The Crossroads Emmaus Fourth Day Community is eager to involve as many churches as we can to host gatherings.  This gives our community members an opportunity to visit and expirience other churches throughout our area.

In order to host a gathering, your church will be asked to provide:

  • A meeting place for 75 - 100 people.

  • Paper goods and plastic ware for the meal (plates, cups, napkins, knives, forks and spoons).

  • Drinks (tea, water and coffee).

  • 2 child care attendants which have a current, state required background check on file with your church.  Crossroads Emmaus will contribute $60 to the host church to help with the costs of child care.  If you can not provide childcare workers, please let the Crossroads Community Assistant Lay Director know as early as you can so they can advise the FD Community there will not be child care for this gathering.

  • Worship area.

  • Communion Elements (bread and juice).

  • We would love to involve your clergy in the social and worship service.  If your clergy has not been on an Emmaus weekend our clergy is available to assist with the worship service.

  • If your church has a music team, we would love to utilize them for the gathering.  Please let us know at the time of scheduling if you have a music team who will provide music during the gathering.

  • A person from your church or your community to deliver the Fourth Day talk.  Fourth Day talks should be between 5 and 15 minutes in length and address the two following questions: (1) What has the Walk to Emmaus meant to you and (2) What have you done about it?

If your church is not able to provide any of the above, please let the Crossroads Community ALD know at the time of scheduling. 

Crossroads Emmaus Community Gathering Schedule

The Walk to Emmaus can not create a complete Christian foundation in only three days.  The "Walk" is only the beginning of the journey.  Fourth Day Gatherings play a significant role in continuing the "Fourth Day Experience".

Can your Church host a gathering? Host Church Responsibilities


2020 Gathering Schedule
 Date  Location  City / Map
 Jan 17, 2020 Point Comfort UMC  Point Comfort
 Feb 21, 2020 First United Methodist Church  Edna
 March, 2020 First United Methodist Church  Ganado
 April 17, 2020 First United Methodist Church  Victoria
 May, 2020    
 June, 2020 First United Methodist Church  Port Lavaca
 July 17, 2020 First United Methodist Church   El Campo
 Dec 18, 2020 Danevang Lutheran Church  Danevang
   2019 Gatherings
June 14, 2019 First United Methodist Church  Port Lavaca 
July 19, 2019 Grace Presbyterian  Victoria 
Aug. 16, 2019 First Presbyterian  Victoria 
Sept. 20, 2019 First United Methodist Church  Seadrift 
Oct. 11, 2019 John Wesley UMC  Victoria
Nov. 15, 2019 Salem Lutheran Church  Port Lavaca 
Dec. 13, 2019 Danevang Lutheran  Danevang