From the Desk of the Community Lay Director: 

Johannes Gutenberg was born in Germany circa 1400. He was a blacksmith, goldsmith, printer and publisher. In 1439 he introduced the process of mechanical movable type printing. This innovation played a key role in the development of the Renaissance, the Age of Enlightenment and the scientific revolution.

The first major book printed using this new process was the Bible. It became known as the Gutenberg Bible, and was first available around 1454. It is estimated that there were only 30,000 books in Europe at that time. Fifty years later there were more than 12 million. This invention literally changed the world.

Mass production of the Bible allowed for greater access to God’s Word for everyone. Some have attributed the Protestant Reformation to this accessibility. 

The Bible has now been translated into 1000 languages. Lives are being changed everyday as His Word reaches out to people around the world. 

These words from a beloved hymn come to mind:

Open my eyes that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me 
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp and set me free.

It is truly a blessing to read God’s Holy Word. It is simply stated in John 8:32, "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." 

Thank you, Johannes Gutenberg, for your wonderful innovation.

Your Emmaus Community continues to prepare for Fall Walks. As the teams are formed, please prayerfully consider serving, if you are called upon. Include Jonetta McDonald and Byron Johns in your prayers, as they will serve as Lay Directors on the Walks.

Please complete and submit Pilgrim applications to Anne Wojcik, so that we can have full walks for men and women. Take a moment to remember the blessings that you experienced on your walk, as we prepare the way for the pilgrims on the Fall Walks. 

Thank you all for your servant hearts. Have a blessed summer.

De Colores!

Phil Scott

If you are interested in sharing your musical gifts at Community Gatherings or Walks, please contact Jim Hitt, the Music Board Rep, at: (912) 614-4701.
Upcoming Events
Community Gatherings:       

Friday, June 1st--7:00 p.m. Kingsland 1st UMC

Friday, July 13th--7:00 p.m. Glynn Baptist

Friday, August 3rd--7:00 p.m. St Simons Island UM

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
A Perfect Father
Trisa Chancey
Table of Mary

How would you define the “perfect father?” Does he go fishing with you? Read you stories? Study the Bible with you? Teach you about nature?

Chances are your earthly father was imperfect. Perhaps he scolded you too harshly for something you did or left undone. Perhaps he worked so much, he simply wasn’t home. Or perhaps your earthly father abused you. For good or for ill, we base our first understanding of our Heavenly Father on our understanding of our earthly father.

My earthly father made some parenting missteps. But as I have grown, I have learned that he did the best he could with the parenting tools he had. I was an imperfect daughter, and my dad’s and my imperfections for a time brought out the worst in each other. But our Heavenly Father intervened, and healed my dad’s and my relationship. Dad and I understand each other better now, and we understand our Heavenly Father better as well.

Did your earthly father leave wounds in your soul that must be mended? Your Heavenly Father can do that. God is our great healer and redeemer. He can heal your soul, and redeem your losses. There is truth in the old hymn, “Trust and obey, for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.” Trust and obey your Heavenly Father, and reach out to your earthly father to let him know he is loved.

De Colores!
Golden Isles Walk to Emmaus Board Meeting

The next GIE Board Meeting will be held on June 16th at 9 A.M.

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