KNOW THE LOVE OF GOD
Whether you are brand new to church or looking for a place to call home, you are welcomed here. We seek to make Sunday worship a comforting, thought-provoking, and heartfelt experience. Each service provides a unique atmosphere, with engaging music, uplifting prayer, and relevant teaching based on scripture. Find your place with us at Northside!
Starting August 2, our Sunday morning worship times will be as follows: 8:00AM Traditional, 9:00AM Contemporary, 11:15AM Traditional. Live stream will be available at www.NorthsideUMC.org/live. We hope you’ll join us!
Northside’s Traditional service is held in our beautiful Sanctuary and offers a robust liturgy, which includes a responsive call to worship, affirmations of faith, prayers of the people, organ-led hymns, choral anthems, and a scripture-based sermon.
Our Contemporary service mixes modern worship with a pedal steel, strings, and horn-driven blend of classic country and Muscle Shoals-era soul music. This come-as-you-are service takes place in our state-of-the-art Watson Faith & Arts Center.
What We Believe
We worship one God as the three divine Persons of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and is truly God and truly human. We praise God’s goodness shown in Christ’s self-offering, which involved his life, crucifixion, and death, and resurrection.
We emphasize the work of God in bringing men and women to conviction (knowledge of our need for God’s grace), to conversion (pardon from sin that comes by faith in Christ as a gift from God), and to Christian holiness (growing in the likeness of God, as we are empowered by God’s grace, both as individuals and as communities). We also believe that the grace of God is available to all persons.
Communion is served in every worship service on the first Sunday of every month. On the second through fifth Sundays, you may receive Communion in our Prayer Chapel from 9:30 to 9:45AM. The table of Holy Communion is Christ’s table, not the table of The United Methodist Church. The table is open to anyone who seeks to respond to Christ’s love and lead a new life of peace and love.
Throughout the seasons of Lent (the forty days prior to Easter) and Advent (the four weeks prior to Christmas), we have a variety of opportunities and events where you can engage the season in heartfelt, meaningful ways. These include special evening worship services, musical celebrations, daily devotionals, mission projects, and themed children’s activities. Please visit our Events calendar to find more details.
The Prayer Chapel at Northside was designed by Dr. G. Gil Watson, Pastor Emeritus, to be a place that is totally devoted to prayer. He was inspired by Proverbs 18:10: “The Name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.” The Prayer Chapel exists for the whole community so that anyone may come and pray.
The Chapel is open daily from 7:00AM until the main building closes in the evening.
When parents present their child for Christian baptism, they are pledging to join with the church in a responsibility that is both sacred and rewarding. Baptism is a sacrament, a means of grace, and a sign of the child’s inclusion, care, and nurture into Christ’s holy Church. In this grace, the child grows in faith, love, and the knowledge that he or she is a child of God.
Northside is a wonderful place to worship, and we have hosted many weddings in our beautiful Sanctuary and Chapel. In the United Methodist Church, weddings are a worship service and covenant before God. We look forward to being of assistance to you in this most important event.
Members and nonmembers are invited to contact Maggie Medlock at MaggieM@NorthsideUMC.org or 678.298.5042 for dates and fees. Click here to see our Wedding Policies book and download the necessary wedding forms.
We know that the passing of a loved one can be devastating. Our Pastoral staff is here to provide comfort and reassurance during these days of grief, remembrance, and celebration.