Who we are

Here at Clarkesville First UMC you will find joyful and encouraging people. We do not think we are perfect. We see our church as a place for people to grow.... and we all need to grow. Our church has taken on a certain personality overtime. We are friendly folks who are very engaged in our community. We are all learners. Whether you know a little or a lot about the Bible and Christianity, you will feel comfortable here as you open your heart to God.

We are also a permission-giving church! What does that mean? Well, if you have an idea that the Lord has laid upon your heart we will try to find a way to make it work. Every year we have several new ministries added. We are constantly expanding our horizons. There is always something new happening. We are also a “full-service” church. In other words, we have something for all ages. On Sunday mornings and on Wednesday evenings we always have a full gamut of activities and events, from the nursery on up! Of course there are things going on almost all the time as various groups come together for their activities and events.

We love the Lord Jesus Christ and we seek to serve Him. The Lord has revitalized our church and we are reaching for new levels of growth and excitement. Please come be a part of our family! If you come to be a part of the Christian faith here at Clarkesville First UMC, you will find yourself a part of our family, enjoying our tremendous fellowship! And you will discover that Christianity and church can be fun! 

Mission and vision

Because of Christ we choose to live by faith, be a voice of hope, and be known by love. 

This is the mission of every member of Clarkesville First UMC. We strive to represent Christ in our community, nation, and world in a positive way. Each of us plays a role, no matter how small in accomplishing the mission and vision of Clarkesville First UMC. Click on the image to learn more about our mission & vision.


We as a church are blessed to have a wonderful staff who lead and facilitate the day to day ministries of the church. Click the image for a list a bio of everyone on staff at Clarkesville First UMC.

Church History

Our church has a rich history in Clarkesville, we are blessed to have members of our congregation who have been a part of our church for many years and have recorded the history of Clarkesville First UMC for us. Click the image to find our church's history. 

The United Methodist church

As a United Methodist church, we belong to a denomination that is not only local, or even just in the United States but we are a part of a global denomination. Follow the link through the image to get more information about the United Methodist Church.

connect with us

For more information about upcoming event and other current happenings within the church you can follow the image link to our Connect page, from there you will be able to find ways to get involved and become a part of our church family!