The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The program's approach seriously considers the model of Christ's servanthood and encourages Christ's disciples to act in ways appropriate to being "a servant of all."

The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with a 72-hour retreat emphasizing themes of God's grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The "Emmaus Community," is made up of those who have attended an Emmaus or Chrysalis weekend.  The community gathers monthly for fellowship and communion.  During and after the three days, Emmaus leaders encourage participants to meet regularly in small groups to challenge and support each other as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Although connected through The Upper Room to The United Methodist Church, The Walk to Emmaus is ecumenical. 

To understand more about the Walk to Emmaus and see the impact that the Walk to Emmaus has on the lives of participants, please view this 10 minute video.

The LAEC board meets at 7:00pm the second Tuesday of each month at Pilgrim UMC in St Johns. All community members are welcome. 

IMS is a secure data base tool to enable members of the community to electronically record your contact information, sign up to work on walks, view walk information, to record involvement in a Fourth Day Group, etc.
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The community gathers each month for fellowship, a potluck dinner, singing, a devotional time, and communion. All are welcome.

For those in the central Michigan area gatherings will be held the second Friday of each month (except March and October) at 6:00pm at the former
Salem UMC
2307 W Maple Rapids Road
(across from Emerald Gold Course)
St Johns, MI 48879

For those living further to the west there is another gathering held the first Saturday of each month at 4:30pm at
Greenville First United Methodist Church
204 W Cass St
Greenville, MI 48838

Sponsorship training is held after most gatherings.

Monthly Community Gatherings
Second Friday of every month
except March and October at the former
Salem UMC
2307 W Maple Rapids Road
(across from Emerald Gold Course)
St Johns, MI 48879
Potluck begins at 6:30pm

First Saturday of every month at
Greenville UMC
204 W Cass St
Greenville, MI 48838
Potluck begins at 5:00pm

Men’s Emmaus Walk #102  
Date: Spring 2019
Location: To be determined
Discount Deadline:
Application Deadline:

Women's Emmaus Walk #101
Date: September 27-30, 2018
Location: Greenville UMC
204 W Cass St
Greenville, MI  48838
Discount Deadline: Aug 30
Application Deadline: Sept 13

Keryx Weekend #28
Date: To Be Determined
Location: Correctional Facility
Boyer Rd, Carson City, MI
To attend the weekend Serenade or Closing: Contact Tom at
Prayer Vigil Signup

Chrysalis Girls Flight #48
(ages 13-21)

Date:  July 13-15, 2018
Location: Clare UMC
105 E Seventh St
Clare, MI  48617
Lay Director: Roxanne Denson
Application Deadline: June 26

Chrysalis Boys Flight #49
(ages 13-21)

Date: July 27-29, 2018
Location: Clare UMC
105 E Seventh St
Clare, MI  48617
Lay Director: Joe Denson
Application Deadline: July 13

Chrysalis Rushs
Zion UMC
423 W Washington, Ionia
5:00pm to 7:00pm
March 10, 2018
April 14, 2018
May 12, 2018
June 9, 2018
August 11, 2018
September 8, 2018
October 13, 2018

Flight of Hope Chrysalis Regional Website

Pilgrim United Methodist Church
Lansing Area Emmaus
2965 W Parks Rd
St Johns, MI 48879

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