Welcome! We are glad you are here!

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.


Welcome! We are excited you are looking for information about spending Christmas at Royston, and we hope you find the following information helpful as you look for a place to spend Christmas this year.


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

Every year, it seems the ordinary Christmas brings additional stress into our lives. Are we buying the right presents for family? Are we buying enough presents? Will they like the presents? Advertisers and children beg for our money and attention, and Christmas leaves us feeling drained and exhausted. This Christmas, experience the hope and joy of no ordinary Christmas as we celebrate God with us. In this series, we will discover no ordinary Christmas as we explore the love of a Savior who gave everything he had for us and experience the peace of knowing God and the joy of giving sacrificially.


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!