedrich (phone: 512-497-5482 [ mobile - call, text, or voicemail) (email: bfried8012@aol.com)

Prayer Vigil Chairperson: Aline Wallace (phone: 512-995-0254 [ mobile - call, text, or voicemail) (email: aline.f.Wallace@gmail.com)

Agape Chairperson: Dot Laird (phone: 512-376-5073 [ home - call, or voicemail) (email: djlaird@gmail.com)


First United Methodist Church of Lockhart supports Emmaus. Emmaus is 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."  The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with a 72-hour short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God's grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. The "Emmaus community," made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend, support the 72-hour experience with a prayer vigil, by preparing and serving meals, and other acts of love and self-giving. The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women attend separate weekends.  During and after the three days, Emmaus leaders encourage participants to meet regularly in small groups. The members of the small groups challenge and support one another in faithful living. Participants seek to Christianize their environments of family, job, and community through the ministry of their congregations. The three-day Emmaus experience and follow-up groups strengthen and renew Christian people as disciples of Jesus Christ and as active members of the body of Christ in mission to the world. 

—from What Is Emmaus? Copyright The Upper Room.

http://emmaus.upperroom.org/faq

 

For for more information about Emmaus, visit the Rio Texas Conference Emmaus site listed below.

If you need more information, please contact our Lay Director using the contact information at the bottom of the page.

 


Events:

Latest Approved Secretary's Minutes of the Emmaus Community Plum Creek Board Meeting:

Title: Minutes – Emmaus Community Plum Creek Board Meeting – 2018-08-12 - Sunday, August 12, 2018
Date: Minutes Created on 2018-09-08 – Saturday, September 8, 2018
Organization Name: Emmaus Community Plum Creek Board
Type of Meeting (Regular, Special, Annual): Regular Monthly Board Meeting
Place of Meeting: First United Methodist Church of Lockhart (FUMC Lockhart) – Fellowship Hall - 313 W. San Antonio Street, Lockhart, Texas, 78644

Date of Meeting: 2018-08-12 (Sunday, August 12, 2018)
Time of Meeting: 4:45 P.M. CDT
Presiding Officer: Ron Schneider

 
Attendees:
Ron Schneider (LD, BR, S)
Dot Laird (AC)
Debby Hall (ALD)
Byron Friedrich (T)
List of Abbreviations of Officer Titles:
AC – Agape Chairperson
ALD – Assistant Lay Director
BR – Board Representative
LD – Lay Director
PVC – Prayer Vigil Chairperson
R – Registrar
S – Secretary
SD – Spiritual Director
T - Treasurer
Number of Persons Present: 4
Quorum needed to conduct business (Yes or no): Y
 

Call to Order – Ron Schneider
Greeting or Devotional or Opening Remarks
Opening Prayer – Ron Schneider

Reports
Reports by Individuals

Secretary's Report: (Ron Schneider – S) Minutes of Sunday, July 8, 2018 Emmaus Community Plum Creek Board Meeting given orally.  Motion to approve minutes made by Byron Friedrich seconded by Debby Hall - Motion approved unanimously

Treasurer's Report: (written report by Byron Friedrich – T) – July 30, 2018 Beginning Balance - $ 1,658.50 – Offering at the 2018-07-08 (Sunday, July 8, 2018) Gathering - $ 42.57 – VBS (Vacation Bible School) Disbursement to Byron Friedrich for VBS Meal sponsored by Emmaus Community Plum Creek – $ 106.50 – No Withdrawals – No Deposits – August 12, 2018 Balance - $1,594.15.  Motion to approve VBS Disbursement made by Dot Laird, seconded by Debby Hall – Motion approved unanimously.  Motion to approve Treasurer’s Report made by Dot Laird, seconded by Debby Hall – Motion approved unanimously.  Byron Friedrich also mentioned that he felt that FUMC Lockhart should keep the monies that would go to Emmaus Community Plum Creek to reimburse them for VBS.  Motion for FUMC Lockhart to keep monies that would be allocated to Emmaus Community Plum Creek for VBS made by Debby Hall, seconded by Byron Friedrich – Motion approved unanimously.
 
Prayer Vigil Chairperson’s Report: (Aline Wallace – PVC [Not present]) – No new information to report.  Information about ongoing walks still valid:

