Hilltoppers is a ministry for senior adults age 50 and over that includes opportunities for spiritual growth, education, training, service, and fellowship. We are not “over-the-hill,” we’re on top of it! We are an active, dynamic fellowship enjoying the benefits of Christian community. Our hope is to provide a variety of activities that will appeal to all interests across the senior adult spectrum. There are no membership fees, and you may attend as many or as few activities as you wish. 2017 brochures outlining our upcoming trips and holiday luncheons are now available at the Welcome Center near the sanctuary, and ongoing activities are listed in the Tidings newsletter. For additional information please contact Beth Green (firstname.lastname@example.org). Trips for the remainder of the 2017 year will be The Monte Sano UMC Prayer Labyrinth in Huntsville- May 18, Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham- August 17, Tom’s Wall in Florence- September 21, Jesse Owens Museum in Moulton- October 19, Servico Cotton Gin in Courtland- November 16, Christmas Luncheon at FUMC- December 14.
UMW–United Methodist Women
Our UMW groups are vitally involved in a variety of mission projects. Their mission activities include: • Gifts to missions through pledges, mission recognition in honor of a birthday, new baby, or anniversary. • Gifts to the building and maintenance of Camp Sumatanga. • Saving labels to help purchase educational items for the Red Bird Mission in Kentucky. • Donations for the purchase of Christmas gifts for the children of Sand Mountain Parish. • Cookie trays for the home bound. • Providing scholarships to worthwhile students. • Contributing to Promise Homes, Tennessee Valley Outreach, Neighborhood Christian Center, and schools in Bolivia and Mozambique.
The Lydia Circle typically meets on the second Tuesday of the month in member’s homes.
The Tidwell Circle typically meets on the second Monday of the month at the church.
UMM–United Methodist Men
The United Methodist Men welcome all men of all ages who are members or friends of FUMC. Starting with breakfast, followed by a special guest speaker, the UMM meet each second Sunday morning, September through May, at 7:30 a.m. in the Wesley Fellowship Hall. Except for summer months the UMM Bible study meets each Thursday at 6:30 a.m. in the Minister’s Conference Room. An annual planning retreat is held each June. A Fish Fry is sponsored each August in memory of long term First Church Christian servant Homer Christopher. First UMM supports a variety of area spiritual and mission groups.