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…

During these uncertain and concerning times, Royston First United Methodist Church is praying for you. The concern over the Coronavirus has caused unprecedented challenges to churches all over the country. The most important consideration is, of course, the health and well-being of our families, staff, and members. We understand that this time can cause fear and anxiety, but we are called to bring hope through Jesus Christ for the days, weeks, and perhaps, months to come.

In response, we are developing some practical tips, prayer practices, devotionals, and ways to stay connected. Our vision is still 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.

One with Christ

We are offering a virtual worship experience beginning Sundays at 10:15 AM. Worship is not just something we watch, it requires our participation. So be prepared to engage in this worship experience.

One with Each Other

We believe that transformation happens best in community! We have online study groups that are meeting using different platforms (Zoom, Phone conference, etc.) We also offer other methods of Digital Discipleship.

One in Ministry

During this global crisis, we continue to minister and reach out to those in our community. Through partnerships with local organizations and personal involvement, discover how you can help.


Everything is changing. Our communities has changed. Our country has changed. The world has changed. How are we adapting to this new world we find ourselves in now? Check out some of the changes we have made to our ministries and worship offerings.

No matter how much things around us may change, our mission remains the same. We are making disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus!


Praying FOR You and Praying WITH You

We want to be a church that prays FOR you and a church that prays WITH you. We invite you to join us so we can pray WITH you.

Have a prayer concern or celebration you would like to share with us? Share it with us so that we can pray FOR you.


Current Message Series

The Bible has been given many descriptions throughout the course of history: God’s Word, Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, and Life’s Instruction Manual just to name a few. What if we saw the Bible as less of an instruction manual and more of an exploration into the greatest story ever told? From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible tells of God’s great love for us and offers us an invitation to explore that love and grace through Jesus Christ. From January through December 2020, you are invited to explore the scriptures with us as we discover God’s story through scripture.


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!