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.

Alpha and Omega
All ages welcome
Cokesbury Quarterly Adult Bible Study
Main Building Room 126
Big Brothers
Men in their 70's-80's
Cokesbury Quarterly Adult Bible Study
Main Building Room 125
All ages welcome
"Breathing Under Water" by Richard Rohr
Wesley Center Room 104
Mainly couples in their 30's-40's
"When God Makes No Sense - A Fresh Look at Habakkuk" by Bruce B. Miller
Main Building Room 321
60 and up
Cokesbury Quarterly Adult Bible Study
Main Building Room 313
The Friendship Class
Empty nesters who welcome people of all ages
Cokesbury Quarterly Adult Bible Study
Main Building Room 322
Friends in Faith
Middle age singles and married couples
"Life Apps" by Andy Stanley
Wesley Center Room 216
Cornerstone Group
All ages welcome
"Three Things You Need to Know About ______"
Wesley Center Room 103
G.I.F.T. (Growing in Faith Together)
All ages welcome
"A New Creation in Christ - What Exactly does that Mean?"  
Main Building Room 320
Women in their 60's-80's
Cokesbury Quarterly Adult Bible Study
Main Building Room 219
Hearts of Angels
40's and up, adaptive
Bible Study, crafts, music, missions
Main Building Room 127
"Always Fall Forward" by Todd Gerelds
Main Building Room 305
Martha Dotzheimer
"Half Truths" by Andy Stanley
Main Building Room 302
50-75+, but all ages welcome
Cokesbury Quarterly Adult Bible Study
Main Building Room 129

Millennial Falcon

Late teens-early 30's

The Wired Word (current events from a biblical perspective)
Wesley Center Room 204
Need Us/Becomers
The Book of Matthew
Main Building Room 221
New Covenant
Late 20's-early 30's
"Relat(able)" by Louie Gilio
Wesley Center Room 105
"The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem" by Adam Hamilton
Main Building Room 316
What is the What of the Bible
Main Building Room 220

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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                                  Angel Wood
        Asst. Director of ASF                           ASF Admin. Asst
               Email Henry                                       Email Angel
       256-539-5738 ext. 269                     256-539-5738 ext. 252