Agape means love, as in the love of God. It is a wonderful encouragement to the Pilgrims to remind them that they are being uplifted in loving prayer throughout the weekend. As you make or purchase agape gifts for the Pilgrims it becomes a blessing to you as you lift the Pilgrims and Team to the Lord in prayer. Who makes these gifts of agape? As a sponsor of a Pilgrim on a Walk to Emmaus weekend, it is a generally expected that you will make or purchase gifts of agape for the pilgrims and/or team on the weekend. (Remember, this is one of the things you agreed to do when you signed the Walk to Emmaus Application for your Pilgrim.) It is also common for Reunion Groups to make or purchase gifts of agape for a particular Walk. Sometimes certain Reunion Groups make agape gifts for multiple Walks or for all Walks. However, you do not have to be a Sponsor or part of a Reunion Group to make or purchase agape gifts. You just have to have a loving Spirit.When you make your gifts, you may want to attach a label with a particular scripture or simple phrase associated with your gift. You may also want to add your Reunion Group name or church name. These gifts are to actually represent God’s love and therefore we should remain as anonymous servants.
- 82 pieces if you intend for the entire team and the pilgrims to receive your agape
- 67 pieces if you intend for the conference room team only and the pilgrims to receive your agape
- At least 48 pieces if your agape is to be worn (Pilgrims & Table Leaders). Agape meant to be worn will not be distributed if there is less than 56 pieces.
Prayer is the most important Agape - Call the prayer chief to let them know you are ready to sign up.
Make at least 82 pieces - enough for pilgrims and the team. It is a good idea to make extra in case of breakage.
Label your container/package with the number of pieces of Agape.
The Agape Chief will accept your suggestions, but please understand that they have the final say as to where and when your Agape is used. Be sure to label your container/package for the walk, day, or time you have in mind to have this Agape used if you wish.
Please make only table and pillow Agape. Make it Colorful and keep it light and inexpensive.
Any Agape left is for anyone that would like to have it.
Personalized Agape is nice; However: Be sure to have the current list of names and spell all names correctly. A quick call to the registrar, Lay Director, or check the web site for the current info.
Of course, remember what meant the most to you - It may have the same impact on someone else.
Special Gifts for your pilgrim are for the ride home. NEVER LEAVE AGAPE IN A PILGRIM’S ROOM!
Call the Lay Director/Board Rep if you want to know about special needs.
Bring something that your pilgrim likes to eat. It can be fruit, cookies, candy, chips, cake. Baked items are always a big hit. Don't forget drinks. Bottled water is always a good choice as are soft drinks. Remember meals are provided, so you should really check with the Arch Angel before bringing cooked items.
There are several places that you can leave your Agape. You may leave it at Sponsor's Hour, with the any Agape team member, in the Agape room at the camp, or one of several Agape drop-off locations that are posted in the newsletter or on the website walk page.