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."
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, January 9, 2015, 6:30 PM at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Liberty Twp, OH.
Friday, February 13, 2015, 6:30 PM at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Liberty Twp, OH.
Friday, March 13, 2015, 6:30 PM at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Liberty Twp, OH.
Cornerstone United Methodist Church is located at 7600 Princeton-Glendale Road (Ohio Route 747), just north of Tylersville Road. Phone (513) 874-0910.
# 32 July 16 - 19, 2015, at Lebanon Presbyterian Church, Lebanon, OH.
# 38 July 9 - 12, 2015, at Lebanon Presbyterian Church, Lebanon, OH.
# 13 February 14 -16, 2015, at Lebanon United Methodist Church, Lebanon, OH.
# 17 January 17 - 19, 2015, at Lebanon United Methodist Church, Lebanon, 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||Melinda Hannah||(513) 887-7404|
|Community Spiritual Director||(vacant)|
|Secretary||Dale Truster||(513) 726-6914|
|Treasurer||Karen Chambers||(513) 931-9770|
|Agape & Sponsorship||Pam Ferber||(513) 777-8712|
|Music & 4th Day||Brenda Patton||(513) 617-0672|
|Good Shepherd||David Boebinger||(513) 755-9188|
|Logistics||Ed Smith||(513) 932-5931|
|Gatherings||Mark Young||(513) 706-4508|
|Communications||Don Vanneman||(513) 519-2905|
|Registrar||Jerry Lapham||(513) 539-8095|
|Team Selection||Sue Luken||(513) 939-2795|
|Assistant Spiritual Director||Rev. Valarie Waibel||(513) 863-8822|
|Assistant Spiritual Director||(Vacant)|
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 expect to be available to serve on Men's Walk #32, July 16 - 19, 2015, or Women's Walk #38, July 9 - 12, 2015, please note that on the Willing Servant Form or email Team Selection that you would like to be considered for the team.
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.
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||Scott Moore||(513) 207-4928|
|Community Spiritual Director||Kurt Tomlinson||(513) 932-4834
|Secretary||Jill N. Totten||(513) 910-4672|
|Treasurer||Melissa Wyatt||(513) 225-6761|
|Team Selection||Sean Ovington||(513) 623-3071|
|Agape||Mike Harris||(513) 678-3413|
|Religious Education||Karen Doerflein||(513) 319-9738|
|Registrar||Jenny Harris||(513) 910-9856|
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.orgLast Updated 12/12/14 by Jerry Lapham
The Northern Lights Emmaus/Chrysalis Community primarily serves the Butler, Hamilton, and Warren County, Ohio area.