Twickenham's 40th Anniversary

On April 21, 2019, we celebrated Twickenham’s 40th Anniversary. Here are some milestones in our history:

  • The Twickenham congregation started on April 30th 1979 and its first worship service was May 6, 1979.
  • Bob Anderson, the first minister, preached his first sermon for Twickenham on May 27, 1979
  • The first Elders were: Frank Dark, Guy Nerren, David Shipman, Harold Sparks and Delbert Williams
  • Early on, the members worshiped in a room at the Mall, the Raymond Jones Armory facility, the United Auto workers facility, Randolph School and finally moved into our current building at 7500 Whitesburg Drive in 1982.
  • In 1996-1997, the Adult Education, Youth Wing and Gymnasium were added.  In 2009-2010, there was a major remodel of the auditorium, including the replacement of the original stained-glass windows.  

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Learn how to meet the needs of vulnerable children

Starting August 14th and running for eight Wednesday nights through October 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30pm, Twickenham will host a training series for Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®).  Natalie Balch, the Director of Social Services for AGAPE, will teach the class.  TBRI is a trauma-informed approach designed to meet the needs of vulnerable children.  The guidance in the class will offer practical tools for caregivers or those serving children from hard places.  

TBRI is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children.  Because of their histories, children from hard places have changes in their bodies, brains, behaviors, and belief systems. While a variety of parenting strategies may be successful in typical circumstances, children from hard places need care-giving that meets their unique needs and addresses the whole child. TBRI is designed for children from "hard places" and offers practical tools for parents, caregivers, teachers, or anyone who works with children, to see the "whole child" in their care and help that child reach his highest potential. While designed for children from hard places, TBRI  techniques are applicable and useful for anyone parenting or working with children. 

There is limited space, so please RSVP to Steve Crigger if you plan to attend.  We will offer childcare - if you need childcare during these sessions,  please include that information in your request to attend.  Cost for the training is $15/individual and $20/couple.  

We are promoting this as a community event.  If you are interested in helping with the logistics of serving those attending this class, please email Steve.

For more information on TBRI, email your questions to Adam Barney.



Sunday Morning Summer College Offering

Starting Sunday June 2, 9:00-9:45 in room, S203, we will have a class offering for all our college students returning for the summer,  This class will be taught by Mark Chastain. 

College: Are you thriving or surviving? Join us as we look at ways to choose great friends, keep your faith, find your inner strengths, and get ready for the real world.

If you are a returning college student please join us in this study.  If you are the parent of a college student, please make them aware of this offering.

Dinner and Devo 2019

On Wednesday nights during June and July, we have a special offering called Dinner and Devo.  We will meet at 5:45pm to share a meal in the fellowship hall, dismiss kids to classes at 6:25pm and have a devotional thought from 6:30-7:00pm.  This year, our series is He Appointed 12: After a night of prayer, Jesus appointed twelve men to be his apostles - men he would send out to preach, heal and deliver. Who were they? What were they like? What can they teach us about following Christ?


  • June 5:  Summer picnic (chicken salad on croissants, ham, pimento cheese, and rolls, fruit, chips, assorted pies)
  • June 12:  TYM Spaghetti dinner (proceeds will support TYM students participating in the summer Ecuador Trip)
  • June 19:  Cheesy chicken enchiladas, corn and rice bake, garden salad, chocolate trifle dessert
  • June 26:  Grilled Hamburgers and Hot Dogs with ice cream treats
  • (We will not meet July 3)
  • July 10:  Pot Roast, potatoes, carrots and peach cobbler
  • July 17:  Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, strawberry tiramisu
  • July 24:  Shrimp/smoked sausage boil, bread pudding
  • July 31:  Southern BBQ, mac and cheese, potato salad, the BEST chocolate chip cookies 

Ticket Information

Individual meals are $6/Adult, $4/youth ages 7-12 and Free/youth ages 0-6.  Tickets can be purchased for individual meals in the office or in the Adult Education lobby on Sundays starting June 3.

During the devotional time, there are classes for TCM and TYM, ages birth – 12th grade. (Note: There may be some weeks, due to summer activities, that the youth ministry (TYM) meets in the fellowship hall for the devotional.  Please check TYM correspondences for any changes.) 

Marriage Night

On Friday, May 17, 2019, join thousands of people from around the world for a one-night simulcast event in partnership with RightNow Media. Laugh and learn with your spouse as you hear from marriage experts and discover how to honor God in your marriage.  Twickenham is a host for this live simulcast event! 

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Movers for Moms 2019

Twickenham is again partnering with Movers for Moms®, a combined effort between Two Men and a Truck® and the Downtown Rescue Mission. Items collected for this effort will to be donated to Owen's House, which is the Women's and Children's division of the Downtown Rescue Mission. Starting Sunday, there will be boxes in the lobbies where you can place items to help.

Items requested include:

  • Unisex toiletries
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Disposable razors
  • Shampoo/Conditioner (2-in-1)
  • Body wash
  • Soap (bars)
  • Women's Underwear
  • Unisex socks
  • Children's underwear and socks
  • Diapers (3m-6m)

Donations will be collected through Wednesday, May 8th. For more information on the Movers for Moms program, visit their web site. Donation boxes are in the gym and children's lobbies.

