Welcome to First Christian Church of Huntsville, AL



At First Christian Church of Huntsville, you will find free-thinking, faith-searching, spirit-driven individuals and families who welcome people of all denominations and faith traditions.
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Early Childhood Ministry

We offer a high quality preschool and daycare experience for your child. Our church-sponsored childcare center licensed by the State of Alabama Department of Human Resources.
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Special Music

Watch videos of some of FCC's talented musicians.
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Upcoming Events

Sunday Service 9:30 am

02 Apr 2023 | 09:30 am

Maundy Thursday Service 7 pm

06 Apr 2023 | 07:00 pm

Easter Sunday Service 9:30 am

09 Apr 2023 | 09:30 am

Past Sermons

Sermon 2020-03-29 – Can These Bones Live?

Posted on April 1, 2020, Pastor: Rev. Paul J. Allen, IV

2020-03-22 – Live As Children of Light

Posted on April 1, 2020, Pastor: Rev. Paul J. Allen, IV

Recent News

75th Anniversary Celebration

First Christian Church is celebrating 75 years in Huntsville.  There will be an organ concert...
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House of Hope

Desperately Poor Children Need  our Help CWM hopes you will join us as we financially support...
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Community Free Dental Clinic

As has been the custom for the past several years, the outreach focus for February is the...
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Women of FCC, do you have many wonderful memories of the holidays and feel blessed in so many...
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Pastor's Corner

When you have to sort, decide what you want to keep, pack and then unpack everything that you own you discover quite a bit about yourself.  For instance, evidently Patti and I love potholders and aprons.  So far every box that we have opened for the kitchen has contained one, if not several of these items.  I used to collect aprons from chili cook-offs and wild game feeds that I participated in, you have to know that aprons at these events are like t-shirts everyone gives them away.  Sometimes it makes me wonder where we put all of this stuff and why we kept it in the first place.

However, we have also encountered items that we forgot we had or mementoes that we have been looking for and finally found.  Many of these items are special like the small ceramic angel given to me by a wonderful woman in my first church who purchased the home my grandparents built in North Carolina.  She found the angel in the attic and kept it, until she gave it to me over forty years later.  These possessions spark memories and remind us of friends and family that are not with us anymore.

I think that the scriptures are a lot like these possessions.  Sometimes we unearth a rare gem that for some reason we forgot about, but that we desperately need to hear that day.  Or perhaps we read a favorite story, one that we have read countless times, but on this day we find a new way that it relates to our lives or it triggers a different understanding of our relationship with God.  This is why we read, study and then repeat with the bible again and again.  It is why we should continually reevaluate our beliefs and challenge our faith.  This is why we continue to pray and open ourselves to the voice of God, it is because we are not done, we are never done, we continue to learn, develop, and change in this journey we call faith.

So I invite you to do a little unpacking in the weeks ahead.  Think about why we do things the way we do them in our lives and in the church.  Evaluate your relationship with God and see how it can be made stronger, and above all, remember that the love of our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer continues to challenge, inspire, and make us new each and every day.  Together I am sure we will find something wonderful, Amen.

Pastor Paul

Unpacking the Gospel
Sanctuary Services Protocols Effective May 22, 2021
Sanctuary Service Protocols - Fully vaccinated individuals may choose to attend with or without masks. Attendees who are not fully vaccinated, and children who are able, will continue to wear face coverings/masks inside the church until further notice. There will only be one 9:30 a.m. service offered for the next 12 months. First Christian Church offers virtual services (facebook.com/fcchsv, twitch.tv/fcchsv, or First Christian Church Huntsville on YouTube) every Sunday. While FCC and State recommendations are good benchmarks, we invite all people to worship with us based on their comfort level. Hand sanitizer and masks are available for those who have not brought their own. Prepackaged communion elements will continue to be used and are available in the Narthex. The nursery will reopen on June 6 for the 9:30 a.m. service and the 10:30 a.m. small group time. Attendance is limited (approximately 75) to the ability to social distance (6 feet apart for non-household members). Every other pew will be roped off for social distancing. Members may vocalize during the service, such as stating the Lord’s Prayer, litanies, etc. We will begin singing the Doxology within the service and will look at adding more congregational music as state and national numbers continue to improve. Offerings may be placed in the brass plate when exiting the sanctuary or sent by mail. Food, coffee, and other hospitality services remain suspended until further notice. Small groups (including Sunday school classes) will resume June 6 and meet in person at 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. An Intergenerational Small Group class for children, youth, and any adults that wish to attend will meet at 10:30 a.m. beginning June 6 and continuing through August. Anyone with any symptoms will remain home and celebrate virtually for at least 14 days. Please notify the church office immediately if you develop symptoms after attending a service.