Covenant Bible Study includes three 8-week modules - Creating, Living, Trusting - of Old and New Testament Bible study centered on God’s covenant relationship with us and our experiences in relation to God and each other (12 participants)

WEDNESDAYS, August 28 - November 6 (excl 9/11 and 10/9) 6:00-7:30pm • DFUMC

Covenant Part 2 and 3 coming January - May 2020


Hello, I’m
Joya Abrams.

I serve as the Associate Pastor at Decatur First UMC. I love to learn and share what I learn for action and transformation. The most recent addition to my health practices is exercising at OrangeTheory Fitness. If you want to get me off topic, just ask me about the life of faith and how it relates to the experience of pushing your body to a healthier state.

I am a wife and mother of two boys. We also have an adopted doggie daughter, Katie. We enjoy the symphony, Pixar movies, Star Trek: The Next Generation, white water rafting, zip lining, and amazing food and chocolate.

I can’t wait to begin this journey together of reading the Bible and growing as followers of Jesus!


Hello, I’m Whitney Hair.

I’m a 3rd Year Masters of Divinity student at Candler School of Theology. Originally from East Tennessee, I moved to Atlanta in the fall of 2017. I’m a certified candidate on the elder track in The United Methodist Church. Prior to serving at Decatur First, I interned as a hospital chaplain at Gwinnett Medical Center.

My passions includes creating space for honest conversations about death and dying, welcoming all people to experience the radical love of God through Christian Community, and designing religious education so all people can grow spiritually, regardless of abilities or learning style.

In my free time, you will probably find me hiking in the woods, playing board games, or crafting with friends.