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. Guests and members are invited to volunteer to help ring the bell at the start of worship!
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 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 lead, Deontez Wimbley 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.
If you are unable to attend in person, you are invited to worship with us online in one of our Live Streams:
Returning this fall!
One of Jesus’ great teaching parables involves a sower who cast seed along the ground. The sower hoped the seeds would sprout, grow, and bear good fruit. Some seeds did just that, producing a great harvest. But others, Jesus said, fell among thorns and, though they began to grow, these good plants were quickly choked out. Jesus said the thorns were “the cares of the world and the lure of wealth” (Matthew 13:22).
In a culture where having “enough” seems to have become a never-ending pursuit, Jesus’ parable remains in-credibly relevant. Many of us are chasing the American dream in ways that lead to stress, anxiety, and fear—thorns that can rob us of the ability to enjoy the abundant lives of purpose that God intended for us.
All of us have struggled with these issues at one time or another. They are important issues that we cannot ignore. This is why, during October, we will be having a churchwide study and worship emphasis called Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity. During this time, we will explore what the Bible teaches us about financial management through corporate worship and small group study. We’ll hear expert advice and stories about what others have learned by working through financial challenges. Each week we will provide you with some practical tools you can use to assess your financial situation and develop a financial plan with a biblical foundation.
At the conclusion of the emphasis, we will have the opportunity to make personal commitments of our offerings to God through our church in the coming year. On Sunday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 10th, we will consecrate our these commitments. We hope you will join us in the coming weeks as we look at how we can manage our financial resources and truly experience simplicity, generosity, and joy.