"THE EMMAUS NEWSLETTER"
THE EMMAUS NEWSLETTER Volume 15 Issue 7 Columbus Indiana Area Emmaus Community, Inc. July 2007 Letter to the Community: Spiderman is not the only one with a web! Check out our Emmaus Community website. It is the best way to keep up to date on what’s going on in the Columbus Indiana Area Emmaus Community. The website is set up with two levels of access. The first level is for general use and is open to the public at www.columbusinemmaus.org. There is another level for community members at w.columbusinemmaus.org/emmaus/members. At this level, you can find more specific information relating to our community, like board member job descriptions and by-laws. To access the member level, you will be prompted for a user name and password. They are: columbusemmaus and 4thday. The website is a great place to find out about gatherings and hoots. It tells time and place and who is to bring snacks. It even has a map to the church. You can also fill out or down-load forms, such as walk and flight applications, team service application forms, and information sheets. You can even sign up to get the news letter by e-mail or regular mail. It’s a great way to update your address or phone number if they change. But that’s not all. There are links to other Emmaus and Chrysalis Communities across the United States and around the world. You can find out about the history of Emmaus, find places to buy books and merchandise, and much, much more. So take time to explore this valuable resource of information. Don’t get caught up in the webs of life on your 4th days. DeColores, Gary Fuquay, Community Lay Director Dates for upcoming Walks & Flights: Chrysalis Flights 25 & 26 Sept 1 – 3, 2007 Men’s Walk #65 October 18-21, 2007 Women’s Walk #66 October 25-28, 2007 “with God all things are possible” Matthew 19:26 b COLUMBUS INDIANA CHRYSALIS COMMUNITY Chrysalis is a three day experience for high school sophomores, junior and seniors (ages 15-18) that provides an opportunity for spiritual growth and renewal through Christian fellowship. Chrysalis equips and challenges Christian youth to deepen their relationship with Christ and inspires participants to live their faith in their home, church, school and community. TO BE FILLED OUT BY THE CANDIDATE: Please Print CLEARLY Name___________________________________________ Name for name tag_______________________ Addesss____________________________________________City/State/Zip_________________________ Phone(____)____________________ Email (print clearly)________________________________________ Date of Birth____________Age_______M___F___Grade(as of Chrysalis date)________________________ School_________________________________________________________________________________ Church and Denomination__________________________________________________________________ I am involved in the following organizations_____________________________________________________ Has Chrysalis been explained to you? _____ State briefly why you wish to be involved in Chrysalis and what expectations you have______________________________________________________________________ Do you have any special needs for the weekend? (Health or physical handicaps, medications, special diet) ________________________________________________________________________________________ Preferred Chrysalis date_______ Candidate Signature_________________________ Date______________ TO BE COMPLETED BY PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF CANDIDATE Insurance Co._____________________________________ID#,Group#______________________________ Policyholder_______________________________________ I, the undersigned parent or guardian of the above candidate, understand the nature and purpose of the Chrysalis weekend. I hereby give my permission for his/her participation in the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of his/her Chrysalis weekend. I give my permission for the staff to transport him/her for activities off-site or for medical purposes. In the event of an emergency the Chrysalis staff has my permission to secure the services of qualified medical personnel to provide the care necessary for his/her well-being. Signature of parent or guardian ______________________________________________________________ REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE CHRYSALIS WEEKEND Applications must be completed in full and submitted with deposit or will be rejected. Enclose a non-refundable deposit of $20.00 (balance due at check-in) or submit the entire amount of $70.00 Make checks payable to Columbus Indiana Chrysalis Community. This is an application form. Submitting does not guarantee your acceptance. You may be placed on a waiting list, as a limited number of spaces are available. You will be notified of your acceptance with the date and location of your weekend. Mail application to: Diane Elmerick, Registrar 8230 W. Old Nashville Rd. Columbus, IN 47201 Phone: (812) 342-8421 Return this form (completed on this side) to your sponsor SPONSOR: MAKE SURE CANDIDATE IS ELIGIBLE FOR FLIGHT (age requirements, emotional/spiritual level, completion of application/deposit) PRIOR TO SUBMITTING APP. It is very important that the sponsor(s) make sure ALL the information requested is completed or application will be rejected. MUST have signature of Pastor or Youth Minister. Youth group leaders are not eligible. Candidates must be sophomore-seniors(or college freshman), ages 15-18/19. Sponsoring a candidate is both a joy and a responsibility. There are things you must do for your candidate before, during, and after the Chrysalis. Chrysalis is designed to provide Christian youth a deeper understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. It is NOT structured to solve deep-seated personal problems. It is not designed with the intent of salvation. All candidates must be sponsored by a person 18 or older who has attended a Chrysalis or Emmaus weekend. May have a younger youth as a co-sponsor. ADULT SPONSOR____________________________________________Phone(_____)_____________________ Email_________________________________________ Church_______________________________________ Address_____________________________________________________________________________________ When and where did you attend Chrysalis or Emmaus?____________________________________________ ___ How long have you known the candidate and in what capacity?__________________________________________ Please tell us about them so that the Chrysalis may be even more meaningful ____________________________________________________________________________________________ YOUTH SPONSOR (if applicable)_____________________________Phone(_____)________________________ Email_______________________________________________ Address_______________________________________ Church_______________________________________ Relationship to candidate_________________Have you helped sponsor before?____________________________ Your Chrysalis Flight#__________Year__________Where_____________________________________________ ***THIS SECTION MUST BE COMPLETED BY PASTOR OR YOUTH MINISTER*** Youth group leader signature is not sufficient. This information will be kept in strict confidence and will enable us to place the candidate in a group where they will benefit the most. Candidates Name_____________________________________________________________________________ Pastor’s Name___________________________________Church_______________________________________ Please circle the appropriate comments: Maturity: Low Average Mature Very Mature Psychological adjustment: Poor Average Mature Excellent Relationship with peers: Quiet Talkative Domineering Shy Well-liked Please make any additional comments that you believe will be helpful or should be brought to the attention of the Spiritual Director______________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ PASTOR OR YOUTH MINISTER SIGNATURE_____________________________Date______ For Registrar’s Use: Date Received___________Flight #________Deposit_________Balance Due_________ResponseDate________ Columbus Indiana Area Emmaus Community, Inc. Home Page: www.columbusinemmaus.org Emmaus Information Page (for community members): www.columbusinemmaus.org/emmaus/members User name: columbusemmaus password: 4thday July Gathering/Hoot Sunday, July 15, 2 – 6 pm. Mill Race Park, Columbus (rain location, Commons Mall, Columbus) Please bring your favorite snacks and drinks This will be awesome, don’t miss it!!! August Gathering Friday, August 17, 7 pm. Cornerstone Community Church, 1088 Sarasota Dr., Seymour J – Z bring snacks and drinks Childcare provided for children 6 and under