The First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville, Arkansas is a vibrant community seeking to Encounter God in all aspects of its life.
As the long-term Pulpit Supply Pastor, I have had the privilege of seeing this congregation in action. Its worship of God is fashioned after traditional Presbyterian worship services with Gathering, The Word, The Eucharist and Sending. I would characterize the theological orientation as “progressive” with cradle Presbyterians and congregants from other faith expressions present in all aspects of the ministry. I have witnessed a culture of openness and tolerance for the individual’s and community’s faith journeys. Each month and on special occasions the congregation celebrates the Lord’s Supper. An Adult, Youth and Children’s Sunday School program nourishes the mind with well-prepared instruction, lots of conversation, many intellectual and faith challenges. This congregation is not afraid to wrestle with the hard questions of faith and life. The Youth Program is small but active. The congregation’s monthly food ministry is a source of nourishment and hope for those in the community that need help during tough times. The new fellowship hall will be a community resource and gathering place. As with many small congregations, Presbyterian Women is well organized and a very positive presence in the life of this church.
If you are interested in participating in a faith-filled, Christ-centered, mission-oriented, progressive, congenial, and welcoming community that focuses on helping all people to encounter God, the First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville, AR is the place for you.
Come join us for Sunday School at 10:00 and worship at 11:00 AM, each Sunday!
Come and Encounter God.
Rev. Mark Lenneville, MDiv, MBA, MTS, LTC(ret)
Long-term Pulpit Supply
In 15 – 20 Years Huntsville First Presbyterian Church Hopes To:
A gathering place for community/Christian services,
Double the number of active members,
A beacon of hope, joy, and love,
Not just the church by the Post Office,
A family supporting each other on our Christian journeys,
The church the community looks to for spiritual leadership, physical help, and moral guidance,
A safe haven for worship.
A symbol of love and safety, a safe place to come in need,
The church home for non-traditional worshipers,
More “known” in the community,
Leaders in and for the community,
A force for self and God’s love in community,
A great place for children and youth to be together, support each other, and learn to be Christians,
Larger and more diverse.
Hope we have not lost the basic Christianity and love inherent here now,
Feed Community (food and spirit),
Have new young members,
Have more music,
Have different types of services (Spanish, praise music, etc),
Have community activities and outreach in different areas,
Open arms to everyone,
Lead young into camps,
DO NOT want to be extinct!
Opportunities for Helping the Community
The 1st Tuesday of each month, our congregation provides needed food, personal care, and household items to people in our local community. We have been serving 30 to 45 families each month, and feel that God is blessing our ministry! Volunteers are needed on the 1st Tuesday morning to help transport the items from United Way and the Salvation Army in Fayetteville to our church. Other volunteers are needed from 3:30 to 5:30 to help distribute the items to our local families. We welcome all to help as we strive to share God’s blessings with others.
Contact us if you would like to help with this local ministry.