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FSE June 2018 Newsletter Summer is here!

Welcome to your June, 2018 Florida Sonrise Emmaus community newsletter. Happy Father's Day to all the men out there who make a difference in the lives of those they worship and serve with.

Psalm 74:17 “It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.”

In Memorium -

June 2, 2018 - Very sad to pass along the news that Reverend Jess Baker passed away in Port Orange this morning. He was a huge presence in our community for many years and an example for us all in forgiveness. He will be missed.

Celebration of Life Service - Friday, June 8, 2018. Lohman Funeral Home. 1423 Bellevue Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Graveside Service at 1:00 pm. From 2-7 PM there will be a Celebration of Life Reception at Faith Church on Clyde Morris in Port Orange.

Condolences may be sent to: The Baker Family, 273 Brandy Hills Drive, Port Orange, FL 32129

Pastor Joseph Kim will be leaving Riverview UMC soon, and they're having a farewell worship service and potluck reception soon. We wish Pastor Joseph well with his new church and will miss him and his enthusiasm in our community!

Our June gathering will be at Tomoka UMC, on Saturday, June 16th. 1000 Old Tomoka Rd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Covered dish dinner at 6 pm followed by worship at 7 pm. See you there! De Colores!

1 Thessalonians 5:10-11 “He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

Would you like to serve behind the scenes to help make the walks and gatherings happen? The FSE board has three openings that we will be filling in June. If you'd like to serve your community and help it all come together, drop us a note and let us know. Board members attend monthly meetings & gatherings and serve behind the scenes at the walks. Members attend monthly board meetings and gatherings, and have an assigned role leading up to and during the walks. This is a great position to help prepare you for servant leadership in your church!

  • Position #1 serves through the end of 2018
  • Position #2 serves through the end of 2019
  • Position #3 serves through the end of 2020
Psalm 113:3 “From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.”

We’re still taking applications for the fall walks. If you would like to sponsor a pilgrim, you can download the application from our website, or grab one from Doug Bradley at the gathering. We have a scholarship fund available if you need help with the finances. This is a milestone in the life of our community as we surpass fifty walks, so please join us as we celebrate this golden time. Our next Walk dates are:

  • Walk 50 - men - October 4-7 - Central Baptist
  • Walk 51 - women - October 11-14 - Central Baptist
  • Fourth Day Gathering - October 20 - Covenant UMC
John 4:14 “but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Agape - from Pat Pack

De Colores Everyone! As your Agape chairwoman, I want to encourage each Emmaus reunion group to begin thinking and collecting your Agape (gifts of love) for our October Walks to Emmaus. We will need sixty for the men’s and for the women’s walks. I still remember the pleasant surprise of receiving my Agape during my walk. Each piece of Agape still reminds me of my Savior’s unconditional love. The prayers and hours of service given by so many people from different churches, that made my walk so successful, are needed again this year. I ask that as you make your agape that you pray for God’s will be done for each pilgrim during this year’s walks, so that our Lord may be glorified. - Pat Pack, FSE Board

1st Corinthians 12: 6 “God works through different people in different ways, but it is the same God who achieves His purpose through them all.”
The Emmaus Community

This is a great video from Woodlands UMC that conveys the spirit of the Emmaus movement.

Outreach

Dale Ellen Krazmien asked us to pass along the following message - "There is an urgent need for volunteer Christian teachers in China this summer to teach Chinese English teachers ​English and English teaching methods. Sessions begin July 7- July 29 and July 29-August 20. Housing, most meals are provided and grants to cover airfare are available to qualified candidates. We are also accepting year round applications . If interested please contact humanresources@esec.org for more information."

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