Walk to Emmaus
  • First Annual Summer Picnic

    We are excited to announce that on Saturday, June 27th from 11AM to 5 PM, the Tampa Bay Area Emmaus Summer Picnic will come together at Edward Medard Park and Reservoir for a day of fellowship and fun. All of the park’s facilities for fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding and frisbee golf will be available for our use — so bring your hiking shoes, fishing tackle and bikes along.
    Hamburgers, hot dogs and a variety of soft drinks will be provided, and we ask each family to bring along their favorite side dish, salad or dessert to share. We are also asking everyone to dress in red, white and blue in honor of our nation’s birthday. At your option, you may wish to bring lawn chairs, coolers, picnic games or other gear to make your experience more enjoyable.
    All members of the TBAE community, all members of Heart of Sun Coast Chrysalis and all prospective pilgrims or butterflies are invited to attend. We want to come together as ONE community for the common purpose of bringing folks closer to Christ. This is a family event, so please bring your children and grandchildren to take part in the fun and festivities.
    We have reserved two large pavilions at Edward Medard Park, which is located on Turkey Creek Road just south of Highway 60 near Plant City. There is a park entry fee of $2 per vehicle, which includes up to 8 persons. Upon entering the park, look for the TBAE signs to direct you to the picnic location.
    Our reservations are for the entire day (8 AM to 6 PM), so come enjoy park activities before the scheduled picnic or plan to stay afterwards. In order to give us an idea of how much food to purchase, please RSVP to mplett@ix.netcom.com.
    ACTIVITES:
    Bicycling – Allowed on all paved park roads. Bicycles cannot be rented at the park, so you must bring your bikes from home.
    Hiking — Allowed on all park roads and trails. A highlight is a 730-foot long boardwalk that crosses the reservoir to an observation tower.
    Boating, Canoeing & Kayaking — There are boat launches available at the reservoir. You may bring your own watercraft, or you may rent a canoe or kayak from the park. Rentals are $25 for a 4-hour period.
    Swimming — Swimming IS NOT PERMITTED within Edward Medard Park.
    Fishing — Allowed by boat, along the banks of the reservoir and on the pier and boardwalk, both of which are ADA accessible. Valid Florida fishing licenses are required and all State fishing laws are enforced.
    Frisbee Golf — A course has been built inside the park.
    Horseback Riding — Horses can be rented from Turkey Creek Stables which is located just north of the park. To reserve a horse for the picnic day, you may call ahead to (813) 737-1312.
    For more information about Edward Medard Park, its policies and regulations you can call (813) 757-3802.

    http://www.riverviewflumc.org/TBAESummerPicnic.html

  • Pilgrims On Walk 17

    The Pilgrims of Walk 17 Thank You for all the Prayers during their walk.

    Pilgrim Applications can be found on the form page

    Registration Forms

  • Emmaus for Teenager’s and Young Adults

    Chrysalis “Flights” (for 10th through 12th graders) and “Journeys” (for young adults, ages 19-24) are three-day events. This three-day spiritual renewal time provides an opportunity for them to learn more about faith, to experience Christian love and support, and to make new faith commitments. The point is to inspire, challenge and equip them for a closer friendship with Christ and for Christian action at home, church, school, and community.

    For more information visit the Heart of Suncoast Chrysalis Website at: www.hoschrysalis.org/

  • Lay Directors for Walk #18 Announced

    Tony Murfin is the Lay Director for Men’s Walk #18

    Kalyn Dukes is the Lay Director for the Women’s Walk #18

     

  • Pilgrims On Walk 17

    The Pilgrims of Walk 17 Thank You for all the Prayers during their walk.

    Pilgrim Applications can be found on the form page

    Registration Forms

  • Welcome

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

    The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The program’s approach seriously considers the model of Christ’s servanthood and encourages Christ’s disciples to act in ways appropriate to being “a servant of all.”

    The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with a 72-hour short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God’s grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. The “Emmaus community,” made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend, support the 72-hour experience with a prayer vigil, by preparing and serving meals, and other acts of love and self-giving. The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women attend separate weekends.

    During and after the three days, Emmaus leaders encourage participants to meet regularly in small groups. The members of the small groups challenge and support one another in faithful living. Participants seek to Christianize their environments of family, job, and community through the ministry of their congregations. The three-day Emmaus experience and follow-up groups strengthen and renew Christian people as disciples of Jesus Christ and as active members of the body of Christ in mission to the world.

  • Upcoming Walks

    • Men's #18 October 1-4, 2015
    • Women's #18 October 8-11, 2015
    • View Registration Forms
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