The Piedmont Emmaus Community

Fair View UMC wants to invite you to our Emmaus Community.


What is Emmaus?

The Emmaus movement grew out of the Catholic Cursillo movement, a program to reinvigorate the spiritual lives of leaders of the church. It can be thought of as an anti-burnout program. Patterning itself on the Cursillo model, Emmaus became its Protestant counterpart.


And what is this Community all about?

Piedomont Emmaus is a part of the Walk to Emmaus ecumenical movement of The Upper Room of the United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee.  The purpose of the Walk to Emmaus is spiritual renewal for Christians that are active in the lives of their churches.  We are located in central/piedmont North Carolina.  Geographically, our community stretches from Marion to Shelby to Concord to Statesville.  We have eight Walks per year - two Men's and two Women's in the Spring and again in the Fall.  The Walks are held at Camp Loy White in Casar/Belwood, North Carolina.  The Emmanuel Emmaus Community was officially started on June 23, 1990, in a meeting held at Glen Alpine United Methodist Church. Our first Walks to Emmaus were held at Camp Loy White - the first Men's Walk was held September 20-23, 1990, and the first Women's Walk was held November 1-4, 1990.


Emmaus Doctrinal Statement

The Aim of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge, and equip local church members for Christian action - in their homes, churches, workplaces, and communities. This aim is derived from the belief that we are to be active in our doctrinal position. Our doctrinal position is reflected in our basic Christian
affirmations which are:

* We confess belief in the triune of God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
* We hold faith in the mystery of salvation in and through Jesus Christ;
* We believe that Gods' redemptive love is realized in human life by
 the activity of the Holy Spirit, both in personal experience and in the
 community of believers;
* We believe we are to be conformed to Christ;
* We believe the reign of God is both present and future reality;
* We believe the authority of the Scripture;
* We believe our justification as sinner is by grace through faith and
* We believe the church is in need of continual reformation and renewal.