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 at 6:30pm at
Pilgrim United Methodist Church
2965 W Parks Rd.
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
Pilgrim UMC
2965 W. Parks Road
St Johns, MI 48879
Potluck begins at 6:30pm
Note:  Due to the Women's Walk there will be no Gathering at Pilgrim on October 14.  But the community will gather at 8:00pm  for C-Light on October 22.

First Saturday of every month
except March and October at Greenville UMC
204 W Cass St
Greenville, MI 48838
Potluck begins at 5:00pm
Note:  There WILL be a Gathering on October 1 at Greenville.

Men’s Emmaus Walk #96(Postponed)
Date: Oct 6-9, 2016
Location: Mt Pleasant FUMC
400 S Main St
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Application Deadline: Sept 6

Women's Emmaus Walk #96
(Is a GO!)
Date: Oct 20-23, 2016
Location: Mt Pleasant FUMC
400 S Main St
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Application Deadline: October 6

Keryx Weekend #27
Date: February 2017
Location: Correctional Facility
Boyer Rd, Carson City, MI
To attend the weekend Serenade or Closing: Contact Tom at
Prayer Vigil Signup

Chrysalis Girls Flight
(ages 13-21)

Date:  July 14-16, 2017
Location: TBA
Application Deadline: June 27

Chrysalis Boys Flight
(ages 13-21)

Date: July 28-30, 2017
Location: TBA
Application Deadline: July 14

Chrysalis Rushs
Former Salem UMC
2307 W Maple Rapids, Rd.
St Johns, MI 48879
4:00pm to 7:00pm
February 13, 2016 (Canceled)
March 12, 2016
April 9, 2016
May 14, 2016
June 11, 2016
August 13, 2016
September 10, 2016
October 8, 2016 (note change)
November 12, 2016

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

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