Meal Agape Opportunities for Upcoming Walk Teams!

As we are all busy preparing for the joys of the Christmas season, our upcoming cadres are preparing for the Spring Walks! As a reminder, there’s an easy way you can help our wonderful Community: providing meal agape for our upcoming teams. With everything else each team member has to do to prepare for a weekend, providing food during each teaming can be difficult. Here’s where YOU come in!

As you know, we have 2 teams who start teaming just after the first of the year. Here’s your chance to provide agape to these teams!

  • Women’s Walk R-130 will be teaming for 10 Friday nights, January 4 thru March 8, at Cornerstone Christian Church (9400 Gayton Road, Henrico 23229), approximately 27 team members.
  • Men’s Walk R-131 will be teaming for 10 Friday nights, January 11 thru March 15 at Parham Road Baptist Church (2101 N. Parham Road, Henrico 23229), approximately 31 team members.

How can you help? Sign up on one of the attached links (providing your name and email) … grab a friend or 2 (or more) to help (and add their names), or sign up yourself and others can join to help.

This is a great opportunity for your reunion group or your table to help in a different way! Provide and deliver a meal of anything you wish — homemade, store-bought, crock-pot, fast food, whatever! The key is that everything (or at least as much as possible) should be in disposable containers to minimize cleanup for the Team. The food needs to be dropped off at the respective church around 5:30–5:45 pm so that dinner can begin promptly at 6:00 pm. (NOTE: the teams will take care of their own drinks and paper products.)

The link to the Women’s dinner sign-up can be found by clicking here.

The link to the Men’s dinner sign-up can be found by clicking here.

Questions? Just let me know! I’m hoping to have each meal covered for each team. Won’t you please help??

Merry CHRISTmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

DeColores/Fly With Christ!
Carole Mitchell, R-84



December Message from CLD Rob Heare

It is hard to believe another year has gone by and we are approaching the Christmas season — a season that, for me, brings back many memories. I remember walking into my grandmother’s house and smelling the sugar cookies baking, and visiting family in western Maryland … sometimes going through a lot of snow.

Fast-forward a few years and I think about our being a young married couple expecting our first child. I remember that I was deer hunting with my dad when my uncle came to tell me that Abby had called and I was going to be a daddy. Then I think of the celebrations that we had when our children were young … and now those celebrations involve grandchildren. I wouldn’t trade those memories for anything!

However, I think sometimes we get caught up in the “good ole days” and neglect the blessing of today. A friend of mine used to say that THESE are the “good ole days”. I recently ran into a friend who was my Table Leader on Walk #39. We shared a lot of great memories. He shared how much Emmaus meant to his life. I invited him to put in an application to team and brought him up to date on what was going on. I share this, because how many times do we miss the opportunities God puts in front of us each day to share His Love?

“This is the day the Lord has made: we will rejoice and be glad in it” – Psalm 118:24

We have upcoming Walks in March: the R-130 Women’s Walk and R-131 Men’s Walk. I ask that you pray about whom God is calling you to give the opportunity to attend. I also encourage you to pray about submitting an application to team. Memories are awesome, but each day brings a new opportunity to create a memory. Let’s make 2019 the “good ole days” for Richmond Emmaus as we grow in Christ’s Love together!

I look forward to seeing you at Gathering on Dec. 8th. As I announced in November, we have been invited to attend the Celtic Christmas concert at Bethia UMC starting at 5:00 pm in the sanctuary. Gathering will follow, beginning with a covered-dish dinner.

I wish all of you and your families a Merry Christmas —

God Bless,



CLD’s Notice of Change to Community Bylaws


Calling all Community members: Request for Walk Information


Message from CLD Rob Heare re: Community Registrar

As I announced at last Saturday’s Gathering, Robin Gilliam is stepping down as Registrar and Placemat Coordinator. On behalf of the Board and Community, I thank Robin for her service in these areas.

This opens an opportunity for one or more person(s) to take over these areas of servanthood. If you are interested in either of these positions, please contact me at robandabby1978@gmail.com or 804-379-6586.

Thank you!