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.

2014 Fall Small Groups

We have some great Fall Small Group Studies coming up! Click here to find out more.

Hometown Mission Week – September 15-19

For the last two years, Decatur First has taken a fall mission trip to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to help rebuilding efforts after the devastating tornados of 2012. Now that that project has ended, we wanted to take the time to focus our energy a little closer to home. Decatur First supports many local ministries with individual volunteers, financial donations, and supplies, but we often don't get the chance to spend a whole day focused on helping these ministries. Well, now's our chance!

Join us for one, two, or even all five days during the week of September 15-19 (Decatur city schools fall break) as we give back to our community! Each day we will focus on a different local ministry. Work days will run approximately 8am to 4pm. The projects are varied and there are opportunities for folks of all ages and skill levels to participate.

Monday - United Methodist Children's Home
Tuesday - Action Ministries/Feed the Hungry
Wednesday - Refugee Services/Global Growers
Thursday - City of Decatur - House Painting
Friday - Senior Connections/Meals on Wheels

Full details on each day's activities are available on our bulletin boards outside the sanctuary. Questions? Contact Katy Hinman (khinman@decaturfirst.org or 404-378-4541 ext 102).

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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 mlchoi2@gmail.com for DivorceCare and contact Alana at alanamay88@gmail.com for DivorceCare for Kids. Click link below to sign up.

DivorceCare Adult Registration

DivorceCare for Kids Registration

First Steps in Music for infants through age two with a parent/caregiver

Its nursery rhymes, lullabies, classical music, movement and exploration. This new music class is designed to bring the joy of music to infants and toddlers and their parents. The class will be offered on Sunday and Tuesday. Just pick the day/time that works best for you. The first 8 week class session begins on Sunday, September 14 and Tuesday, September 16. Class times: Sunday at 2pm; Tuesday at 11:15am and 6pm. The classes are thirty-forty minutes long and are being offered free of charge through the Music Ministry. Click link below to sign up.

First Steps in Music Registration

Promotion Sunday is September 7

Join us for Promotion Sunday during the 9:45am Sunday School hour on September 7. We will kick-off the new school year with fellowship and fun as we get to know each other and God. Children will be promoted to their new Sunday School and nursery groups based on their grade for the 2014-2015 school year or age as of August 1, 2014. On September 7, Explorers for PreK-3 and PreK-4, as well as Expedition for kindergarten through first grade, will begin to meet again during the 11am hour. If you are interested in learning more about Promotion Sunday, please contact Kiera Stegall at kstegall@decaturfirst.org or 404-378-4541 ext. 110.