Community Event

Steps for Reserving Your Community Event:

If you are a Community Member or Church Member looking to schedule an event for the Athens, Ohio community, please refer to the following steps to reserve a location and time for your event at Athens First United Methodist Church:

1.) Check the Church Calendar to make sure the desired time and date are available.

2.) A Facility Request form (Digital* & Printable) needs to be completed and submitted to the church office through:

A.) Personal Delivery (2 S. College St., Athens, OH 45701)

B.) Email (communications@firstumcathens.org)

C.) Physical Mail (2 S. College St., Athens, OH 45701)

*To use the fillable PDF you need to download the file to your Mac or PC and then fill out the form in an internet browser (Chrome, Edge, or Safari).

3.) When we have received the Facility Request form, we will review the details and place a tentative hold on the church calendar (upon completion of the Facility Request form and submission of the down payment, your event will be officially booked in the church calendar).

Information Regarding Charges & Fees

FEE SCHEDULE FOR MEETINGS OF LOCAL COMMUNITY NATURE (based on FOUR HOUR blocks)

The facilities may be available for rental to local organized clubs, associations, groups, and units on the following recommended basis. Fees charged are to recover direct and indirect costs. Fees must be received by the church no later than one week prior to the event/meeting.

Itemized Event Fees

*Includes an additional custodial fee of $75.00 and Supervisor Fee of $75.00

**Includes an additional custodial fee of $50.00 and Supervisor Fee of $75.00

Special Notice(s):

  1. Supervisor’s Fee is based upon a minimum, guaranteed four hours, which includes the time you need to set-up and tear down for your event/meeting. If this time exceeds four hours, you will be charged an additional $15.00 per hour for that time.

  2. The Leadership Board reserves the right to adjust any fee without prior notice.

  3. For fundraisers or community awareness events congruent with the beliefs and missions of the First United Methodist Church, please reach out to the church office to discuss potential fee reductions or waivers.

  4. Any signage must be approved by the Senior Pastor before it is posted on the church premises.

  5. The following are rules regarding which events need an Event Supervisor. If your event meets all 3 criteria, your event will need an event supervisor.

    1. The event occurs after church office hours.

    2. The event will have 50 or more participants.

    3. The event occupies more than 1 room.

Payment & Scheduling Notice(s):

  1. A 10% down payment is required to officially reserve the event on the church calendar.

  2. The total is required to be paid no later than 5 business days prior to the scheduled event (paid to Athens First UMC).

Refund Policy:

  1. The 10% down payment is nonrefundable.

  2. The church office needs to be notified of any event cancelation.

a. If the event is cancelled less than 5 business days prior to the event the total is nonrefundable.

b. If the event is cancelled with greater than 5 business days the total is refundable with the exception of the 10% down payment.



Room Details

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