We are a New Church, and we are diligently preparing for you. We want to be your neighbor. Our home is Intown Atlanta. We are located in Candler Park, but our community extends far beyond.

This an exciting time as we look forward to bringing a vibrant faith community to intown Atlanta. We welcome all to be a part of our journey as we get to know one another, make connections, eat together, worship, create a vision for our church, and even name this new congregation!

We seek Authentic, Artistic, and Adventurous expressions in the Christian tradition. We invite you to journey with us.

Beliefs & Values

We’re a United Methodist congregation. Though we are a new community of faith, we believe in the promise to have open hearts, open minds, and open doors.

We believe we experience God in worship, in friendships, and in service to one another.

We believe in good questions as much as we do the answers they provide.

We believe that God’s love is not confined by this or any other church, and is open to everyone, regardless of ethnicity, race, national origin, sexual orientation, or social status.

Authentic

Authentically Christian: We believe faith is lived out in response to God’s gracious actions towards us, manifested in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. We are at our best when we are loving, gracious, and hospitable to one and all, regardless of circumstance.

Authentically Wesleyan: We believe faith is a continuous journey fed by study and service. We were made with keen minds and warm hearts. Why ignore one over the other?

Authentically Intown: This is our neighborhood, and we are here to gather and serve. Intown Atlanta is a vibrant, colorful place, and though our members are from all over town, we are proud to call this corner home.

Artistic

Music, theater, painting, dance, pottery, drawing, woodworking…

We believe that something wonderful is expressed through the arts—a hint of God’s creativity that exists in each of us. That’s why we celebrate and seek to cultivate expressions of the arts in our community.

Adventurous

We believe that faith is lived out in its fullest when we are doing the kind of things Jesus did.

Today, that looks like advocating and working towards ending hunger, poverty, and homelessness. It takes the shape of a fair and just society where all can grow, learn, work, live, and thrive. It means always keeping the doors open, welcoming any into the community of faith regardless of ethnicity, race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or where they are on their faith journey.

We are a New Church, and we are diligently preparing for you. We want to be your neighbor. Our home is Intown Atlanta. We are located in Candler Park, but our community extends far beyond.

This an exciting time as we look forward to bringing a vibrant faith community to intown Atlanta. We welcome all to be a part of our journey as we get to know one another, make connections, eat together, worship, create a vision for our church, and even name this new congregation!

We seek Authentic, Artistic, and Adventurous expressions in the Christian tradition. We invite you to journey with us.

Families

Children

  • Nursery
    We have an excellent, trained, and screened nursery staff available to provide care to your child. We take the care of your child and every child seriously. Hospitality with the youngest among us is crucial.
  • Weekday Early Childhood Ministries
    New Church is fortunate to be in ministry with families through two preschool ministries. Both are legacies of former United Methodist churches in our area.

    • Candler Park Day School (formerly Epworth Day School) offers half-day childcare. CDS meets at 1561 McLendon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307. To find out more information, check out their website.
    • Druid Hills Preschool offers half-day childcare. DHUMP, as it is affectionately known by parents, children, and alums, meets at 1200 Ponce de Leon Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. To find out more information, check out their website.
  • Sunday Mornings
    Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 am.

 

Events

Regular events:

  • Every Other Sunday (starting July 24)
    • 9:30 AM – Dream Team meetings*
  • Every  Sunday
    • 5:00PM –  “Little 5 @ 5” Music and storytelling in Dobbins Hall
  • Saturdays

Upcoming Events

  • July 26 – Popcorn and a movie from 2-4PM in the parlor.

Special announcements:

* We are entering a season of “fallow time” in order to vision and prepare for the launch of our new church. Please read this letter from our pastors to learn more about this exciting time. All are welcome to participate in this season of preparation.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Andy (andy@newatlantachurch.com) or Anjie (anjie@newatlantachurch.com).

Staff

Meet Our Staff

Anjie Woodworth

Co-Pastor

Andy Woodworth

Co-Pastor

Laura Briscoe

Church and Business Administrator

Gus Godbee

Director of Worship Arts

Jennifer Roberts

Director of Children and Youth Ministries

Give

Your talent, time, and gifts are just a few ways that you can give to New Church UMC. If you are interested in volunteering your gifts of time and service, click here for a list of ways to serve the community around us.

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We deeply appreciate any type of support you are able to offer.