POSTPONED until April 2021
Men's Walk #61 - Lay Director: Steve Stricklin (Email)
It is with regret due to the COVID-19 threat that we are postponing Men’s Walk #61 that was planned for April 23-26, 2020 at the Omega Center. Know that we are not being fearful. We are being responsible. This is what love requires of us in this season. This was not taken lightly – there was much prayer and consideration taken in this decision by Steve Stricklin, Walk 61 Lay Director, Mary D, Walk 61, Spiritual Director, and the governing Board of our Community. The bottom line is that we wanted to ensure the safety of all of the pilgrims and team members and take into account the recommendations/precautions outlined by the CDC and the Upper Room.
Although this is very disappointing, it is one way of showing our love and concern for one another. We do not know the future walk date, but will keep everyone informed as we work out the details.
Please keep an open mind and give much prayer to our citizens and countrymen. Know our hearts and prayers are with each of you.
Blessings to you my brothers and sisters in Christ and may everyone stay safe and healthy as we move through this COVID-19 threat.
POSTPONED until September 2021
Women's Walk # 62 - Lay Director: Nikki Decker (Email)
I am sure you are wondering what the future looks like for Walk 62 and let me be the first to tell you that there will be a Walk 62. This has been a hard season for so many of us. This spring has brought so many firsts and unknowns. As many of you know the Men’s Walk has postponed until 2021. The leadership team had a Zoom meeting last week and we decided that we should follow suit and postpone as well due to Covid-19 and the uncertainty that is still looming over so many events and public places. Next year, 2021, we will have Men’s Walk
#61 in April and Women’s Walk #62 in September.
This wasn’t an easy choice to make, as no one really knows what next week is going to look like much less next month or September even. During our Zoom call one of the ALD’s mentioned the Bible verse with the phrase “Be still...” After the call, I decided to work on the note to tell everyone what was decided, but I wasn’t sure what to say exactly. I decided to start with Be Still. What does “Be Still” mean? Be still means to stop reaching, stop fighting, and relax. It also means to put your hands down. Sometimes we put our hands up to defend ourselves from all that life can bring our way. I went to the Bible and looked up the verse that says, “Be still.” In doing so, I learned that the Bible uses the phrase “Be still” 8 times! Eight different times in the Bible, God has said, “Pause.” Psalm 46:10 says; Be still and know that I am God. It’s hard waiting on God’s promises without growing weary, grouchy, impatient, or losing faith. During the waiting season, God will ask you to be still. Just to be still, wait on the Lord, and know that
He is God. He will want you to be still and watch Him work, after all; He is in control.
Please keep this Walk in your prayers. Please keep any upcoming pilgrims in your prayers. God knows who they are and when they will feel called to come. Any questions, contact Nikki Decker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info, contact Tom Patterson EMAIL
Omega Retreat Center