September 22, 2022


Servants Needed

Hey Guntersville First!  Fall Festival is just around the corner, and we need your help to make this community outreach awesome.  Please click the Opportunities to Serve button below, review the available slots, and sign up.  An insert will also be in this Sunday's bulletin.  Fall Festival will be on Monday, October 31st, from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm!  Thank you for serving!

For questions contact

Charlotte Watts,

Director of Children's Ministries

Fall Festival-Opportunities to Serve


September 25, 2022

Traditional Service:

8:45 am & 11:00 AM Pastor Michael Wilder

New Sermon Series: Design

Message: "Female, Wife, Mother"

Sermon scripture: Genesis 2:18-24 ESV  

Liturgist scripture: Ephesians 5:21-24, 33 ESV

8:45 am Contemporary Service

Pastor Ricky Smith

New Sermon Series: Design

Message: "Female, Wife, Mother"

Sermon scripture: Genesis 2:18-24

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GFUMC YouTube Channel
Live-stream @


Oct. 2 | 5:00 PM | Worship Center

Save the date! Guntersville First will have a town hall meeting in the Worship Center on October 2 at 5:00 p.m. to discuss the different affiliation options. For your convenience, we've added the affiliation comparison chart to our Going Forward webpage.



Oct. 8 | 9-10:30 AM | Tech School

The churches of Guntersville have once again partnered with One Generation Away to host another large Food Distribution event on Saturday, October 8th, at the Marshall Technical School/12312 US-431, Guntersville, AL 35976, from 9:00 am-10:30 am or until the food runs out. Please note that the food distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis; and a rain or shine event.

Volunteers are needed, please contact Heather Epperson to volunteer. Volunteers need to arrive between 7:00 - 7:30 am.

Heather Epperson,

Director of Missions

256.582.2001, ext. 243


Oct. 8 | 11 AM - 1 PM 

Servants/Volunteers Needed

Save the date and join the fun at the Downtown Merchants (DTM) Fall Fest! Guntersville First is hosting The Pumpkin Prayer Station. Kids will enjoy this walk-thru event of the gospel being told through different stations of pumpkin carving and receive some goodies too! The Pumpkin Prayer Station is Saturday, October 8th, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (or until goodies/supplies last), in the GFUMC main parking lot.  We need servants/volunteers for this event; please contact Heather Epperson below to serve.

For questions, contact

Heather Epperson


Sept. 27 | 6:30 PM | Gunter's Landing


We will have our Fall Kickoff meeting on Tuesday, September 27th at 6:30 p.m. We will meet and eat (dutch treat) at the Gunter’s Landing Clubhouse. Former U of A Women’s Basketball Coach Rick Moody will be our guest speaker and hopefully challenge us to live into our role of being the Spiritual leader in our homes and our Church.

Now more than ever, our Church, Christ’s Church, needs us to step up and be intentional in our leadership and service.

Hope to see you there!

Steve Moultrie


Families with Special Needs Kids Ministry

Special Blessings is a ministry for families with special needs kids that helps to offset the burden of their daily routine, including meals/snacks, diapers, etc., and the preparation/cost of supplies needed for their child. We are excited to share with you the opportunity to sponsor a special needs child. The cost is $50-$75 per month. We currently need 12 sponsors for families who have signed up to receive with the ministry.

To sponsor a child contact

Heather Epperson

256-582-2001 ext. 231


See You/Saw You at the Pole

Details are here for September 28th!  Don't miss these opportunities to join your faith with other students. Bring a friend and expect God to show up!

See you @ the Pole

7:15 AM

GMS:  Meet at the grassy area outside of the enrichment hall.

GHS:  Meet at the Football field

Saw You @ the Pole

6:30 PM

Meet at the Alumni Football Field (below GES).

