Welcome to Adult Spiritual Formation (ASF) at Huntsville First United Methodist Church! We are so thankful that you have taken the time to seek out opportunities for growth.

The ASF program utilizes three aspects of spiritual discipline in order to foster and develop your relationship with God which are: 

  1. Fellowship 
  2. Study  
  3. Service

There are a multitude of engaging classes, Sunday Schools and First Groups from which to choose that will intentionally guide you in these areas.

Adult Spiritual Formation
Henry Everitt

Rev. Dr. Henry Everitt
Local Associate Pastor
Director of ASF
Email Pastor Henry | ext. 269



Adult Sunday School Classes  
All classes are from 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM, except for Heart of Angels and Alpha & Omega, which begin at 10:45 AM.

CLASS NAME
AGE GROUP
STUDYING
ROOM NUMBER
20 Somethings
Late teens-early 30's
The Wired Word (current events from a biblical perspective)
Wesley Center Room 105
Alpha and Omega
All ages welcome
Cokesbury's Quarterly Uniform Series
Main Building Room 125
Big Brothers
Men in their 70's-80's
Cokesbury's Quarterly Uniform Series
Main Building Room 309
Celebrate Recovery
All ages welcome
Celebrate Recovery
Wesley Center Room 104
CrossRoads
Mainly couples in their 30's-40's
"Screens and Teens" by Kathy Koch
Main Building Room 321
Faith
60 and up
Cokesbury's Quarterly Uniform Series
Main Building Room 313
The Friendship Class
Empty nesters who welcome people of all ages
Cokesbury's Quarterly Uniform Series
Main Building Room 322
Friends in Faith
Middle age singles and married couples
"Breathing Room" by Andy Stanley
Wesley Center Room 216
Fundamentals of Christianity
All ages welcome
"Thirty Questions, A Short Catechism on the Christian Faith"
Wesley Center Room 102
G.I.F.T. (Growing in Faith Together)
All ages welcome
"Christian, It's Not What You Think" by Andy Stanley
Wesley Center Room 102
Hannah
Women in their 60's-80's
Cokesbury's Quarterly Uniform Series
Main Building Room 219
Heart of Angels
40's and up, adaptive
Bible Study, crafts, music, missions
Main Building Room 126
Homebuilders
30's-50's
"The Creed" by Adam Hamilton
Main Building Room 221
Martha Dotzheimer
40's-60's
"In The Meantime" by Andy Stanley
Main Building Room 302
Messengers
50-75+, but all ages welcome
Cokesbury's Quarterly Uniform Series
Wesley Center Room 129
Need Us/Becomers
40-80+
The Bible
Wesley Center Room 310
New Covenant
Late 20's-early 30's
Methodism
Main Building Room 319
Open Door
40's and 50's
"In The Meantime" by Andy Stanley
Main Building Room 320
Pathfinders
30's-50's
"Nooma" by Rob Bell
Main Building Room 316
Strugglers
55-80's
"The Creed" by Adam Hamilton
Main Building Room 220
Sunday's Cool
All ages welcome
The Wired Word (current events from a biblical perspective)
Honest Coffee
Upper Room
50+
Cokesbury's Quarterly Uniform Series
Main Building Room 305
Veterans Group
All ages welcome
"Battlefield of the Mind" by Joyce Meyer
Main Building Room 303
Young Couples
Young couples in their 20's-30's
"Community" by Andy Stanley
Wesley Center Room 101


Classes, Sunday Schools, and First Groups: 
The ASF program offers a wide variety of opportunities to engage in biblical education and service. A complete class and group listing as well as ASF program schedule for special events is listed in the ASF brochure, click on the pdf on the right-hand tab of this page to read.

A few highlights are listed under headings throughout the ASF page to help guide you in your choice. If you would like assistance choosing a study or group to join please contact the Director or Assistant Director of Adult Spiritual Formation.

Beginners: 
For beginners to Christianity and faith development we highly recommend that you start with one of the introductory courses listed in the ASF brochure or consider joining an Alpha First Group. In conjunction with an introductory group or class we invite you to take Believing, Belonging, Becoming- a one time, one night class and dinner for visitors and new members.

Retreats: 
If you are seeking a spiritual retreat or “time away” for spiritual renewal we recommend attending an Emmaus Walk. It is a 3 day weekend retreat that leads its participants into a deeper and growing relationship with Christ as well as a renewed sense of community.

SingleSpace 

SingleSpace is a group for older adult singles providing a space for Christian fellowship, support, personal and spiritual growth, as well as opportunities to serve the community. Though an integral part of First United Methodist Church ministries, all singles are welcome regardless of church affiliation.

SingleSpace - Cheap June Events

Five Reasons why you should join a First Group:

  • Get connected with those with whom you have common interests, needs and goals
  • Grow your relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Engage in Bible study and discussion
  • Put your faith to work in service to the community
  • Meet at a time and place that is convenient for your group


Mens Studies and Groups: 
Specialized groups for Men are designated within the ASF brochure and feature prayer groups and study groups for time apart in fellow dialogue, study, and prayer. Men’s Thursday Morning Bible Study is a great place to start if you are a man in search of help in beginning to read and study the Bible. For Men’s fellowship we recommend the Friday morning Men’s Prayer Breakfast.

Women’s Studies and Groups: 
Specialized groups for Women are designated within the ASF brochure and feature Bible Studies and service groups for time apart in dialogue, study, and prayer. For women in search of study and deepening spiritual growth we recommend WOW (Women of the Word) Bible study. For women searching for small group fellowship and service opportunities we recommend joining a United Methodist Women’s Circle.

Travel: 
God’s creation is a mighty and majestic thing to behold. Through the leadership of First Traveler’s both members and affiliates of the church are able to travel together in fellowship groups to various sights both domestic and abroad. Gale Fuller, member of ASF leadership team, leads this program opportunity for any seeking to explore God’s creation and grow in community with other believers.


For more information about Adult Spiritual Formation, please contact:

                               
               Henry Everitt                                   Marla Wood
        Asst. Director of ASF                            Director of ASF
               Email Henry                                       Email Marla
       256-539-5738 ext. 269                     256-539-5738 ext. 252