Emmaus

While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them. - Luke 24:15

The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers. The objective of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge, and equip the local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities and places of work. The Walk to Emmaus begins with an invitation to walk from an Emmaus sponsor. An application form is submitted, and applications are taken on a first come/first serve basis. Applications are filled out once and resubmitted by the Emmaus registrar for each Walk until the applicant has attended the Walk.

For more information please visit:
http://www.richmondemmaus.com/
http://emmaus.upperroom.org/

Chrysalis

“Chrysalis” is the name chosen for the youth (“Flights” for 9th-12th graders) and young adult (“Journeys” for 19-24 years old) version of The Walk to Emmaus, its parent movement, because it symbolizes the spiritual growth that is essential between adolescence and adulthood. This three-day spiritual renewal time provides an opportunity for young people to learn more about faith, to experience Christian love and support, and to make new faith commitments. The point is to inspire, challenge and equip participants for a closer friendship with Christ and for Christian action at home, church, school, and community. The three days focus on God’s grace, your experience with Christ as friend, what it means to be the body of Christ, and giving love to a needy world.

For more information please visit:
http://richmondchrysalis.wordpress.com/
http://chrysalis.upperroom.org/

Scholarships

Emmaus/Chrysalis Scholarship applications are available here and in the Emmaus mailbox outside the church office. Scholarship funds are available to Mt. Pisgah UMC members and active visitors who wish to sponsor a “Pilgrim” or “Caterpillar” for a Walk/Flight weekend. Full or partial scholarships will be considered by the Mt. Pisgah Emmaus/Chrysalis Scholarship Committee. Scholarship funds are provided by the generous contributions collected in fund raising efforts at Mt. Pisgah UMC.
Applications must be turned into the Mission mailbox next to the church office no later than the 2nd Wednesday of the month.