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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.


our Biggest event of the year     BUY MERCH!

Altar Your Life Weekend is our in-house retreat that we host at RUMC every year! It's incredible!

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 3-5  

How Much?    $119 (Early Bird only $99 until 12/13)

(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: HOST HOMES ARE BACK! YEAH! We will be having RUMC families host our groups for this year's AYL!

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 3: 

        6pm    Host Home Dinner

        8pm    Worship Session 1

       10pm   to Host Homes!

     Saturday, Feb 4:

        9:30     Session 2

       11:30    Lunch

       12:30    Service Projects in Roswell and ATL

        2:30     MS Rec Time

        6pm     Host Home Dinner

        8pm     Session 3

       10:30    to Host Homes!

     Sunday, Feb 5:

        9am    Session 4

        10:15    Group Pictures

        10:30    Go Home!

For a highlight of a previous AYL Weekend, 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: