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Chrysalis Flights are no longer offered.




Chrysalis is...

...the name chosen for the youth version of Emmaus Weekend, its parent movement, because it symbolizes the spiritual growth that is essential between adolescence and adulthood.

....the growth stage between caterpillars and butterflies is called a chrysalis. On the surface it may not look like much is happening, but the delicate chrysalis process changes the fuzzy caterpillar into an awesome butterfly with wings of intricate designs and intense colors. The chrysalis process symbolizes how Christ can transform you into something beyond your dreams. It happens when you grow beyond yourself, opening your life to Jesus' Power and love.

....a way for you to enjoy Christ's friendship and love and to be Christ's friend and partner in the world. The three days focus on God's grace, your experience with Christ as a friend, what it means to be the body of Christ, and giving love to a needy world.


What happens on a Chrysalis Flight?

You'll spend three days with other people your age in worship, prayer, fellowship, creative expression, recreation, singing, and discussion. You'll experience the love of God through prayers and the acts of service from a loving support community.

You'll hear talks, given by youth and adults, which focus on the needs of maturing youth, offer the message of the gospel and the friendship and example of Jesus Christ. Each day you'll hear five talks, followed by discussion, reflection, and expression of how these messages can encourage your personal faith. The discussions explore how friendship with Jesus can help you live out your faith with family, friends, and other people in your world.


What happens after a Chrysalis Flight?

Just as a butterfly begins the exciting exploration of the world around it, after Chrysalis you will continue to explore the dynamic friendship God offers you through Christ.

Following the three-day event, you are invited to become intentional about your faith through local church participation, small group studies, and interpersonal sharing groups. These activities provide the fellowship and support for serving and giving love to your community and world. Chrysalis also offers reunions and gatherings so you can continue relationships with all of the new people you'll meet at your flight! Chrysalis invites you to build upon your experiences the rest of your life, to spread your wings every day.


Who Participates and Why? Minimize
Chrysalis is for the development of Christian youth who...
  • Wish to gain fuller understanding of God's love for them

  • Are ages 15-18, of any Christian denomination

  • May have questions about prayer, study and Christian action

  • Understand that being Christ's friend (a Christian) involves responsibility

  • Are open to dedicating every day life to God



Flight Information Minimize

Weekend Times to Remember

Butterflies are to arrive at 8:00 a.m. on Friday (of the Flight Weekend)
Enter at the Narthex door at the back of the church. There will be a sign on the door - "Chrysalis Enter Here".

Sponsors Hour
Immediately following "Send-Off" (on Friday morning)
(Sponors Hour is for those who are sponsoring a butterfly. Parents who come to 'send-off' with their child are not expected to attend sponsor's hour unless they have been on an Emmaus/Chrysalis weekend and are their youth's sponsor. Sponsor's hour is held in the Sanctuary.)

Saturday of the Flight Weekend at 8:00 p.m.
This service is only for those who have been on an Emmaus or Chrysalis Weekend. Child care is available.

Sunday of the Flight weekend at 4:30 p.m.
Parents and family of Butterflies are encouraged and expected to attend. Enter through the back door nearest the kitchen (last door on the left as you face the back of the church). Remember to bring a finger food for the reception after the closing worship service - the butterflies and team will be hungry. Child care is available and the nursery opens at 4:00 p.m.


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