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The Shoals Emmaus Cluster
Serving Colbert and Lauderdale Counties in NW Alabama
PO Box 432, Florence, Alabama, 35631


Cluster Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Meetings begin with a covered dish supper followed at 7:00 p.m. with singing, sharing, devotional and Communion in the sanctuary.
Nursery is provided up to age 10.

January 15, Florence First UMC
February 19, Tuscumbia First UMC
March 19, Florence First UMC
April 16, Tuscumbia First UMC
May 21, Florence First UMC
June 18, Tuscumbia First UMC
July 16, Florence First UMC
August 20, Tuscumbia First UMC
September 17, Florence First UMC
October 15, Tuscumbia First UMC
November 19, Florence First UMC
December 17, Tuscumbia First UMC


The Cluster Board meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Florence First UMC. The exception is on holidays, in which case an alternative date is selected.

January 7, Florence First UMC
February 4, Florence First UMC
March 4, Florence First UMC
April 2, Florence First UMC
May 6, Florence First UMC
June 3, Florence First UMC
July 8, Florence First UMC
August 5, Florence First UMC
September 3, Florence First UMC
October 7, Florence First UMC
November 4, Florence First UMC
December 2, Florence First UMC

Guidelines for the Nursery

Because of the "Safe Sanctuaries" policies that are being implemented by the United Methodist Churches, the Shoals Emmaus Cluster has adopted these guidelines to comply with those policies.

As guests in our host churches, we will abide by these guidelines for the sake of their policies, and for the safety of our children.

Only children ages 10 and under are allowed to stay in the Shoals Emmaus Cluster Nursery.

If children older than 10 are brought to the meeting, they must have one parent remain with them during the worship service in an area separate from the nursery. Anyone who has not attended on Emmaus weekend* does not attend Cluster meetings.

Children will not be allowed to wander around the church buildings unattended during Emmaus meetings.

Parents must be prepared to sign their children into and out of the nursery.

There will be a minimum of two nursery workers for every meeting.

Hours for the nursery workers will be minimally 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Thank you for your spirit of cooperation and charity in complying with these guidelines.

*(The term "Emmaus weekend" includes similar expressions of this three-day experience; e.g. Cursillo, Kairos. Tres Dias; Chrysalis; etc.)

Webservant Email Jimmy McCollum

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