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Today's Events

  • Morning ZUMBAMorning ZUMBA - 10/17/2018 - 8:00 AM to 9:00 AMDitch the workout...Join the PARTY!  Join us for ZUMBA every Monday and Wednesday morning from 8-9:00am!  Cost is $4. Led by Tiffani Long.
  • MOJO FitnessMOJO Fitness - 10/17/2018 - 8:30 AM to 9:30 AMJoey Grubbs is not only a fitness instructor/trainer, but also a life coach and ordained minister. His class, MOJO Fitness, meets every Monday and Wednesday at 8:30am and every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:15am. MOJO Fitness is a cardio/weight training class and is adaptable to any fitness level.  Class is $5.00.  Joey is also available for one-on-one personal training sessions.  
  • Pre-K and Kindergarten classesPre-K and Kindergarten classes - 10/17/2018 - 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Preschool classesPreschool classes - 10/17/2018 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Spanish ConversationSpanish Conversation - 10/17/2018 - 10:00 AMLearn Spanish!  Class is free!  
  • That the World May KnowThat the World May Know - 10/17/2018 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AMled by Bruce Mason For more information contact Debby Stikes,
  • After School Guitar LessonsAfter School Guitar Lessons - 10/17/2018 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMCall 678-688-3858 today to set up your appointment!  Lessons led by local singer and songwriter, Anne Stansell.
  • Wednesday Night SupperWednesday Night Supper - 10/17/2018 - 5:45 PM to 6:30 PMAdults: $5.00 Children ages 3-Sixth Grade: $3.00 2 and under: Fee Reservations are required. Call the church office at 770.228.3020 to RSVP.
  • ARISE!ARISE! - 10/17/2018 - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Bible Study: The Epic of EdenBible Study: The Epic of Eden - 10/17/2018 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM  The Old Testament of the Bible can feel like a junk drawer – a disorganized collection of important stuff we don’t want to lose yet don’t know what to do with.  From the Pentateuch to patriarchs and from kings to prophets, it can feel like a puzzle we’ve tried to put together but wind up putting it back in the box because it’s too complicated.  This twelve-week study will explore the Old Testament which will lead to fresh New Testament faith.  Debby Stikes will lead this study.  It will begin Wednesday, September 5, and will end Wednesday, December 5.  (6:30 p.m., Stephen Ministry room)  A donation of $20 would be accepted.  
  • Chase the Lion: Stepping Confidently Into the UnknownChase the Lion: Stepping Confidently Into the Unknown - 10/17/2018 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM  Chase the Lion:  Stepping Confidently Into the Unknown   Inspired by a fearless warrior named Benaiah (2 Samuel 23:20) who changed the course of his future by winning a battle with a real lion, this eight-week study examines biblical and modern-day examples of people who were willing to put everything on the line, take risks, seize opportunities, face fears, embrace uncertainty, and look foolish when it comes to chasing after God-given opportunities.  Our current Christian culture doesn’t usually encourage sensible people to chase after risky opportunities and dreams.  We want to believe that if it’s a good decision, it will always feel safe because that’s the way God wants life to be.  But what if you discovered that the fulfilling life God wants for you is hiding behind a present problem, a past failure, or a lifelong fear?  Rev. Andrew Covington will lead this study.  It will begin Wednesday, August 22, and end Wednesday, October 24.  (6:30 p.m., Journey Classroom)  A $10 donation would be accepted.  
  • Chancel Choir RehearsalChancel Choir Rehearsal - 10/17/2018 - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

I’m New Here


Welcome to Griffin First United Methodist Church! We hope that the information you’ll find on this web page will be the first step of turning a “virtual visit” into a “real” visit to the church. We want to do everything we can to make your worship experience at GFUMC a meaningful one.

All of us know that it can be difficult to go somewhere new. We feel uncomfortable when we don’t know exactly where we’re supposed to be or how to get where we’d like to go. The purpose of this part of the web page is to answer questions that you may have, so that when you come to the church for the first time, you’ll feel at home. Below are some questions that our guests often ask. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, please email me at If I don’t know the answer, I probably know someone who does!

If you worship with us, please introduce yourself to me as I always love meeting and chatting with our visitors. I look forward to meeting you.


Med Roach
Sr. Minister

Frequently asked questions about Sunday morning:

• Where is the church located?
The Church is at 1401 Maple Drive on the south side of Griffin. If you’re not familiar with Griffin, you can get directions by clicking HERE.

