Face To Face has two community events and you are invited!

Patterned after The Walk to Emmaus, the Face to Face Encounter for seniors starts Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the First United Methodist Church of Missoula from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.!

Please sign up for the PRAYER VIGIL

If you live nearby or far away, we invite you to attend 2 events in support of our senior Pilgrims:

***Saturday, Oct. 19, (Community Candlelight) Meet in the church Sanctuary at 2:00 p.m.  After prayers for each senior, you will sing, carry candles and march to surround the Pilgrims in their darkened Conference Room. This will be a surprise to these seniors!  You may enter through the Alley door or the front glass doors; the Sanctuary is located one level up on the main floor.  Do not go downstairs!  Parking on the street is free on Saturday.

*** Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.  (Community Closing) Closing will be held at approximately 2:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  Family, friends, and the community are invited to this opportunity to hear the Pilgrims as they finalize their experience of the 4 days of Face to Face.  

***Mark your calendars! Fall Gathering 7 pm Friday November 1, 2019.
A dessert POTLUCK at Garden City Church on Higgins Ave in Missoula, MT
Hope to see you there . . .

September community Picnic at Mission Valley Church

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Upcoming Events
Team Selection
4th Day Reunion Groups
Gathering Information
Fundraising News

Upcoming Events

September 14, 2019   – Annual Walk to Emmaus and Face to Face Picnic.
Join us for food, fun, music and fellowship at the Mission Valley UMC from noon till 4:00 p.m.  Menu: BBQ cheese burgers, hot dogs and lemonade. Potluck for side dishes is  A-H  Desserts   I-P Side dish salads or baked beans  Q-Z chips, fruit salad, veggie tray, etc.

October 15, 17, 19, 21, 2019  FACE TO FACE 2019 at Missoula First United Methodist Church.  Deadline to register Sept. 30th.


Contact: Lay Director Barb Blanchard Mahoney 529-4488,  or  Board Liaison
Sandy Hudson at 406-363-7587 or

Find more information from the Upper Room on the Face to Face Encounter

Application for team and clergy are found on the Walk Resource page.

We encourage everyone to lift up the participants and team for the fall 2019 Face to Face Encounter. 


*The Walk to Emmaus is held each spring at the Glacier Presbyterian Camp on Flathead Lake.  The Men’s Walk will be April 23-26, 2020 and the Women’s Walk will be April 30 – May 3, 2020.  Tim Moore is the Men’s Lay Director and Cheryl Bauer is the Women’s Lay Director.
Contact information is found on the “Contact Us” page. If you would like to serve on the team please contact them. Team Selection starts in August.

Clergy, Team and Sponsor Information is found on the Resource Page.

Each pilgrim is sponsored by someone who has already done the Walk.  If it is your first time sponsoring a pilgrim ask someone who has done it before for some tips to be successful. The sponsors job is outlined in the Sponsorship packet   

Sponsors normally bring their pilgrim to the camp Thursday and stay to participate in the Sponsor’s Hour.  On Saturday there is a candlelight service and on Sunday there is a closing service.

Questions?  The Upper Room Emmaus webpage explains the  Walk.  You should meet with the person interested in the Walk and give them an idea of what to expect. Then it is time to get them to fill in an application.  Registration for new pilgrims is due two weeks before the event.  APPLICATION for Pilgrim and Sponsor

Come to Glacier Camp to show your support of the new pilgrims!
On the Walk weekend plan on being there Thursday for Sponsor’s Hour; Saturday for Singing and Prayers; and Sunday for Closing.

Face to Face will be held in Missoula Oct 15-17-19-21, 2019.
Team selection is under way now. If you are interested contact Dean Reese or Sandy Hudson


Upper Room Daily Reflections

Our 4th Day experience is a way to connect
with others who have Walk to Emmaus or Face to Face experiences

Emmaus Community Fourth Day/Reunion Groups 
**W= Women’s Group            M= Men’s Group                C= CoEd/Mixed Group

Dillon Area: –
Contact Cathy-(406)925-1994 to find like-minded Christians 
Hamilton Area
(W) Tuesdays at 1:00 PM at Hudson’s. Contact Sandy – 363-7587  
(M) Tuesdays at 7:30 AM at Coffee Cup Cafe. Contact Mike -369-0801
(C) Thursdays at 8:30 AM. Contact Steve- 642-3781
Helena –   Many groups to choose from. Find details at 
Kalispell – Contact Dan -755-7390-to find like-minded Christians 
Lakeside –  (W)Contact Shelly-546-8537  
(M) Tuesdays at 8:00 AM. Contact Clint Brown 471-5839 
Libby –  No group at this time
Mission Valley- (C) 4th Day of each month at 8:00 AM at MVUMC.
Contact Pastor Derf-644-0122 (o)/853-3200 (c)
Missoula – (M) Tuesdays at Noon First UMC. Contact Pat-529-6868
                        (W) Tuesdays at Noon First UMC. Contact Barb-529-4488
                      – (W) Mondays at 7:30 AM. Contact Barb-529-4488 
Alberton/Frenchtown- (M) Contact Dean-916-412-3905
Superior–  Contact Dana-382-0543-to find like-minded Christians     
Townsend- Wednesdays at 8:00 A.M. Contact Steve and Sue-266-383


Gatherings are held monthly in Lakeside and quarterly in Missoula and the Bitterroot.

Information for Regional Contact at Local Community Gatherings:

Bitterroot / Corvallis Community – Quarterly Gatherings

contact Sandy at 406-363-7587

Dillon Community contact Cathy S-F (406) 925-1994

Lakeside/Kalispell – 3rd Sunday of each month

Contact Julie 756-5206, email for location

6:00 Potluck dinner on the third Sunday.

Missoula – Quarterly Gatherings Contact Barb or Pat at (406) 529-4488

I-90 Corridor Community contact Dana Austin (406) 382-0543

Townsend Community contact Steve and Sue Babcock (406) 266-3838

Fundraising Events:  

The Walk held a garage sale the third week of July to raise money to offset the cost of the Walks. We raised $1500 which enables us to keep the fees as low as possible. For more information contact Mary Ann Skrnich or 541-7767

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