Board of Director Elected Positions

Board members have established the following results for 2015 calendar (and beyond):

Herb Simmerman- Community Lay Director
Pastor Jack Orr- Community Spiritual Director
Debbie Campion- Assistant Community Lay Director
Keith Vine- GSWTE Secretary
Bill Whittles- Financial Sec’y
Yvonne Vine- Treasurer

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Class of 2017 Election Results

All 6 nominees will have a position on the GSWTE Board.They were elected during our quarterly Gathering in November. They represent the Class of 2017 as per the election results. Although the option for write-in candidates was exercised (as part of the election procedure), none were offered.

Your Class of 2017 Board members (in alphabetical order) include;

Ann Canter
Judy Niessner
LouAnn O’Shields
Charlie Ryan
Roger Shapley
Keith Vine

Many thanks to all who voted on line, and many thanks to those who voted in person and enjoyed our quarterly Gathering.

De Colores, Charlie Burch
Community Lay Director 2014
Garden State Walk To Emmaus

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4th Day and November Gathering

Please join us in welcoming the newest Garden State Walk to Emmaus community members at the 4th Day Gathering on Saturday, October 18th from 9am – 1pm.

4th Day Community Gathering

Saturday, October 18, 2014

9:00am – 1:00pm

Pitman United Methodist Church

Looking ahead:

November Community Gathering and

BOD Elections

Saturday, November 15, 2014

9:00am – 11:00am

FUMC Toms River

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Fall Garden State Walk to Emmaus Walk #41

Greetings to the Garden State Emmaus and Chrysalis Community.
Dear brothers and sisters,
God is good all the time ….
The Men’s and Women’s Teams for GSWTE #41 are officially in place. Please pray that everything goes according to God’s plan.
The Fall 2014 Walk dates are:
 Sept. 25-28    Men’s Walk at South Seaville
 Oct.   2-5        Women’s Walk at South Seaville
 Oct.   18          Fourth Day celebration for Walk #41
If you have completed Sponsorship Training, you are very welcome to sponsor a pilgrim for this Walk #41.
If you have not completed said Training, please contact me at 732-616-7936 in order to arrange Sponsorship Training prior to this Walk.
Kindly mark the above dates on your calendar in order to participate in the traditional Walk activities.
“This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
John 15:8 (NIV)
De Colores,
Charlie Burch (Garden State Walk To Emmaus Community Lay Director)
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Invitation to Emmaus Community Picnic, June 21, 2014


The Emmaus and Chrysalis Community

Invites you to their annual Picnic

On June 21, 2014

At Smithville Park in Mt. Holly (right off of Rt. 38)

From 12pm to 2pm

This is a pot luck event. Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be supplied by the Board of Directors.

Come out and have a good time. To renew old friendships. Meet new friends. What has God been doing in your life since your walk? Get reconnected with the community. Let us build up the body of Christ.

We will welcome the new Butterflies to the community.

  The event is open to everyone. Past pilgrims, future pilgrims, future Caterpillars and Butterflies.

Invite a friend or two. How many can you pile in your car? Can your church have the most in attendance? We do have a pavilion reserve for Emmaus.

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Garden State Lighthouse Chrysalis Flight #17

Garden State Lighthouse Chrysalis Spring 2014 Dates

Team Training Weekend for both Flights
Date: April 4-6
Location: South Seaville
Girl’s Flight
Date: April 24-27
Location: South Seaville
Contact: Girl’s Lay Director, Cheri Craft at 609-410-2835 or
Boy’s Flight
Date: May 1-4
Location: South Seaville
Contact: Boy’s Lay Director, Jim Kier at
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2014 Gatherings

Gatherings are for us a time to share our Resurrection stories of how God became real to us on the road with a friend or thru a stranger, through scripture, in the breaking of the bread , in the sharing of our love.
On March 15, 2014, at noon @ St Paul’s UMC in Brick, come out and support our covered dish lunch and maintain our relationships with other Emmaus pilgrims and to help us to build a vital community of persons to support future Walks to Emmaus weekends.
Bring a friend who might be interested on attending a future walk.
Our following gathering will be June 21, 2014. This will be our annual picnic gathering. It is being held at Smithville Park starting @ 12 pm. Like all of our gatherings, it is covered dish.
See you all on March 15 and DECOLORES
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Garden State Walk to Emmaus #41

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, greetings to ALL!

Please note the following dates:
April 24-27, 2014  Girls Flight #17
May 1-4, 2014  Boys Flight #17

Walk #41
Orientation – June 14, 2014
Team Training – September 5-7, 2014
Mens Walk – September 25-28, 2014
Womens Walk – October 2-5, 2014
Fourth Day – October 18, 2014

Having this calendar should help you encourage boys and girls, men and women to say yes to this extraordinary discipleship opportunity.
Having this calendar should help to encourage you to say yes to Team service as well.

Please prayerfully consider the information above. Whether you are an upcoming sponsor, or a Team member, or a prayer warrior, kindly reminisce about your personal experience on your Weekend and react accordingly.
God is good …
De Colores, Charlie Burch, CLD 2014

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Team Members Needed to Serve on Chrysalis Flights!

The Spring 2014 Chrysalis flights are coming up and we are looking for team members to serve on the girl’s and boy’s teams!
Training Weekend for both flights is April 4 -6 at South Seaville
Girl’s flight – April 24 – April 27 at South Seaville
Contact the girl’s lay director, Cheri Craft at 609-410-2835 or
Boy’s flight – May 1 – May 4 at South Seaville
Contact the boy’s lay director, Dave Iannucci at 609-463-4884 or
We would love to have you serve on team.  Please pray about it and contact either Cheri or Dave.
Fly With Christ!
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Board of Directors Class of 2016 Election Results

Greetings to the Emmaus Community!

Thank you Pitman UMC for hosting a gathering that included FELLOWSHIP, FOOD and an important ELECTION.

In alphabetical order, the following former nominees are now part of the Garden State Walk to Emmaus Board of Directors Class of 2016 and begin their tenure on 1/1/14:

Scott Bilquist
Debbie Campion
Jeff Canter
Diane Goss
Herb Simmerman
Diane Van Brill

Speaking for the “sitting Board”, I wish to thank all who participated through absentee voting and in-person voting.

Speaking for our current CLD, Pedro Medina,  I repeat his continual sentiments … “IT IS ALL ABOUT JESUS, GIVE HIM ALL THE GLORY AND PRAISE.”

De Colores, Charlie Burch

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