The Walk to Emmaus
"Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them...their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, 'Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?' "
The Gospel of Luke 24:13, 15, 31-32
HNEC Virtual Gathering - October 17
HNEC will have a virtual gathering via Zoom on October 17, 2020 at 7:00pm. More details will be provided via eBlast as the date approaches.
Walk Cancellation Notice 2020
While our community rejoices in our many blessings, we are also very aware that much is happening in the world around us. As you know, we are in the midst of a virus, COVID-19 or Coronavirus, which has created concern across the community, country, and world.
As a Board we have come together praying for God’s wisdom to lead us in this time of uncertainty as we deal with a situation unlike any other. Regretfully, after much discussion and consideration, the HNEC Board has decided in the best interest of all to cancel all walks for 2020. This decision was based on the following:
- High risk of exposing everyone at both Walks to a highly contagious virus with no early warning symptoms.
- The risk of exposure to those who are 60+ in age being in close proximity with others for over 3 days.
- Probable exposure to family and friends (if Coronavirus is present) upon returning home.
As a prayerful ministry, we are reminded that God does not lead us from a spirit of fear, but from His presence. With a heart for those in need, we ask you to join us in praying for people across the world who are being impacted by this virus – physically, economically, and emotionally. (2 Timothy 1:7)
Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of your faithful . . .
In Agape love and prayer,
HNEC Community Lay Director
Community Chairperson Message
2020 will soon be drawing to an end. I think we can all agree, it’s not exactly how we saw things going for the year. Regardless of how crazy, chaotic, unusual, or disappointing this year has been we can always be watching for and be a part of what the Lord is doing. We recognize that each new year has uncertainty that comes with unpredictable happenings, but we also recognize that each new year offers possibilities of taking positive steps to improve our spiritual and physical lives. As we continue our spiritual growth into 2021, we look forward to serving our Lord and responding to the call of being His hands and feet.
We are so thankful for the involvement of the 4th Day Community. We would like to encourage your involvement as we ramp up for Walks in 2021. By reaching out and asking friends and family about going on an Emmaus Walk, we could possibly have waiting lists to help ensure full Walks for the year.
Emmaus Walk leadership remains the same going in to 2021. Please add these folks to your prayer list in support of their ongoing efforts in Walk developments. In addition, many who agreed to serve on the 2020 Walks will remain with the same leadership team this year. But there are opportunities to stand in the gap and fill a few remaining positions in the upcoming year Walk teams. If you are contacted, please pray about, and give serious consideration to serving. As most folks will tell you, serving deepens the Emmaus blessing and joy of serving.
If you are interested in serving on a committee, the board welcomes volunteers. Take a moment to go to the list of the current Board of Directors, look up the area that you feel passionate about, and reach out to the person leading that area on the Board.
The HNEC Community continues to be a great place to serve and further expand your spiritual growth. Start planning for 2021 so we can utilize the talents the Lord has blessed you with.
2021 Walk Dates
|Men's Walk #107
||March 18 - 21
|Women's Walk #108
||March 25 - 28
|Women's Walk #109
||July 15 - 18
|Men's Walk #110
||September 23 - 26
|Women's Walk #111
||September 30 - October 3
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