It is a joy to welcome you to First United Methodist Church, Albany, Georgia. This year we are celebrating our 175th Anniversary. Our theme for the year is “Another 175 Years.” Why? Because this congregation has always been a fellowship looking forward to what God has in mind. Albany First UMC is one of the anchors of Albany. That is no brag, just fact. The pastor of another United Methodist congregation here in Albany is known to say, “Albany First makes me proud to be a United Methodist.” That is because Albany First historically has sought to live out the example of Jesus in both the inward journey of belief and the outward journey of compassionate behavior. Whether it was helping transform a tiny clinic in south India into a major hospital, medical school and nursing school, beginning the work of the Anchorage here in Albany that offers Christian rehabilitation to men imprisoned by alcohol, or hosting Sunday Evening with Our Neighbors, a weekly meal for 150+ needy persons supported by groups in the church and churches all around Dougherty County, Albany First seeks to be true to the Scriptural message of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ and loving our neighbors with the holy love of Jesus. We welcome those who seek to live out a life of growing engagement with the risen Jesus and a needy world. It is our risen Lord who invites you to join in this journey. In His name, welcome!