Hello Church!

It's Holy Week! We will be sharing Lenten Lessons on Monday-Wednesday. You can find these on our Online Services page! We will also be sharing our Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services here on our website directly above this paragraph!

We have been monitoring the fast-changing news on the public health impact of the Corona Virus COVID-19. To protect the health and safety of our church family, our building is closed to the public, but the Church is never closed! 

Join us on Facebook and YouTube for LIVE events and videos! 

If you don't have Facebook, you should still be able to watch our LIVE service on Facebook by using this link: https://www.facebook.com/DecaturFirstUMC/live/

You can also watch the service here on our website directly above or on our Online Services page about 30 minutes after the service is over.


You can find more resources and information about classes, Sunday School, Trivia, and other virtual interactions on our Online Services Page here: 

http://decaturfumc.org/ministries/online-services

    Upcoming Events

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    I'm New!

    If you have never been to First Church, we invite you to come worship God and experience with us the presence of Christ! Our Sunday morning worship service and various discipleship opportunities are designed to build up the Body of Christ for service in the world. We believe Christ is worthy of our worship and our worship leads us to acts of service and love in Christ’s name, and we are called to gather together for worship, study, and prayer in order to go out and love as Christ loved and serve as Christ served! Here is some more information about our Sunday Morning Worship.

    • Traditional and relaxed

      We would love to have you in our service regardless of your dress, but just so you aren't surprised, our congregation wears everything from polo shirts to full suits, pants to dresses. We love our Sunday Best here at Decatur FUMC!

    • Classic Worship

      We love the classic, timeless hymns here at Decatur FUMC! We also have contemporary worship from frequent soloists and our amazing choir! Our sermons are always relevant, and we observe many of the traditions of the United Methodist Church!

    • Children's Church

      We are so excited about our new Children's Church! Children grades preschool to 5th should be dropped off at Children's Church before worship begins, where they will experience age-appropriate worship, games, and lessons! Don't worry, though, we will bring your children back to you before worship ends!


    First Grace is a faith-based, educational program. We currently serve 110 children and their families here in the heart of Decatur! We provide care and education for children 6 weeks to 4 years old. We have a theme-based learning curriculum that includes faith formation, the incorporation of mathematics and science, and healthy meals!

    If you would like more information about our preschool, please click our logo!

    Our Church

    Welcome to the website of the Decatur First United Methodist Church! We are glad you have taken the time to visit! As you browse through the pages you will learn about the various ways we live out our slogan of: 

    “Growing in Christ, Sharing God’s Love.”

    Our purpose is “Discipling our church to cultivate a legacy of Gospel-inspired servant leadership.” Jesus said “I am among you as one who serves” (Luke 22:27) and “The greatest among you will be your servant” (Matthew 23:11). From our founding in 1834 to today, the prominent fruit of First United Methodist Church has been the servant leaders who have made a significant positive impact on this church, the city of Decatur, and the world.



    I WILL LISTEN TO WHAT THE LORD SAYS AND PRAY THAT I MAY HEAR WHAT HE SAYS CORRECTLY. I WILL READ AND LISTEN TO THE WORDS OF HOLY SCRIPTURE IN PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, GROUP STUDY, AND WORSHIP. I WILL NOT IMPOSE MY IDEAS ON SCRIPTURE BUT ALLOW SCRIPTURE TO REPROVE AND CORRECT ME. I WILL LISTEN TO THOSE WHOSE IDEAS DIFFER FROM MINE AS CHRIST WOULD LISTEN, NOT ENDURING THEIR OPINIONS UNTIL I GET A CHANCE TO ARGUE MY IDEAS BUT LISTENING TO THEM IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THEIR HEARTS. I WILL PRAY FOR THE LEADERSHIP OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AS THEY DECIDE THE BEST WAY FORWARD.

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