Reunion Groups

When did the original walk to Emmaus end?  Was it with the breaking of bread with Jesus in Emmaus?  I don’t think so.  Luke tells us Cleopas and his friend rushed back to Jerusalem to report their discovery of the resurrected Lord to the eleven disciples.  So then, did the walk to Emmaus end with the return trip to Jerusalem?  Again, I think not.  The message of God’s love expressed through the resurrection of Jesus eventually spread throughout the world.

When did your personal Walk to Emmaus end?  Was it with the Sunday Closing or did it continue with a Fourth Day Reunion Group?  The Reunion Group experience is vital to reinforcing the spiritual revelation you felt on your Walk, but some people find forming and maintaining Reunion Groups to be difficult.  A natural way to start is with other participants from your own church, or with participants from other churches who live close by.  Someone simply needs to take the initiative.

Your Show Me the Way Community Board is standing by to help.  Through participation in our own Reunion Groups we have experience with Fourth Day meetings, and ideas about getting groups started.  If you’re not already a part of an active Reunion Group, we should be able to connect you with one.  If you want to start a group, we should be able to help you do that also.  What we suggest you do is this: With prayer revisit the feeling you had as your Walk ended and commit yourself to renewing and building on that experience by actively participating in a Reunion Group.  You might find that simply revisiting your experience is enough to fuel the initiative in yourself to seek out or start a Reunion Group.

For assistance, please email Billie Benson at to assist you in finding an Emmaus brother or sister in your area to help you start or find a reunion group.

De Colores!

                         Below is a list of Show Me the Way Reunion Groups



Women's Reunion Group #1: Wednesdays @10:30am- Bolivar United Methodist - 105 E Division

Women's Reunion Group:#2 Tuesdays @4:00pm- Bolivar United Methodist - 105 E Division

Contact: Cher Hargis - 326-8175

Men's Reunion Group:#1 Saturdays @8:00:00am- Bolivar United Methodist - 105 E Division

Men's Reunion Group:#2 Wednesdays @11:00:00am- Bolivar United Methodist - 105 E Division

Contact: Bill Hargis - 326-8175


Wednesdays @6:30am--Branson UMC—Contact Norma Brandt (618) 340-2722

Thursdays @8:00am—Cox (Skaggs) Hosp. Cafeteria—

Thursdays @8:00am— Cox (Skaggs) Hosp. Cafeteria—

*Fridays @7:00am—Bob Evans—Contact Helen Henderson 334-7254



2nd Tuesday @ 2pm--United Methodist Church—Contact Laura McCool 876-5791



Tuesdays  @ noon - Pomme de Terre United Methodist Church, 21046 Cr 295

             Contact Mike Alexander 913-244-9736



Tuesday @ 7:30am-Shirley’s Diner –

Wednesdays @7:00am- Donnie’s Diner —Contact Jerry Beeler 779-0039

Wednesdays @11:30am-Kimberling City UMC—Contact Mary Robertson 272-8212

Wednesdays @11:30am-Kimberling City UMC-Contact Larry Robertson 272-8212

Thursdays @7:00am-Donnie’s Diner-Contact Nancy White 739-2008

Thursdays @7:00am-Shirley’s Diner-Contact Jean Wetzel 739-5711

Thursdays @7:00am-Ma’s Place-Contact Duane Yohe 779-2328

Fridays @8:00am-Shirley’s Diner-Contact Rich Wittig 739-4196



Mondays @4:00pm-MT Vernon UMC-Contact Nancy De Jager 466-1215


 Currently no reunion groups in Ozark. If you're interested in starting or participating in one, contact Karen Biache 581-7005


Every other Saturday @ 9:00am - Cafe 59,  501 N Cliffside Dr, Noel. Contact Billie Benson 825-7948



*Thursday @ 12 noon-Price Cutter, 3260 E. Battlefield at Hwy 65. Contact David Anderson 569-7524

*Thursday @6:45pm – Kingsway UMC – Contact David Anderson 569-7524 or Mark Harsen 836-4392

Thursdays @7:00pm - God’s Glory Girls - Contact Paula Ward 863-0821



*Tuesday @ 4pm - Panera Bread, 138 Old Route 66, St. Robert, - Contact Cheryl Wood (573) 528-3566


 (All telephone numbers are area code 417 unless otherwise noted.)

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