Thoughts from Community Board

   

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Southwest Indiana Walk to Emmaus (SIWE), we would like to thank the 4th day members for their continued prayers and devotion to our Emmaus community.  It takes a lot of hard work each walk season to orchestrate these events.  I have always loved Proverbs 27:17,  As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another”.    We see a lot of “iron being sharpened” on the Emmaus weekends, and our 4th day people are a big reason why.  All parts of these weekends are important, whether it be sponsoring a pilgrim, serving on a team, serving meals, making agape, participating in the 72-hour prayer vigil, attending a gathering or candlelight, and the list goes on and on.  There is a role for everyone to play in the Emmaus community and no one duty is more important than the other.  Christ calls us all to serve in different ways.  But each form of agape is needed to make each walk special for the pilgrims.

We want to thank Camp Illiana for the amazing facilities they offer for our walks.  Ben and the staff work very hard to keep our needs met in every way.  It seems they are constantly upgrading some part of the camp.  In return, we ask you help us to always return the camp as good or better than we found it.  This will insure that we can all enjoy this special place for many years to come.

Obviously, sponsorship is a key part to building the Emmaus community.  However, we ask that you prayerfully consider individuals when sponsoring.  Emmaus is intended for those who regularly attend a church and are looking to deepen their relationship with Christ.  It is this deepening relationship that moves those individuals to become Christian leaders.

Walk dates can be found near the bottom of this page.  We ask for your prayers for the Emmaus community, the teams and pilgrims, and the Board of Directors as we make decisions for the community, always seeking Gods will in everything we do.  Please feel free to contact any of the board members if you have question or concern.  Our contact information is listed on this website.  We meet monthly (1st Tuesday of each month) at First Baptist Church in Petersburg, Indiana, at 7:00pm

Your Brother in Christ

Damon Fair, Community Lay Director

SIWE #37, Table of Paul

 

Lay Director's Report

See the Pilgrim Lists page for upcoming Walks

 

Men’s Walk 58

Mens Walk 58: March 7 - 10, 2019

Theme: My Life is Yours

Scripture:  2 Corinthians 5:17  “ Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

Theme song: “My heart is yours” by Kristian Stanfill

I’m still in the process of calling team members. Lord has been faithful, like always.

This whole process has been a humbling and a blessed experience. Please keep walk 58 in your prayers. 4th day members please sponsor lets fill this walk up. I’m just so excited to see lives changed.

 

Thanks and God bless

 

Jason Hammond

SIWE 32

 

Women’s Walk 58     

March 14th thru March 17th, 2019

Our theme for the Walk is “Peace in Christ”.

Our scripture is John 16:33.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.” 

Our song is “Peace in Christ” by Nic Day.

“There is Peace in Christ when we learn of Him.  Feel the love He felt for us when He bore our sins.  Listen to His words.   Let them come alive.   When we know Him as He is there is peace in Christ.”

God is faithfully leading me in gathering 4th day to serve Him on Walk 58.   I am so very honored and humbled by the women who have committed thus far.    As I continue to contact 4th day to serve Walk 58, I ask for your prayers for guidance and discernment so that His team will be there for the Pilgrims of Walk 58. 

Your sister in Christ,

Kathy Hartsell, Lay Director

SIWE# 25A, Table of Hannah

Head Spiritual Director

Mike DeCoursey

Lay Director

Kathy Hartsell

Assistant Lay Director

Penny Jones 

Co-Head Liturgist

Anessa Foster

Co-Head Liturgist

Kendra Claycomb

Co-Head Musician

Janel Phillips

Co-Head Musician

Charlotte Stewart

Head Cook

Lori McCandless

Head Steward

Patricia McCracken

Head Warden

Betsy Wendel

Head Agape

Beth Rich

Head Weekend Helper

Karen Byrer

Board Rep

Susan Gadberry

Board Rep

Julie Neal 

 

Chrysalis

See the Chrysalis page for upcoming Flights and Journeys

 

Other News

 

The Emmaus Pilgrim Application, as well as the Chrysalis Caterpillar Application, are available at the bottom of the sponsorship page. 

