No matter where you are in your walk of life,
we are here to welcome you and help you with the next step.

Royston First United Methodist Church is located in Royston, GA, approximately 30 miles northeast of Athens. Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ who make disciples of Jesus Christ. We seek to build authentic Christian community and lead people to a life changing relationship with Jesus through our weekly worship gatherings, small groups, compassionate service, and community outreach.


We are a church striving to be ONE with…

When you enter the doors at Royston First United Methodist Church, you will see a lot of imperfect people. We mess up and we make mistakes every day, and we recognize our imperfection. But as we grow in God’s grace, we are moving towards perfection in the image of God. Our vision is to be a church that is ONE with Christ, ONE with each other, and ONE in ministry to all the world through the power of the Holy Spirit. How do we do that?

One with Christ

We are ONE church with two excellent worship services. While the style of worship may change, we are ONE in our love for God through Jesus Christ!

One with Each Other

We believe that transformation happens best in community! We have different small group and support ministries for people in every stage of life.

One in Ministry

Every person has a story and every story is important to God, so it matters to us. We strive to “love our neighbor” through ministry to all people.


Current Message Series

It’s a prayer that many people learn as children: “Our Father, who art in heaven…” As followers of Jesus, we talk about the importance of prayer in our spiritual journey but it is also one of the most difficult practices for many people. Jesus understood the importance of prayer when he taught about prayer to those who were gathered for one of his earliest teachings, and we can learn a lot about our own prayer life when we study Jesus’ teaching on prayer. In this six week Lent message series, we will explore Jesus’ teaching on prayer and learn to pray like Jesus. This series will also include different prayer practices that you can use to help you in the spiritual discipline of prayer.


Lent Study: March 13-April 17

Join Pastor Matt for a study of Adam Hamilton’s book, 24 Hours That Changed the World. This 5-week study will be on Wednesday nights beginning March 13.


Stay Informed on What’s Happening

Interested in knowing how you can stay informed on what’s happening at Royston First UMC and discovering how you can get involved? We would love to have you join us as we continue to make disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus!