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Emmaus Gathering Locations

The ABC Emmaus gathering location rotation now includes the following three (3) churches: Bastrop UMC, Cedar Creek UMC, and Haynie Chapel. The gatherings are held on the first Tuesday of each month.  The current schedule is as follows:

Bastrop UMC

April, July, October

Cedar Creek UMC
February , May, August, November

Haynie Chapel
March, June, September, December

Pot Luck 6:30 Worship 7:15

Dot Files
Cedar Creek Gathering Coordinator
(512) 303-6417

Emmaus Walks
Dates for the next Women's Walk to Emmaus and the next Men's Walk to Emmaus will be posted soon. If you have never been on a walk, please contact Eben or Dot Files at 512-303-6417.  Anyone who has been on a walk, contact one of the pastors for more information.



"Chrysalis" is the name chosen for the youth and young adult version of The Walk to Emmaus, its parent movement, because it symbolizes the spiritual growth that is essential between adolescence and adulthood. That growth is as crucial for youth as the cocoon is for the caterpillar. It is that precious time of nurturing a person's faith for discipleship.

Chrysalis "Flights" (for 10th through 12th graders) and "Journeys" (for young adults, ages 19-24)

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What is "Walk to Emmaus"?

"While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them".

Luke 24:15

ABC Emmaus Community Website

About Emmaus: Program Overview

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." >>More


The Walk to Emmaus is an adaptation of the Roman Catholic Cursillo (pronounced cur-SEE-o) Movement, which originated in Spain in 1949. Cursillo de Cristianidad means "little course in Christianity." >>More

Structure and Organization

The Walk to Emmaus is grounded theologically and institutionally in The Upper Room ministry unit of the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church.

About the Name "Walk to Emmaus"

The Walk to Emmaus gets its name from the story in Luke 24:13-35, which provides the central image for the three-day experience and follow-up. Luke tells the story of that first Easter afternoon when the risen Christ appeared to the two disciples who were walking together along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus.

How to Attend

To get involved in Emmaus, each person must have a sponsor who has already attended Emmaus him- or herself. If you have a friend who has been to Emmaus, ask your friend to tell you about his or her experience with the program.

PHONE: 512-303-1393
Cedar Creek UMC
P. O. Box 33
5630 FM 535
Cedar Creek, TX 78612