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.

National Environmental Justice Conference - April 24-25

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.

Youth Choir Benefit Concert Sunday, April 26 at 5pm

The youth choir will present its annual concert at 5pm in the Sanctuary, benefiting foster care at the United Methodist Children's Home, and the foster care ministry of Decatur First UMC. The program includes a variety of music, and is the same program the choir will take on tour in June.

Decatur First UMC Staff Skit -- Wednesday, April 29

Come watch as the Decatur First staff boldly goes where no skit has gone before! The Staff Skit FUNdraiser will be Wednesday, April 29 in the Fellowship Hall. Come and support Music in Mission while enjoying the stellar acting "talents" of your church staff and a dinner prepared by Warren Winter. Dinner starts at 5:30pm; the show starts at 6:29pm. Cost is $15 for adults, $7 for kids, and $10 for show only. Reservations are encouraged; please use the insert in the bulletin or click HERE to download form.

This Spring at CAYA– The Gospel According II: The Sequel

Join us for our series "The Gospel According II: The Sequel" as we look at the various ways that the New Testament tells (and re-tells) the good news of God's love.

April 12 - Ghostbusters II and the Disciples: The Sequel
April 19 - Guardians of the Galaxy and the Church of Acts: The Spin-off
April 26 - The Phantom Menace and the book of Hebrews: The Prequel

Join us Sunday at 11am in the Chapel!

Vacation Bible School

June 15-19 from 9am to Noon daily.
Registration for Vacation Bible School began 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.

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.