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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.

Trinity Sunday School Class Study

"Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White" is a five-week study that challenges people of faith to look beyond the polarized landscape of our country and model a richer, more thoughtful conversation on the political, moral, and religious issues that divide us. The Trinity Class will begin this five-week study on Sunday, September 21. The Trinity class meets in Gym classroom #5 from 9:45am - 10:45am. The current class is primarily attended by adults in their 30s and 40s. All ages are welcome to join us for this discussion-based study during the Sunday School hour. For more information, contact Rev. Laura Rappold at lrappold@gmail.com.

DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids

Decatur First United Methodist Church is offering DivorceCare for people who are going through a divorce or separation. Also offered is DivorceCare for Kids for children ages 5-12 whose parents are going through a divorce or separation. Classes for both groups will be 5pm-6:30pm beginning on Sunday, September 7, and running through December 7. The cost of the workbook for DivorceCare is $15 and there is no cost for DivorceCare for Kids. If you need financial assistance, please contact the church at 404-378-4541. If you have questions, contact Meg at mclhoi2@gmail.com for DivorceCare and contact Alana at alanamay88@gmail.com for DivorceCare for Kids. Click link below to sign up.

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DivorceCare for Kids Registration

Ina Williams's Concert September 26

Come join Real Music artist Ina Williams, and special guest Kelly Holyoak for a night of fun, fellowship, and worship on Friday, September 26 at 7pm in the Chapel, tickets are $10. Children 10 and under are free! For advance ticket purchases and family/group sales, please call 858-522-9214.


The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by Froggy LeSueur, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time Froggy has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So Froggy, before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should from the people at the lodge; many damaging revelations are made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. That he does understand fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.

Join us for this year's Dessert Theater on Thursday and Friday (7:30 p.m.), Saturday (2:00 p.m.) and Sunday (6:30 p.m.) October 2-5. Tickets are $12 in advance for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased by clicking here or at the church weekdays from 10am to 2pm, or on Sunday mornings. If you purchase them at the door, the ticket price will be $15 for adults and $5 for students.

We will provide a nursery for the Saturday performance. Reservations for the nursery are required and can be made by calling the church at (404) 378-4541. All proceeds go to our Honduras Mission trip.

Blessing of Pets October 4

Join us for this special worship service celebrating the joy and companionship of our pets on Saturday, October 4 at 10am on the church lawn at N. Candler St. Get a special blessing for your pet and have your picture taken with your pet! There will be crafts for children. Refreshments for both people and pets will follow the service. All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Rain location is in the gym.