Walk to Emmaus


The Walk to Emmaus is a 72-hour experience that takes a New Testament look at Christianity as a lifestyle. It is a spiritual walk, not a physical walk, designed to strengthen and renew your faith and the local church. The Woodlands UMC is part of the Houston North Emmaus Community. The retreat is held at Kaiserhoff Retreat Center not too far from The Woodlands.

For three days you’ll live and study together with others on the Walk, singing, praying, worshipping and discussing how to grow in faith. You’ll discover grace is real in your life, learn how you can experience grace by bringing it to others and feel God’s grace personally through prayers and acts of service.


The Walk to Emmaus is for Christian disciples who wish to strengthen their spiritual lives. While you may understand that being a Christian involves responsibility, you may have unanswered questions about prayer, study and sharing your faith. No matter where you are in your relationship with Christ, the Walk to Emmaus is a safe retreat where you will find a community of friends seeking a deeper understanding of their faith.


Those interested in going on a Walk must be sponsored by someone who has attended The Walk to Emmaus. An application must be completed and signed by a pastor.

The fee to attend is $180. Scholarships are available based upon need.

  • Download Pilgrim Application
  • Download Sponsor Application

  • Emmaus Informational Lunches

    Come find out more about attending The Walk to Emmaus in 2020. A light lunch will be served and children are welcome.

    Woodlands Campus: February 23 | 12:15 p.m. | Wesley Hall

    Woodforest campus: March 1 | 12:30 p.m. | Room 104
    To register, contact Kathy Bauman

    2020 WALK DATES

    • Men’s Walk #107 | March 19 - 22
    • Women’s Walk #108 | March 26 - 29
    • Women’s Walk #109 | July 23 - 26
    • Men’s Walk #110 | September 24 - 27
    • Women’s Walk #111 | October 1 - 4

    Emmaus Reunion Group

    After you have gone on The Walk to Emmaus, you can continue your journey by joining with other Fourth Day members in a Reunion Group. To find a reunion group that is part of The Woodlands UMC Fourth Day Community, please contact Charleen Allen at charleen.allen@comcast.net

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    If you attended your Walk to Emmaus while at another church, please provide us with your information so we can add you to our church Emmaus Community Directory.

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    Download the pilgrim application

    Download the sponsor application