Atlantic First United Methodist Church

Our Purpose & Passion

United Methodist Church's Mission statement is "To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world"

Our vision statement of our Methodist Church in Atlantic is building bridges of love with God, our community, and each other.

Principled, visionary and effective leaders help United Methodists grow in faith and in sharing God’s love with others.The church is focused on inviting and preparing people to become clergy and lead the church in world-transforming ministry.

The early Methodist movement grew through the efforts of laity who led small groups, taught Bible study and provided outreach ministry. Developing strong lay leaders is another important component of creating a church engaged in the work of making disciples.



Worship Service: 9:00 A.M



Cancellation of Sunday Services will be determined by  Pastor Dean, Council Chair, SPPRC Chair, & the Custodian if there is inclement weather.  Cancellation's will be on KJAN, KS95, KSOM, KETV-Omaha, KCCI, Des Moines.  It will also be posted on Facebook.

 Wednesday Afternoon Activities will be cancelled if School has been cancelled for the day or Dismissed early.

Committee cancellations will be handled via text, email or a phone call.

Hearing devices are available upon request.

You can also watch our service on Atlantic Cable Channel 121.2  or 18 every Sunday at 7:00 A.M. and Prior week worship service Sunday & Tuesday at 2:30 P.M. 

800 Poplar Street

Atlantic, Iowa 50022



Sunday School & Bible Studies: 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.
Pastor Dean & Suzie Bible Study-
The Heart That Grew Three Sizes by Matt Rawle

Sunday School curriculum for 2021-2022
Bible In Life

Sunday School 10:15 AM-11:00 AM

Kids Praise Music - Teacher Amber Knudsen

Preschool - Teacher Randy & Diane Breach

K-3 - Teacher Brittany & Stacy Van Aernam

4-6 - Teacher Sheryl Sunderman

Jr High & HighSchool Teacher Kaitlin Sondag

Adult Sunday School Classes

Faith Builders

Lead by: Gale Carper

 You are invited to join this group in the Lounge (across the hall from the sanctuary) on Sunday mornings immediately following service.

Bible and Flower

Member Resources

  • Cry Room provided during worship services.  Children are encouraged to be in the sanctuary during worship, but the cry room upstairs by the balcony is open to all families who need to use it.
  • If you have prayer concerns or requests please contact our administrative assistant at 712-243-3156 or email them to her at ATLUMC@METC.NET and she will add them to our prayer chains.
  • Hearing devices are available upon request.


What is church? A place to go? A time on Sunday morning? We're looking to reclaim an identity of church--that being a community of people sharing God's love with the world. Check out our latest sermons!