Welcome to the Lithonia First UMC website.

Since October 14, 1860, Lithonia First United Methodist Church has been a beacon of Christ’s love and hope to Lithonia and the surrounding community.  Traditionally, it has been our privilege to serve in a leadership role, frequently offering combined services with our neighbors in the faith community.

Located in the heart of historic downtown Lithonia and known as the church with the Welcoming Red Doors, we began our ministry in this place while meeting in an humble brush arbor. A one-room “meeting house” followed prior to the erection of our present magnificent sanctuary crafted from local granite.

Today, the church is experiencing a period of renewal and fresh commitment to further the vision and ministry of Jesus Christ. We aspire to serve and welcome the community while spreading the Good News.  We believe you will feel God’s presence here, surrounded by a church family of extraordinary diversity and love.  

Please feel free to visit our website often. Additionally, we invite you to in-person services at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday in our historic sanctuary.