08/8/20

Saturday’s Gathering is Postponed

Your board met tonight and have decided to postpone our virtual gathering scheduled for Saturday night August 8tn.  More information will be coming out soon on future plans.

Please reach out if you have questions or concerns kevinhughes0914@gmail.com or 804-787-4214

God Bless and Stay Safe

07/26/20

Prayer Request Needed

Good Evening Emmaus Family,

Please keep the following requests in mind.

Roby Heare is having hip replacement Surgery, please continue praying for his healing for a speedy recovery.

Please see below for a special request from Pastor Mylicia Markham:

Andy and Vicki Pope are long time Richmond Emmaus family.  Their son, Jason’s, celebration of life service will be held Monday July 27, 10 am  graveside at Powhatan Community Cemetery.

Jason Calib Pope died unexpectedly on July 18, 2020 in Stuart, FL at the age of 37.  Jason is survived by his wife Kirsti Pope, daughter Sadie Pope, his parents Andy and Vicki Pope as well as extended family. He is preceded in death by his brother Andrew C. Pope.

Jason was born on September 10, 1982 in Jacksonville, FL to Andy and Vicki Pope. He graduated from Blessed Sacrament Huguenot High School in 2001. He moved to Myrtle Beach, SC where he attended Coastal Carolina University and worked as a sous chef. He then spent some time in Virginia taking care of his parents’ chicken farm while his father was recovering from a car accident. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard where he became an Aviation Electrical Technician working with J60 helicopters. He married his wife Kirsti in 2009 after joining the service and lived in Kodiak, AK until getting stationed in Clearwater, FL to welcome their baby girl, Sadie, in December of 2013. He completed his time in the service in 2015 and relocated to Stuart, FL after building his relationship with the Lord. He and his wife grew to know and love the Lord as well as one another throughout the years and Jason always was so proud to be a husband and father. His daughter remembers him as a kind, gentle, patient, and loving father who encouraged her to be brave and kind-hearted, and to love the Lord.

Jason was a generous, loving, witty, funny, and kind individual who loved surfing and fishing, and who was passionate about spending time with his family and making others feel encouraged and loved. He had so much love for those around him and touched so many lives positively. He will very much be missed.

Jason Calib Pope

September 10, 1982 – July 18, 2020

07/9/20

Gathering Date Change!

De Colores Brothers and Sisters of Christ,

I hope you all had an amazing holiday weekend.

Our monthly gathering will be held a week from Saturday on the 18th at 7 PM and NOT this Saturday.

It will be virtual and your board has been hard at work putting additional security in place so it will be secure.

The link will be emailed to you on the day of the gathering.

Continue to pray for peace and healing and how God can use each of us in this process.

We look forward to seeing you next Saturday and if you have any questions or suggestions please reach out.

God Bless

Kevin Hughes

Richmond Emmaus Community Lay Director

804-787-4214

06/8/20

June Message

05/30/20

June Prayer Chart

  1. The Homeless
  2. All graduating Seniors – High School and College
  3. Those suffering from all forms of Mental Illness
  4. People fostering Children
  5. Families of those affected by drug abuse
  6. Single Parents
  7. Those suffering financial difficulties
  8. Benjamin Barbee – continued healing & Elizabeth & Mark Barbee during this journey
  9. Adoptions – those new to the process – may their families be blessed!
  10. Schools including colleges as they look to the new school year.  Decisions for when to start
  11. Children of the world
  12. For Scientists working on a vaccine
  13. For God to remove the Corona Virus
  14. For Families that have lost loved ones during the Pandemic
  15. For those suffering from loneliness
  16. For those that have lost jobs and having financial issues
  17. For our Military
  18. For our President and Governor
  19. For First Responders, EMT’s and Firefighters
  20. For all Medical Personnel
  21. For all Fathers – those with us and those that have gone to be with the Lord
  22. For Teachers and their students
  23. Future Emmaus Walks
  24. For Christians to be the Light during trying times
  25. For Respect and Protection for our Police
  26. People suffering from hunger
  27. Salvation for the Unsaved
  28. For our Pastors
  29. Those being persecuted for their belief in Christ
  30. Business in USA.  Growth and Prosperity
  31. Alternate: Our Country as a whole to come to Christ

 

 

Presented by Gracie Girls Reunion Group

04/1/20

April Prayer Chart

If anyone would like to write for May, please contact Rachel Pack   rtpack1@comcast.net

  1. Thank You Lord for Your beautiful creation!
  2. Thank You for new beginnings.
  3. For those who struggle with addictions
  4. For freedom from addictions and total dependence on You to fill the emptiness
  5. For those who are grieving
  6. For those who are battling cancer
  7. For healing of the broken
  8. For those searching for Peace that comes only from You
  9. For those who do not know Jesus
  10. For restoration of Haiti
  11. For all missionaries
  12. For upcoming mission trips
  13. For those with neurological disorders
  14. For pastors and their families
  15. For revival of churches everywhere
  16. For our government
  17. For the USA
  18. For military and their families
  19. For those on dialysis
  20. For all caregivers
  21. For Hospice staff
  22. For those in the hospital
  23. For those who feel alone
  24. For those waiting for test results
  25. For those waiting on answers from prayers
  26. For those with financial difficulties
  27. For Kairos ministry
  28. For Epiphany ministry
  29. For all prison ministries
  30. Thank You, Lord for answered prayers!

