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Dear Southwest Virginia Emmaus Community,

I believe all of us can say this past year has been something none of us have ever experienced Face mask, social distancing, churches closed for personal worship, venues closed, family time interrupted with love ones, some have lost family and friends due to covid.

One promise that has never changed was words you heard when you got your cross on your last day “Christ is counting on you” and we all replied “I am counting on Christ”.

Today more than ever we need to continue the great commission and stay united with our brothers and sisters thru what works best for connection with reunion groups and inviting others in the near future to share our experience of better equipping future candidates for the walks.

This past Tuesday your board met and made some decisions concerning our upcoming walks and gatherings. I realize everyone is wanting to get back to fellowship of gatherings and having walks.

With careful consideration and much thought to the safety of our community, health wise and doing what is right we have decided to hold off walks until spring of 2022.

We plan on easing into gathering with our annual picnic on August 8, 6-8 p.m Longwood Park in Salem, upper pavilon off Craig Avenue. Anyone interested in helping set up if you would come at 5 p..m. it would be much appreciated. Our plans are to start having gatherings in Oct, Nov, and Dec as long as we can have more attend. Winter of 2022, teaming would soon start for the walks in April and first of May.

I realize this might not be what we want to hear and trust it has been alot of deep discussion about what is best for our community and the new candidates we would be bringing in to our groups.

Any questions please do not hesitate to ask a board member. Any future updates from board meeting will be sent thru our website and Facebook.

Many blessings to all,
Sharon Amos
Lay Director Southwest Virginia Emmaus
Walk 108 Table of Naomi
SWVA Emmaus

A Journey with Christ

While they were talking and discussing,
Jesus himself came near and walked with them. – Luke 24:15

The Walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian Spiritual Renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the love and grace of God in a unique manner. During the 72 hours, God will meet you where you are in your relationship in order to bring you closer to Him.

Testimonials

β€œMy attendance at the Walk to Emmaus was the most meaningful spiritual growth experience that I have ever had! I was inspired to reach out to others and to spread God's love.”
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Welcome to Southwest Virginia Emmaus! | SWVA Walk to Emmaus
2018-12-04T16:58:26-05:00
β€œMy attendance at the Walk to Emmaus was the most meaningful spiritual growth experience that I have ever had! I was inspired to reach out to others and to spread God's love.”1 of 4
β€œMy Emmaus weekend was a turning point in my life. No longer was I just going to church. I learned how to BE the church! And I have been blessed by it ever since!”
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Welcome to Southwest Virginia Emmaus! | SWVA Walk to Emmaus
2018-12-04T16:58:49-05:00
β€œMy Emmaus weekend was a turning point in my life. No longer was I just going to church. I learned how to BE the church! And I have been blessed by it ever since!”2 of 4
β€œDuring my Walk to Emmaus weekend, I experienced the love of Christ in a way that I could have never imagined. It helped me to better understand what it means to be a part of the body of Christ and to share His love with the world.”
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Welcome to Southwest Virginia Emmaus! | SWVA Walk to Emmaus
2018-12-04T16:59:13-05:00
β€œDuring my Walk to Emmaus weekend, I experienced the love of Christ in a way that I could have never imagined. It helped me to better understand what it means to be a part of the body of Christ and to share His love with the world.”3 of 4
β€œFor 25 years I was a Sunday-only Christian, but my Emmaus walk showed me that going to church is not enough. We must also BE the church. Now I live out my Christian faith everyday in many ways.”
4 of 4
Welcome to Southwest Virginia Emmaus! | SWVA Walk to Emmaus
2018-12-04T16:59:26-05:00
β€œFor 25 years I was a Sunday-only Christian, but my Emmaus walk showed me that going to church is not enough. We must also BE the church. Now I live out my Christian faith everyday in many ways.”4 of 4
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Welcome to Southwest Virginia Emmaus! | SWVA Walk to Emmaus