Our Mission and Message


We are a progressive community of faith with a message of compassion, inclusion and empowerment.


As a progressive community of faith we are:

  • Filled with compassion in action for a world in need
  • ​passionate about inclusion that calls us to create a world that works for and welcomes everyone, not just a few
  • ​Empowering one another to discover our best in relationship with God


​Did you note that we are a community of faith? Faith is big at City of Light. We believe in the power of believing and its ability to transform ourselves.


​How we live that is summed up in this phrase:

​"We are transforming the world as we transform ourselves."


What are Our Services Like?

​Our music is contemporary, upbeat; our house band will have you on your feet and clapping along. No stuffy church here. You will find it easy to worship with us as we have large multi-media screens that guide you through the service. 

Heading south on I-85 take exit 94, Chamblee-Tucker Road. At the end of the exit ramp turn left and cross over the freeway. Presidential Parkway will be on your left after the Shell station. We are around the turn on the right. 

City of Light is conveniently located just off I-85 off Chamblee-Tucker Road. Our address is 3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30341. We have plenty of parking and our facility ​is handicapped accessible. 


Driving Directions

Heading north on I-85 take exit  94 Chamblee-Tucker Rd. Take a right at the end of the ramp, then a left at the very first light - Presidential Pkwy. We are around the turn on the right. 

Our Location

Welcome

We're so glad you're here and we feel that you have  connected with us for a reason...so let us know how we can help you and we look forward to meeting you real soon.

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Visitors Packet 2014

Here's what others are saying about City of Light:

What strikes me about City of Light is that it is a Spiritual 'Community.' Jesus' message of inclusive love is evident from the time one enters the building by the greeters, the congregants, the diversity of church staff, the six different faith traditions that call First Church home, and the other agencies that collaborate with FMCC to provide food, clothing, and necessities to those in need in the Atlanta area. This outpouring of love truly makes City of Light a 'Community of Light' for ALL people.''- Rhandi Carter


Sunday Service Schedule:

10:00 a.m. Classes on Positive Transformation in our lives

10:30 a.m. Coffee and refreshments served before the service, come early and meet new friends

11:00 a.m. Sunday "Celebration" Service, Children and Youth Programs, Coffee social after the service in Perry Hall 

We invite you to check out our weekly schedule and and calendar of events for classes, social events and opportunities for you to get involved. You will find them listed under the HOME tab.

Our congregation is very diverse, young,old, gay, straight, transgender, singles, families with children. In fact we've been noted as Atlanta's most diverse congregation and we love that. It's because for 42 years our hearts and doors have been open to everyone and that's what inclusion at City of Light really means.

Now we invite you to come as you are, we're relaxed and have no pretenses. We just want you to feel at home.


Our congregants and friends say our worship is "powerful, positive and transforming". This is a love based church not one that is based on fear judgement, so you will find the experience rewarding and uplifting.


Our Senior Pastor and staff are friendly and approachable. They are here to help you on your journey so feel free to connect with them after the service at our coffee social in Perry Hall. They would love it. 


We believe in the power of affirmative prayer so if you have a special need, know that at the end of every service, an invitation is extended to anyone to join with one of our prayer partners who will take time to pray with you.​​