From the Desk of the Community Lay Director:  

It is getting HOT outside!! Summer is here. Hope you have found your way of keeping cool. Mine involves going swimming. 

Hope everyone is having a great summer. Some folks are traveling or making plans for that great vacation. Everyone have safe travels and create great memories.


While you are doing that, continue those prayers for our Emmaus Community.

We are not doing the best job of getting those applications in. We have slowed down a lot. I know that we have a lot going on in our lives, but I ask you--where does Emmaus rank on your list of priorities?

At the last Gathering, our 4th Day speaker, referring back to his walk, said that the talk he heard on Priorities really had an impact on him. It made him realize that he had his list in the wrong order. He needed to make some changes in his life. He needed to hear that talk. Right then, at that point in his life.

God’s timing!

I feel in my heart that there are a lot of folks that need to hear the things that are discussed at Emmaus.

There are people out there hungry to find something to fill them with God’s word. 

Can we Pray about this! See what God puts on our hearts. Then be obedient about what God asks us to do. 

I am also asking for your help in getting this information out to all members. Call the Emmaus family members that you know. Ask them if they are getting the e-mails or reading about the community on Facebook. If they are not, share the information with them to get them on the lists to receive the Emmaus News. I feel that there a lot of Community members that are not getting the updates on our Community. 

Start with the folks from your own church and people that you have sponsored.

I hope to see a large turnout at our July Gathering on July 14th at Glynn Baptist Church. 

Thank you for what you are doing,


Mike Martin

 2 017 Leadership Development Events 

Per our Covenant Agreements with the Upper Room, all Board members, who have not previously attended, should be in attendance at a Leadership Development Event. 

All other community members are also welcome to and encouraged to attend!


Empowering Leaders through Emmaus & Chrysalis to be the hands and feet of Christ

Fourth Day Leaders Embodying Jesus Christ

To Register: Please RSVP to

Calling all Pastors!

Darrell Joiner, our Community Spiritual Director needs to know if you have attended a walk. If so, he needs your information.

Also, if you haven't filled out a Clergy Willing Servant Form in awhile, please do so again to update your information.

Click on the BUTTON below to access the form. Fill it out and send it to  Darrell. Click HERE for Darrell's email address.                              .
Upcoming Events
             Community Gatherings                     

July 14--Glynn Baptist Church 7 PM

August 4--Kingsland First Baptist Church 7 PM

If you would like to offer your church to host a Gathering in the future, or would be interested in sharing a Fourth Day testimony, please contact David DuBois for more information regarding what is required of a host church.

Reflections from the Heart
Freedom Isn't Free
Trisa Chancey
Table of Mary

I remember learning in grade school that “freedom isn’t free.” As I grew up I learned more and more details about how our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, ultimately making the United States a free and separate nation. The signing of the document wasn’t enough to establish freedom. War had to be fought and blood had to be spilled.


I grew up in a military family. My dad was a Navy man. My brother served in the Marines and the Army. My sister still serves our country in the Air Force. Their service is a constant reminder to me that in order for our country to remain free, we have to remain willing to fight for that freedom.


I can’t help but think about how Jesus fought and died for our freedom. He still fights for us today, longing to free us from the bondage of sin and fear.

In 1987, Carman released a song called “The Champion” that illustrates this point. It tells the story of Jesus and Satan in a boxing match, with God as the referee. It appears that Satan wins...but when God starts the 10-count, he starts at 10. When he gets to one, it is clear that Jesus won!


As July starts with a literal “bang” of parades and fireworks, let’s take time to meditate on the freedoms we enjoy. The freedoms bought for us by soldiers, and the greater freedoms bought for us by Jesus Christ.

May you feel God’s presence near, and know His hands hold you through whatever challenges July may bring.            



Church Reps Needed
To help assure that all GIWTE community members are receiving information about our community, the Board is seeking a volunteer from each church in our community to facilitate information distribution from emails and Facebook notices among your church's Emmaus group.

Please contact Lori Durham if you are interested in volunteering to help spread news throughout the churches in our community.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In this section of the newsletter, I'm asking you to consider writing a short piece (about 300 words) about how you have experienced life in God's Hands.

I'll print stories from Community members each month. It's my hope that this discourse will allow us to get to know each other better and to rejoice in the many ways God has blessed us and kept us safe as we have trusted Him on our 4th day adventures.

To submit your story, please email me by clicking  HERE .

Thank you!
In God's Hands

Kimm Antic
Table of Martha

I learned about the Walk to Emmaus through a fellow Kiwanian. I was riding in his vehicle and asked him what that little rainbow bumper sticker meant. 

He described to me a little bit about what it was about, and I told him that I would be interested in attending someday.  

Probably two years later he approached me, and I jumped at the opportunity. I had no idea really what this event was about, and at the time I attended it was pretty secretive. 

The first day I felt like I didn't need this because I already had God; however, by the end of the second day, I realized that I really did need this.  

When I left on Sunday, I was on fire for God and Emmaus, telling everyone about it and how moving it was. I still do; however, just as with so many other things "stuff" gets in the way and people can't/won't commit.

I have sponsored one individual and have another person that continues to say they want to go but has not been able to commit.  

The love I experienced at Emmaus was unforgettable and something I think everyone should experience.

There are so many good little nuggets that God  reminds us of during this event. 

God has always been there for me all my life, as I reflect I know  it without a doubt. The last day we laid our life down at the cross and said we were counting on Jesus as he was counting on us.  

That in itself is a message. 

Golden Isles Walk to Emmaus Board Meeting

The next GIE Board Meeting will be held July 15, at  9 AM   at Brunswick FUMC, Miller Building.

E mmaus community members are always welcome at Golden Isles Emmaus Board Meetings, which are normally held the third Saturday of each month at the Miller Building behind Brunswick First United Methodist Church.