VILLAGE ENCOUNTER

Message from . November 8, 2022.



 

Western Sydney Emmaus

What is Emmaus?

ornament1 The Walk to Emmaus is a “Health Farm” for your faith, a fourth day movement that will revitalise your faith and passion for Christ and it will prepare you for your walk with Christ, the next day and every day thereafter.

What to Expect

ornament1 The walk to Emmaus is a time for reflection, a time to experience Christs love in a way that will touch you deeply, challenge you emotionally and leave you knowing without doubt you are loved, cherished and relevant.

Our History

ornament1The movement started in the USA in 1957 and in 1985 the Uniting Church became the official sponsor of the Australian Walk to Emmaus movement with the purpose of making Emmaus a spiritual renewal for church leadership

Where can I Connect?

ornament1The Walk to Emmaus has grown rapidly in Australia and there are now 24 communities nationwide including at least one in every state and territory.

Upcoming Events

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May

VILLAGE ENCOUNTER

7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
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• Orientation – Evening of Thursday, May 4 – 7:00 – 10:00 PM • Session…

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April Gathering
The Emmaus community, is made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend and on the first Saturday of each month the community gather together to support and encourage each other and to welcome new members to the community. It is a time for prayer, sharing in the Lords Supper and joining together in song to worship the creator of our universe.
May Gathering
The Emmaus community, is made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend and on the first Saturday of each month the community gather together to support and encourage each other and to welcome new members to the community. It is a time for prayer, sharing in the Lords Supper and joining together in song to worship the creator of our universe.
April Chrysalis Boys and Girls Walk
Western Sydney Emmaus is staging a concurrent Boy's and Girl's Chrysalis walk in April 2016. A Chrysalis weekend is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers. The Chrysalis experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor. After one accepts this invitation they complete an application. The Chrysalis leaders prayerfully consider each applicant and in God’s time, the person is invited to attend a three-day experience of New Testament Christianity as a lifestyle. Following the three-day experience, participants are joined in small groups A Chrysalis weekend is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers. The Chrysalis experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor. After one accepts this invitation they complete an application. The Chrysalis leaders prayerfully consider each applicant and in God’s time, the person is invited to attend a three-day experience of New Testament Christianity as a lifestyle. Following the three-day experience, participants are joined in small groups. Girls Registration Register to Attend Walk 43 Team Registration Details Boy's Registration Register to Attend Walk 42 Team Registration Details After registering please add your payment reference details Sign up to the 72-Hour Prayer Vigual Here
September Emmaus Mens Walk 99
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 short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God's grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. The "Emmaus community," made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend, support the 72-hour experience with a prayer vigil, by preparing and serving meals, and other acts of love and self-giving. The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women attend separate weekends. Register to Attend Walk 98 Team Registration Details After registering please add your payment reference details
 
