Face to Face Walk to Emmaus
By: Al Paton
An adaptation of The Walk to Emmaus, Face to Face is specifically crafted to meet the needs and life-stages of older adults. The program seeks to invite men and women, ages 60 and older, to experience Jesus through an eight session journey. The experience covers subjects such as discipleship, mission, grief, and end-of- life issues. The primary theme of the program is “Living in Grace.” The highly flexible schedule allows participants the freedom to engage in structured Bible study and prayer in a church setting or other community space. Led by clergy and lay leaders, Face to Face strengthens and renews followers of Christ and bolsters the spiritual life of individuals, families, and congregations everywhere. Face to Face is open to members of any Christian denomination who want to strengthen their spiritual lives, discover answers to their questions about faith, and are open to understanding the responsibility of living a Christian lifestyle. Attendees will share in worship, opportunities for Christian learning as well as fun, food and fellowship with other Christ-followers while experiencing an abundance of God’s love and grace.
Encounters will be held in a variety of churches throughout the San Diego District. The next encounter is in September at Chula Vista First United Methodist Church, September 23, 24 and September 30 and October 1. FUMCCV is located at 1200 East H Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910. Cost for the event is $50 which includes all materials, snacks and lunches. Sessions will run from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM each day.
Two member of Foothills have already attended earlier Encounters and would love to share their very positive experiences with you. Please feel free to contact Dorothy Schultz at (619-463- 8006) OR Margie Gillis at (619-334- 9457.
For an application, click here. For more information, contact Barb Bennett or Mary Beth Klaurer at (858) 271-4939. Encounter information and applications are also available in the church office.
You can also watch an informative video at http://facetoface.upperroom.org