Community Gatherings are simply that- times throughout the year when the community gathers for worship, fellowship and experiencing the Presence of God together. One of the best ways to stay connected with your Emmaus community is to attend a Gathering.
Beginning in January 2020, a schedule for community gatherings and training opportunities will be set every three months. We will not always meet on the third Thursdays of each month but on dates and times that work best to support the two walks scheduled as well as community development and fellowship.
Many of our monthly gatherings will be held at The Church at Stone River UMC in Decatur, 3014 Danville Rd SW, Decatur, AL 35603. We enjoy a time of fellowship during a simple potluck meal, followed by praise, worship and the celebration of Holy Communion. You may hear someone share a “Fourth Day” experience- simply the way in which the Lord is currently working in their lives since their own Emmaus Walk. You can also hear the latest about upcoming walks and opportunities for service and training.
The potluck gatherings held at Stone River are “open” and everyone is welcome to attend, whether they’ve been to an Emmaus weekend or not! It is a great way to introduce friends and family members who may be interested in attending a Walk. Be sure to check the calendar for each month’s gathering.
Gathering Schedule for the first quarter of 2020:
January 18th- Walk #35 orientation- breakfast, communion, silent servant information and training to follow. Come show the conference room team that their community supports them! Held at Stone River UMC Decatur at 8:00 am.
February 15th – Commissioning of conference room team and silent servants at Stone River at 9:00 am.
February 29th- Candlelight at St. Benedictine Retreat Center in Cullman. 7:45 pm. Community shares fellowship and communion together before the candlelight service. Your presence makes a difference!
March 3rd- Walk 35 Follow up Celebration! Potluck- bring a covered dish on Tuesday at 6:30 and shower new pilgrims with love and support. Stone River in Decatur.