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Upcoming Events
OCT

22

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

23

MON
Cub Scouts
6:00 PM
OCT

24

TUE
Boy Scouts
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
OCT

25

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
OCT

26

THU
Rio Texas District Professionals meeting
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall & Kitchen
Hooks & Needles
4:00 PM to 5:00 AM
OCT

28

SAT
UMW Ten Thousand Villages Fundraiser
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
in Fellowship Hall
OCT

29

SUN
Dedication Sunday for Stewardship Campaign
Bring pledge cards and turn in at both services
contemporary service
8:30 AM
in the Family Life Center
Sunday School
9:30 AM
For all ages
Traditional Church Service
10:45 AM
Nursery and Children's Worship offered during services
UMYF Reverse Trick or Treat @ Golden Age Assisted
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
bring snacks or small gift to be given to residents.
OCT

30

MON
Cub Scouts
6:00 PM
OCT

31

TUE
Boy Scouts
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
NOV

01

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

02

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

05

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

06

MON
Cub Scouts
6:00 PM
Bible Search
Emmaus
Lay Director: Ron Schneider

 

Leadership for Emmaus Community Plum Creek:

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

Secretary's Minutes of the Latest Board Meeting:

Title: Minutes – Emmaus Community Plum Creek Board Meeting – 2017-03-12 - Sunday, March 12, 2017
Date: Minutes Created on 2017-03-27 – Monday, March 27, 2017
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: 2017-03-12 (Sunday, March 12, 2017)
Time: 4:45 P.M. CDT
Presiding Officer: Ron Schneider

 

Attendees:
Ron Schneider (LD, BR, S)
Dot Laird (AC)
Byron Friedrich (T)
Aline Wallace (PVC)
Debby Hall (ALD)
Rob Clopton (SD)
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: 6
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, February 12, 2017 Emmaus Community Plum Creek Board Meeting Approved
Treasurer's Report: (Byron Friedrich – T) Current Balance - $ 1116.  Offering at the 2017-02-12 (Sunday, February 12, 2017) Gathering - $22.00
Prayer Vigil Chairperson’s Report: (Aline Wallace – PVC)
Prayer Vigils were requested for a Men’s Walk (March 23, 2017 – March 26, 2017) sponsored by the Living Waters and Soaring Eagles Emmaus Communities.
Contact for this walk is Matt Korcher (512-734-0052)
There are 22 pilgrims on this walk, with 65 openings for prayer vigils
Link for prayer vigils for the walk: www.heartlandemmaus.org/prayervigil
tiffanyhodge79@gmail.com
 

Business
Signed 2017 Covenant with International Emmaus & Chrysalis Community


Byron Friedrich (T) mentioned that he needed a letter for our bank stating that he could sign checks for Emmaus Community Plum Creek.  He added that heneeded signed minutes showing that the Community has authorized him to do so.  A motion to approve Byron Friedrich (T) to sign for banking activities authorized by our Community was approved unanimously.


Motion made to provide Debby Hall (as a team member) and a Lady in White each a $130.00 scholarship (total - $260.00) for the Kairos Women’s Weekend (Thursday, April 20, 2017 – Sunday, April 23, 2017).  Motion approved unanimously.

Debby Hall (ALD) mentioned that last year’s fundraiser for our Emmaus Community was successful and that this year’s fundraiser would be held on Sunday, May21, 2017.
Ron Schneider (LD) presented the newly revised website to the board: http://firstmethodistlockhart.org/page/emmaus/
 
Adjournment to next time and place of meeting: Sunday, April 11, 2017 – 4:45 P.M. CDT – FUMC Lockhart – Fellowship Hall
Adjourn: 5:40 P.M. CDT
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/page/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 theMinistries 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 Aline Wallace
March 12, 2017 Offering:

:
Respectfully Submitted for Approval on Sunday, April 11, 2017

Ron Schneider
Approved:

 

Archive - Minutes of Past Board Meetings

Announcements - Emmaus Community Plum Creek


Upcoming Walks:

Emmaus Community Sponsoring Walk: Hay's Praise

Walk Number (Walk Numbers are now tied to individual Emmaus Communities): Women's Walk 2172

Dates of Walk: Thursday, May 4, 2017 -Sunday, May 7, 2017

Location of Walk:

Signup Information for Prayer Vigils for This Walk:

Candlelight Location:

Candlelight Start Time:


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/page/emmaus).