Men’s Walk 2183 – Thursday, September 27, 2018 – Sunday, September 30, 2018 – Sponsor is Hays Praise Emmaus Community(Official Website: http://www.hayspraise.net/) – Location is Camp Young Judea – Lay Director for Walk 2183 – Cyrus Evans – Prayer Vigil Coordinator for Hays Praise Emmaus Community( – Tiffany Hodge – (Email: tiffany.hodge79@gmail.com).  Go to https://www.signupgenius.com/findasignup to find the signup for Prayer Vigils for Women’s Walk 2183.  Use Tiffany Hodge’s Email (tiffany.hodge79@gmail.com) to find prayer vigils for the walk.  There is still a need to sign up pilgrims.  The registrar for Hays Praise Emmaus Community is Tricia Schneider – contact phone number is: (512) 618-7348.  The cost for pilgrims is $240.00.    
Women’s Walk 2184 – Thursday, October 25, 2018 – Sunday, October 28, 2018 – Sponsor is Hays Praise Emmaus Community(Official Website: http://www.hayspraise.net/) – Location is Camp Young Judea – Lay Director for Walk 2184 – Kathy Wallace (Email: kathywallace@centurytel.net) – Prayer Vigil Coordinator for Hays Praise Emmaus Community – Tiffany Hodge – (Email: tiffany.hodge79@gmail.com).  Go to  https://www.signupgenius.com/findasignup to find the signup for Prayer Vigils for Women’s Walk 2184.  Use Tiffany Hodge’s Email (tiffany.hodge79@gmail.com) to find prayer vigils for the walk.  There is still a need to sign up pilgrims.  The registrar for Hays Praise Emmaus Community is Tricia Schneider – contact phone number is: (512) 618-7348.  The cost for pilgrims is $240.00.    

Men’s Walk 1 – Thursday, September 13, 2018 – Sunday, September 16, 2018 – Sponsor is Cathedral Oaks Emmaus Community – Location is Camp Lone Star(2016 Camp Lone Star Rd, La Grange, Texas 78945, Phone Number(s): 1-979-968-1657. 1-800-362-2078, After Hours 903-357-3036, Email:lonestar@lomt.com, Official website: www.lomt.com [Note: “lomt” in the web address stands for “Lutheran Outdoors Ministry of Texas” – the Lutheran ministry that runs Camp Lone Star]) – Lay Director for Walk 1 – Bruce Doplauf (Cell: 979-966-3163, email: brudops@cvctx.com) – Secretary for Cathedral Oaks Emmaus Community – Jodi Driskell – (Cell: 512-750-1368, email: jdriskell22@gmail.com).  Go to http://www.cathedraloaksemmaus.org/ to find the signup for Prayer Vigils for Men’s Walk 1.  Click on the link that says Prayer Vigil Sign Up.  You will go to a new page, and then click on Pray for Men’s Walk # 1.  You can then sign up. Alternatively, you can sign up directly at: http://3dayol.org/Vigil/GetVigil.phtml?pvid=14690&commid=739.  Thirdly, you can go to: http://www.3dayol.org/Vigil/GetComm.phtml and click on the link by Emmaus Community Name (in this case, CATHEDRAL OAKS EMMAUS).  The cost for pilgrims is $165.00.
 
Assistant Lay Director’s Report: (Debby Hall – ALD)

Presented a list of Speakers for the first few months of 2018
January, 2018: Debby Hall
February, 2018: Yvonne Gandy
March, 2018: Aline Wallace
April, 2018: Debby Hall
May, 2018: No Meeting
June, 2018: Jodi Fischer – 4th Day Talk
July, 2018: Allison Dredla
August, 2018: Dot Laird
September, 2018: Ron Schneider
October, 2018: Howard Gandy
November, 2018: Flora Aguilar
December, 2018 – Christmas Caroling!

Agape Chairperson’s Report (Dot Laird – AC)

Dot Laird mentioned that Ron Schneider, as part of a reply to Eloise McPherson (Agape Coordinator for MNC, Emmaus Community of NSW, AUSTRALIA), wall agape was sent to Eloise McPherson for two walks (Men Walk 92 from 2-5 August, Women Walk 93 from 16-19 August 2018, held at Bonny Hills NSW, AUSTRALIA), on July 29, 2018.
Earlier this year, Dot Laird mentioned speaking to the following persons about going on a walk
Wes Selman
Jason Dredla (Allison Dredla’s husband)
Jacob Dredla (Bonnie Dredla’s husband)
 
Spiritual Director’s Report (Rob Clopton – SD)
No Spiritual Director’s Report

New Business
Byron Friedrich mentioned that the application for Colin Fischer (Jodi Fischer’s husband) had been signed and submitted by 2018-08-02 (August 2, 2018).
Byron also mentioned that an individual had provided a scholarship (for Colin?)

Prayers and Concerns:
For Flora Aguilar - in an accident where her car was T-boned
For Bernice Schneider - ill
For Flora Aguilar’s daughter Princess (Laura)
For our schools as a new academic year begins
For Debby Hall – she is getting ready to move to a new place
For our nation
For those who loved Richard Russel – Richard stole an airplane near Seattle, Washington and fatally crashed on Saturday, August 11, 2018

The website for Emmaus Community Plum Creek: http://firstmethodistlockhart.org/emmaus/
 

