Piney Grove United Methodist Church in Athens, Tennessee is a small church with a big heart. Sunday School is at 10:00 a.m. and is followed by 11:00 a.m. traditional worship. Spend some time looking through our blog and then come see us. We welcome visitors and invite you to join us in worship. You may have just found your new church home!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Revival at Piney Grove UMC

It's a Revival and You're Invited!

Come to Piney Grove UMC on Tuesday, April 28. at 6:00 pm.

The Rev. Will Shelton will be preaching. We will be singing some old, favorite hymns that are reminiscent of old-fashioned campmeetings.  It will be a powerful, uplifting evening.  Come on out and bring a friend - or two.

Piney Grove UMC is at 767 County Road 750, Athens, TN.

For more information contact

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Claxton Fire Department fundraiser in Athens, Tennessee

Fire Department fundraiser on Saturday, June 7 at 6:00 pm. Come on out and have some fun. All the proceeds benefit the Claxton Volunteer Emergency Services. It should be a great evening!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter sunrise service at Piney Grove

The annual Piney Grove UMC Easter sunrise service is at 7:30 am, Sunday April 20, 2014. We are hosting the service for the Etowah community. All are always welcome to come to any of our services. Easter gives us a special time to gather for worship.

Why don't you come on out to join us? We will gather in the cemetery by the church. No other day is as Holy as Easter. We are having a light breakfast right after the service. ("While supplies last" as they say.)

We hope to see you here. Come on out and bring a friend. 

Piney Grove UMC Easter Sunrise service
7:30 a.m.
767 County Road 750
Athens, 37303

Note: The sunrise worship will take the place of our 11:00 am. service. 

Egg Hunt on Saturday

Guess what folks! We are having an Easter Egg hunt!

Come on out on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm.

Don't let the weather keep you home. The eggs are plastic and stuffed with candy. Damp grass shouldn't hurt the edible goodness that is stuffed inside each egg.

If it rains, we will move the egg hunt indoors. Rain or shine, today should be a lot of fun!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Got pancakes? We do! Come see us on March 4, 2014

Pancake Dinner Fundraiser! 

Photo credit: Max Straeten, Morguefile
Tuesday, March 4 5:00- 7:30 

Tickets are $5 each 

  • Pancakes 
  • Scrambled eggs 
  • Pancakes 
  • Bacon 
  • Condiments and trimmings

Coffee, Milk or Orange Juice

The dinner will be in our church fellowship hall. Proceeds benefit our general fund and outreach ministries. Why not come, enjoy a good meal and bring a friend? All are welcome encouraged.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Check out these banners in our sanctuary.

Our new banners came in and were placed in the sanctuary yesterday. Isn't it a change? The work that the mission teams and church members did makes Piney Grove UMC look brighter than ever.



Isaiah 26:12
"LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us."

...And we thank Him for it.

Do you have an extra...

Times are exciting at Piney Grove UMC!

We are in the process of adding a new Sunday School class for children who are in early elementary school and preschool. Our Wednesday night program is made up of teenagers (boys and girls) and children who are sixth grade and younger.

Can you help us with...

Sunday School material for all ages listed above
Craft supplies for 14-15 grade school children and preschoolers
Posters to hang on the walls in the children's room
A table and chairs for little people
Sing-a-long CDs
Tall bookcases, shelves, storage cabinets
A large colorful area rug
Small plastic toys for preschoolers (no stuffed animals please)
Two step-up stools for the bathrooms
Storage totes (4) that will slide underneath the length of a pew
A candlelighter that an acolyte can use

If your church is upgrading its program or if you have extra items on hand, let us know. Except for craft supplies, nothing on the list needs to be new. We are open to gently used working items.

Our little church is grateful for what God is doing. We give back by collecting food for a local pantry, hosting a free movie and pizza night on Wednesday and through other outreach efforts. 

If you are looking for a church home, why not give us a try? We would love to welcome you for a visit or a lifetime.