The weeks ahead at Decatur First UMC

In addition to worship services, there are many ways to become involved in the life of our church. We offer a variety of Sunday School classes, Bible studies, small groups, drama ministries, service opportunities, and much more.

Welcome to Decatur First UMC website!

We're glad you've come to our web site where you can explore who we are and what we stand for.

We are open to all of God's children. You'll be warmly welcomed wherever you are on your faith journey and no matter where you've been or what you've been up to.

We invite and encourage you to worship any Sunday at any of our three services. You can also arrange a coffee, lunch, or office visit with one of our pastors by calling the church office at 404.378-4541 or clicking here to email their administrative assistant.

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Children's Morning Out

Christian atmosphere in which children can have group play, while giving parents a block of free time. More info

DFUMC Preschool

Weekday Children's Ministries Preschool, PreK, and Kindergarten Classes. Click here for more information.

Holy Week at Decatur First UMC

March 30 through April 3
Join us for our daily 30-minute services at noon in the Sanctuary with special guest speakers. A light lunch will be served immediately after the service in Fellowship Hall.
Here is the line up of speakers for the week:
Monday– Ashley Lytle, Holy Trinity Parish
Tuesday – Dalton Rushing, North Decatur United Methodist Church
Wednesday – James Brewer-Calvert, First Christian Church
Thursday – Julie Pennington-Russell, First Baptist Church of Decatur
Friday – Katy Hinman, Decatur First United Methodist Church

Maundy Thursday Taizé Service— April 2

Join us in the Chapel at 6:30pm on Maundy Thursday, for a service of prayer, singing, silence, and communion. Maundy Thursday commemorates Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples. Childcare will be available in the preschool building next door to the Chapel.

Good Friday Concert— April 3

You are invited to a very special Good Friday concert, Sowing Tears & Reaping Joy, on April 3 at 7pm in the Sanctuary, featuring Ein Deutches Requiem by Johannes Brahms. Admission is free and childcare is available.

Easter Sunday— April 5

Please join us Easter Sunday as we celebrate the most important time of year for followers of Christ.

Traditional Worship Service— 8:45am & 11am
Sometimes It Causes Me to Tremble with Rev. Dr. David Jones

CAYA— Come As You Are Service— 11am
Beginning a new sermon series: The Gospel According II - The Sequel 
Week One: Jesus: The Return with Rev. Dr. Katy Hinman>

Easter Egg Hunt— Children may join us on the church grounds Easter Sunday for an Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30am. 4th & 5th graders hunt on the side lawn. 1st through 3rd graders report to the preschool playground behind the Chapel. 3s, 4s and Kindergarteners come to the Children's Morning Out playground. 2s will hunt on the first floor.

Easter Eats— Please join us for food and fellowship on Easter Sunday. Our annual Easter Eats celebration will be held in the Fellowship Hall from 9:30am to 10:15am. All are welcome, participation is free and food will be provided by our Sunday School classes.

Vacation Bible School

June 15-19 from 9am to Noon daily.
Registration for Vacation Bible School starts March 15. You may also sign up for a volunteer job that fits your schedule! VBS is June 15–19 for ages rising-pre-K (dob 9/1/2011 and older) to rising 6th grade. After-care is available each day (up to 5:30pm) provided by the Legos Builder Bunch. Rising 5th and 6th graders will participate in a daily off-site mission program. Space is limited, so don't miss out - sign up early!
For more information, contact Robin Harp or call 404-378-4541 ext 115. Click HERE to register.

We need volunteers! Please help us to make this the best VBS ever. We have a variety of positions available to fit any schedule, skill or energy level! Click HERE to volunteer. Thank you!

Decatur First UMC Endowment Trust Award Scholarships

Apply Now for College Scholarship
Applications are being accepted for college and graduate school students affiliated with Decatur First. If you are planning to attend college in the fall, even if you have not made your selection yet, and are interested in financial assistance, you should apply now. Completed applications for the 2015-2016 school year must be returned to the church administration office by May 1.
Applications are available here Scholarship Application, in the Reception Area, by contacting Jason Forster or calling 404-378-4541.

Music 'N More Summer Camp

June 1-5 from 9am to 2pm daily.
Here is a wonderful opportunity for children entering grades 1-5! Join us for a fun-filled week of singing, handbells, drums, drama, arts & crafts, dancing, games, and more. Bring your own lunch (drinks will be provided). Cost: $25 for one camper, $20 for each additional camper, $100 maximum per family.
All students who are entering grades 6-8 are invited to join us as a Junior Youth Counselor.
For more information, check out the Music N More brochure or contact Michele Wright or call 404-378-4541 ext. 305. Click HERE to register.

National Environmental Justice Conference - April 24-25

Save the date -- and make plans to join us as Decatur First UMC hosts this year's National Environmental Justice Caring for Creation Conference. The theme is "Environmental Resurrection: Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters." To find out more about the conference, events, workshops and outstanding speakers, please click here.

DFUM Preschool and Kindergarten Registration

Registrations are being accepted now for the 2015-2016 school year. Visitors, by appointment, are always welcome to visit our classes contact Joanne Hauserman, call 404-377-5784, or visit our webpage.

2015 Youth Appalachia Service Project

We are looking forward to another great ASP mission June 20 -28, 2015. Please complete the Interest Form to get on the communication list for future announcements.