May 1, 2014

Walking and Flying With Christ

A Newsletter of the Northern California/Nevada Emmaus/Chrysalis Community
March 6, 2014
With deep regret we inform you that Bud Cassevah passed away in his sleep Friday, February 28.  Bud was key to many of the successes we experienced in the Chrysalis program.  He was an active member of the Chrysalis board and remained as active as possible on the Emmaus board despite having to struggle with multiple medical conditions. Our prayers go out to his family and friends as they deal with this great loss.
Bud Cassevah’s Celebration of Life:
Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Woodland United Methodist Church  620 North Street
Woodland, CA  95695
Appetizer/Dessert Potluck to follow
The family has requested in lieu of cards and flowers, donations would be appreciated to help cover expenses.  The donation account is set up with US Bank.  Starting Monday, March 10 you can walk into any US Bank and request to make a deposit to the Bud Cassevah Memorial Fund.  Alternatively, checks can be mailed to US Bank, 120 West Court Street, Woodland, CA  95695.  Online electronic deposits can be made through PayPal through the following link: Cassevah Fund
Men’s Walk: May 29-June 1; Lay Director, Warren Schwegel
Women’s Walk : June 5-8; Lay Director, Holiday Manley
Team Meeting : April 25-26
Location for all: Woodland United Methodist Church
Boy’s Flight: July 10-13; Lay Director, Neal Williams
Girl’s Flight: July 24-27; Lay Director, Caree Walker
Team Meeting: May 16-18
Location for all: Carson Valley United Methodist Church, Gardnerville, NV
Men’s Walk: October 2-5; Lay Director to be determined
Women’s Walk: October 16-19; Lay Director, George Baker
Team Meeting: September 12-14
Location for all: Epworth United Methodist Church, Fallon, NV
Please be in prayer to discern whom God has put on your heart to sponsor for one of these events.  Applications to serve or sponsor as well as other information can be found on the Community website:   We need Pilgrims and Caterpillars!!!  Scholarships are available.
Meeting held Feb. 1 at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Granite Bay.
The Antioch Church on the Rock has been offered as a place to hold events by Craig Dale of the Riverwalk Community.  We will continue to develop this relationship to assist and support both Communities.
All present were encouraged to remind their reunion group members about annual member donations and to make Agape for Walks and Flights.
The Joy Retreat held Feb 28-Mar 1 in Rancho Cordova was discussed.  It was recommended that a Men’s Joy Retreat be developed.
The Board recommended that event site manuals including information such as local emergency clinics, hospitals, stores, etc. should be created.  Ron and Joanne West used to make these for sites used for events and they were a valuable tool.
Discussion ensued regarding shortcomings in email technology and possible alternatives.  It will be continued at the April meeting.  Communication with the Community is a big priority.
The Board voted to create a new board position and conference room position of Technology and Audio-Visual specialist.  This new conference room position would allow the ALDS’s and Logistics team members to focus on schedules, communication with background, pilgrims and caterpillars. Responsibilities will be further defined as time goes forward.  Becky Stockdale will coordinate development of the position and a manual.  Lay Director for each Walk/Flight would fill/find this conference room position.
Next Board Meeting: April 5, 2014 at South Reno UMC.
In the next few months, time permitting, will take on a new look. Stay tuned to future newsletters, and check the existing site.