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The following email was received on June 11, 2019 and we needed to share this with the community. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any board member.

From: Donna Highley
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:49 AM
To: pete.ward@inumc.org; Kevin Marsh; Kevin Ruch; Nyle Miller; Janet Miller; Pastor Chuck Wotring; Larry Anderson>
Cc: Hess Hall
Subject: Healthy/Growing Communities Consultation

Greetings leaders of the Crossroads, Michiana and North Indiana Emmaus communities,

This email is a follow up to discussions about all 3 communites coming together to go through the Healthy/Growing Consultation. Hess Hall (Upper Room) will be leading this retreat along with my assistance.

So to get things going, we need to decide on a date and place. I am currently trying to contact Epworth Forest to see if we can arrange to have the retreat there, this way lodging can be included as well as a meeting place and hopefully it is accommodating for distance for all involved. At this point, November has been the suggested time frame with a Friday evening and Saturday day. So please let me know what dates would NOT work for you. We are asking the entire board to be present and if possible have a “community” gathering sometime during this time ie. lunch and pm on Saturday.

This is why I am contacting you all so we can plan this together, ie agenda, lodging, meeting space, cost, meals etc. Pete, Kelly Walton gave me your contact information only from Crossroads, but feel free to share this with the rest of your board. If you have further questions, I would be happy to talk to you. My phone number is 260.571.0637.

From the feedback I have received, all communities are “in” with this next steps for growing our communities and I am excited where God will be taking us.

Please reply “to all” with any suggestions and I will also keep you in the loop as I find out more information.

Blessings,

Donna Highley

Emmaus Ministries Consultant