Women’s Walk #20

Details you need to know about Walk #20:

March 14-17, 2019
Lay Director – Ann Maddox
Spiritual Director – Rev Mike Morgan
Send Off: Swords UMC, Thursday at 7pm
Candlelight: Grace Bible Church at 8pm, Pilgrims arrive at 9:15pm
Closing: Collinswood, Sunday at 4pm

Swords UMC – 1401 Swords Rd, Buckhead, GA 30625
Collinswood – 1180 Fraction Bottom Rd, Buckhead, GA 30625
Grace Bible Church – 4890 Buckhead Rd, Buckhead, GA 30625

Welcome to ORBEC

We are the Oconee River Basin Emmaus Community, and we are dedicated to those who are interested in strengthening their relationship with Jesus Christ, good news to those who are interested in serving God in this community, and a resource to those that are spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

ORBEC currently has two Men’s and two Women’s Walks to Emmaus per year in the Spring and Fall.  All of the Walks take place at the beautiful Collinswood of Aldersgate Camp in Buckhead, GA.

Reunion Group Activities


The Promisekeepers Reunion Group served a DELICIOUS Spaghetti Supper at Wesley Chapel UMC on July 10th.  The Oconee River Basin Emmaus Community is extremely grateful for their service.


The Oconee River Basin Walk to Emmaus Community has a new Reunion Group

The “Women of God” Reunion Group is in the process of establishing mutually agreeable meeting times and dates.  The Group will meet at Freedom Church in Milledgeville, GA.  The contact person for the Group is currently Kathy Martin.  At this time there are five members.  It is such a blessing when ORBEC members come together in new Reunion Groups.  The Emmaus Fourth Day principle is alive and well in the Oconee River Basin Walk to Emmaus Community.                            SC


The Gazebo Guys and their Gals had a lovely Valentine’s dinner on

Tuesday night, February 9, 2016.  They had a great time and wished everyone could have been there.


The ORBEC Prayer Vigil still has openings just waiting for you to sign up to wrap Walks #13 & #14 in constant and consistent prayer over the next two weekends.  Currently the Men’s Walk Prayer Vigil has openings for 73 prayers for the Pilgrims, the team, the staff of Rock Eagle and the families of those serving and attending .  The Women’s Walk currently has 94 openings.  Please sign up  now.

De  Colores                                                                                                                  SC

Fourth Day Blessings



Kairos is the extension of the Walk to Emmaus which focuses on those of God’s children who are imprisoned. Several men and women in the Oconee River Basin Walk to Emmaus Community are active in the Kairos Ministry in prisons within Georgia.

Some of the ORBEC men who are on a Kairos Team tell the story of “Cowboy”. He accepted Christ on Kairos Weekend #13 at Washington State Prison. He claims to have been a soul mate of Satan up until that time. He’s now a free man again and walking tall and strong with the Lord. He was paroled in December 2015.

These ORBEC members had the pleasure of spending time with “Cowboy” on Saturday, January 23rd. They were blessed to be witness to what has transpired in his life. He couldn’t stop giving praises for all the doors that have been opened to him. His church has embraced him, his neighbor has given him a job (albeit, a seasonal one) and even takes him back and forth to work. He is living at home with his mother in a small travel trailer, and anyone can see the Lord is living in him.

This group of men praises God for the redemption of “Cowboy”, and they ask that the Oconee River Basin Walk to Emmaus Community remember him in prayer as he continues his walk with the Lord. They joyfully continue this Fourth Day ministry, knowing that there are more like “Cowboy” who are in need of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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          The Blessings of Sponsorship

Sponsoring a Pilgrim is a win, win situation..  The Pilgrim certainly wins as he or she gets to walk closer with our Lord and Savior.  The Sponsor wins, too, as there is no better feeling than having helped someone to strengthen their faith.

It is never too soon to think about sponsoring a Pilgrim on the Walk to Emmaus.  We need to prayerfully consider the sponsorship of someone we care about, someone we want to have what we gained on our Walk to Emmaus; Someone we want to have that wonderful feeling we felt as we walked closer to Jesus; Someone who we will have helped to have a joyous, richer Christ-filled life.  Do Pass It On!

De Colores 

Clif Smith, Board Sponsorship Servant                                                                                                    


Source: About Sponsorship

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