Advent and Christmas 2020 promise be substantially different from years past for many U.S. congregations. Now more than ever, we need to experience the hope and joy that comes to us in Jesus Christ, whose birth we await during the Advent season. Engaging deeply in worship and study in the weeks leading up to Christmas can help us remember and recommit to this hope and inspire us to bring that same gift of hope to others. In Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas, best-selling author Adam Hamilton examines the names of Christ used by the gospel writers, exploring the historical and personal significance of his birth.
During this time of social-distancing, our Sanctuary is currently closed to in-person worship. You are instead invited to worship with us online in one of our Live Streams:
Our weekly worship service is held on Sunday mornings at 11 am. Following the traditional format of the United Methodist Church, we worship through music, prayer, scripture reading and an uplifting message provided by Pastor Jasmine. The service features music played on our organ, singing by our chancel choir and guest singers, and frequently a solo performer during the offertory. Every service begins with the chiming of the hour by our historic bell.
On the first Sunday of each month we partake the Sacrament of Holy Communion. This sacred breaking of bread reenacts the Last Supper, a pivotal moment in Jesus' ministry with his Disciples. Through the words spoken and the consumption of the sanctified bread and juice, we admit our sins, and reaffirm our faith in Jesus and the miracle of his resurrection.
For a more complete worship experience, we invite you to attend one of our online Sunday School classes that meet at 9:45 am Sunday mornings.
For a more information about worship at Atlanta First, please contact our Worship Team at Worship@AtlantaFirstUMC.org.
We welcome children of all ages to Atlanta First, who are invited to attend worship with their families. Pastor Jasmine always makes a point to deliver an uplifting message to the attending children during the Children’s moment in worship. We also offer children’s church and there is a staffed nursery for infants and toddlers available from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. For more information, please visit our Children's Ministry Page or email Children@AtlantaFirstUMC.org.