Chattanooga-LaFayette Emmaus Community
History of the Chattanooga/LaFayette Emmaus Community
The Chattanooga/Lafayette Emmaus Community was started in 1989,
from the parent community in Cleveland, Tennessee, and the grandparent community
in Hinton, North Carolina. Attendance at the first community gatherings approximated
twenty to thirty. Verner Ellis was our first community lay director, with the first walk
(Men's Walk) being held in the fall of 1989. At that time, four walks adult walks a year
were scheduled. The Stillwater community (in the Spring City area) was started as an
outgrowth from the Chattanooga/LaFayette Emmaus Community.
Our walks are held at
on Lookout, Mountain.
Today our community has grown to well over 2000 members offering four walks for adults and
one chrysalis flight each year.