April Going Forth Day
Going Fourth is a one-day programme incorporating four or five talks and structured to include some aspects of a traditional Emmaus Walk. Registration includes Morning and Afternoon Tea, Lunch and Dinner. “Going Fourth” is a foretaste of an Emmaus walk and is for those in the Emmaus community as well as those who may want to do an Emmaus Walk in the future. Anyone can attend “Going Fourth” and will not be committed to any Emmaus activity unless they want to. This is an ideal opportunity to get in touch with those you have not seen for a while. Let’s encourage each other to attend and use this time to reconnect with each other physically and spiritually. On this special occasion the event has been timed to coincide Chrysalis Boy's and Girls Walk and we are encouraging attendees to make a special effort to stay for the Chrysalis candle lighting ceremony. Going Forth Registration After registering please add your payment reference details
October Emmaus Men’s Walk 93
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 short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God's grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. The "Emmaus community," made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend, support the 72-hour experience with a prayer vigil, by preparing and serving meals, and other acts of love and self-giving. The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women attend separate weekends.   Register to Attend Walk 93 Team Registration Details After registering please add your payment reference details
May Emmaus Men’s Walk
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 short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God's grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. The "Emmaus community," made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend, support the 72-hour experience with a prayer vigil, by preparing and serving meals, and other acts of love and self-giving. The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women attend separate weekends. Sign up for the May Men's Walk Prayer Vigil Register to Attend Walk 91 Team Registration Details After registering please add your payment reference details    
September Emmaus Women’s Walk 96
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 short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God's grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. The "Emmaus community," made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend, support the 72-hour experience with a prayer vigil, by preparing and serving meals, and other acts of love and self-giving. The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women attend separate weekends.   Register to Attend Walk 96 Team Registration Details After registering please add your payment reference details  
September Emmaus Men’s Walk 95
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 short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God's grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. The "Emmaus community," made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend, support the 72-hour experience with a prayer vigil, by preparing and serving meals, and other acts of love and self-giving. The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women attend separate weekends.   Register to Attend Walk 95 Team Registration Details After registering please add your payment reference details  
VILLAGE ENCOUNTER
• Orientation – Evening of Thursday, May 4 – 7:00 – 10:00 PM • Session 1 – Friday, May 5 – 7:00 – 10:00 PM • Session 2 – Saturday, May 6 – 9.00 AM – 1:00 PM • Session 3 – Friday, May 19 – 7.00 – 10:00 PM • Session 4 – Saturday, May 20 – 9.00 AM – 1:00 PM • Session 5 – Friday, May 26 – 7.00 – 10:00 PM • Session 6 – Saturday, May 27 – 9.00 AM – 1:00 PM
Robert M
The Walk to Emmaus changed my life completly when I came to realise I was loved by so many people.
Helen M
I had a revelation of how much God loved me. A transformation of head knowledge to heart knowledge
Jacqui M
Up until Emmaus my relationship with God was very much based on head knowledge. Emmaus strated me on the path to a heart and head relationship.
Garry M
A greater understanding of Grace, power of prayer. I had a very personal experience as well that is hard to put on paper.
Rosemary K
Brought me closer to the Lord and all that He has done for me.
Nicky P
It opened my eyes to the love of God through the people who ran the weekend.
Emma D
Showed me god's love. Showed me that I have something to offer the world. Showed me that I can overcome my spiritual problems with God's help and support.
Jon W
Prepared me for the next part of my Journey. Gave me confidence to step out in faith.
Faye L
Got me in front of a microphone - took on leading Bible Study group Have a lot more confidence and grown in my walk with Jesus.
Laraine M
Gave me more conference to talk about what I believe.
Linda I
I felt led to go to Bible College and am looking forward to seeing where God leads me from here.
Pam C
The Emmaus walk was a time of spiritual rest and refreshment for me. I have a great deal of responsibility in my ministry and it was a blessing to be cared for and nurtured. I was blessed by the worship times and the many talks that were presented. I was impacted by the personal testimony and the depth of the teaching. I also enjoyed the fellowship.
Deidre D
I realised for the first time that I was truly saved and that my salvation wasn't dependent on my own good behaviour.
One Day at a Time Gathering
A day for reflection, connection and commitment. Walk Lay Directors, this is an opportunity to invite all the members of your team and the Pilgrims from your walk to a reunion gathering with a difference. Use the day as a time to reflect on the commitments each Pilgrim made at their closing ceremonies and to share their 4th Days with the other Pilgrims from your walk. There will be speakers on the day delivering words of encouragement as well as some free time to move around and talk to the Board Members about some of our plans to strengthen communications and move Western Sydney Emmaus into a strong and purposeful growth phase. Come for the hole day and join us for lunch and dinner or just drop in for a little while to catch up with old friends over a cup of tea. The $50.00 all day fee is to cover the cost of room hire, lunch and a three course meal for dinner.   Register to Attend One Day at s Time After registering please add your payment reference details  
October Emmaus Womens Walk 98
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 short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God's grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. The "Emmaus community," made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend, support the 72-hour experience with a prayer vigil, by preparing and serving meals, and other acts of love and self-giving. The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women attend separate weekends. Register to Attend Walk 98 Team Registration Details After registering please add your payment reference details
 
June Emmaus Men’s Walk 97
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 short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God's grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. The "Emmaus community," made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend, support the 72-hour experience with a prayer vigil, by preparing and serving meals, and other acts of love and self-giving. The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women attend separate weekends.   Register to Attend Walk 97 Team Registration Details After registering please add your payment reference details  
October Emmaus Women’s Walk 94
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 short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God's grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. The "Emmaus community," made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend, support the 72-hour experience with a prayer vigil, by preparing and serving meals, and other acts of love and self-giving. The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women attend separate weekends.   Register to Attend Walk 94 Team Registration Details After registering please add your payment reference details  
February Gathering
The Emmaus community, is made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend and on the first Saturday of each month the community gather together to support and encourage each other and to welcome new members to the community. It is a time for prayer, sharing in the Lords Supper and joining together in song to worship the creator of our universe.
March Gathering
The Emmaus community, is made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend and on the first Saturday of each month the community gather together to support and encourage each other and to welcome new members to the community. It is a time for prayer, sharing in the Lords Supper and joining together in song to worship the creator of our universe.
June Gathering
The Emmaus community, is made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend and on the first Saturday of each month the community gather together to support and encourage each other and to welcome new members to the community. It is a time for prayer, sharing in the Lords Supper and joining together in song to worship the creator of our universe.