Light of the World Advent Study

Dive deep into the history of the birth of Christ as Pastor June Wilson leads a study of Light of the World: A Beginner's Guide to Advent by Amy-Jill Levine this Advent season!

Location: Room 129 of the Main Building

Time: 5:30 to 6:30pm

Dates: Wednesdays - November 20 and December 4, 11, and 18

Participants may purchase the book on Amazon via this link: https://tinurl.com/y4ytcnze (copy and paste link into your browser)

If you have any questions, please contact Pastor June Wilson at (256) 539-5738, ext. 262 or June@huntsvillefirst.org.

To register please call the church office at (256) 539-5738. 

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Leadership Training 2020

This leadership training is for all current and prospective Small Group leaders.
It will be on Sunday, January 12 from 4:00-5:30pm in the Wesley Center Fellowship Hall.
Heavy hors d'oeuvre and childcare will be provided.  For childcare, please register by Wednesday, January 8, at the latest.

If you are a current Sunday School or Small Group leader, please make this a priority so you can hear our vision for 2020 and we can all be on the same page as Small Group leaders.

Contact Angel Wood with any questions at Angel@huntsvillefirst.org or (256) 539-5738, ext. 252.

Register Here

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Youth Ski Retreat - 2020

The Youth Ski Retreat will take place on MLK Weekend, January 17-20.

Join our Youth for MLK weekend 2020 as we spend the weekend Skiing at Winterplace Ski resort.  Please register early, because space is limited!!

Cost is $425.
Open to 7th thru 12th Grades.
Deposit of $50 due by October 30th. 
Balance due by December 30th.
Tubing is $17 EXTRA.

Payments are non-refundable.
Please submit the following items to Meagan Davis in the Church Office in addition to your Online Registration:
1. FUMC Youth Medical Release Form (if not already on file) - Available on the Youth page under the Ministry tab of the HFUMC website.
2. Copy of Insurance Card (if not already on file or changed)
3. Winterplace Release Form - Find the link to this online form on the Youth page under the Ministry tab of the HFUMC website.

 Once you have registered you can return to make payments by logging in and then clicking on My Registrations to the right.  You will then be taken to the "My Registrations" area.  Click on Registration Details under the event name which will take you to the screen with all the information you entered, here you can make additional payments as needed.

To register please call the church office at (256) 539-5738.

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Beautifully Broken - Women's Retreat 2020

Living water flows from a life restored by the Holy Spirit.

Join the ladies of Huntsville First UMC for the 2020 Annual Women's Retreat,taking place January 24-25 at the Vision Center near Ditto Landing in South Huntsville at 187 Oscar Webster Rd SE, Huntsville,AL 35803

This year's theme is Beautifully Broken.

The retreat begins at 4:00pm on January 24 and ends at 4:00pmon January 25.

The retreat this year requires attendance on both Friday night and Saturday.

Register before December 30 and pay the discounted price of $120.

After December 30, the price of registration will be $140.

Due to work in progress on our online database, at this time we cannot accept online payment.  To pay for the retreat, you may:

  • Bring check or cash to the Huntsville First UMC office on Sundays or during weekly business hours: 8:30am-4:00pm Mon-Thurs or 8:30am-12:00pm Fri.
  • Mail a check to Huntsville First UMC at 120 Greene St SE, Huntsville, AL 35801.

Register now, as space is limited!

If you have any questions about the retreat, please contact Jennifer Dillard at (256) 690-9615 or jennifer.s.dillard.civ@mail.mil.

If you have questions about the registration process, please contact Meagan Davis at (256) 539-5738, ext 244 or meagan@huntsvillefirst.org.

Register Here

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Discovery Weekend 2020

Don't miss out on Discovery Weekend 2020 coming up February 21-23!

Discovery Weekend is a 44-hour camp-like retreat held at our church for students in grades 6-12, with High School students serving as leaders alongside adults.  Students participate in wacky games, hilarious skits, group activities, worship, prayer, rockin' music, yummy food and a BIG party!  

The cost is $75 before February 1 and $100 after February 1.

Registration will remain open until the week of Discovery, but after February 3rd you are not guaranteed "Discovery Swag" (T-shirts, goodie bags etc).  

If you have any questions, contact Joe Vonderheide at joe@huntsvillefirst.org or (812) 212-3379.

Please provide the following, in addition to your online registration, by uploading them at the bottom of this form, emailing them to Meagan Davis at Meagan@huntsvillefirst.org or turning them in at the Church Office:

  • Youth Medical Release - Found under Youth Forms here. (This is a link to the youth form on the Youth Page.)
  • Copy of Insurance Card - Front AND Back (cell phone pictures are fine)

Due to work in progress on our online database, at this time we cannot accept online payment.  To pay for Discovery Weekend, you may:

  • Bring check or cash to the Huntsville First UMC office on Sundays or during weekly business hours: 8:30am-4:00pm Mon-Thurs or 8:30am-12:00pm Fri.
  • Mail a check to Huntsville First UMC at 120 Greene St SE, Huntsville, AL 35801.

