Due to social distancing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our church facilities are closed until further notice. We will be providing online worship experiences and digital discipleship opportunities. To learn more, visit our COVID-19 Updates page. We are praying for you and we look forward to being with you again soon.
We look forward to being with you in worship at Royston First United Methodist Church. As you plan your first visit with us, we thought we would offer you a few things to things to help you before you arrive:
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP TIMES
8:45 – Contemporary Worship in the Gym
(Located across the street from the church on Bowers Street)
Modern music with relevant and inspirational teaching scripture | Dress is casual and a light breakfast is provided before the worship gathering
11:00 – Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
Classic hymns and ancient creeds with relevant and inspirational teaching from scripture | Dress is more formal
SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES
10:00 AM – Classes vary by age and stage of life
If you would like to arrange to meet with someone to help you find a class, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4:00-5:30 PM- Kids Club (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
Bus service is available from Royston Elementary School
5:30-6:30 PM- Dinner
$7 for adults; $3 for children | RSVP by Tuesday at 12 PM at email@example.com
6:00-8:00 PM- Youth (Grades 6-12)
Meet in Gym (located across the street from the church on Bowers Street)
6:30-7:30 PM- Choir Practice
7:30-8:00 PM- Handbell Choir Practice
FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
NURSERY FOR INFANTS AND PRESCHOOL AGE CHILDREN
Childcare for infants through preschool will be provided every Sunday at 8:45 and 11:00 AM. Childcare is available for all of our services and events that are held on campus.
FAMILY WORSHIP FOR CHILDREN AGES 4 AND UP
We believe that our children should be included in the worship experience so that families can be together for worship. Parents model for their children how to be in worship. During each of the services, there is a special children’s moment for children ages 4 through 2nd grade, and they are allowed to leave during the sermon for an age-appropriate lesson in Children’s Church. Children are encouraged to participate in worship (acolytes, scripture readings, etc.) as early as 3rd grade. We are excited about this opportunity!
KIDS MINISTRY (AGES 2-4th GRADE)
We love kids at Royston First United Methodist Church and we offer age-appropriate environments where kids (infant to 4th grade) can learn about Jesus, the Bible, and how we “love God” and “love others.” Learn more about Royston Kids’ Ministry.
YOUTH MINISTRY (GRADES 5-12)
Middle school and high school students have significant value to God and to Royston First United Methodist Church. We provide many opportunities for students to learn about God, ask questions, and develop meaningful and lasting friendships. Learn more about youth ministry at Royston First UMC.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHERE DO I GO WHEN I GET THERE?
Parking is available behind the church and in front of the gym. Additional parking is available at Northeast Georgia Bank and, if there is not a funeral scheduled, you can also park at Pruitt Funeral Home. As you’re walking to the building, our greeting team will meet you and show you where to find the Sanctuary, Gym, restrooms, and nursery. If you need anything throughout the day—mints, ear plugs, a Bible, or a pen—feel free to ask someone. We try to be a friendly bunch, and we’d love to serve you.
HOW LONG IS THE SERVICE?
Our Sunday morning services typically last about one hour and five minutes. We start by singing three to four songs. Then one of our pastors or a guest speaker preaches.
If you’re visiting for the first time, you’ll want to give yourself a few extra minutes to find your seat and get situated. You are important to us and we would love to meet you and answer any questions you may have.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Don’t feel like you have to dress up. Most people wear casual attire, but you are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable.
CAN I ATTEND IF I’M ____________?
Go ahead and fill in the blank with whatever fear you have about not being accepted: divorced, single parent, broke, recovering addict, gay, atheist, skeptic, etc. At Royston First UMC, we believe that every person matters to God and all are welcome. No matter where you are in life, we have a place for you!