Community Lay Director’s Message for August

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in our hearts.”

This message from that wise character in literature, Winnie the Pooh, arrived on a card I received recently from a friend. It sounds similar to what many of us have said about our Emmaus weekends: “It was one of the nicest gifts I have been given.” A simple small thing, a gift we can give to someone, can end up having a huge impact. The impact can be great to the person receiving the gift — and it can be huge to the people who meet each other, by building new Christian friendships; and to us, as new friends join the life of our community.

With whom in your life can you share the gift of The Walk to Emmaus? Welcome those people on this journey with a simple small thing that can take up a huge space in their hearts. Give the gift of Emmaus — sponsor a friend!

Gratefully,
Susie Stough, CLD

Our next Gathering is this Saturday, August 10, at Bethia UMC on Winterpock Rd in North Chesterfield. It begins at 6:00 PM with a pot-luck fellowship meal, followed by worship at 6:30. Childcare is provided by Bethia’s Safe Sanctuaries-certified staff.

(NOTE:  DUE TO ROAD WORK, YOU MAY HAVE TO GO TO THE INTERSECTION OF WINTERPOCK AND BEACH ROADS, TURN RIGHT, AND THEN ENTER BETHIA’S PARKING LOT ON THE RIGHT NEXT TO BETHIA HOUSE.)

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