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• Where do I park?
There is ample parking in the front and in the back of the church. Handicap parking is clearly marked and all entrances to the facility are wheelchair accessible.

• How many worship services are there, where are they located, and what time do they start?
There are three worship services every Sunday morning. “The Branch” contemporary worship service is at 11:00 a.m. It meets in the Fellowship Hall, which is located on the Wesley Street side of the church’s campus. We suggest parking in the lot in the back of the church to be closer to the Fellowship Hall.

Traditional Worship Services are at 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. These services are held in the Sanctuary, which faces Maple Drive.

• How should I dress when I attend a worship service?
We believe that the most important thing about coming to worship is your heart, but we also recognize that people want to feel comfortable in their surroundings. In the Contemporary Service you will see a variety of dress, from shorts and jeans and t-shirts, to more traditional “church dress”. At the Traditional services people generally dress more formally- dresses, pant suits, neckties and/or jackets, suits. Again, the most important thing is a heart for worship, so please do not let “dress” be an issue that keeps you away from church.

• Attending church is new to me. Will I feel embarrassed by not knowing what to say or do at the right times?
We have tried to make our church bulletin as “user friendly” as possible. For example, if the congregation will be reciting a creed together, the Hymnal page number is clearly indicated. Most other acts of worship are clearly announced from the pulpit. For “The Branch” contemporary worship, the words of all songs and/or responses will be on the screen in the Fellowship Hall. You will never be called upon or singled-out as a visitor.

• Should my children come with me into the service? If not, where should they go?
All children are welcome in worship, but our experience has been that young children are more comfortable in the care of our fine Nursery. Children under the age of three years are invited to the Nursery in the center of the Education Building. After the Children’s Moment in our traditional service, children ages 3 through 1st grade are invited to go to Lighthouse Kids (Children’s Church), which is located on the first floor of the Education Building, just past the nursery. Parents may pick up their children from these rooms immediately following the 11:00 worship service. On most Sundays, children in grades 2 through 5 attend JAM Session (“Jesus And Me”) in the Chapel at the same time. For traditional services you can find children’s “quiet bags” just outside of the main doors. There are also Children’s Bulletins available as you enter the sanctuary.

• Do you have programs and policies in place that will make me comfortable leaving my children out of my sight?
Yes, we take the safety of your children very seriously, and we have adopted a very detailed “Safe Sanctuaries” policy. Everyone who works with children or youth in this church has submitted to a criminal background check. Please ask a Staff member for a copy of the Safe Sanctuaries policy. Our nursery is equipped with a pager system. Should your child require your presence during the worship hour, the nursery staff can contact you unobtrusively with a vibrating pager.

• How do I find a Sunday School Class that might be right for me?
There is a list of adult Sunday School classes on this web page. Please go to the “Ministries” tab and you will find information about our Discipleship opportunities.

• How do I find a Sunday School Class for my child?
We have classes for all ages of children. Click “Ministries” and explore the Children’s Ministries areas.

Okay, now that we’ve answered some questions about Sunday mornings, let’s look at some other questions you might have about the church:

• What is the best way to get to know other people in the church?
Simply put, get involved. Come to church night supper on Wednesday (most weeks during the school year), join a small group or Sunday School class, attend a concert special event, visit or sign up for a class in the Christian Enrichment Center (our gymnasium), join the Chancel Choir or volunteer for a ministry. Any Staff member will be glad to help you get involved without becoming overwhelmed.

• Is there something I need to do before coming to a Wednesday Night supper?
Reservations are required for supper on Wednesday evening. Please call the church office at 770-228-3020, or email

• What do you do on Wednesday evenings other than eat?
Following the supper our children go to children’s choirs, the adult handbell choir rehearses, the youth gather for their own time of study and worship, and the adults either enjoy a program in the Fellowship Hall, or participate in a class offered. The Chancel Choir rehearses later, at 7:30 p.m.

• Where can I read about what United Methodists believe?

• How can I learn more about what membership means?
If you are interested in becoming a member of Griffin First United Methodist Church please let one of the pastors know your desire. You can do that by speaking personally to them or by simply checking the box that says “I would like to join this church” or “I would like the minister to call me” on the registration pad that is passed down the pew at every service. We would love to have you!”

I hope that we have answered some of the questions you may have. Please feel free to call the church office if you have other questions. We look forward to meeting you!