This Week @HFUMC

Coming Up This Week

Wednesday, November 24th

Virtual Chapel ARC Worship Service

Virtual Chapel ARC Worship Service
Join 10AM Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 841 1664 5005
Passcode: 436636

 

Pastor Bill’s Bible Study:1 Thessalonians
Join 10AM Zoom Meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 819 5730 6021
Passcode: 079607

 
Sunday, November 28th

In-Person Worship Services
9 and 11AM | Traditional Service
9AM | New Song Blended Service
10AM | Chapel Service
10AM | Children’s Sunday School for age 3 – Grade 6
11AM | Exalt Contemporary Service
*Children’s Church & Nursery available for each service*

Virtual Worship Services
All services may be accessed on our website.

9AM | New Song Blended Service
11AM | Traditional Service
11AM | Exalt Contemporary Service

In-Person Adult Sunday School & Student Ministry

See huntsvillefirst.org for class info

As we gradually emerge as a society from the ravages of a pandemic, we acknowledge and grieve the bruises and scars it has inflicted on us during these dark days. We have struggled with our demons and perhaps sensed the fear and danger of what can happen when we become isolated from one another. As apathy, depression, and anxiety have threatened to overtake our souls, many have lost a sense of direction, wandering blindly around in the dark. The people of God have walked in the darkness.

But there is a light to be seen in the dark. In the coming of our Savior, Jesus, there is hope for the hopeless, love for the lonely, peace for the distraught, and joy for those who mourn. This holy child sent from God comes into our deep darkness, meeting us where we are, bringing light and abundant life. He walks beside us, showing us the way of the Father, and leading us toward the light of a life lived for Him and through Him. He scatters the darkness so that it cannot overcome us.

So we rub our weary eyes and step out of the darkness and into His marvelous, healing light. Awake, O sleeper, and rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you! Join us for this first Sunday of Advent on November 28 as we read Jeremiah 33:14-16 and 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13, and consider justice and righteousness and what it means to shine the light of love during this season.

Give the gift of music – SIGN UP TODAY! Lessons are offered for all ages and include piano, organ, improvisation, and composition. Questions? Need more info? Ready to reserve your slot? Click HERE!

Latham United Methodist Church is hosting GOING THROUGH GRIEF: A Guide to Understanding, Surviving, and Supporting the Grief Process, presented by The Reverend Carl Malm.

Monday evenings | 6-7:30pm | through December 13

Pre-registration is requested by clicking HERE.

FAMILIES! Make plans now to attend the Night of Gingerbread Magic on Wednesday, 8 December, starting at 4:30PM in the Wesley Center Fellowship Hall. This is the perfect family holiday activity – building gingerbread houses together, listening to festive music, and raising money for a great cause – toys for the children being served by our mission partner, Second Mile Development! Register HERE today: $15 to cover the materials we provide for each gingerbread house kit, and $5 for your dinner! SO MUCH FUN!

If you have a Nativity set you would like to have displayed during our Open House on Saturday, December 11, please call Barry Sublett at 256-539-5738, x235, or click HERE. The deadline to participate is December 8.

This is a FREE community event exhibiting over 300 trees that will decorate the park for the holiday season. Tinsel Trail 2021 will be open this season from November 26 through January 2. Why not come out and show your community spirit by taking a stroll through these beautiful trees – and don’t forget to be on the lookout for the Huntsville First Christmas tree!

SAVE THE DATE for this year’s Jingle Jam! Stay tuned for all the details.

Mark your calendar NOW for December 5, when we will experience Lessons & Carols 2021 during the 11am Traditional worship service!

Join Us for our SAGES Luncheon!
Date WEDNESDAY, November 17
Time 12 Noon
Place Wesley Center Small Dining Room
 
Program: Herb Lewis – Backyard Birding 
 
Menu:
Roasted Pork Shoulder 
Roasted Mixed Vegetables
Green Salad
Baguette slices
Pumpkin Bar with Cream Cheese Icing
Cost: $13
 
Hostesses: Pat Moore and Linda Roller
RSVP by 4PM to Pat Moore by Sunday, November 14 (256)-527-5965
Masking and Social Distancing Protocol will be followed per Huntsville First and CDC Guidelines. We look forward to seeing you there!
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO GET YOUR PLEDGE IN!
You may still drop your pledge card off at the church office or pledge online by clicking HERE. Thank you for stepping out in faith with your generous GIFT!

Looking for a way to serve at Huntsville First? We have several new openings for men/women for both Traditional Service Usher teams! If you would be interested in serving on an usher team (which covers either the early or late service one Sunday each month), please contact either Steve Cragon (256-683-3027) or Joe Sutton (256-508-2488).

Huntsville First currently has staff openings for an Associate Director of Student MinistriesAssistant Director of Children’s Ministries, and Set up Technician.

Please see our website for more details on each position, OR contact Jill Gardner, Church Administrator for more details: jill@huntsvillefirst.org

A called Charge Conference has been set for December 6, 2021 at 8pm, and the meeting will be virtual. As a recipient of the packet and ballot regarding the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case, our church must meet in Charge Conference for the purpose of authorizing two trustees to act on behalf of the congregation and cast the church’s ballot prior to the December 14 deadline.

A Zoom link will be sent to elected members of the called Charge Conference.

The main office area will be undergoing some much-needed renovations during the upcoming weeks. The staff has been moved around into other offices & meeting rooms.

If the church phone is not answered immediately – please be patient. Email should be up and running most of the time.