Register Here

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Mission Trip to Belize 2020

Join the Huntsville First UMC Youth on a Mission Trip to Belize!

When: June 15-21, 2020
Cost: $1500

Registration and $200 deposit due December 15.
All applicants must be approved by Joe Vonderheide.

Please submit the following items to Meagan Davis in the Church Office in addition to your Online Registration:

1. FUMC Youth Medical Release Form - Available on the Youth page under the Ministry tab of the HFUMC website.
2. Copy of Insurance Card
3. Belize Mission Trip Release Form - Stay tuned!  You will receive information about this release form at a later date.
4. Copy of Passport

Please bring payment (check or cash) to HFUMC Church Office or Joe Vonderheide.
You may also mail a check to HFUMC at 120 Greene St SE Huntsville, AL, 35801.

If you have registration questions, please contact Meagan Davis at Meagan@huntsvillefirst.org or (256) 539-5738, ext. 244.
If you have questions about the trip, please contact Joe Vonderheide at Joe@huntsvillefirst.org or (812) 212-3379.

(Payments are non-refundable.)

Register Here

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Adult Musical Ensembles

Do you enjoy singing or playing an instrument? Are you interested in leading our congregation as they worship God through music? Do you want to make a joyful noise?

Join one of our many Adult Musical Ensembles!

HFUMC Adult Musical Ensembles Include:

• Sanctuary Choir - Open to anyone High School age and up. Leads worship at our 11:00am Traditional Service. They sing a variety of styles of music, major works, and present special music during the holiday seasons. Rehearsal: Wednesday at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary starting August 14.

• New Dawn Voices - This informal mixed choir meets & sings on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month in the 8:45 Traditional Service. No evening rehearsals. Rehearsal: 8:00am Sunday Morning.

• First Family Singers - This small, all female ensemble participates primarily in the 8:45 Traditional Service. They sing a variety of music from traditional hymns to contemporary praise music. Ability to read music is preferred. Rehearsal: Wednesday at 6:00pm in Room 221.

• Handbells - This ensemble plays worshipful handbell music that enhances our worship services. Rehearsal: Sunday 4:00-5:30pm.

• Heavenly Honkers - This group provides brass music in Sunday morning worship services and other church events. Open to anyone who has the enthusiasm and desire to be a part of the group, has their own instrument, and can practice once a week. Rehearsal: Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm in Room 204 (Choir Room).

• Exalt Worship Team - Leads worship for our 11:00 Exalt Service held in the Wesley Worship Center. Participation in the Exalt worship band is by audition only. Rehearsal: Wednesday 7:00pm in the Wesley Worship Center.

• New Song Worship Team - Adults of mixed ages lead the music for the 9:00am New Song Blended Worship Service in the Wesley Center. Rehearsal: Wednesday 6:30pm in the Wesley Worship Center.

Contact our Director of Music, Jillian Gardner, at (256) 539-5734, ext. 226 or jillian@huntsvillefirst.org with questions.

To register please call the church office at (256) 539-5738.

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Children & Youth Musical Ensembles 

Are your children or youth interested in singing or playing an instrument? They can join one of our children and youth ensembles and make a joyful noise!

Children’s choirs (Wee-Joice, Melody Singers and Voices of Joy) begin practicing at 6:00pm on August 21.
Youth Choir begins practicing August 25 at 7:00pm.
Stay tuned for details on Youth Band.
Our children's and youth musical ensembles are:

• Wee-Joice - Infants, toddlers and parents - A time of musical fellowship with your child as they use instruments like shakers and rattles in activities designed to develop both hemispheres of the brain. Meets in Room 212.

 Melody Singers - Age 4 through 1st Grade - Will enjoy a happy mix of singing, movement, playing rhythm instruments, learning a few basic musical concepts, and good choir conduct. Children must be 4 by Sep 1. Meets in Room 302.

• Voices of Joy - Grades 2-6 - Will learn about the Hymnal, the Christian Year, participation in worship and music reading. Choir sings once a month in a worship service and at other special services. Meets in Room 305.

• Youth Choir - Grades 6-8 - An intermediate choir for Middle School and Junior High students. Practice begins August 25.

• Youth Band - Grades 7-12 - Leads worship for students on Sunday nights. They will also lead intermittently in the Exalt worship service.

Contact our Director of Music, Jillian Gardner, at (256) 539-5734, ext. 226 or jillian@huntsvillefirst.org with questions.

To register please call the church office at (256) 539-5738.

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