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December 6th Update from the Board President
Greetings, Brothers and Sisters.
We just completed our December Walk to Emmaus Board meeting. Please know we have met every month since the pandemic became known to us in March 2020. During all of those months, we were hopeful we could have the 2020 Fall Walks. When it became clear that we couldn’t have the Fall walks as scheduled, we moved the Fall 2020 Walks to the Spring 2021, with the hopes that we would be able to have the Walks in March 2021, with Team meetings in January and February. But it appears at this time that we will not be able to keep the Team meetings or Walk dates scheduled for Spring 2021. The current pandemic numbers are moving in the wrong direction. Please know that foremost in our minds is the safety of our Emmaus community, prospective pilgrims, and our host churches.
From Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
1. Because of Covid-19, we are unable to set firm dates for team meetings or the Walks at this time. We are following the directives and guidelines of the State of California, and the County health Departments. Until we can know the Emmaus community, prospective pilgrims, and host churches will be safe, we will not be able to set dates for the team meetings or the Walks, or confirm locations.
2. So that we can be ready for the Walks when we get the green light, we are planning for the Walks. We have had Core Team meetings for the Men’s and Women’s teams. But again, until we can know the Emmaus community, pilgrims, and host churches will be safe, we will not be able to set dates for the team meetings or the Walks, or confirm locations, at this time.
3. I have spoken with the Pastors of the host churches listed for the 2021 Walks, Easton Presbyterian Church, and College Church of Christ, and they appreciate our ministry and are looking forward to hosting our Walks when State Guidelines and directives let us know it is safe to do so.
4. We are also exploring a possible new location for the Walks in case the new dates do not work for the currently listed host churches.
The Spring 2021 Lay Directors, Peter Arnold and Elena Anzoleaga, have been advised about our decision, and we praise them for their patience. As soon as we have more information, we will let you know.
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
In Christ’s Service,
Central California Walk to Emmaus
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