My name is Wayne Swanson. I attended Athens Area Walk to Emmaus # 9, where I sat at the table of Peter. This was back in 1997. I am the chairman of the Board of Directors for 2016. I would like to explain to you that we as a board realize we have some areas for improvement. My goal for the year is to make our website more user friendly with more information that is up to date. Also we will be asking our members through a "point person" at your church to verify your contact information. I feel as though we have lost contact with several of our "family". If we do not have a correct email or phone number then we cannot communicate. This will help update our data base.
More importantly, we have Walk #28 coming March 3 - 6 and March 10-13. We have team formation meetings coming January 23 at Bethel UMC starting at 8:30 with a pot luck breakfast. Dining room teams for both men and women should be there to set up, serve and clean up. You will need this practice. February 6 is our second meeting, which is for conference room servants only, and it will be at Bethlehem UMC in Buford starting at 9:00. The last team formation meeting will be February 20 at Cleveland UMC which will be for all team members, also starting at 9:00.
WE NEED PILGRIMS !!! Please prayerfully consider your family members and church folks that would benefit from attending the GFWTE and talk to them and sponsor them.
We need applications from all team members, so even if you were just called to fill a position, please fill out an application and get it to Joslyn Hilliard, Joslyn.Hilliard@ung.edu, team selection chair, or to Brian Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Wanda Dill, email@example.com, our Lay Directors for Walk #28.
We had a short amount of time to hold team selection and schedule the team formation meetings due to the early walk dates. We need your spirit of cooperation and charity. I hope each of you will be in attendance and pray that these walks will be full of pilgrims and that the Holy Spirit will make His face to shine upon us all.