The Walk to Emmaus is an ecumenical movement designed to further the leadership in local churches. After many prayers, tribulations and perseverance, the Wilmington Area Walk to Emmaus was granted a charter from the Upper Room in Nashville, Tenn.
The governing body planned on having five walks per year. There would be three walks for women and two for the men. It was decided to start with six tables with six pilgrims, or attendees, at each table. Due to the large amount of applications, it was later increased to seven tables to help those that applied attend quicker.
A very large number of people have benefited from attending these weekends. Currently, the numbers have dropped, but there will be a Women’s Walk No. 100 beginning on Thursday, Oct. 25 and ending on Sunday, Oct. 28.
Anyone who has attended a Walk to Emmaus weekend, in any community in the world, is encouraged to support this weekend. It takes lots of people to make a weekend successful. There are slots to fill on the prayer chart, to work in the kitchen, to clean the bathrooms, help with logistics or even to help carry the luggatheiryour walk. The Wilmington Area Emmaus Community wants the newest pilgrims to also have such wonderful memories.
For more information about the Wilmington Area Emmaus Community, check out the website Wilmingtonemmaus.org.
Submitted by Lela McWhorter, Hillsboro.