Union UMC

Union UMC


The mission at Union UMC is to have a congregation that is defined by the love of God and marked by service to the community at large.


Union UMC serves a diverse community with members coming in from Stockbridge, McDonough, Conyers and Lithonia.

Unique Opportunities for Service

The Coffee House Service allows a student the opportunity to develop their musical and worship leading skills in an innovative setting; where worship is framed in the experiences of every day life: to see God in every corner of life, to find wisdom even amidst the chaos, to search both secular and Christian music, listening for the voice of God in it all.  This is “church in a different setting"--no pews, no pulpit, few rituals, no standing, sitting and kneeling at specified times, only an earnest desire to experience God with us—Emmanuel—at each service. The Coffee House is truly unique!

Site NameUnion UMC
DenominationUnited Methodist Church
Location TypeSuburban
Worship Attendance120
Worship Times

Sunday: Coffee House 10 am; Classic 11 am

Distance from CandlerApproximately 23 miles
Accessible to persons with disabilities?Yes
Accessible via public transportation?No
Can women be ordained?Yes
What role do women play in leadership?Women hold leadership roles in all areas and aspects

Weekly Schedule

  • Sunday:
    • Sunday School
    • Coffee House Worship: 10 am
    • Classic Worship: 11 am
  • Wednesday:
    • Fellowship Dinner

Union UMC provides free meals to neighborhood children at the Wednesday fellowship suppers and to public servants, such as fire and police workers. The church also contributes to local charities and hosts a Girl Scouts troupe. The church is also used as a venue for community activities.

Meeting the Five Areas of Ministry

Administration: Students can attend and participate in all leadership committee meetings and be a part of any ongoing projects.

Liturgy (Worship and Preaching): Students can participate in leading worship on a regular basis at both services. Students can preach up to four times a year, if they so desire.

Mission and Outreach: Students can assist in setting up the emerging community food bank.

Pastoral Calling and Congregational Care: Students can participate in congregational care visitations with the pastor.

Teaching: Students can lead a special group study of 4-5 weeks during the year and participate as a Sunday school teacher.

Union UMC
Pastor Rick Marson
4600 Highway 138 SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Phone: 404.429.9737

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