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What is AYL?

Altar Your Life Weekend is a spiritual growth retreat for the students at

Roswell UMC and our community. It was established in 1995.

Here is a video by our very own Kylie and Morgan to explain AYL Weekend!


our Biggest event of the year     BUY MERCH!

Altar Your Life Weekend is our in-house worship conference that we host at RUMC every year! 

We select a lineup of incredible worship leaders, speakers, and fun guests to see our students ENCOUNTER Jesus Christ and RESPOND with their lives! It is amazing to see what change God can do through one weekend!

When Is It?     Feb 4-6  

How Much?    $119

(housing + food costs + retreat t-shirt are included)

Who Can Come?    All MS and HS students (grades 6-12)

RUMC Membership Required?   Nope! Everyone is welcome!

What does AYL weekend usually look like?

Update: Our AYL Leadership Team has decided to not have host homes this year due to increased COVID-19 protocols. But, we will be having a special event on Saturday Night just for our HS students, instead. Get more information below.

After you register, you will be placed in a small group with other students of the same grade and sex. You will be notified of others in your group the week of AYL. During the registration process, you get to make friend suggestions for your group.

For more program details, see a sample schedule below:

     Friday, Feb 4: 

        7pm   Dance Party

        8pm   Worship Session 1

        10pm   Go Home!

     Saturday, Feb 5:

        8am    Pancake Breakfast

        9am    Session 2

        11:30   Lunch

        12:30   Service Projects in Roswell and ATL

        4pm     Rec Time

        6pm     Dinner

        8pm     Session 3

        10:30    MS- Go Home! HS- Lockout!

     Sunday, Feb 6:

        9am    Session 4

        10:15    Group Pictures

        10:30    Go Home!

For a highlight of previous AYL Weekends, click on a year below!


2020 (FB video)

2019  (Opening Act Only)

2018  (FB video)


2016                                                                                                                                 BUY MERCH!

VOlunteers: Adult Leaders

AYL is our biggest event all year! So, we need your help. If you or anyone else you know would like to help volunteer, click the link below to       sign up! We have many different ways you can serve. From helping serve food to setting up mission projects and from decorating for a dance   party to directing traffic, we have something for you! Can't make it Friday or Saturday? No sweat! We even have ways you can help all week long leading up to the big event and ways you can help us after it's all said and done. So, really, the question isn't "Will you volunteer this year?" It is... "Where do you plan to serve?"

Click here to find various opportunities to serve during AYL Weekend:

general Volunteers 

Click here to sign up to volunteer to pray for 30 min during the weekend during our 40 Hour Prayer Vigil:

40 hour Prayer Vigil 

Click here to sign up to volunteer to serve in the Prayer Chapel during AYL Weekend: