This Week: Sunday - 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 - 6:00 pm

Thursday - Men's Bible Study - 7am

Join Us at Faith United Methodist Church

Upcoming Events

You will not want to miss this.

Worship at the Lake

October 6 - starting at 9:30 am

at George Washington Carver Park

3900 Bartow Carver Rd SE, Acworth, GA 30102


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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

Samuel (Sam) W. Cruce,


I love to write music, play guitar, and play an occasional video game during my free time. I also love reading and studying scripture, church history, philosophy, apologetics, etc. I value education and have a bachelors and two masters in bible and theology. I am currently working on masters degree number three – Masters in Theology – at Asbury Theological Seminary (I do both distance education and satellite campus visits). I plan to do a Ph.D. one day when I get older, God-willing. I also love to do ministry. I enjoy the youth and the energy they bring. I enjoy teaching, counseling, and mentoring students to better know Christ. It is my desire to see the youth grow and learn more about God. Now on to fun facts: I am terrible at golf, favorite colors are blue and gray, I insanely love Batman, I have an awesome man-cave, I’m a former Paratrooper (82nd Airborne), I want to adopt kids one day, I have 36 jumps out of an airplane, and I like to laugh and have fun!


Amanda M. Cruce,


Amanda loves anything and everything Disney. Don’t believe me? Play her in Disney Trivia or just ask her any random Disney question. If I don’t know who an actor/actress is, she is spot on as to who they are and what movies they’ve been in. Amanda is an avid reader and can pour through a big old book in no time. She also values education. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Education. Both her degrees are from North Georgia College. With this education, Amanda serves as an art teacher (all grades) at Flowery Branch Elementary School. Amanda has helped me with my ministry since the very beginning and she loves it. Now on to fun facts: Amanda loves the color pink, Superman, Netflix, reading, drawing, arts and crafts, students, kids (especially babies), and has a heart of gold for people. She enjoys a good movie and the beach. She is very cool, and I am lucky to have her as my wife!

Christy Dunn

Director of Children & Family Ministry

(aka…Coordinator of Chaos for Christ)


Christy has been an active member of Faith UMC since 2004 & on staff in her current position since 2011.

If there is an activity at Faith that involves Children &/or families…Christy probably had a role in planning it.

Christy grew up in Western NY, a Buffalo Bills & Buffalo Sabers fan.  She attended First United Methodist Church in Wellsville for as long as she can remember.  Christy graduated from Niagara University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and began a career in child protective services in 1997.

Christy is married to Colin and they have 2 teenagers who make life interesting!  You can find us Friday nights on the bleachers where either Cass or Woodland High School are playing watching them do their thing!

Current scripture that speaks to her: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  Matthew 6:34

Christy loves the opportunity to share Jesus with children in creative ways that make them excited about learning more!

Slime, glitter, Nerf guns, giant beach balls are a few examples of what might be found in her office at any given moment.

Christy loves God, her family, a good calendar planner (& nice pens), chocolate, & time at the lake!


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