Offered by a pilgrim on a journey

03/30/20

Prayer Request Needed

Hello Friends,
 
I invite you to pause and pray for Benjamin Barbee who was in a very serious car accident this afternoon and was taken to the hospital emergency room.  We do not know his condition, but his parents, Mark and Elizabeth are there.  

Thank you, prayer warriors!
 
Jay Carey
03/13/20

Update to Gathering and Walk 134

Richmond Emmaus Community,

We are in unchartered territory right now as the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has become a state of emergency in our Commonwealth, nation and world So, it is imperative that we, the Body of Christ, respond with wisdom and faithfulness and with a sense of calmness during these days of uncertainty and fear.

Pastor Jay Carey contacted me to let me know the Bishop has suspended all activities in the district. See below:

“So effective today (March 13th), ALL WORSHIP SERVICES, MEETINGS, ACTIVITIES, CLASSES AND GATHERINGS OF ANY SIZE SCHEDULED TO MEET AT Bethia UMC ARE NOW CANCELLED UNTIL MONDAY MARCH 23 (Unless, if necessary, extended to a later date for health reasons).

This includes ALL OUTSIDE GROUPS that use our church facility for their meetings and gatherings.”

GATHERING TOMORROW HAS BEEN CANCELED AND THE NEXT GATHERING WILL BE APRIL 18TH AT BETHIA AND 4TH DAY TRAINING WILL BE PRIOR. Details to follow.

The board had already voted to cancel gathering prior to this information in the interest of safety for our community. 

The UPPER ROOM issued a statement recommending all retreats be cancelled until the end of April. The board reviewed this and all information relating to this situation and made the decision to postpone Richmond 135 to June 4-7 which was the next available date at the retreat.

R135 HAS BE POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 4-7

God has this! Let’s look at this as an opportunity to add more pilgrims to R135!

I am sharing brief devotion from today as it made me smile and reminded me that even though I do not see this as a “pit” He is in control.

Today’s Scripture

“…He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God…”  (Psalm 40:2-3,NIV)

Be a Pit Praiser

When God sees you praising Him in the pit, praising Him in the storm, praising Him in the loss, that’s what He calls “a sacrifice of praise.” He knows it’s not easy and you feel like quitting. When you praise Him in the pit that moves Him in a greater way. Its one thing to be grateful when things are going your way, but when you have a song of praise in your heart when every circumstance says you should be depressed, get ready for God to show out in your life. David said in today’s Scripture that praise brings you out of the pit. Praise when it’s sunny, and praise when it’s rainy. Praise when business is up, and praise when it’s down. David said in Psalm 34, “I will bless the Lord at all times. His praise will continually be in my mouth.” God is looking for some pit praisers, people who praise no matter what happens.

A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank you that the pits I find myself in are only temporary stops along the way to my final destination. Thank You that I can offer You a sacrifice of praise because You hold victory in store for the upright. I believe that You’ll get me to where I’m supposed to be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”  – 

Please feel to reach to me directly if you have questions or concerns at 804-787-4214.

God Bless

Kevin

Richmond Emmaus Community Lay Director

03/12/20

March CLD Message and Virus Update

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Richmond Emmaus Community,
 
Welcome to March!  Please take a moment to read this entire message as it contains important information regarding upcoming activities and the Covid -19 virus. Before we discuss that, I have to say WOW God showed up in a big way last week at Women’s walk. I am sure he will do the same during the Men’s Walk next weekend.  We hope everyone can come and support the men.
 
We look forward to seeing you this Saturday at 6:30 at Bethia UMC for our gathering.
 
What – Gathering
When – Saturday 6:30 PM (Note time change)
Where – Bethia UMC
10700 Winterpock Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832
 
We will be introducing our newest community members from Richmond 134 and introducing the men’s team from Richmond 135.
 
Thank you all for stepping up and signing up to pray on the prayer wheel.  It is completely full.  I’m sure all the team members and pilgrims will feel the love and prayer next weekend. 
 
Speaking of prayers, we have a couple prayer request:

>Bill Phillips needs your prayers as he has been on the transplant list for some time so please keep him in prayer.
>In building on our relationship with South Side, please pray that God brings them the pilgrims they need for their upcoming Men’s walk.  Let’s do all we can to support them.
>Please pray for the end of the Covid-19 virus.  

In response to Covid-19 virus, the Richmond Emmaus board is implementing the following changes until further notice to mitigate any risk of exposure to this or any other flu like viruses:

>There will be NO potluck dinner.  Gathering will start at 6:30 instead of 6:00.
>Communion juice will be received in individual cups rather than the traditional method.
>Circling up and locking arms or touching elbows will replace holding hand. 

The board will continue to assess the situation and follow or exceed recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and local health agencies. Richmond 135 is still planned as scheduled and similar precautions will be implemented. Please continue to monitor our website and social media for any changes
 
If you are experiencing any symptoms or respiratory issues, please remain home and know that as a community that you are loved and we are praying for you.

As a community we can continue to pray for:
> All suffering from this and all illnesses
>All providing care to the sick
>All combating the spread of infection
>All who are currently feeling anxious 

In this time of uncertainty let us remember that Richmond Emmaus has by the grace of God been that “city build on a hill” for 134 walks and through his grace will continue to shine Christ light for 134 more. 

Romans 15:13 –  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
 
God Bless and hope to see you Saturday
 
Kevin
Richmond Emmaus Community Lay Director