Emmaus & Chrysalis of Southeast Michigan

Emmaus of Southeast Michigan



Fall 2016 Walk #175

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

201 S. Monroe Street

Monroe, MI  48161

Women’s Walk 27th - 30th, 2016

Upcoming Walks


To the Emmaus Community of Southeast Michigan

Dear beloved servants of Christ:
It is with heavy hearts that Emmaus of Southeast Michigan must cancel the fall men’s walk, scheduled for Oct. 20-23 in Monroe. The women’s walk, however, will proceed Oct. 27-30, and pilgrims still may register.

The reason for cancelation of the men’s walk is that the minimum threshold of pilgrims is not even in sight. As you recall from your own walk, much of the weekend is spent in corporate worship and at the conference room tables. Too few pilgrims makes the necessary group dynamics impossible.

Lay Director Ron Lowe and the rest of God’s team worked hard to prepare for Walk 175, and thanks go to all of those who stepped up to serve. Please remember them in your prayers.

What’s next? First, remember the women pilgrims, and plan to attend Candlelight Oct. 29 at St. Paul’s in Monroe. It may be a considerable drive for many in the community, which spans a large geographic area. But recall your own Candlelight and how important it was to your walk weekend. And don’t forget Closing on Sunday afternoon. These women will need your enthusiasm, love and support.

Then: Prayerfully consider sponsorship for the spring walks, which will be in Fenton. The harvest is plenty but the workers are few.

Christ is counting on us.

Board of Directors
Emmaus of Southeast Michigan

Spring 2017 Walks

Fenton United Methodist Church

119 S. Leroy St., Fenton, MI 48430

Men’s Walk #176 April 27th-30th, 2017

Women’s Walk #1777 May 4th - 7th, 2017

What is Emmaus and Chrysalis


Pilgrims, Sponsors & Team

After the Walk


About Emmaus

While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them.
– Luke 24:15

The walk to Emmaus 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 Walk to Emmaus experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor.  After one accepts this invitation they complete an application.  The Emmaus 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 to support each other in their ongoing walk with Christ.

 Through the formational process of accountable discipleship in small groups and participation in the Emmaus community, each participant’s individual gifts and servant-leadership skills are developed for use in the local church and its mission.  Participants are encouraged to find ways to live out their individual call to discipleship in their home, church, and community.

The objective of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge, and equip the local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities and places of work.  Emmaus lifts up a way for our grace-filled lives to be lived and shared with others.

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The Mission of Emmaus

Empowering Leaders to be the hands and feet of Christ
Fourth Day Leaders Embodying Jesus Christ

“I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God’s creational intentions.”
-- Unknown

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Who Should Go to Emmaus

Emmaus is open to members of any Christian denomination.
Emmaus is for the development of Christian leaders who:

  • Are members of a local church
  • Have a desire to strengthen their spiritual lives
  • May have unanswered questions about their faith
  • Understand that being a Christian involves responsibility
  • Are willing to dedicate their everyday lives to God in an ongoing manner

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What happens on the Emmaus Weekend?

You will enjoy three days of singing, learning, laughing, worshiping, reflecting, praying and participating in small groups.  Discussions center around fifteen talks given by laity and clergy.  These talks present the theme of God’s grace, how that grace comes alive in the Christian community and how it is expressed in the world.  You’ll also discover how grace is real in your life, how you live a life of grace, and how you bring that grace to others.

You will have the opportunity to participate in the daily celebration of Holy Communion and to understand more fully the body of Christ.  You will experience God’s grace through the prayers and acts of anonymous service offered by the Emmaus community.  You will leave with an experience of Christian love in action that will equip you for new levels of grace-filled service and leadership

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4th Day / Group Reunion

Womens Group’s

Contact: Deb Lakies – 810-730-5757
When: Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Atherton UMC, 4010 Lippincott Blvd., Burton 48519

CANTON (women)
Contact: Laura May – 734-546-5176 / laura.tulips@gmail.com
When: 1st & 3rd Thursday – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Panera Bread, 41950 Ford Road, Canton

CLIO (women)
Contact: Pat Irish – 810-686-0959 / pirish810@aol.com
Contact: Les Randall – 810-687-6631
When: Wednesday – 8:00 a.m
Where: Tim Hortons – 4140 W. Vienna Road, Clio

Contact: Sherry Young – 734-8911636/ believer56@sbcglobal.net/
When: Every other Wednesday from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Farmington First United Methodist Church in Farmington
Comments: Every 6-8 weeks we do a combined dinner with the men’s group

FENTON (women)
Contact: Anita Conly – 810-629-1874 / anitaconly@yahoo.com
Contact: Susan Florida – 810-629-2148 / floridasue@sbcglobal.net
When: Wednesday – 7:00 a.m.
Where: Panera Bread – 3500 Owen Road, Fenton

FENTON (women)
Contact: Susan Florida – 810-629-2148 / floridasue@sbcglobal.net
When: 1st and 3rd Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fenton UMC Library – 119 S. Leroy Street, Fenton

FLINT (women)
Contact: Maria Fritcher – 810-820-9162
When: Thursday – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Olympic Coney Island – 3719 E Court Street, Flint

GOODRICH (women)
Contact: Faith White – 810-636-7919 / faithw2011@centurylink.net
When: Call for info on date/time
Where: Faith White’s home – 11353 Horton Road, Goodrich

Contact: Julie Bedsole – 810-695-8085 / julieandkyleb@sbcglobal.net
When: Thursday – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Sophia’s Kitchen, 11395 S. Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc

PLYMOUTH (women)
Contact: Martha Daigneau – mdaigneau@gmail.com
When: Wednesday from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m
Where: Plymouth First UMC – 45201 N. Territorial, Plymouth

Contact: Pam Trigger – 810-622-9284
When: 1st Thursday of each month – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Port Sanilac UMC – 7209 Main Street, Port Sanilac

ROMULUS (mixed)
Contact: Mary Stradling – 734-941-0736 / info@romcomumc.org
When: 1st Tuesday of each month – 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Community UMC, 11160 Olive Street, Romulus

Contact: Chito Middleton – 586-219-9320 / chitomiddleton@yahoo.com
When: 4th Monday of each month – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Trinity United Methodist Church, 18303 Common Road, Roseville

Contact: Donna Schirs – 586-405-6406 / donna.schirs@us.atlascopco.com
When: Tuesday – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Panera’s – 8492 26 Mile Road, Shelby Twp.