Two Men and a Truck locations across the country collect donations for women every spring and deliver them to local women’s and family shelters on or before Mother’s Day. Franchises partner with local shelters, schools, and other community organizations to collect goods that will make Mother’s Day special for moms living in shelters.

Watch our 2018 Christmas Play

Our bi-annual Christmas play, The Good, The Bad and the Unimaginable, was presented on December 14 and 15, 2018. If you missed it live, you can see it here!

DVDs of the play are available. Anyone that is interested in obtaining one or more should contact the office at (256) 881-7373 to order. Copies are available at $5 each.

PAR helping in Florida after Hurricane Michael

Here are some pictures from today in Panama City. The group picture includes neighbors Gloria and Johnnie that we removed trees on their roofs and then tarped. Johnnie attends the New Glenwood Church of Christ and was thrilled to see Church of Christ on on our trailer although we told here there were also volunteers from Methodist, Baptist and community churches on our team.

Gloria was so happy to get the tree off her house she insisted on cooking us a fantastic fried chicken dinner. We gave both families Lowe’s and Walmart gift cards thanks to the generosity of Twickenham members.

We also started working on the house you can barely see and cleared enough trees to at least access the home with a vehicle.

We completed work on 3 1/2 homes but received new request for help on approximately 15 more primarily from neighbors and friends of those we served. Thanks for all the financial support that makes this possible. And a special thanks to Leigh Ann for cooking us meals including the spaghetti casserole and desserts that everyone loved last night.


Learn more about PAR (Prepare and Respond) here.


Welcome to the Gendrons, our new Youth Ministers!

We are excited to welcome Caleb and Ashley Gendron to our staff as the new Twickenham Youth Ministry (TYM) leads. The Gendrons will join us in July. Caleb grew up in Blacksburg, VA (yes, he’s a Hokies fan) and received a BA in theology from Lipscomb University. Ashley is from Seattle, WA. She received a BA in sociology from Pepperdine and an MA in conflict management from Lipscomb. 

Most recently, they have worked with Ethos Church in Nashville. We look forward to the unique contributions this gifted couple will make to our students, staff and entire church. 


Volunteers needed for "Give It Back Track" 5K Race

We need volunteers and participants for the Huntsville Inner City Learning Center (HICLC), Give It Back Track 5K Race.  This year, HICLC is working with the Kids to Love organization to build funds to construct a group home for foster girls. The race is scheduled for May 6, 2017, at 8 am.

Lynn Box and team will be at the gym lobby this Sunday signing up runner and walkers (yes, you can walk the 5K).  They will have all pertinent information.  This year you can even have a team of four people competing!  We also need volunteers to help with the event.  

Twickenham has partnered with this event since its beginning and we are hoping to continue a strong presence at the event.  You can find more information about the race here.


History is His Story

What was it like to spend Christmas day in a muddy trench during World War 1? How merry was Christmas 18 days after Pearl Harbor? What would you have said to the world if you had been aboard Apollo 8, the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth’s orbit, circle the moon and return safely home? This December, we will explore three remarkable moments in history – all of which occurred at Christmas time. Besides hearing some amazing stories from the past, we’ll discover that history itself is nothing less than His story.

Join us for Desert & Devo in the Fellowship Hall here at Twickenham, Wednesdays in December (7, 14 & 21) at 6:30 pm each night. Childcare is provided. It’s free. The deserts are amazing. So will be the company.

Twickenham Christmas Dessert Theater

‘Tis the season, mark your calendar! The 2016 Twickenham Christmas Dessert Theater is coming December 9 and 10 at 7:00 pm each night. Enjoy an evening of mystery, merriment and music as we once again celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with this unique Twickenham Tradition. Tickets available from the office beginning November 20, adults $5, children (under 12) $2.


Annual Day of Prayer

One of our core values is Reliance on Prayer, emphasizing prayer as a first response, not a last resort.   For over 20 years, Twickenham has hosted a yearly prayer service in which we come together and pray.  This year, on Friday, November 2nd, Twickenham will once again host a 12-hour prayer service from 12 noon to midnight in the auditorium.  Childcare will be provided from 6:00-9:00 pm.  Prayer cards are available in all lobbies or you can email your requests to the office to Adrienne or Shannan.  

Please take some prayer cards (available at the building, or download here) to share with neighbors, fellow workers and friends. You can also use or share the form below. The easy way to share the form is to tell others to go to

Prayer requests can be related to anything on your mind from personal situations to general concerns.  Once cards have been filled out, simply place the card in one of the marked boxes around the church, or return to the church office.  The completed prayer cards will then be placed in the auditorium on this day for everyone to pray over them.  

Please make plans to join with others in this congregation on this day as we pray over these cards and solicit God's leading in all that we do.


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Why Our Members Chose Twickenham

This church is a positive, progressive body of believers who accept the normal diversity which exists in any church without trying to force some conformity and/or uniformity of belief or practices based on tradition, opinions, and preferences. Sadly, that is not the norm and thus you may be viewed as "different" by other churches or believers. I view such a difference as a great positive.

The diversity of thought that allows for tolerance of opinion with agreement on the basics of the gospel. The number of missions-minded individuals that are in involved in both foreign and domestic/local ministries.

This church has a large number of very talented members who appear to be highly involved and connected to all aspects of the church body. This church is at a prime location with many talented members and great opportunity to serve this community and beyond.