Welcome to Colbert United Methodist Church

Map Us: Colbert United Methodist Church

Interim Pastor Richard Cathy  | rjcathy@bellsouth.net

Colbert UMC is the little church with a big heart and a whole lot of opportunities. We invite you to find out who we are and see what so many others have found… a place to call your church home. There are many opportunities as participants and volunteers in everything from education and small groups to events, service and fellowship for persons of all ages. There is something for everyone at Colbert United Methodist Church.

If you are visiting in the Colbert or Athens community, or if you are new to the area, we extend a warm invitation to visit our church. Our Sunday worship service starts at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday in person. If you miss a Sunday, please also check our Facebook page (@Colbertumc) for sermon recordings.


Welcome Pastor Cathy! We welcome Pastor Richard Cathy as our interim pastor on Jan. 2, 2022. Pastor Cathy will serve until the end of June. We are grateful for his service to Colbert UMC.


We will begin a new Adult Bible Study led by Lynn Bryant on July 10 on the life of Peter. Please join us each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the church meeting room (youth room) behind the sanctuary.


Children’s Ministry Leader Job Announcement

Colbert UMC is hiring a new position to lead our children’s ministry. The Children’s Ministry Leader manages and teaches a Sunday school and church curriculum for children in pre-K through 5th grade. The Children’s Ministry Leader envisions, plans and advocates for children, particularly in the area of discipleship; develops a program that nurtures and grows children’s personal relationship with Jesus into a lifelong journey following and serving; recruits, equips and empowers volunteers of Colbert UMC to serve Christ through children’s ministry. This position reports directly to the Staff Parish Relations Committee. Interested applicants should download the Job Description and Application and then return the completed application to Colbert UMC, attn: SPR, P.O. Box 317, Colbert, GA 30628 or submit to SPR chair Wanda Coley.

Vacation Bible School

We are pleased to announce the return of VBS this summer! “Hay Day – Growing in Friendship with Jesus” will occur June 20-23 under the leadership of Katherine Phelps, Kaylee Phelps, Judy Craig, Faye Harris, David Rutledge and Brenda Abdel-Hafez. We are looking for volunteers to help with crafts, games, Bible stories and food prep/serving. If you are interested in helping, please see Katherine Phelps.


         Register here below or at the door. Preregister here for a guaranteed free T-Shirt!                                               



Pastor Joe Gunby’s previous sermons are below. Enable Closed Captioning (CC) for an enhanced viewing experience.

Sunday, June 26, 2021

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sunday, April 4, 2021 – Easter Sunday

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020

Sunday, July 31, 2020

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Sunday, June 28, 2020:



Sunday, June 21, 2020

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sunday, May 24, 2020:

Sunday, May 17, 2020:

Sunday, May 10, 2020:

Sunday, May 3, 2020:


Sunday, April 26, 2020:


Sunday, April 19, 2020:


Easter Sermon – Sunday, April 12, 2020:  

Easter Sunrise Service and The Feast of the Resurrection Playlist, April 12:

Good Friday Stations of the Cross, April 10:


Maundy Thursday Service, April 9:



65 N. Second Street, PO Box 317, Colbert, GA 30628
706-788-3372 | colbertumc1@gmail.com