What happens on the Emmaus Weekend?

"You will enjoy three days of singing, learning, laughing, worshiping, reflecting, praying and participating in small groups.  Discussions center around fifteen talks given by laity and clergy.  These talks present the theme of God’s grace, how that grace comes alive in the Christian community and how it is expressed in the world.  You’ll also discover how grace is real in your life, how you live a life of grace, and how you bring that grace to others.".READ MORE

a journey with christ

While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them. - Luke 24:15


"The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers.


The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor.  After one accepts this invitation they complete an application.  The Emmaus leaders prayerfully consider each applicant and in God’s time, the person is invited to attend a three-day experience of New Testament Christianity as a lifestyle.


Following the three-day experience, participants are joined in small groups to support each other in their ongoing walk with Christ.


Through the formational process of accountable discipleship in small groups and participation in the Emmaus community, each participant’s individual gifts and servant-leadership skills are developed for use in the local church and its mission.  Participants are encouraged to find ways to live out their individual call to discipleship in their home, church, and community.


The objective of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge, and equip the local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities and places of work.  Emmaus lifts up a way for our grace-filled lives to be lived and shared with others..." READ MORE

Upcoming Events

Next Hill Country Emmaus Gathering: 

Monday, JULY 1st

6 PM, Fellowship Hall

7 PM, Sanctuary

We gather at Kerrville First United Methodist Church, 321 Thompson Drive, Kerrville, TX 78028.

Join your brothers and sisters  for potluck dinner, fellowship in Christ, and praising God together! 

hill country emmaus board


  • Chair, James Jordan  |  jjordan@sbcglobal.net  |  830.285.6089
  • Vice-Chair, Brian Compton  |  a99ies@hotmail.com  |  830.739.0351
  • Secretary, Monica O’Donnell  |  monicaodonnell@me.com  | 817.454.6841
  • Treasurer, Rosalie Reast  |  reast1422@yahoo.com  |  956.313.5331
  • Communication Coordinator, Carole Tucker caroletucker1@me.com  |  830.739.0061
  • Spiritual Director, Rev. David Guthrie  |  feyhillfarm@hctc.net
  • Asst. SD, Sid Spiller
  • Data Coordinator, Maureen Shanks officemgr@fumcmason.org  |  817.279.3702
  • Church Relations |  Melissa Reasoner

Class of 2019  |  Bonnie Bevers, Deanna Jordan, Annie Reast
Class of 2020 |  Ruth Streckbein, Philip Stacy, Kathy Carson, Monica O’Donnell, Joel Brundrett, James Jordan
Class of 2021  |  Brian Compton, Connie Whiting, Rosalie Reast