Welcome! Eatonton FUMC is a deeply rooted and growing congregation of Christians located right off the growing town square of Eatonton, Georgia. We are a multi-generational church with members ranging in age from 2 months to 102 years. Through worship, service, education, and hospitality, we offer ministries that foster a sense of connectedness and belonging for all.
We are a Christian community committed to loving God and loving neighbor with our whole selves – heart, mind, soul, and strength. Just as Jesus loved all around him, we welcome all persons into the full life and ministry of our congregation, regardless of race, culture, ethnicity, age, gender, family or socioeconomic status, education, politics, physical or mental ability, or faith history.
As a United Methodist congregation, we trace our roots back to John Wesley, an Anglican priest in the Church of England in the 1700s. Societies of “Methodists”– so called because the members followed a daily routine of religious observance and social work – were formed, spreading to Ireland and then to America where it officially became its own denomination in 1784. Today United Methodist membership stands at nearly 11 million people worldwide.
Eatonton FUMC opened its doors for worship in 1857. Since then we have become a growing congregations looking to help others love God and neighbor in every way.
For United Methodists, social consciousness has always gone hand in hand with personal faith. John Wesley taught that the “holiness of heart and life.” We also believe, as Wesley put it, “that the world is our parish.”