First United Methodist Church Decatur

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Come as you are. Seriously – we want you to be comfortable and be focused on experiencing God. God loves you, not the clothes you wear! You will find some people are more comfortable wearing their “Sunday best” and others come in jeans and a t-shirt. We care about you growing in relationship with God, not about how dressed up you are.
We have a nursery that is offered from 8:15 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Sunday mornings and from 5:45 p.m. until the last child leaves during Wednesday night Bible Study. The nursery offers care for infants through the age of four (4). The nursery is located on the second floor, Room 205, which is at the end of the hallway near the administrative offices of the church.

The nursery is optional and you should never feel like you must leave your child there. Children of all ages are always welcome in our worship services. Our nursery is equipped with a pager system so that you may feel free to move about the church knowing that the nursery can contact you via pager if your child needs you.

If you seek or enjoy weekly Communion, you will probably like the 8:30 a.m. service (Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of every month at the 10:50 a.m. service). If you enjoy the sound of choral music by a choir, then perhaps the 10:50 a.m. service might fit your needs. Typically, the same Scripture is read and the same message is preached at both services.

We have greeters and a Hospitality Team at both services to help you with any needs you might have.

We welcome you to try both services and see which one works best for you.

Don’t forget to visit the Guest Connection Point outside the Sanctuary after worship (near the church offices). If you are a first time guest, or a guest that has not yet received one, we have a gift bag there for you!

We have greeters that are near the Sanctuary entrances on Sunday mornings. There are also Guest Connection Points (welcome centers) in the foyer on the first floor as well as the second floor attended by members of our Hospitality Team that will be happy to answer any questions you may have once you’re here.