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

How would Jesus describe happiness? Every day, people search for happiness. Our culture has taught us that we can be happy with more money, more fame, and more prominence. But Jesus described happiness in a different way. In Jesus’ first words in Matthew’s gospel, he describes happiness as honorable dispositions (humility, mournfulness, meekness, passion for justice, pure heart) and acts of mercy, peace, and justice. Jesus turned our understanding of happiness upside down as he introduced a new kingdom to his followers. 

In this new series, we explore Jesus’ definition of happiness in God’s kingdom and discover his desire for his followers as we live a happy and blessed life.


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!


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