First off, thank you
for taking time to check us out.

We know you have lots of options about how to spend your time and where to find a church. We invite you to look around our website and even watch some of our past worship services, if you like.

On this page, you’ll find answers to common questions about our church. If you like what you see and decide you want to come for visit on a Sunday morning, will you let us know? By telling us just a few things about yourself, our Outreach and Connection team can help ensure a welcoming and comfortable experience when you visit.

A worshiper at the contemporary service during COVID.

We currently offer limited seating in the Sanctuary for our Sunday services in order to provide appropriate social distancing. Reservations are required. Reservations open on Wednesdays for the upcoming Sunday.

A nursery is available for children who are 6 weeks through 3 years, and Children’s Worship is offered for kids in pre-K through 3rd grade. Reservations are required for both the nursery and Children’s Worship.

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What kind of church are you?

Alpharetta Methodist is a diverse community of believers who are part of the United Methodist Church. We strive to lived out our faith in concrete ways, sharing the love of God by caring for one another and serving in our community and around the world. We value relevant, passionate preaching, inspiring worship, and small groups where people can grow in faith.

Read what we believe.

Where are you located?

Alpharetta Methodist Church is located at 69 North Main Street (Georgia Highway 9), about a block from City Hall in the historical Alpharetta downtown district. We’re at the corner of Main and Cumming Streets, with our front door facing our Cumming Street parking lot. See our location on Google Maps.

From Atlanta
Take Georgia 400 north to exit 9 (Haynes Bridge Road). Turn left onto Haynes Bridge Road. This road turns into Cricket Lane and ends at Cumming Street, where you’ll turn left. On Cumming Street, look for our campus on the left.

From Cumming and towns north of Alpharetta
Take Georgia 400 south to exit 11 (Windward Parkway). Turn right onto Windward Parkway. Turn left onto Westside Parkway and then right at the first stoplight onto Cumming Street. Our campus will be on your left just before Cumming Street dead ends at Main Street (Highway 9).

What are the service times and what should I expect?

You should expect to be warmly welcomed by our greeters and ushers who are ready to help you find your way. Currently, we have two in-person services. Both services feature biblically-based, relevant messages and inspiring music and last about 50 minutes. Both services are currently being held in our main Sanctuary and livestreamed.

  • Contemporary worship: 9 a.m.
  • Traditional worship: 11 a.m.

Before you visit, we invite you to download our app which includes an order of worship, a place to take notes, and one-click access to the Scripture readings.

Are reservations required?

In order to maintain appropriate social distance during worship services, we are limiting capacity in the Sanctuary for each service. Reservations are required. Reservations open on the Wednesday before each Sunday. You can make reservations here.

Please print your emailed receipt or have it open on your phone when you come to worship, so we can scan your QR registration code.

If you’re bringing children who are pre-K through 3rd grade, they are invited to a special Children’s Worship experience while you’re worshiping in the Sanctuary. Children’s Worship reservations are required and should be made in addition to your own worship reservations.

Where do I park?

Our main parking lot is located on Cumming Street and includes specially-designated parking spots for visitors and for those with special needs. Please let our parking attendants know that you’re visiting or need handicap parking.

Additional parking is available at the Student Center, located at 59 North Main Street, just south of the main church building.

See a campus map here.

When should I arrive?

Sunday morning worship services begin at 9 and 11 a.m.

You should plan to arrive at the church about 15 minutes ahead of the worship service you wish to attend, to allow ample time for parking and checking in. (See the COVID-19 guidelines and procedures above.)

If your family has Children’s Worship reservations, you may wish to arrive a few minutes earlier to check your children in.

Where do I enter the building?

Our main entrance is under the drive-through portico facing Cumming Street. Greeters are stationed near the entrance to welcome you and, once you enter, to help you find your way.

See a campus map here. (Our main front door is #1 on the map.)

What COVID-19 precautions is the church taking?

We are committed to protecting your health and are taking a number of precautions to ensure that our church campus is as safe as possible. Here’s what you can expect from us.

