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.

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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
Pilgrim UMC
2965 W. Parks Road
St Johns, MI 48879
Potluck begins at 6:30pm

First Saturday of every month
except March and October Greenville UMC
204 W Cass St
Greenville, MI 48838
Potluck begins at 4:30pm

Men’s Emmaus Walk #92
Date: March 12-15, 2015
Location: New Hope UMC
7296 Nine Mile Rd
Mecosta, MI 49332
Application Deadline: Feb 26

Women's Walk #93
Date: March 19-22, 2015
Location: New Hope UMC
7296 Nine Mile Rd
Mecosta, MI 49332
Application Deadline: March 5

Keryx Weekend #25
Date: Feb 13-16, 2015
Location: Correctional Facility
Boyer Rd, Carson City, MI
To attend Serenade on Sunday:
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Chrysalis Girls Flight
Date:  June 19-21, 2015
Location: St Louis UMC
116 S Franklin
St Louis, MI 48880
Application Deadline: May 19

Chrysalis Boys Flight
Date: July 17-19, 2015
Location: St Louis UMC
116 S Franklin
St Louis, MI  48880
Application Deadline: June 17

Chrysalis Rushs
Usual Location: Salem UMC
2307 W Maple Rapids Rd.
St Johns, MI
4:00pm to 7:00pm
February 21, 2015
April 18, 2015
August 8, 2015
October 10, 2015

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

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