We are excited that you are interested in Douglasville First United Methodist Church.
We’ve been praying and planning for you. We would love to know that you are coming so that we can help you have the best experience possible. Please contact our Connections Director, Robin Payne, at 770-843-3466 or RobinP@douglasvilleFUMC.org.
We are very intentional about sharing the love of God through a living relationship with Jesus Christ with those in our community and making a positive difference in the world. We hope that you will join in those efforts. DFUMC is a great place to make new friends.
Our Mission and Vision
Connect people to Jesus, make disciples, transform the world.
How are we doing that?
We seek to help people learn about and experience God’s presence. A living relationship with Jesus Christ brings forgiveness and new life. The ministry of the congregation seeks to extend the unconditional love of Christ to everyone. We do this through three Sunday worship experiences, a twice-a-month Saturday Dinner Church worship experience, small groups for all ages, and through an emphasis on missional service.
We are a people of blessing in our local community through ministries such as a partnership with Burnett Elementary and Brighten Academy charter school, Backpack Ministry (weekend food ministry for kids), Boys and Girls Club, Scouting, supports groups (Survivors of Suicide, Emotions Anonymous), Good Samaritan food pantry, Loving Hands thrift store, Operation Christmas Douglas County, Grace Assisted Living and Benton House, Jail Ministry, Pregnancy Resource Center, SHARE House, Trinity Soup Kitchen-Atlanta, and blood drives.
Internationally, we are engaged in God’s activity in Costa Rica, Russia, Thailand and around the world through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Operation Christmas Child, and United Methodist worldwide ministries.
Disciples grow in the faith and become more and more Christ-like through consistent and faithful worship, prayer, Bible study, service and generosity. We are here to help you do just that.
Here’s some information that will help in preparation for our Sunday morning worship experiences:
PICK YOUR STYLE
We offer both contemporary (10:45am) and traditional (8:30 and 11:00am.) worship styles. The contemporary style offers a relaxed, casual atmosphere and music is led by our praise band. Traditional worship features beloved hymns of faith and music is led by our choir. Both services offer a helpful and hope-filled message.
The dress style is looser and more relaxed in our contemporary worship service, but even our traditional worship isn’t too fancy. Some come in business casual and others wear suits/ties or dresses. Everyone is welcome. God cares more about your heart than your clothes.
You will find specially marked “Guest Parking” spots for both contemporary and traditional worship.
- The Journey contemporary worshippers should enter the western most entrance off Prestley Mill Road and guest spots are on your right near the B building. Look for the arch and wooden arbor.
- Traditional worshippers should enter off Hospital Drive and proceed straight ahead to guest parking spots to the left of the building. Then walk around the front of the building to enter the Sanctuary.
The Journey worship service is held in Patricia Tidwell Hall on the west side of our campus. Coffee, hot chocolate, and tea are available in the lobby area.
The traditional worship services are held in the Sanctuary, located in the middle of our buildings. Friendly greeters will be in place to direct you and answer any questions you may have.
LENGTH OF THE WORSHIP SERVICE
Our services usually last about 60 minutes.
We love kids in worship. As the saying goes, if you don’t hear crying, the church is dying! However, we have several options for kids during worship times.
- A nursery is available year-round for infants and children up to age four anytime between 8:15 am and 12:15 pm on the first floor of the Sanctuary building. A greeter can escort you to the nursery once you enter the church.
- Kids’ Church is available for kindergarteners through fifth graders during the 10:45am and 11:00 am worship services during the school year (except on Communion Sundays which normally occur on the first Sunday of the month). Please check-in to Room A201 (upper level of the Sanctuary building) between 10:30 – 10:50am.
- Electronic check-in: To ensure the safety of all kids, we have invested in an electronic check-in system. The parent/guardian is given a matching sticker that must be used when picking up your child.
- All staff and volunteers have passed a criminal background screening.
Douglasville First United Methodist Church is committed to providing a safe environment for all of our activities. Off-duty Douglasville Police officers are onsite Sunday mornings. We also have a volunteer security team serving in the parking lot, the fellowship hall, the kids and youth areas, and in both main worship spaces to ensure all is well. If you sense something is not right, please report the situation to a greeter or usher immediately.
Traditional worship – Restrooms are located in the hallway behind the Sanctuary near the nursery. Exit out the door on the right side of the altar, take a right and the restrooms are at the end of the hall.
The Journey contemporary worship – Turn and head for the back left of the auditorium. Exit into the hallway and restrooms are there.
The church operates by the faithful and generous financial contributions of its members. If God leads you to support the mission and ministries of this church, you may place any contributions in the baskets or plates when they are passed during the services.
LETTING US KNOW YOU ARE HERE
We would love to know that you are coming so that we can help you have the best experience possible. Please contact our Connections Director, Robin Payne, at 770-843-3466 or RobinP@douglasvilleFUMC.org.
We understand that some guests like to remain anonymous as they sample the worship experiences here at Douglasville First UMC. We respect that and want you to be able to do so. If you do choose to give us some contact information, just text the word WELCOME to 770-285-5600. We promise not to hound or pressure you in any way. Our Pastors would love to meet following the worship service.
We look forward to seeing you soon! If you have any questions, please call 770-843-3446 or email RobinP@douglasvilleFUMC.org.