Increased cleaning: Our maintenance staff has increased the frequency and intensity of cleaning measures throughout the church building. The Sanctuary, restrooms, elevators and high-traffic areas are all thoroughly sanitized before and after each worship service.

Hand washing stations: Stations with hand sanitizers are provided throughout the building.

Masks required: While masks are required for everyone attending a service, you will see our clergy and others leading worship at times take their masks off to lead. We are making every attempt to keep everyone who leads worship at a significant distance away from the congregation.

Touchless environment: Bibles, hymnals, pens, brochures and all other informational items have been removed from the pews. In order to provide a “touchless environment,” we are not passing the offering plates during worship. If you’d like to make a financial gift to the church, you can do so:

  • On our app
  • By texting “AFUMC” to 77977
  • By visiting
  • By dropping a check or cash in one of the giving boxes located at the entrance to the Sanctuary and along the exit route after worship service.

One-way entry and exit routes: To keep you safe, we’ve created one-way traffic routes into and out of the building. Follow the BLUE signs when you enter the building. Follow the GREEN signs to exit.

What COVID-19 precautions are expected of me?

You can help keep yourself and other worshipers safe by being prepared for the following safety measures.

Masks and temperature checks: Masks are required of everyone who attends an indoor worship service. When you arrive at the church, please wear a mask as you exit your vehicle and make your way to the entrance, where we’ll take your temperature. Once inside the building, please continue to wear your mask during the service and as as you travel to and from the Sanctuary.

Social distancing: Please follow social distancing requirements throughout the building and on the church grounds. Our ushers will escort you to your seats, which will be properly distanced (six feet) from worshipers on either side. Every other pew is off limits to allow for proper distancing from front to back.

If you’re sick, please stay home. If you have a cough, fever, muscle pain, difficulty breathing, a sore throat or a loss of taste or smell, or if you have had contact with a COVID-positive person within the last 14 days, please do not enter the church building. We encourage you to stay home, take care of yourself and worship with us online.

What should I wear?

Dress comfortably when you come to worship. Some of our attendees wear their “Sunday best,” but most come in more comfortable clothes. Don’t worry about what you wear – you’ll be welcomed no matter how fancy or casual you are. Just come to worship God!

What should I bring?

Each of our worship services is Bible-based. Since we’ve removed all materials from the pews as part of our COVID-19 safety policies, you may wish to bring your own Bible. Or download our app for one-click access to the day’s Scripture reading, to take notes and to follow along with the order of worship.

What's available for my children?

Children’s Worship is offered at 9 and 11 a.m., so your kids can attend an age-appropriate worship experience while you’re worshiping in the Sanctuary. To participate in Preschool Worship, children must have turned 3 or 4 by Sept. 1, 2020. Elementary Worship is for children in kindergarten-3rd grade. A nursery is also provided for children who are 6 weeks to 3 years old.

Reservations are required for Children’s Worship and the nursery. Make Children’s Worship and nursery reservations here.

Sign in your children at the Children’s Check-In desk on the first floor, just inside our main entry.

Learn about Children’s Ministry activities.

Since the safety of children is important to us, everyone working with children is required to go through our Child/Youth Protection Training, which includes training sessions and a background check by a professional agency.

What about my teenager?

Alpharetta Methodist Students (AMS) is all about introducing students to life-changing relationships with Jesus and others. While Sunday morning student activities have not yet resumed, your teenager is encouraged to attend worship with you in the Sanctuary.

Sunday afternoon Life Groups have returned to in-person small-group gatherings. You can learn more here.

Read about our Student Ministry.

How do I get involved?

Are you ready for your next step? Please let us know by contacting Director of Outreach and Connections Allison Nye or filling out a Connection Card. We’ll do our best to get you plugged in with activities where you can learn, grow, serve and develop relationships with others in the Alpharetta Methodist community.

Still have questions?

Feel free to contact Director of Outreach and Connections Allison Nye or call the church at 770-475-5576.