Areas of Service
Sponsoring a Pilgrim/Caterpillar
Set-up/Take down for Walks/Flights
Mealtime during Walks/Flights
Prayer Chart/Prayer Chapel
Serving as a team member for a Walk/Flight
Serving on a PAWTE Community Committee
Serving on the PAWTE Board of Directors
We welcome and encourage your participation in our Emmaus Walks and Chrysalis Flights. Your help is necessary to make the experience one that will bless and have a lasting effect on the pilgrims and caterpillars. Prayer is the backbone of the community, as is commitment. Please pray and ask God to lead you in the areas that you choose to serve. God's timing is always right!
Sponsoring a pilgrim/caterpillar:
A great way to support PAWTE is to sponsor pilgrims for walks and caterpillars for a walk or flight. However, you must pray and give careful consideration before selecting someone to sponsor. Please do not push anyone to come to participate before they are ready. Let God be your guide in approaching someone for sponsorship. Be sensitive to the Spirit's lead and you will be blessed to be a part of a wonderful experience for others!
Duties of a sponsor include:
1. Praying for your pilgrim/caterpillar before, during and after the walk/flight.
2. Answering any questions they have, making them feel at ease.
3. Bringing them to Send-Off.
4. Attending Sponsor Hour.
5. Collecting letters
6. Making sure any worries/concerns they have are addressed so they can focus
on their weekend instead of who/what they left home.
7. Attending candlelight.
8. Attending closing.
Debbie Bushart is the community registrar for Emmaus. If you have questions concerning the Emmaus application process, please contact her at [email protected]
Kelly Joiner is the community registrar for Chrysallis, If you have questions concerning the Chrysallis application process, please contact her at [email protected].
One of the first areas of sharing agape love with the team and pilgrims/butterflies is to help with Set-up and Take-down for a walk or flight. And it is an area that is often overlooked!
The community now owns a storage building which is located at BASIC which houses all our Emmaus equipment, etc. However, it is a big job to unload the building, deliver everything to its proper place and then return it all to storage at the end of the flight/walk. Chrysalis items are stored at Broadway UMC.
Please watch this website and FB page for information about opportunities to help!
Clint Talmadge is the board member currently in charge of this committee. Please contact him at [email protected] to help.
Agape is a very busy area of service! Bed/meal agape is a highlight of the weekend and provides many memories for the pilgrims/butterflies. Your help may also be needed to provide snack agape. Again, information about the needs will be posted on FB and this website.
You may put your reunion group name on any agape that you send.
Tane Alexander is the board member currently in charge of this committee. You may contact her at [email protected].
Mealtime during walk:
All of you remember how nice it was to have your meals served to you and refills being offered before your glass could even get empty! And, of course, our kitchen crew needs a break, so we ask our servers to stay behind to wash the dishes after the meal. Mealtimes for the walks are as follows (with the time for servers to arrive listed after):
Friday Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. (arrive at 7:30 a.m.)
Friday Lunch: 12:30 p.m. (arrive at 12:00 p.m.)
Friday Dinner: 5:30 p.m. (arrive at 5:00 p.m.)
Saturday Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. (arrive at 7:00 a.m.)
Saturday Lunch: scheduled for 12:30 p.m. (arrive at 12:00 p.m.) (This time may
vary based upon the length of time for the communion service)
Saturday Dinner: 5:45 p.m. (arrive at 5:00 p.m.)
Sunday Breakfast: 7:25 a.m. (arrive at 7:00 a.m.)
Sunday Lunch: 12:00 p.m. (arrive at 11:30 a.m.)
You may not remember, but each table was decorated for each meal! And it took a team of people to set those tables up. We have the table decorations well-organized in totes by meal, with a picture of what the table and place-setting should look like. Easy-peasy! But it takes your hands to get it done!
f you have questions or need information please contact Community Lay Director, Mike Looney at [email protected]
Prayer Chapel/Prayer Chart:
Prayer charts are set up for each walk/flight. Prayer times for the walks begin at 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening and continue every thirty minutes until 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening. Prayer charts are available at gatherings. You will also find a link on the menu to the left of the page to sign up for a prayer time.
Prayer times for Chrysalis flights begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday night and continue until 5:00 p.m. Monday.
Attending the activities of the community: (WE NEED YOU THERE!!)
Gatherings are held on the first Saturday of each month. The time and location will be announced on this website and FB page.
During an Emmaus Walk, please attend:
1. Send-off - 7:00 p.m. Thursday
2. Sponsor Hour - 7:30 p.m. Thursday
3. Community Gathering/Candlelight - 8:30 p.m. Saturday
4. Closing- 4:45p.m. Sunday
During a Chrysalis flight, please attend:
1. Send-off - 8:00 a.m. Saturday
2. Sponsor Hour - 8:30 a.m. Saturday
3. Community Gathering/candlelight - 8:30 p.m. Sunday
4. Closing - 4:45 Monday
Serving as a team member:
Serving on an Emmaus Team/Chrysalis Flight is always rewarding and a great blessing. Sharing your talents, gifts and testimonies is a great way to help others experience a great weekend. If you are interested in serving on the team, please go the the "Forms/Applications" page and complete the Volunteer Form. You may also contact the board members or Lay Directors for more information on team selections.
Oatman Farley is currently chairman of the Team Selection Committee. He may be reached at [email protected]
Serving on a PAWTE Community Committee:
The PAWTE Board has several standing committees: Agape, Transportation, Music/Worship, Communications, Kitchen, and Set-up/Take-down. We welcome you to serve on these committees. The chairmen for these are listed on the Board of Directors page.
Serving as a PAWTE Board Member:
The PAWTE Board manages the business of the community. It requires dedication and commitment to serve on the board. You are required to attend monthly meetings, gatherings, and candlelight services. You are also assigned duties each year to help keep the community running smoothly.
Elections are held each fall. Members serve a three year term beginning in January.
If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact any current board member or contact us through this website. Board nominations are made in August and the elections held during the Fall candlelights.
We need your input to fill these positions. And, as always, we covet your prayers.