From the Desk of the Lay Director – Sep 2018

“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”  Isaiah 40:31.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13.

I paint ceramics on most Fridays.  We get to meet and visit with friends and paint.  But how many pieces of ceramics can you dust in your house?  The owner of the shop came up with a standalone cross with cut out words.  I love doing crosses with “Hope” on them.  I started doing “Joy” crosses.  They are simple to paint. No elaborate or very detailed pieces. One color or two.  I can paint and talk at the same time.  But the beauty of these crosses, I have given every one of them away.  I do not paint any of them with someone (except one) in mind.  But as I finish one, I run into someone who needs a boost, a smile, or a listening ear.

I do not think that I will solve the problem of world peace.  I do not think I will find a cure for cancer.

Probably, most of us will not.  But we can make the world a better place.  I was cleaning out a box and came across some leftover agape pieces.  The one I liked the best “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  A penny was attached to the card.

Do what you can to make the world a better place and the people you meet happier.  As a pastor friend of mind said:  “The Jesus in me loves the Jesus in you.”

Share the gift of your Emmaus experience with others, enabling God’s gift of grace to be passed on.  The fact that the Emmaus experience passes from person to person reflects the relational nature of God and the manner in which God purposefully reaches out to people through people.

If you are not in a reunion or an accountability group, please consider joining one or starting one.  Find one that best suits you.


  • September 13-16 Young Men’s Journey #35
  • September 20-23 Men’s Walk #102
  • September 28-30 Kairos Outside #16
  • October 25-28 Women’s Walk #147
  • November 8-11 Kairos #40

Community Meetings

  • September 6, 2018 Cooper United Methodist Church (16612 TX-293 Loop, Hwy 87 and Woodrow)
  • October 4, 2018 Lakeridge Methodist Church 4701 82nd, Lubbock
  • Babe Chick meetings will start at 6:00, followed by a community Meal at 6:30 (please bring food to share); worship will start at 7:15

PHONE BLAST Community Meeting Reminder:  11:00 AM Wednesday, September 5, 2018. The phone blast is always on the first Wednesday of the month at 11:00 AM.

If you wish to get a phone reminder of the upcoming Community gatherings, please send me an e-mail telling of the phone number you wish the phone blast to call.  Make sure the number will accept a voice message.  The database probably still has the information given on your original walk. You may have changed your phone number or e-mail since then.  Please send me new information.  My e-mail is

The Lay Director Selection Committee is finalizing Lay Directors for 2019 and 2020.  Still need 2 walks to be finalized.

Continue to pray for the Board of Directors and the Team selection committees.

De Colores,

Donna Campbell