Worship Opportunities

On-Campus Offerings
Agnes Scott welcomes students, faculty and staff to worship services:

  • Evening services on alternate Sundays, 7p.m., Julia Thompson Smith Chapel
  • Morning services during special event weekends such as Orientation and Alumnae Weekend

Off-Campus Offerings
The following list of churches, mosques and synagogues is a selection of worship opportunities in the Atlanta area. The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life maintains a comprehensive list of faith organizations.


All Saints Episcopal Church
634 W. Peachtree St., N.W., 404 881-0835
All Saints is located at the corner of North Avenue and W. Peachtree, near the Varsity and across the street from the North Avenue Marta station. The church has a long association with Agnes Scott students. For more than 30 years, Georgia Tech and Agnes Scott students have had lunch each Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Player, members of the parish. An active Canterbury group of Tech and Georgia State students welcome other area college students.

Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
220 Auburn Ave., 404 827-9707
Big Bethel is the mother church of African Methodism in Atlanta. Worship is at 7:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

Central Congregational United Church of Christ
2676 Clairmont Road NE, 404 633-4505
People of diverse backgrounds committed to personal faith and social responsibility. The church also offers a Korean Open Community UCC and is home to the Kairos Baptist Church (Cuban-Anglo).

Columbia Presbyterian Church
711 S. Columbia Dr., 404 284-2441
Turn right onto South Candler. Turn left on Bucher Street, and then right on Avery. Turn left onto Kirk Road. The church will be on your right when you reach the intersection with Columbia Drive.

Decatur First United Methodist Church
300 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue, 404 378-4541 
The church is located in downtown Decatur and provides sponsorship for the campus Wesley Foundation.

Decatur Presbyterian Church
205 Sycamore St., 404 378-1777 
Cross the railroad tracks at the Dairy Queen. Proceed down E. Trinity Ave. beside Morgan's Dry Cleaners and Philips Tower. Turn right onto Church Street. The church is on the right.

First Baptist Church of Decatur
308 Clairemont Ave., 404 373-1653 
Located just down the street from McDonald's in downtown Decatur. First Baptist has an active Young Singles' Ministry that welcomes everyone.

First Church of Christ, Scientist 
446 Clairemont Ave., 404 373-8383
The church is located approximately one mile north of the Old Courthouse on the Square in Decatur. The Christian Science Reading Room is located at 308 W. Ponce de Leon, #G (404 378-6460). Both are within walking distance.

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation
2500 Clairmont Rd., 404 633-5870
Founded in 1905, the Cathedral of the Annunciation serves the Greek Orthodox community in Atlanta and is located near I-85.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Parish
515 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., 404 377-2622 
This church provides sponsorship for the Canterbury Club. Worship with the Holy Eucharist is at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. There is also Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. each Wednesday.

Lutheran Church of the Messiah (ELCA)
465 Clairemont Ave., 404 373-1682 
Located four blocks off the Decatur Square, approximately 1 mile north of the Old Courthouse on the Square in Decatur.

North Decatur United Methodist Church
1523 Church St., 404 373-3367
Located at the corner of North Decatur Road and Church Street.

Oakhurst Baptist Church
222 East Lake Dr., 404 378-3677
A diverse Christian community in nearby Oakhurst. The church is diagonally across from the East Lake Marta Station. Take College Avenue toward Atlanta. Just past the East Lake Marta Station, turn left onto East Lake Drive. As you round the corner, the church will be on East Lake Drive just to your right.

Oakhurst Presbyterian Church
118 2nd Ave., 404 378-6284
Take College Avenue toward Atlanta. Just past the East Lake Marta Station, turn left onto East Lake Drive. The church is 1/2 mile down on the right on the corner of Second Avenue and East Lake Drive.

Religious Society of Friends Meeting
701 W. Howard Ave., 404 377-2474 
The Atlanta Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends is an unprogrammed, non-pastoral Quaker Meeting. Within walking distance of the college, the meeting house is located on the northwest corner of W. Howard Ave. and Adair St.

St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church
636 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., 404 378-1482 
Cross the railroad tracks at the Dairy Queen. Veer left onto E. Trinity Place. Stay on E. Trinity until you get to W. Ponce de Leon Avenue. The church will be on the right at the intersection of E. Trinity Place and W. Ponce de Leon Ave.



Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta
442 14th St. NW, 404 874-7521
Al-Farooq Masjid was established in 1980 as a religious institution devoted to the service of the international Muslim community of greater Atlanta and the southeastern United States of America. The mosque is centrally located in midtown Atlanta in the neighborhood of Home Park.

Atlanta Masjid of Al Islam
680 Fayetteville Rd. SE, 404 378-1600
The Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam is associated with the leadership of Imam W. Deen Mohammed, Muslim American Spokesperson of Chicago, Illinois.

Islam Center
404 299-9226

Muhammad Mosque No. 15
3642 Campbellton Rd., 404 344-9399
The Southern Regional Headquarters for The Nation of Islam.

There are several synagogues located in metropolitan Atlanta. The information below provides details about a few located closest to the Agnes Scott campus. 

Congregation Bet Haverim
2684 Clairmont Rd. NE, 404 315-6446
Services held at Central Congregational Church. Reconstructionist. Founded on behalf of lesbian and gay Jews who wanted to live openly in the context of their Jewish heritage, Bet Haverim is now a diverse and rapidly growing community. All are welcome.

The Temple

1589 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404 873-1731
Reform. The Temple, affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, is Atlanta's first Jewish congregation, centrally located in the heart of Atlanta. The Temple has a young adult group.