CLD Message for November

When I was a child, my parents used to tell us, “There is safety in numbers,” “Stick together,” and “Take a friend wherever you go.” Now that I am much farther ahead in years and have decades of life behind me, I see how wise these words are for our faith journeys and everyday life. Our friends, pastors, and mentors who walk with us on the ups and downs of life, through our struggles, joys and everyday life, make a difference that cannot be measured … and we are the same to them as well.

This is one of the best parts of Emmaus.  When I walked in June 2000, nearly 20 years ago, I met ladies who God used to change my life. Some I still spend time with now; we are sisters together in faith and I am grateful.

This month we welcome dozens of new Community members. Let’s become family together — sisters, brothers, and friends in faith — so that in 20 years each one can say, “We still spend time together — and I am grateful.”

Our next 4th Day Training will be held at 4:00 pm this Saturday, November 9, 2019 in Room 103 at Bethia UMC, on Winterpock Rd in Chesterfield. Gathering begins at 6:00 with a potluck meal; then we will worship with music, share a devotional and communion — and welcome the new Community members from R-132 and R-133! Childcare for our Gathering will be provided by Bethia’s Safe Sanctuaries-certified staff.

Welcome to the Community, sisters and brothers of R-132 and R-133. You are welcome here!

Susie Stough, CLD

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