Virtual Worship at Royston First UMC

Welcome to Virtual Worship at Royston First United Methodist Church! During this time of global pandemic as our country and our community face the outbreak of the novel COVID-19 virus (coronavirus), our church has chosen to adopt some alternative approaches to continue our ministry and mission to those in the Royston area.

So how does virtual worship work? First, be sure to visit our YouTube page where our virtual worship experience will premiere on Sunday morning at 10:15 AM. Then, use the resources below as tools to worship wherever you are.

In the Old Testament, the Israelites chose to worship God using the resources made available to them as they traveled through the wilderness. No matter what happens, it is our desire to worship God with everything that we have and our prayer for you is that this time of virtual worship will allow you to connect with God in a new way as we worship God wherever we are.

If you have any questions or need technical assistance, please feel free to e-mail me at Now, let’s worship together!

Matt Parker
Lead Pastor

Before You Begin

Download a Digital Bulletin for Worship

Please Take a Moment to Complete a Digital Connection Card

Watch the Following Video to Begin Your Virtual Worship Experience

What’s Happening This Week

Online Prayer Meeting: Sunday at 5 PM on Facebook Live (will be hosted on the Royston First United Methodist Church Facebook Page)

Online Bible Study with Pastor Matt: Wednesday at 7 PM on Zoom. Participants will need to install the Zoom software and register for the group to receive the meeting ID and password.

Collection for Rainbow Pantry: Thursdays between 11 AM-12 PM. Supplies need include toiletries, cleaners, canned goods, and soaps. Drive up under the portico behind the church and honk your horn. A volunteer will be out to unload the supplies from your car.

Prayers of the People

If you have a prayer concern you would like to share with us, e-mail us at We will be sending out a weekly e-mail with updated prayer concerns and celebrations.

During this time in our worship, we learned about the ancient spiritual practice of Lectio Divina. Lectio Divina is a practice of reading scripture in a way that allows for us to encounter God’s Word as it is revealed to us.

Online Giving

Three Easy Ways to Give:

  1. Mail a check to the church office (or drop it off during our office hours)
    Royston First UMC
    137 Franklin Springs Street
    Royston, GA 30662
  2. Give online. Visit our Giving Page to get started with online giving. You will be directed in how to set up a profile. It’s easy!
  3. Text to Give. Text “RFUMC $____” to 73256. You will receive a response with instructions on how to give using your phone. You will need a debit or credit card available.

Children’s Moment

Worksheet for Kids (PreK-1st Grade)
Worksheet for Kids (2nd Grade-5th Grade)

Thank You for Worshipping With Us!

We are glad you chose to worship with us today, and we hope your worship experience was meaningful and relevant. If you have any questions about something that was said or you want to know more about discovering the next step in your faith journey, we invite you to contact Pastor Matt by e-mail this week.

May the Lord bless you and keep you!
May the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious unto you!
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace!
And all God’s children said…Amen!