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A letter from Our Community Lay Director:
Hello to all of my brothers and sisters of
Kalamazoo Area Emmaus.
I missed you all at the last community Gathering
in Martin. We were small in size, but big in the spirit. The Kalamazoo
Emmaus board also had a meeting earlier in the afternoon and have come
to an agreement. We have been running a board with less than the number
required by The Upper Room. We have also been without a Spiritual
Director for almost a year. The board members we have are having a hard
year themselves and not making it to the meetings, which leaves us
without enough members there to make decisions. Without a spiritual
leader and full board, we will not be able to continue being the
Kalamazoo Area Emmaus any longer. The Board and prior Spiritual Director
have been diligent in efforts to seek a Spiritual Director over the past
We have elections coming up for the 2016 year. The
term would be for 2016-2018. We are in need of 9 board members and one
Spiritual Director. All positions must be filled! The whole community
needs to attend to vote for nominations brought to the board on November
21 at 11:00am at Martin United Methodist Church. The board will be
meeting again on October 31 to check our progress and see what direction
we are headed for.
So this is it gang, I am coming to you for help.
This is your community and if you want to keep it, it’s up to all of
you. The requirements are: 3-year term of office and ability to attend
ALL board meetings (6 per year), active in a 4th day group, and have
worked in the conference room and auxiliary several times.
This has not been an easy
decision to make. Many tears and sleepless nights have been given to
this prayer and it truly pains me to have to write this message.
If you are being called to
take this on, please contact me at
or call me at
Feel free to talk to other board members as well. Find their contact
It takes a community to grow a
community, and it takes a live community to keep it going.
Community Lay Director