It is a joy to welcome you to Buford First! You are most likely here because you are seeking information on a new church home. We welcome all persons and want you to know we are happy and honored you are here.
At Buford First, we have over 143 years of history serving God and growing in our faith together. Our worship of God is central to the life of our church and as United Methodists we believe how important worship is to the life of people.
We also have a strong heartbeat for missions and community outreach, both locally and around the world. There is a great spirit of joy in our church as we go about doing good for others in the name of Jesus Christ.
I hope you will explore our website and see all the ministry offerings available for persons of all ages and stages in life. To help our visitors, we’ve answered a few of our most frequently asked questions you can find at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the church office at 770-945-7438, Office@bufordfirstumc.org, or use the Contact Form at the bottom of this page.
We would be honored to have you join us Sunday in our beautiful sanctuary for one of our traditional worship services beginning at 8:30 or 11:00 am or our RISE contemporary service in the Christian Life Center at 9:45 am. Use one of the maps below to find your way around, or please feel free to ask someone for directions … we’ll do all we can to welcome you to our church!
Thank you again for visiting with us and may God bless you in your search for a church home!
Grace and Blessings!
The Staff at Buford First United Methodist Church
We have two main buildings at Buford First that are each connected by a covered walkway. The Sanctuary building is where we hold our Traditional worship services every Sunday morning at 8:30 and 11:00 am. The church offices are also located in this building. You can enter the Sanctuary from the main front entrance or the side entrance from the parking lot. Should you need to make your way to the Christian Life Center (CLC), exit the Sanctuary through the side entrance (near the piano) and walk under the covered walkway to the entrance of the CLC.
The Christian Life Center is where our RISE contemporary worship service is held every Sunday at 9:45 am. The Fellowship Hall is also in the CLC, along with Sunday School classes for adults, youth, and children. On Sunday mornings, you can also find the church Nursery and, during the 11:00 service, Children’s Church.
How long are the worship services?
Each worship service lasts about 1 hour.
Where do I park and enter the building?
Plenty of parking is available in our main parking lot as well as some spaces along Main Street directly in front of the church. You can enter the church through the main front doors which lead directly to our sanctuary. You may also enter our Christian Life Center (the large building near the back of the parking lot) and there is an area in the lobby where someone will be happy to answer your questions.
What should I wear?
We invite you to dress as you feel comfortable. You will observe suits and ties, to casual dress clothes, to jeans and comfortable shirts.
Where do I take my children?
Children are always welcome in our worship services and we also provide child care for infants and toddlers at both of our worship times and during our Sunday School hour at 10:00 am. Visit the Children Sunday Mornings and Nursery pages for more information, or ask one of our Ushers or Greeters at the doors of our sanctuary for assistance.
What time should I arrive?
Our worship times are 8:45 am and 11:00 am, with some brief announcements starting about 5 minutes before each service. Adult, Youth, and Children Sunday School classes are also offered between the two services at 10:00 am.
Will I be asked to stand or introduce myself?
We will not single out a visitor or guest by asking you to stand or raise your hand. We welcome you to introduce yourself to one of our Ushers who will be happy to give you a special gift from our church which contains church information you might find useful.
Will I need to give money during the offering?
Absolutely not! Feel free to give whatever you wish, or simply pass the plate.
How can I join Buford First United Methodist Church?
Membership is open to all people who wish to share in the worship of God and live a Christian life. You may become a member by profession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, or by transfer from the church to which you now belong. For more information, call the church office at 770-945-7438, send an e-mail to Office@bufordfirstumc.org, or feel free to speak to any church member, staff person, or our pastor before or after any of our worship services.
Driving Directions & Maps:
Buford First United Methodist Church
285 E. Main St.
Buford, GA 30518
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