“It is I, Jesus, who sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the descendent of David, the bright morning star.” (Revelation 16:11)
After years of planning by the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church, Morningstar UMC was launched in 1995. The Reverend Steve West was founding pastor,
With ministries and opportunities for service geared specifically for children, youth, and adults, Morningstar has grown to a wonderfully thriving congregation. With God’s help we plan to start in the next few years on the second phase of our building, additional classroom and meeting space.
All thanks to our God who has and will continue to make all things possible…
June 1995 – Steve West appointed as pastor to the Chelsea area to “plant” a new church
November 12, 1995 – First service held in Chelsea High School auditorium
May 26, 1996 (Pentecost Sunday) – Morningstar UMC was organized with 98 charter members
September 1998 – 15 ½ acres purchased for $310,000 at our current location
May 5, 2002 – The church held its ground-breaking ceremonies for the first phase of the building
December 24, 2002 – First service held in the new building on Christmas Eve. The first offering received in this building was to go towards the building of a church for a new United Methodist congregation Mozambique. Over the next three years over $28,000 was raised.
January 5, 2003 – Church moved into new building
June 2004 – The Reverend Bryan Sisson appointed as Morningstar’s second pastor
June 2008- The Reverend John Mullaney appointed as Morningstar's third pastor
June 2012 - The Reverend Mark Puckett became Morningstar's current pastor
Month 2018 – The congregation of New Heights joined Morningstar, bringing a more vibrant Modern Worship experience