Contact: Joy Engle – 586-557-7188 / geanelle8@gmail.com
When: Thursday – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Panera’s – 8492 26 Mile Road, Shelby Twp.

Contact: Ken Kneisel – 248-437-8612
When: Tuesday – 6:30 a.m
Where: South Lyon First UMC – 640 S. Lafayette, South Lyon
Comments: breakfast after group

SOUTH LYON (women)
Contact: Michelle Walkup – 248-240-4255
When: Thursday – 6:30 a.m.
Where: Java House – 25840 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon

SOUTH LYON (women)
Contact: Pat Brenay – 248-437-6316
When: Thursday – 7 :00 a.m.
Where: Senate Coney Island – 25900 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon

WARREN (women)
Contact: Judy Sutherland – 586-817-2391 / jlsruth39@comcast.net
When: Thursday – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Kerby’s Koney Island – 6004 E 12 Mile Road, Warren

Men’s Group’s

CANTON (men)
Contact: Dan May – 734-546-5175 / cantondan7@gmail.com
When: Thursday – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Grand Traverse Pie Company – 41640 Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth

CLIO (men)
Contact: Mike Darby – 810-610-8500 / 1stnaturalsolutions@gmail.com
When: Tuesday – 9:00 a.m
Where: Classic Coney Island – 2135 W. Vienna Road, Clio

DAVISON (women)
Contact: Patty Woodside – 810-653-5272 / ce.davisonumc@gmail.com
When: Monday – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Davison UMC – 207 E. Third Street, Davison

Contact: Ralph Woodside – ralphwoodside@yahoo.com
When: Saturday – 7:30 a.m.
Where: Leo’s Coney Island – 625 N. State Road, Davison

Contact: Tom Waller – 248-417-6613 / waller0307@yahoo.com
When: Every other Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Farmington UMC
33112 Grand River Ave.

FENTON (men)
Contact: Dan Squires – 810-730-9589 / dsqtool@aol.com
Contact: Lisle Conly – 810-813-7008 / lislewc@aol.com
When: Wednesday @ 7:00 a.m.
Where: Biggby Coffee – 235 North Leroy Street, Fenton

Contact: Gene Turschak – 989-297-0922
When: 1st Friday of the month – 8:00 a.m.
Where: Davinci’s Restaurant – 524 N. Main Street, Frankenmuth

FRASER (men)
Contact: Mel Leach – 586-293-4194
When: Saturday – 8:00 a.m
Where: Christ Fraser UMC – 34385 Garfield Road, Fraser
Comments: Includes a Bible study

Contact: Mark Schulte – 586-246-0969 / mschulte3160@gmail.com
When: Saturday – 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Where: Tom’s Coney Island, 8157 S. State Road, Goodrich

Contact: Rich Hoy – rich@hoys.org
When: Tuesday – 5:30 a.m.
Where: Zack’s Restaurant – 9468 South Main, Plymouth

Contact: Rich Hoy - 734-612-9786 / richhoy@aol.com
Jim Freeman - 734-455-0228 / jdfreemanjr@gmail.com
When: Wednesday – 6:00 a.m
Where: Plymouth First UMC – 45201 N. Territorial, Plymouth

Contact: Rich Hoy - 734-612-9786 / richhoy@aol.com
Bob Goud - goudhomeservices@yahoo.com
When: Thursday – 6:15 a.m.
Where: Zack’s Restaurant – 9468 South Main, Plymouth

Contact: Spencer Schirs – 586-855-0750 / gspencers@me.com
When: Friday – 8:30 a.m.
Where: Leo’s Coney Island, 55250 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby Township

Contact: Spencer Schirs – 586-855-0750 / gspencers@me.com
When: Saturday from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Where: Biggby Coffee – 51185 Van Dyke, Shelby Charter Township, MI 48316

Mixed Group’s

Contact: Scott Clark – 248-763-9714
When: Monday – 7:00 a.m.
Where: Panera Bread – 39450 W. 14 Mile, Walled Lake

Contact: Jeff & Kathy Walters – 248-212-5960 / katjw@comcast.net
When: 2nd & 4th Sundays from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Where: Commerce UMC – 1155 N. Commerce Road, Commerce Township

PORT HURON (men & women – meet separate)
Contact: Rev. Bob Kreger – rkdataman@aol.com / 810-334-6520
Contact: Karen Kreger – karenkreger@aol.com / 810-434-1359
When: Tuesday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Port Huron UMC – 828 Lapeer Avenue, Port Huron
Where: Men meet in Youth Room / Women meet in Parlor

Contact: Gayle Wharfield – 586-979-2447
When: Wednesday from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Panera – 36808 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights

WARREN (mixed)
Contact: Tonja Stapleton / 313-605-9100 / tonjastapleton@gmail.com
When: Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Renewal Church – 11174 E 13 Mile Road, Warren
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