The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The program's approach seriously considers the model of Christ's servanthood and encourages Christ's disciples to act in ways appropriate to being "a servant of all."

The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with a 72-hour retreat emphasizing themes of God's grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The "Emmaus Community," is made up of those who have attended an Emmaus or Chrysalis weekend.  The community gathers monthly for fellowship and communion.  During and after the three days, Emmaus leaders encourage participants to meet regularly in small groups to challenge and support each other as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Although connected through The Upper Room to The United Methodist Church, The Walk to Emmaus is ecumenical. 

To understand more about the Walk to Emmaus and see the impact that the Walk to Emmaus has on the lives of participants, please view this 10 minute video.

Application for Walk to Emmaus page 1  |  page 2  |  page 3

Application for Chrysalis Flight

About Sponsorship

The LAEC board meets face to face at 7:00pm the second Tuesday of each month at

Pilgrim Global Methodist Church
2965 W Parks Road
St Johns, MI 48879

All community members are welcome. Zoom options may be available in the future.


The Upper Room Ministry Manager is a secure data base tool to enable members of the community to electronically record your contact information, sign up to work on walks, view walk information, to record involvement in a Fourth Day Group, etc.

The community gathers each month for fellowship, a potluck dinner, singing, a devotional time, and communion. All are welcome.

At each location there will be potluck, worship with communion, and sponsorship training.

The locations are:
Every month on the second Friday at 6:00pm
Tower Baptist Church
6157 Tower Ave
East Lansing, MI 48823

Every month on the second Friday at 6:00pm:
Clare Christ Fellowship
3260 Colonville Rd
Clare, MI 48617

Every month on the second Saturday at 4:30pm:
LeValley UMC
4018 Kelsey Hwy
Ionia, MI 48846







Men’s Emmaus Walk #104
Date:  March 7-10, 2024
Location: Mt Hope UMC
501 E Mt Hope Ave
Lansing, MI 48910
Discount Deadline:  Feb 8
Application Deadline:  Feb 22

Women’s Emmaus Walk #105
Date: Oct 17-20, 2024
Location: St Louis UMC
116 S Franklin St
St Louis, MI 48880
Discount Deadline: Sept 19
Application Deadline: Oct 3


Keryx Weekend #28
Date: To Be Determined
Location: Correctional Facility
Boyer Rd, Carson City, MI
To attend the weekend Serenade or Closing: Contact Tom at Tom.Blanken@sbcglobal.net
Prayer Vigil Signup

Chrysalis Girls Flight #52
(ages 13-21)
Date: June 20-23, 2024
Location: Clare UMC
105 E Seventh St, Clare, MI 48517
Lay Director: Kim W
Application Deadline:

Chrysalis Boys Flight #51
(ages 13-21)

Date: June 20-23, 2024
Location: Clare UMC
105 E Seventh St, Clare, MI 48517
Lay Director: Dave T
Application Deadline:

Chrysalis Rushs
Bring your own food and beverage
Dates for 2024, See the Flight of Hope website for details

Flight of Hope Chrysalis Regional Website

Pilgrim Global Methodist Church
Lansing Area Emmaus
2965 W Parks Rd
St Johns, MI 48879

web: LansingEmmaus.org
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