What We Believe

Alpharetta First United Methodist Church is a diverse community of believers who are part of the United Methodist Church. Historically, Methodists are known for our emphasis on a personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world. We share the love of God by caring for one another, serving in our community and around the world. We value well-informed and passionate preaching and lively worship, and small groups where people can grow in faith.

Our Mission

The mission of Alpharetta Methodist, “…to win men and women, boys and girls to Jesus Christ,” is based on the Great Commission. This personal directive was given by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to his disciples in Matthew 28:18-20:

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Our Vision

We strive “to be a diverse community that invites and welcomes all people to experience a loving relationship with Jesus Christ that will transform lives.

 

Read about the basics of our faith.

 

Communion 

At Alpharetta Methodist we observe Communion on the first Sunday of the month and during special worship services. We take Communion by intinction, a fancy term for dipping the bread in the juice. We use non-alcoholic juice. 

During Communion, you’ll come to the front of the sanctuary as directed by the ushers. A server will offer you bread while saying words of affirmation such as, “The bread of life given for you.” Another server will offer you the cup, while saying, “The blood of Christ shed for you.” 

Simply dip the bread into the cup and eat. After receiving Communion, you may return to your seat or kneel for silent prayer at the altar. 

Gluten-Free Communion: We also have gluten free bread available for those who prefer it.