This Week: Sunday School 9:30 & Worship - 10:30

Tuesday - Grace Ladies Bible Study - 6:30 pm

Wednesday - Supper - 5:30 pm, Children's Christian Life Club and Faith Students Ministries 6 pm

Wednesday - Adult Choir Rehearsal - 6:30 pm

Join Us at Faith United Methodist Church

Upcoming Events

You will not want to miss this.

Rise Against Hunger at FAITH UMC

September 15 2019

Come help pack meals in our Sanctuary during the 10:30 service



Faith United Methodist Church (formerly Atco Methodist Church) was established in 1922 by a small group of Christians who saw a need for a Methodist Church in the American Textile Company (Atco) Village near Cartersville. For over 30 years, Methodist and Baptist congregations shared facilities as they developed their ministries, primarily for families living in the immediate area. As both congregations grew, so did the need for separate facilities, and the Methodists built a new church on the corner of Goodyear Avenue and Cassville Road (adjacent to the Village). The first worship service was held in the new church on Easter Sunday, 1953.
 During the next 45 years, the church ministered to an ever-expanding community. In 1962, when Atco Village was incorporated into the city of Cartersville, the church was renamed Faith Methodist Church. It became Faith United Methodist Church when the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged in 1968. The church took a major step forward in faith in the mid-1990’s when land was purchased and new facilities were later built at 501 Grassdale Road. Dedication service was November 7, 1999.
 After almost 20 years in the new facility, Faith is an exciting and growing congregation. Our vision is to serve the community we live in, and the world around us, as we seek to fulfill our mission: “Honoring God, Sharing Christ, and Serving Others”.

Our Pastor

Pastor Charlie Marus

May 7, 2019

Welcome to Faith! It has been my joy and privilege to serve as senior pastor here at Faith UMC for the past 8 years.

I have been in full-time ministry for 23 years, and have served several wonderful churches in North Georgia during that time. My college degree is from UNC Charlotte, and my Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory.

Now, education is fine…but what really matters to me is my family. My beautiful wife Alice and I are celebrating 33 years of marriage this month! She is a flight attendant for Delta Airlines (40 years!) and spends most of her time off doing dog rescue and fostering. We have 2 lovely daughters, Jessie (epidemiologist) and Carly (also a flight attendant), and 2 dogs (Harry and Lola)…plus whatever dogs we happen to be fostering at the momentJ

We love vacations and ‘stay-cations’, Hallmark movies and good books, mission trips and worship, and anything with bacon!

And we LOVE it here at Faith UMC…you will too!!

Charlie and Alice
Family Christmas

Our Essentials

Everything we do is centered around leading people through our four essentials.

Know Jesus

Find Freedom

Discover Purpose

Make a Difference

Core Values


We believe love changes everything. Jesus’ love for us changed the world. Our love for Jesus transforms us. Love for our city will impact it.


We believe the church matters. Jesus speaks when the church gathers. He is honored and moves when we gather.


Because we serve a God who is extremely generous, we believe the church and its people should be extremely generous with its resources; finances, time, and people.


It’s not just who you know, but it’s who knows you that matters most. We are a church of groups. We don’t think anyone should do life alone.


Everything we do is driven by our vision. It if doesn’t line up, we don’t do it.


We are a church dedicated to serving our city and meeting real, tangible needs. We want to partner with the amazing people who are making amazing things happen.


We believe Jesus is worthy of all of our passion. We pour everything we have into everything we do.

Our Beliefs