The Northern Lights Emmaus/Chrysalis Community
7600 Princeton Glendale Road, Liberty Twp., Ohio 45011
The Gospel of Luke tells the story of the resurrected Christ appearing to two men walking on the road between Jerusalem and the small town of Emmaus. The two were discussing the events of the last few days when a stranger joined them. He explained to them the scriptures and how it was ordained that the Christ would suffer before entering his glory. The two enjoyed his company so much that when they reached their destination they asked him to join them for supper. He agreed. When he took the bread, he blessed it and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him as the risen Christ and he disappeared from their sight. Overjoyed, they rushed back to Jerusalem to tell the others. (Luke 24:13-35)
This story provides the background for the Emmaus Weekend, a program sponsored by the Upper Room. The Emmaus brochure puts it best: "The Walk to Emmaus is a three-day experience which takes a New Testament look at Christianity as a lifestyle. It is a highly structured weekend designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people, and through them their families, congregations and the world in which they live. Emmaus is a combined effort of laity and clergy toward the renewal of the church." A brief summary of The Walk to Emmaus is found here in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format.
The Northern Lights Emmaus Community meets every month, normally on the second Friday, for food, worship, Holy Communion, and fellowship. Everyone is welcome to attend a monthly Gathering. Childcare is available during the service. Please bring a covered dish to share.
Friday, March 11, 2016, 6:30 PM at Christ United Methodist Church, Middletown, OH.
(Christ United Methodist Church is located at 700 S. Marshall Road, Middletown, OH 45044)
# 33 April 28 - May 1, 2016, at Christ United Methodist Church, Middletown, OH.
# 34 October 13 - 16, 2016, at Christ United Methodist Church, Middletown, OH.
# 40 October 20- 23, 2016, at Christ United Methodist Church, Middletown, OH.
A new Community Prayer Team has been formed to pray for the overall health of the community, Board meetings, Gatherings, Walks, and other prayer needs. Click here to submit a prayer request.
|Community Lay Director||Brenda Patton||(513) 617-0672|
|Community Spiritual Director||Randy Fannin||(513) 218-2861|
|Secretary||Dale Truster||(513) 726-6914|
|Treasurer||Karen Chambers||(513) 931-9770|
|Agape & Sponsorship||Karen Fannin||(513) 218-2861|
|Information Mgt||Kathy McKee Lusk|
|Music & 4th Day||(Vacant)|
|Good Shepherd||Donna Walker|
|Logistics||Don Vanneman||(513) 519-2905|
|Communications||Donna Walker, Bonnie Hobbs||, 513-602-5888|
|Registrar||Deb Turner||(513) 683-5957|
|Team Selection||Sue Luken||(513) 939-2795|
|Assistant Spiritual Director||Lisa Bryan||(513) 862-1400|
|Chrysalis Liaison||Dave Edwards||(513) 236-8875|
To join a Share Group select from the attached list or for help starting one contact the Good Shepherd.
One of the best ways to renew your Emmaus experience is to serve on team. To volunteer to serve on the team for a Walk to Emmaus, print, complete, and mail the Willing Servant form, provided in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format.
If you'd like to work with teenagers, you can volunteer to serve on the team for a Chrysalis Flight. Print, complete, and mail the Servant Reference Sheet, provided in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format.
If you've been on the Walk here or elsewhere, you may want to "pass on" the experience to a friend or relative. Click here to download an Emmaus Application in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format. Please print the two pages back to back to make a two sided form. Responsibities and Duties of a Sponsor are found here in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format.
If you'd like to sponsor a teenager (age 15 to 18) on a Chrysalis Flight, click here to download a Chrysalis application in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format. Please print the first two pages back to back to make a two sided form.
If you do not have a version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to display and print the form, you can download it by clicking on
"NorthernLightsEmmaus," has existed for several years for discussions and prayer requests. Any member can post to the list. Click here to subscribe or to view an archive of previous postings to the discussion list. Or if you prefer not to sign up with Yahoo on the web, click here to sign up for the list via E-mail.
Click here if you need Agape to post on one of your community's Walks or Flights.
To request reimbursement for an expense incurred for the Northern Lights Emmaus Community, download and complete a Check Request and submit it to the Treasurer.
|Community Lay Director||Jim Singer||(513) 375-8427|
|Community Spiritual Director||Kurt Tomlinson||(513) 516-0958
|Secretary||Jill N. Totten||(513) 910-4672|
|Treasurer||Melissa Wyatt||(513) 225-6761|
|Team Selection||Scott Moore||(513) 207-4928|
|Registrar||Jenny Harris||(513) 910-9856|
|Facility and Setup||Mike Harris||(513) 678-3413|
|Literature||Karen Doerflein||(513) 319-9738|
|Emmaus/Chrysalis Liaison and Music||Dave Edwards||(513) 236-8875|
|Rushes||Steven Johnston||(513) 839-0858|
|Rushes||Allen Guttag||(513) 939-6987|
|Communications||Liz McCollum||(513) 939-7044|
|Background Check||Sean Ovington||(513) 623-3071|
|Member at Large||Mike Wages||(513) 465-5474|
|Member at Large||Cora Venable||(513) 290-3790|
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.orgLast Updated 02/12/16 by Kathy Lusk (Information Management Director)
The Northern Lights Emmaus/Chrysalis Community primarily serves the Butler, Hamilton, and Warren County, Ohio area.