                                                                                 

 

Parking Coordinator

Thank you to Andy Jones for becoming the new parking coordinator.  His contact information is: cell ph. 812-827-9127  email: jonesja@twc.com

Andy doesn't have a list of people willing to help park cars. Please call and leave a message, text, or e-mail him if you are willing to help.  He will make a list and call for help as needed.

 

Note concerning Team Request Work Forms

All Emmaus Team Request Work Forms will be kept on file for a period of 5 years.  If you would like to be considered to serve as a team member on a Walk to Emmaus weekend and haven't filled out a Team Request Work Form recently, you will need to resubmit a new one.  You can do so by downloading the form from the bottom of this page, and mailing it in to the team selection secretary, Brian Hemmerlein, 6158 N US Highway 231, Jasper, IN 47546.

 

Help Needed Burning Names on Crosses

If you have the equipment and would be willing to burn the Pilgrim/Caterpillar names on their wooden cross, please contact webmaster at dawn.holland@live.com.  You will be added to a list of possible people to call. 

 

Gatherings

"Greetings! My name is Susan Gadberry and I am in charge of coordinating the local Fourth Day Gatherings that occur on the months there is not an Emmaus Walk or Chrysalis Flight/Journey occurring.  If you are in a church that would be interested in hosting one of these events, are a musician interested in leading worship at a Gathering, or know of someone who you feel would be a great witness speaker, please feel free to contact me at sgadberrypsalms40@gmail.com. 

Serving Him,
Susan

 

 

Click here to download a SIWE Gathering Announcement

 

Help Needed Making Lanyards

Any Fourth Day who would like to make lanyards:   SIWE yarn is called MEXICANA. Chrysalis and Journey yarn is called LOVEY (Red Heart Yarn #4 Medium).  Some use a Embellish-knit machine to make them. Embellish-knit machines (more modern but on the same principal as the old spool with nails) are available for purchase online at  bond-america.com or by calling Bond America at 1-800-811-2325.

 

Email Prayer Chain

Do you have a prayer request? Contact Kim Fair about the Prayer chain. All you have to do is send prayer request or a note stating that you would like to be added to the chain to thefairfour@aol.com. Or you can call her 812-789-3034 to add a prayer to the chain.

 

Upcoming SIWE Walk Dates

 

Winter 2018-2019

S. O. Journey #39                        December 28 - 30, 2018

 

Spring 2019

 

Girl's Flight #53                            February 16 - 18, 2019

 

Men's Walk #58                           March 7 - 10, 2019

 

Women's Walk #58                     March 14 - 17, 2019

 

Women's Walk #58A                  March 21 - 24, 2019


Fall 2019

 

Boy's Flight #54                          August 17 - 19, 2019

 

Men's Walk #59                          September 5 - 8, 2019

 

Women's Walk #59                    September 12 - 15, 2019

 

Women's Walk #59A                 September 19 - 22, 2019


Winter 2019-2020

 

Men's Walk #59A                        December  5 - 8, 2019

 

S. O. Journey #40                        December 28 - 30, 2019

 

Sping 2020

Girl's Flight #55                          February 15 - 17, 2020

 

Fall 2020

Boy's Flight #56                          August 15 - 17, 2020

 

Winter 2020-2021

S. O. Journey #41                       January 2 - 4, 2021

 

 

Want to sponsor a pilgrim on one of these Walks?  Check out the sponsorship page for information and an application!

 

Team Work Voucher Forms

This form has been updated as of  10/17/17.  Please discard all others.  Thank you.

Click here to download a SIWE Team Work Voucher Form

 

Team Request Work Forms

This form has been updated as of 12/16/15.  Please discard all others.  Thank you.

Click here to download a SIWE Team Request Work Form

 

This form has been updated as of 6/16/18.  Please discard all others.  Thank you.

Click here to download a Chrysalis Team Request Work Form