The Spirit is a movin’ among us! Maybe it’s time to get on board!
What am I talking about? Walk to Emmaus – the three-day weekend retreat that happens four times a year in Quincy – twice each for men and women. The “Winter Walks” are coming soon at the Franciscan Retreat Center on the north campus of Quincy University. They begin Thursday evening and end Sunday evening.
- Men's Walk #17 – Jan. 25-28
- Women's Walk #18 – Feb. 15-18
I’m excited that both Sam and Tafi Lathrop are serving on the leadership teams at these Winter Walks I am again serving as an assistant spiritual director at the Women’s Walk. My hope and prayer is that we will have several congregation members join us!
Why would you do that?
Who has time to spend three days away from all your responsibilities and pressures and business? Hmmm … maybe it’s not such a bad idea. A Walk to Emmaus is guaranteed to be a time of rest and renewal, of awesome fellowship with other men/women, of deep spiritual growth and a strong sense of the presence of God through the Holy Spirit. I promise you will not regret your time spent there.
There are separate “walks” for men and women and, with married couples, it is strongly encouraged that husbands and wives both participate, with husbands going first. Walk to Emmaus, Cursillo and Via de Cristo are essentially the same in format and content. The original – Cursillo – is Roman Catholic based, while Emmaus comes under the umbrella of the Methodist Church and Via de Cristo is the Lutheran expression. However, you will find Christians of all denominations at all of these events. The focus is on relationship with God in Christ, rather than denominational doctrine.
How Do I Sign Up?
Participants must be sponsored by someone who has made a previous Walk to Emmaus or Cursillo. If you would like to go, talk to me, Tafi or Sam Lathrop, Marcia Johnson, Karn Haubrich or Mary Shank.
There are brochures with more information on Walk to Emmaus on the narthex display table.
Deadline for men to sign up is Thursday, Jan. 18.