Hi, Friends.

The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. Don't worry! You do not spend the weekend walking! The 72-hour retreat is based on the Bible story from Luke 24 where two Disciples unknowingly walk with the resurrected Jesus only to discover Jesus' identity as they broke bread together in the village of Emmaus.

My husband, James, and I have each attended a Walk to Emmaus weekend and our experiences have renewed our faith in God, inspired our service in the Church, and connected us with an amazing community of believers.

We hope you will consider going on an upcoming Walk. We believe it will have a positive and lasting impact on your spiritual journey.

Pick up an application from the Welcome Desk or the Church office. Please return your completed application directly to me or the church office.


If you have questions, feel free to ask James or myself. We will be your sponsors for the Walks.

First United,
Pastor Tish


Who:     Sincere Christian Men

When:   Thursday, March 17, 2022

             thru Sunday, March 20, 2022

Where:   Pinecrest Camp & Conference Center

             1252 State Highway C
             Fredericktown, MO 63645

Cost:      $125 until Feb 15  ($175 after 2/15)



Who:     Sincere Christian Women
When:   Thursday, March 31, 2022

             thru Sunday, April 3, 2022
Where:   Pinecrest Camp & Conference Center

             1252 State Highway C
             Fredericktown, MO 63645

Cost:      $125 until Feb 15  ($175 after 2/15)

HOW:    Pick up an application from the welcome desk or church office and return it in the offering box or the office.

The UMC Connection: The Upper Room, a ministry unit of the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church, sponsors the Walk to Emmaus and offers it through local Emmaus groups around the world. Although connected through The Upper Room to The United Methodist Church, The Walk to Emmaus is ecumenical.

Learn more about our Missouri East Emmaus here.


Modern Worship - Sundays 10am

Traditional Worship - Saturdays 5pm


113 Grand Avenue, Festus, Missouri 63028