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SPONSOR COMMITMENT LETTER
It is my honor and privilege to share God's grace with you by sponsoring you on the Walk to Emmaus.
The Emmaus Community
of Southeast Michigan has prayed for you from the time of preparation
and
during this waiting time of confirmation
by the Registrar.
They will continue to pray for you throughout
the actual Walk and beyond. You are special to God - to me - and to the Community at large.
As your Sponsor,
I am committed
to do the following:
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Give you a copy of "What is Emmaus?"
and answer
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Notify you when the Registrar
your application;
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Remind
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Offer guidance
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drive you to and from the Walk;
make sure you have dinner on Thursday night;
check you in at the registration table and assist in getting your name tag;
help you getting settled in your room;
return with you to the Community Reception Area for fellowship & snacks;
remain with you, introducing you to others, until it is time to leave;
pray for you during the entire weekend;
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I will help you, as needed (i.e. pick up mail, take out trash, check on pets or plants,
your family with any needs they may have while you are away);
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Pick you up at the Closing
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Help you stay connected
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Introduce
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Show you the many opportunities
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Explain
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Encourage
and make sure you have dinner on the way home;
with Christ and other Christians
you to others in the Community
and model progressive
you to become
and assist
through
a Reunion
and help you learn about Emmaus;
you will have to serve in the Emmaus
servant
Group;
Community;
hood; and
renewed in your involvement
at your local church.
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Please allow me to do these things for you, as I seek to serve Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 4: 1
"Each one
should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering
God's grace in its
various forms." May you have a spirit of cooperation,
acceptance,
and feel God's richest blessings as
you prepare yourself for your Walk to Emmaus.
Sponsor
Emmaus of Southeast Michigan
As sponsors, a perplexing situation often arises when we try to explain to
someone what kind of letter we want them to write to the pilgrim. You may
want to use the following as a pattern for the one you write:
Dear
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(Name) is going to attend a "Walk to Emmaus." (upperroom.org/Emmausj)
These
walks are under the direction of the Upper Room of Nashville, Tennessee and Emmaus
of Southeast Michigan - part of the United Methodist Church. The "Walk to Emmaus" is
a weekend of Christian spiritual renewal. The focus is on Jesus Christ and his love.
Each person is showered with many beautiful gifts of love. One of these gifts is the mail
that persons attending the Walk receive from their friends and loved ones.
As a sponsor, one of my responsibilities is to contact family and friends and ask them to
send a note or letter to (Name) so that he/she will receive it during this special weekend.
This letter is an opportunity for you to express your appreciation of (Name) and what
your relationship means to you. You may want to recall some event which is special to
both of you. This is a letter of love and will only be read by (Name).
Since this is an unexpected gift, we sometimes need to do a little detective work to find
persons who would like to write. Perhaps you could pass this letter along to other
persons that (Name) would like to hear from.
You can make (Name's) walk special by:
- Writing a letter to (Name);
- Sign it and put it in a sealed envelope;
- Write (Name) on the envelope;
- Put (Name's) letter in a second envelope and mail it to me by (date); or
- Contact me and I will pick it up so it can be taken to the proper place.
I hope you will take this opportunity to givea wonderful surprise gift to (Name).
Sincerely,
(Sponsor's name and address)
Agape Letter
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March 1, 2011
Wm Maxwell - Registrar
PO Box 701968
Plymouth, Michigan 48170
Direct line (734) 323-9760 EMAIL: wmaxwell@aol.com
Dear Sponsor,
Your pilgrim candidate
is eligible to attend the Walk to Emmaus
#154, to be held on March 31 - April 3, 2011 at Swartz Creek United Methodist Church in Swartz Creek,
MI. Her participation as a pilgrim in this Walk is subject to your confirmation that your candidate will attend
and confirmation that you are able to fulfill your responsibilities as their sponsor.
Until you respond to the Registrar, no further action will be taken regarding your candidate.