Adjournment to next time and place of meeting: Sunday, September 9, 2018 – 4:45 P.M. CST – FUMC Lockhart – Fellowship Hall
Adjourn: 5:40 P.M. CST – motion to adjourn by Byron Friedrich
Program
Gathering Meal (Preparation, Fellowship, Cleanup)
Signups for monthly Speakers presented by Debby Hall (ALD)
Announcement: those attending should examine the Emmaus Community Plum Creek website (http://firstmethodistlockhart.org/emmaus/) for information.  The website may be reached by first going to the website of First United Methodist Church of Lockhart (http://firstmethodistlockhart.org), then click on the Ministries tab at the top of the page.  A new tab will appear, click on Emmaus and you will end up on the Emmaus page.
Announcement: Those wishing to sign up for prayer vigils requested by other Emmaus Communities should visit our website for further details
Gathering Worship Service:
Speaker: Dot Laird (using a book by Max Lucado)
August 12, 2018 Offering: $35.00
Respectfully Submitted for Approval on Sunday, September 9, 2018

Ron Schneider
Approved: Sunday, September 8, 2018

 

Archive - Minutes of Past Board Meetings

Announcements - Emmaus Community Plum Creek


Upcoming Walks:

(1) Emmaus Community Sponsoring Walk: Cathedral Oaks Emmaus Community

Walk Number (Walk Numbers are now tied to individual Emmaus Communities): Men's Walk 1

Dates of Walk: Thursday, September 13 , 2018 -Sunday, September 16, 2018

Location of Walk: Camp Lone Star(2016 Camp Lone Star Rd, La Grange, Texas 78945, Phone Number(s): 1-979-968-1657. 1-800-362-2078, After Hours 903-357-3036, Email:lonestar@lomt.com, Official website: www.lomt.com [Note: “lomt” in the web address stands for “Lutheran Outdoors Ministry of Texas” – the Lutheran ministry that runs Camp Lone Star])

Signup Information for Prayer Vigils for This Walk: Go to http://www.cathedraloaksemmaus.org/ to find the signup for Prayer Vigils for Men’s Walk 1.  Click on the link that says Prayer Vigil Sign Up.  You will go to a new page, and then click on Pray for Men’s Walk # 1.  You can then sign up. Alternatively, you can sign up directly at: http://3dayol.org/Vigil/GetVigil.phtml?pvid=14690&commid=739.  Thirdly, you can go to: http://www.3dayol.org/Vigil/GetComm.phtml and click on the link by Emmaus Community Name (in this case, CATHEDRAL OAKS EMMAUS).

Candlelight Location:

Candlelight Start Time:

(2) Emmaus Community Sponsoring Walk: Hays Praise Emmaus Community (Official Website: http://www.hayspraise.net/)

Walk Number (Walk Numbers are now tied to individual Emmaus Communities): Men's Walk 2183

Dates of Walk: Thursday, September 27 , 2018 -Sunday, September 30, 2018

Location of Walk: Camp Young Judaea – Texas, 121 Camp Young Judaea Dr., Wimberley, TX 78676
Camp phone: 512-847-9564
Houston office phone: 713-723-8354

Driving Directions
*For anyone using a GPS, please enter the following address for best results:

Camp Young Judaea – Texas
1 Doolittle Dr.
Wimberley, TX. 78676

Signup Information for Prayer Vigils for This Walk: Go to https://www.signupgenius.com/findasignup to find the signup for Prayer Vigils for Men’s Walk 2183.  Use Tiffany Hodge’s Email (tiffany.hodge79@gmail.com) to find prayer vigils for the walk.  There is still a need to sign up pilgrims.

Candlelight Location:  Camp Young Judaea - Texas

Candlelight Start Time: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 8:00 p.m. CDT

FUMC Lockhart acknowledges several pilgrims on this walk, so:

Time to Leave FUMC Lockhart for Candlelight: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 5:00 p.m. CDT.  Meet in the church parking lot.

(3) Emmaus Community Sponsoring Walk: Hays Praise Emmaus Community (Official Website: http://www.hayspraise.net/)

Walk Number (Walk Numbers are now tied to individual Emmaus Communities): Women's Walk 2184

Dates of Walk: Thursday, October 25 , 2018 -Sunday, October 28, 2018

Location of Walk: Camp Young Judaea – Texas, 121 Camp Young Judaea Dr., Wimberley, TX 78676
Camp phone: 512-847-9564
Houston office phone: 713-723-8354

Driving Directions
*For anyone using a GPS, please enter the following address for best results:

Camp Young Judaea – Texas
1 Doolittle Dr.
Wimberley, TX. 78676

Signup Information for Prayer Vigils for This Walk: Go to https://www.signupgenius.com/findasignup to find the signup for Prayer Vigils for Women’s Walk 2184.  Use Tiffany Hodge’s Email (tiffany.hodge79@gmail.com) to find prayer vigils for the walk.  There is still a need to sign up pilgrims.

Candlelight Location:  Camp Young Judaea - Texas

Candlelight Start Time: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8:00 p.m. CDT


 Documents You Can Retrieve:

Emmaus Community Plum Creek Wall Agape - (The Dove)


Contact Information for other Emmaus Communities:

 

Questions?  Contact 210-701-7211 (phone call, voicemail, and text all available)

falltutors@yahoo.com

Emmaus Community Plum Creek webpage (http://firstmethodistlockhart.org/emmaus).