Visiting a church for the first time can be a scary experience. At Anniston First UMC, we value you as our guest and want your first visit with us to be as smooth as possible. We are neither a small church nor a "mega-church ". We do not measure our success on "numbers". We want you to come through our doors to experience a loving God and loving people.
Here at Anniston First, people come to worship in a variety of clothing styles. Some worshipers choose to wear nicer clothing; others come in jeans and t-shirts. There is no “correct” type of clothing. You are encouraged to come in clothing that you find comfortable and appropriate.
OUR PASTORAL STAFF: Pastor Dale Clem and Pastor Kyle Bryan. On Sundays you will find Pastor Dale and Pastor Kyle in all three services: The 8:15 Chapel service, the 9:00 Engage Service, and the 10:50 Sanctuary service.
Children & Nursery
Children of any age are welcomed in worship!
A nursery is available for Sunday School and all three services. (8:45 AM - 12:00 PM) It is located on the first floor of Wesley Hall, room 108.
Directions and Parking
There is on-street parking along the front (Noble Street) and on the south side (14th Street) and along the back (Gurnee Avenue).
Parking Lot 1
The largest parking lot is located at 15th and Gurnee. It is convenient for visitors and members going to an event at The Bridge.
Parking Lot 2
About half of this lot is designated as GUEST or Handicapped Parking. You enter this parking lot from the alley that connects 14th and 15th streets or from Gurnee.
Parking Lot 3
There is a church parking lot off of 15th street to the left of McCord Communications.
Parking Lot 4
There are parking spaces at 15th and Noble in the lot in front of McCord Communications. These are only available on Sundays and Wednesday evenings after 5:00pm.
Parking Lot 5
There are several guest and regular parking spots available in the parking lot between Auto Custom Carpets and Wesley Towers. You enter this parking lot from Noble Street. It is convenient for visitors and members going to an event in the Sanctuary and the chapel.
Parking Lot 6
There are parking spaces in the parking lot behind The Radio Building. These are only available on Sundays and Wednesday evenings after 5:00pm.
Parking Lot 7
These are only available on Sundays and Wednesday evenings after 5:00pm.