Pilgrim and Clergy Applications


Emmaus is open to members of any Christian denomination.   All applications must be printed and mailed to office with deposit and all appropriate information completed. 

Clusters and Communities


There are monthly community gatherings where Emmaus participants meet for fellowship, worship and  informed of the support needs of upcoming Walk to Emmaus weekends, and other opportunities for servant leadership. 

What is the Walk to Emmaus?


The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. 

Latest News and Announcements


Cluster Challenge Winner Announced!

Community Lay Director, Linda Holt, challenged every Cluster to sponsor pilgrims this year and the totals are in!  Congratulations to the Gadsden/Cherokee-DeKalb/Marshall Cluster Grouping for having the most pilgrims sponsored in 2019. They will be awarded the "Holy Spirit Stick" at the December AEC Board Meeting and will keep it for the next year.  

Gadsden/Cherokee-DeKalb/Marshall - 61

Huntsville - 54

Athens/Moulton-Decatur/Shoals - 53

Birmingham East/Birmingham South/South Shelby - 44

Cheaha/East Alabama -20

Tuscaloosa/West Alabame - 20

Franklin/Haleyville/Hamilton - 15

Cullman/Blount - 14

Let's keep the challenge going and share this wonderful gift -- invite someone to an Emmaus Walk in 2020!  

Walk Schedule

Download the Walk Application  (Rev. 10/2019)

Community and Cluster Opportunities -- Application to Serve


Improvements Coming to Camp Sumatanga

In order to strengthen the foundation that the Sumatanga family has lovingly built, an Action Team has been formed to develop a long-term sustainable plan by identifying and then incrementally addressing steps toward a viable future.  Some steps are as tangible as managing current income and outgoing expenses for Summer Camp and Conference Center retreats. Other steps require delicate mapping and steerage.   

 NEXT STEPS:  The Action Team is focused on:

  • Reaching our fundraising goal of $300,000
  • Water Tank repairs
  • Hiring the open jobs – Director of Summer Camp Ministry and Receptionist/Administrative Assistant 
  • Assembling the Summer Camp Team (Director, Ministry Team, Lead Counselors, Activity Staff and Volunteers)
  • Opening Summer Camp 2020 registration 
  • Continuing the repairs, clean-up and renovations of Retreat Centers, Pool Camp and Kitchens/Dining Rooms

Learn more about the changes/improvements coming to Camp Sumatanga.

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Alabama Emmaus Office

PO Box 38, Cropwell, AL 35054, US

(205) 812-0345


 Office hours are from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M Monday through Thursday.