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Upcoming GREAT BANQUET weekends
Men's Great Banquet #53
Date: September 23-26, 2021
Lay Director: TBA
Women's Great Banquet #54
Date: Sept 30-Oct 3, 2021
Lay Director: TBA
Upcoming AWAKENING weekends
at Connection Pointe Christian Church
Boys' Awakening #19
Date: June 18-20, 2021
Lay Director: Neil Propst
Girls' Awakening #20
Date: June 25-27, 2021
Lay Director: Summer Thomas
Alumni of Great Banquet, Awakening, or any of the many world-wide 3-day Cursillo-method experiences are invited to meet with the Indy West Great Banquet and Awakening community on the second Tuesday of every month for a time of worship, learning, and sharing Lord's Supper.
We will also learn about community opportunities and plans, as well as upcoming weekends.
We normally meet at Connection Pointe Christian Church.
HISTORY OF THE GREAT BANQUET
To become familiar with the Great Banquet, let's look first at the history of its counterparts, the Cursillo and the Walk to Emmaus. The Cursillo (3-day course in Christianity) began in Spain in the 1940s in the Catholic Church. It spread to the United States and evolved for Protestants into the Walk to Emmaus under the auspices of the Upper Room and the United Methodist Church. An Emmaus Movement was started by the First Presbyterian Church in Madisonville, Kentucky in 1982...
IMAGE OF THE AWAKENING
The image of the "Awakening" comes from I Samuel 3: 1-10. Samuel is a boy who ministers to the Lord under Eli, the priest. One night as Samuel is lying down within the temple of the Lord. the Lord calls, "Samuel! Samuel!" Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him, so he did not recognize who was calling him. After the Lord calls Samuel three times, Eli perceives that it's the Lord calling. He instructs Samuel to respond with, "Speak, Lord, for thy servant hears." When the Lord calls again, Samuel does as Eli instructs and hears from the Lord...
GREAT BANQUET Community Leaders:
Lay Directors: Lee and Lisa Smith
Spiritual Director: Ed Zink
AWAKENING Community Leaders:
Lay Directors: Chris and Jessica Renner
Spiritual Director: Paul Wallace