We Need Pilgrims

Click on the link below to view a video about the Walk to Emmaus. It's a great introduction for prospective pilgrims. 

Upcoming Events
2016 Fall Walks #31 and #32
  • Men’s Walk #31 Sept. 8-11
    Lay Director: Fred DeZouche
  • Women’s Walk #32 Sept. 15-18
    Lay Director: Gail Ashurst
REUNION GROUPS: We Need Your Help 

Elizabeth Houston is compiling an updated list of Reunion Groups to put on the GIWTE Webpage.

Kindly assist her by clicking HERE  t o email her. B e sure to include the name of your Reunion Group and the day, time, and location where you meet.

Thank you!

Community Gatherings
June 3 at 7:00 PM  Nahunta First Baptist Church
Reflections from the Heart


"If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. If Daddy ain’t happy, who cares?” I don’t know how old that saying is, but it makes me sad. Dads are the brunt of many jokes, but I wonder how many people stop to consider the impact of those jokes.

Our words, all of them, send out ripples in time we know nothing about. Even the words we keep to ourselves and puzzle over in our own brains have extended ripples.

The more often we remind ourselves why we are mad at someone, the angrier we become. The more often we remind ourselves of how much we love someone, the more thoughts of them bring a smile. As we go through our day and spread words of encouragement, our word ripples have a positive effect. As we go through our day spreading gossip and sarcasm, our word ripples have a negative effect. We can never know how far-reaching those effects are, but it is important to realize they are there. 

One of the many names for God is “Our Heavenly Father.” Our earthly dads have a huge responsibility, because they set the tone for how we interpret the word “Father.” Let us choose to honor and encourage the responsibility dads carry. Let us pray for the earthly dads we know to be godly men who will lead those around them to honor Christ. Let us offer these dads words of encouragement and faith to deliberately draw out the best in them.

For the dads in our lives, let’s remember to “Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle you know nothing about.”

Trisa Chancey, Newsletter Committee
Golden Isles Walk to Emmaus #2
Table of Mary
                     POOLING RESOURCES

I did not want to answer the phone when Gail, the Lay Director for the upcoming Women's Walk, called.  I suspected she was going to ask me to work the walk, and I had already decided if I was asked, I would decline.  I had recently worked a walk and determined that would be the last time I would work in the conference room.  I had plenty of reasons (excuses) for not working.  (1)  I don't sleep well during the walk weekend, (2) I'm too old, and (3) Some else could do it better. However, over the phone, I told Gail I would pray about my decision and let her know the next day.

God and I wrestled all night over this decision. Just the day before Gail’s phone call, I had scheduled a mini beach vacation for 3 days in May (the 15th-18th).  God whispered in my ear – if I can bless you with 3 days at the beach, can you not give me 3 days at Emmaus?  The dates for the Women’s walk are September 15-18th.  Coincidence??

I had just finished reading one of Jan Karon's, Mitford series books titled, In This Mountain, where Father Timothy feels he is too old to do God's work.  Coincidence??

Our Sunday School lesson the next day was about “Pooling our Resources with God”. God taking our little and making much.  Coincidence??

My answer to Gail and to God was a resounding “YES”.   I am looking forward to a wonderful walk, and I know I will be blessed beyond measure, as I have been in the past.

Jeanie Hoffman, Newsletter Committee                                                                            Coastal Georgia Walk to Emmaus #65

Golden Isles Walk to Emmaus Board Meeting
GIE Board Meeting June 18th, 9 AM   Brunswick FUMC, Miller Building.

Emmaus community members are always welcome at Golden Isles Emmaus Board Meetings normally the third Saturday of each month at the Miller Building behind Brunswick First United Methodist Church. 
 G olden Isles Walk to Emmaus mail@goldenislesemmaus.org  www.goldenislesemmaus.org