2017 Calendar of Events

The 2017 Calendar of Events for the Birmingham South Cluster is below.  Remember that Candlelight for each walk is on Saturday Night at Camp Sumatanga, with the cluster gathering beginning at 7:45 PM.

February 2-5 – Women’s Walk #462
February 7 – Follow Up at Vestavia Hills UMC
March 2-5 – Men’s Walk #463
March 23-26 – Women’s Walk #464
March 28 – Follow Up at First UMC Hueytown
April 20-23 – Men’s Walk #465
May 2 – Follow Up at Vestavia Hills UMC
May 18-21 – Women’s Walk #466
May 23 – Follow Up at First UMC Hueytown
August 3-6 – Men’s Walk #467
August 15 – Follow Up at Vestavia Hills UMC
September 7-10 – Women’s Walk #468
September 21-24 – Men’s Walk #469
September 26 – Follow Up at First UMC Hueytown
October 12-15 – Women’s Walk #470
October 17 – Follow Up at Vestavia Hills UMC
November 16-19 – Women’s Walk #471
December 5 – Follow Up at First UMC Hueytown 

Birmingham South Cluster Follow Up Meetings begin with a covered dish at 6:30 PM, with the gathering beginning at approximately 7.  Childcare is available with advance registration.

Vestavia Hills UMC – 2061 Kentucky Ave, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
First UMC Hueytown – 110 Sunset Dr, Hueytown, AL 35023

2016 Calendar of Events

MONTH DAY WALK # EVENT LOCATION
January 28-31 451 Women’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
February 18-21 452 Women’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
March 1st B’ham South Cluster mtg Vestavia Hills UMC
3—6 453  Men’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
29th B’ham South Cluster mtg Hueytown UMC
30 – Apr. 3 454 Women’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
April 14 -17 455  Men’s Walk Sumatanga
19th B’ham South Cluster mtg Trinity West Homewood UMC
May 12—15 456  Men’s Walk Sumatanga
31st B’ham South Cluster mtg Hueytown UMC
August 11—14 457 Women’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
25 – 28 458 Men’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
30th B’ham South Cluster mtg Vestavia Hills UMC
September 15—18 459 Women’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
27th B’ham South Cluster mtg Hueytown UMC
October 6 —9 460 Women’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
25th B’ham South Cluster mtg Vestavia Hills UMC
November 3—6 461 Women’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
December 6th B’ham South Cluster mtg Hueytown UMC

Cluster Meetings 2016

The Birmingham South Cluster gatherings have been scheduled for 2016, on the dates listed below.

Notice that we are trying two things different this year.  Gatherings will be held on Tuesdays in 2016, generally on the last Tuesday of each month.  We will also rotate between only two locations, Vestavia UMC and Hueytown UMC.  Meetings will start with a covered dish at 6:30 PM, and childcare will be available.

March 1st at Vestavia UMC
March 29th at Hueytown UMC
April 19th at Trinity West Homewood UMC
May 31st at Hueytown UMC
August 30th at Vestavia UMC
September 27th at Hueytown UMC
October 25th at Vestavia UMC
December 6th at Hueytown UMC

**Due to a schedule conflict, the April 19 followup will be held at Trinity West Homewood UMC (Formerly Oakmont UMC)

2016 Walk Dates

The 2016 Alabama Emmaus Community walks have been announced, and are scheduled for the following weekends.  Please consider sponsoring people for these walks.

451 2016 JANUARY 28-31 WOMEN
452 2016 FEBRUARY 18-21 WOMEN
453 2016 MARCH 3-6 MEN
454 2016 MARCH 31-APRIL 3 WOMEN
455 2016 APRIL 14-17 MEN
456 2016 MAY 12-15 MEN
457 2016 AUGUST 11-14 WOMEN
458 2016 AUGUST 25-28 MEN
459 2016 SEPTEMBER 15-18 WOMEN
460 2016 OCTOBER 6-9 WOMEN
461 2016 NOVEMBER 3-6 WOMEN

Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Sumatanga

The 4th Annual Bud Bottcher Memorial Golf Tournament is to be held  October 31, 2015 8:30 a.m. at Joe Wheeler State Park Golf Course, Rogersville, AL.

All proceeds will go to Camp Sumatanga

4 person scramble teams; shotgun start
Mulligans and Power Drives available

Registration begins at 7:45

$75.00per person includes:
Green fees, golf cart, prizes, lunch
$10,000 hole in one prize

Sponsor a hole for $250, $150, or $100.  See sponsorship form for more details

Make checks payable to Rogersville United Methodist Church.

Email bwatson0331@gmail.com or call (256) 627-3060 or (256) 483-1398 if you have any questions

Registration forms and sponsorship forms available online at www.shoalsemmaus.com (Shoals Cluster website).

Upcoming Walks – Pilgrims Needed!

Please remember to pray for our upcoming Women’s walks:
Walk 447, October 8 – 11
Walk 448, October 22 – 25

Both walks have openings, so if you have a pilgrim you have been considering sponsoring, encourage them to send in an application now!

Updated 2015 Schedule of Events

There have been a couple of changes to the cluster schedule due to recent weather, so please see below an updated schedule for the remainder of 2015.

March 19 B’ham South Cluster mtg     (AGAPE night) Christ Church UMC
April 9—12 440 Women’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
16 B’ham South Cluster mtg Pleasant Hill UMC
16—19 439 Men’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
23—26 441 Men’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
May 1—2 BOARD MEETING Camp Sumatanga
14—17 442 Women’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
21 B’ham South Cluster mtg Riverchase UMC
28—31 443 Women’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
June 25 B’ham South Cluster mtg Trinity UMC
August 13—16 444 Men’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
14—15 ANNUAL TRAINING EVENT Camp Sumatanga
27 B’ham South Cluster mtg Vestavia Hills UMC
September 10—13 445 Women’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
17 B’ham South Cluster mtg Sylvan Springs UMC
24—27 446 Men’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
October 8—11 447 Women’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
22—25 448 Women’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
29 B’ham South Cluster mtg Canterbury UMC
November 5—8 449 Women’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
12—15 Men’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
19 B’ham South Cluster mtg     (AGAPE night) Mtn. Chapel UMC
December 3—6 451 Women’s Walk Camp Sumatanga
10 B’ham South Cluster mtg Pleasant Grove UMC

2015 Follow Up Dates & Locations

The 2015 Follow Up Meeting Dates & Locations have been set, so add them to your calendar!

February 26th – 1st UMC Hueytown
March 19th – Christ Church UMC
April 16th – Pleasant Hill UMC
May 21st – Riverchase UMC
June 25th – Trinity UMC
August 27th – Vestavia Hills UMC
September 17th – 1st UMC Sylvan Springs
October 29th – Canterbury UMC
November 19th – Mountain Chapel UMC
December 10th – Pleasant Grove UMC

We plan to continue the same schedule of Covered Dish starting at 6:30 PM, with Childcare available at EVERY cluster meeting with 48 hour advance notice to Monica Gallups.