You may call, text, or e-mail Wm Maxwell at 734-323-9760, registration@emsem.org.
If your candidate plans to attend the Walk, you should begin preparing now for a successful experience by
fulfilling the sponsor responsibilities outlined below.
t Read the enclosed "Sponsor Commitment Letter" carefully in order to fully understand what your pilgrim
can expect from you;
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Request, collect, and bring agape letters to the Emmaus Walk site by Saturday evening. Be sure to get
agape letters from your pilgrim's pastor, spouse and family. Enclosed is an example of a "Request for
Agape" that you can use to obtain these letters;
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Sign up for a Prayer Vigil time via the website at prayervigil@emsem.org.
pilgrim, as well as all the pilgrims and team, in your daily prayers;
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Arrange to bring your pilgrim to the Emmaus Walk site beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
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Inform your pilgrim that any unpaid registration costs need to be paid at check-in on Thursday. The cost
of your pilgrim's weekend is $70.00. Assist with check-in at the Emmaus Walk site;
t Plan to participate in the Sponsor's
In addition, keep your
Hour following the check-in on Thursday; and Candlelight at 8:00
p.m. on Saturday;
t Plan to participate in Closing at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, and to take your pilgrim home afterward;
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Support your pilgrim's family while they are away. Make yourself available for emergencies, fellowship
time, and spiritual support.
If you have any questions, please call the Registrar or any member of the Board for assistance.
Yours in Christ,
Wm Maxwell
Emmaus Registrar
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February 18, 2011
Wm Maxwell - Registrar
PO Box 701968 - Plymouth, MI 48170
Direct line (734) 323-9760
EMAIL: registration@emsem.org
Dear:
You are invited to participate in the Walk to Emmaus #154. Please free your schedule from 5:30 p.m. on
Thursday, March 31, 2011 until 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2011. It is very important to have no
interruptions (phone calls, visits, or business matters) during the entire three days.
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1 Check the dates once again: March 31 - April 3, 2011. If you can attend without conflict,
please call or text (734-323-9760) or email the registrar at registration@emsem.org to confirm
your participation. If you do not contact me, you will not be confirmed for the Walk.
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2 Bring comfortable clothes to last from Thursday through Sunday. Bring your own toiletries,
washcloths, towels, and bedding (sheets, blanket or sleeping bag, and pillow) - a mattress and
sheet is provided. Don't forget to bring any medications you need.
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3 Complete the enclosed Medical Form and give it to the Registration table on Thursday night
when you arrive at the Walk. At the same time, payment will be received for the balance of
expenses due (a total contribution of $70.00 per Pilgrim).
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4 Your sponsor will make arrangements to pick you up on Thursday evening and take you to
Swartz Creek United Methodist Church, in Swartz Creek, MI that will be hosting the Walk. Your
sponsor will make similar arrangements for your return trip on Sunday evening.
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5 Leave your cell phone at home. Instead, provide your family with your sponsor's phone number.
He or she will assist your family with any need that may arise during the weekend and can
contact someone at the Walk if contact with you becomes necessary.
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6 You may consider bringing funds to purchase a new book, as there will be a book table
available.
The Emmaus Community is engaged in extensive planning, preparation, and prayer for your Walk to
Emmaus. We are excited to have you become a part of the weekend! Remember, please call, text or
email me immediately to confirm your place on this Walk.
This is the only correspondence
you will receive.
If you do not contact me, you will not be
confirmed for the Walk. If you have any questions, please contact your sponsor first. If you still have a
concern, please feel free to contact me 'at the number or emaillisted above.
Yours in Christ,
Wm Maxwell
Emmaus Registrar
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treatment for myself while at the "Walk to Emmaus", I hereby authorize "Walk to Emmaus" to
call 911 or other medical emergency services on my behalf and/or transport me to a medical
center or hospital. I also authorize any qualified medical person, including but not limited to a
paramedic, nurse, or physician to provide and perform any and all medical treatment, which is
necessary for my well being.
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