Worship, preaching, and fellowship

Get connected and stay informed with everything Momentum Youth offers by following our Instagram and Facebook pages, then sign up for our Remind notifications. You'll find the links to everything and the upcoming events in the Momentum Newsletter. (Click on the button below)


Michael Wilder,

Director of Student Ministries

(256) 582-2001, ext. 214

Momentum Youth Newsletter


College Aged Ministry

The Flock college-aged ministry for students aged 18-25 yrs. From the video above, you can see that leaders Emma Chinchar and Meg Walker are ready to build a much-needed community for college students who are seeking God. The Flock ministry meets every Sunday from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the House/529 Blount Avenue.


Help Needed

The Kids Club Community Bible Club has grown greatly, with over 90 students on the roster! Praise God!  We need servants/volunteers to meet this wonderful ministry need.  Please contact Charlotte Watts below to serve.


Kids Club will NOT meet on Sept. 22

Kids Club WILL meet on Sept. 29

Who: Ages K-5th grade

What: Non-Denominational After-School Program

When: Thursdays (after school) 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Where: Guntersville Rec Center

Cost: FREE

Contact Charlotte Watts,

Director of Children's Ministries

I Can Serve with Kids Club


Don't Give the Enemy A Seat


We are excited to offer DON’T GIVE THE ENEMY A SEAT AT YOUR TABLE by Louie Giglio, Pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA. 

“It’s time to win the battle of your mind….You don’t have to let negative thoughts control your life. You don’t have to allow the Enemy to influence your thinking. You have the power through Jesus Christ to take control of your thoughts and emotions. Jesus invites you to a table that He has prepared for you – a table where the Enemy is not invited.”

Chapter topics include …

  • The Twenty-Third Psalm – Remix
  • Deadly Lies Exposed
  • Spiral of Sin
  • Freedom Revolution
  • Take Every Thought Captive
  • Grace That Silences Shame

….and more!

For more information, please contact

Kathy Dahlke,

Church Librarian or

C.A.S.T. for KIDS

October 8, 2022

Calling all our fishing friends! Registration is open for the 2022 Lake Guntersville C.A.S.T. for Kids event on October 8, 2022. This is a wonderful ministry providing a fun-filled fishing day for awesome kids! Boats, captains, and volunteers are needed to make this day special for the kids and families. Please see the flyer for details and the registration QR code.

For questions, contact

Jeff Barnes, CAST for Kids or

Director of Traditional Worship

We are currently accepting resumes from qualified and interested applicants for the position of Director of Traditional Worship. Please send your resume to the following A job description is attached for your convenience, click on the button below.
Director of Traditional Worship-Job Description


September 22, 2022

Giving Made Easy

-Mail to 539 Gunter Avenue, Guntersville, AL 35976

-Online Giving at

-Text 2 Give: Text the dollar amount you give to

1(256) 448-3225, follow the (one-time) prompts.

Finance Office (located on the 3rd floor/main bldg.)

Jerilee Gillen, Church Treasurer

(256) 582-2001, ext. 212

Karla Terrell, Financial Secretary

(256) 582-2001,ext. 233

Tithes & Offerings Report
Ukraine Aid-Donate Here


In-house and online

Sunday 09/18/22

773 (359 online + 414 in-house)

In-house Worship

8:45 Traditional - 138

8:45 Contemporary - 134

11:00 Traditional - 74

Youth - 68

Total:  414

Online Worship

FB: 242(8:45C/97; 8:45T/98; 11T/47)

Website: 107 (8:45C/53; 8:45T/38; 11T/16)

YouTube: 10 (8:45C/7; 8:45T/3)

Total: 35


September 2022

Our GFUMC family is special! We want to celebrate each one of you. You are fearfully and wonderfully made! Happy Birthday!!

September Birthdays


September 22-25, 2022

Prayer is part of our spiritual DNA at GFUMC, and we are honored to lift God's people up in prayer. If you or someone you know needs prayer, please contact us!

For all prayer requests and updates, contact

256.582.2001, ext. 210 or ext. 234

Request Prayer
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September 22-25, 2022



PSALM 23:1

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