Traditional Worship

Traditional Service

Sunday 8:30AM and 11:00AM



Our Traditional Worship service consists of creeds, liturgy, and congregational singing of hymns accompanied mostly by organ.  Piano and other instruments are used on occasion.  A procession of acolytes, adult choir, and ministers occurs the first Sunday of the month in the 11:00am service.




Traditional choral anthems are provided by our Sanctuary and Chancel Choirs. Our graded choir and bell programs (consisting of children, youth, and adults) participate in these services about once a month.



Contemporary Worship

Contemporary Service

Sunday 9:45AM



Here at Northside, we want you to be comfortable as you worship, so wear whatever you would normally wear to church. We’ll have coffee available for you before the service begins near the main doors to the Faith & Arts Center. You will be greeted at the main doors by one of our Sunday Servants. The lighting is darker both for a relaxed atmosphere and to help with reading text on our projector screens.



The Northside Band leads us in worship every week, whether it’s a full band with electric guitars and drums or a low-key setting with just piano and acoustic guitar. In worship, we usually sing 4-5 songs to praise God, have a time of offering where we can give back to God through opportunities both here at Northside and around the world, and have a message where we learn more about scripture and our faith journey. In all we do, we strive for real, intentional worship of God.





Daily 7:00AM - Close


The Prayer Chapel at Northside was designed by Dr. G. Gil Watson, Senior Pastor, to be a place that is totally devoted to prayer. He was inspired by Proverbs 18:10: “The Name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.” The Prayer Chapel exists for the whole community so that anyone may come and pray.


The Chapel is open daily from 7:00am until the building closes in the evening.





You are invited to a guided time of collective prayer, scripture, and silence on Thursdays from 8:00 to 8:30AM in the Prayer Chapel. This special time of prayer will be led by Northside Church members Jean Young and Anne Landers. Also, a monthly prayer and scripture sheet will be available for you to pick up in the Prayer Chapel.






Communion is served in every worship service on the first Sunday of every month. On the second through fifth Sundays, you may receive Communion in our Prayer Chapel from 9:30 to 9:45am.





Times & Directions

Times & Directions


  • Traditional | 8:30am & 11:00am | Sanctuary
  • Contemporary | 9:45am | Faith & Arts Center
  • 2799 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305


We suggest you arrive early if you need childcare. Park in our parking deck off of Kingswood Road and follow the signs on campus to the Faith and Arts.

Northside Maps


Directions via Google maps


Going South on I-75

Take Exit 252-A (Northside Drive) Turn left on Northside Dr NUMC is 2 miles ahead on the right



Going North on I-75

Take Exit 252-A (Northside Drive)Turn right on Northside Dr NUMC is 2 miles ahead on the right



From Peachtree Rd

Go west on West Wesley Rd Turn right on Northside Dr NUMC is 0.2 miles ahead on the right



Click here to navigate to Northside via Google Maps. If you get lost, give us a call at (404) 355-6475.

Easter Service


Holy Week Worship


Palm Sunday, April 9

  • 8:30AM & 11:00AM | Traditional Worship | Sanctuary
  • 9:45AM | Contemporary Worship | Faith & Arts Center


Childcare available.



Maundy Thursday, April 13

  • 7:00PM | Sanctuary


Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday, the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus. The English word "Maundy" comes from the Latin mandatum, which means "commandment." As recorded in John's gospel, on his last night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then gave them a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them (John 13:34).


Childcare: Available for children birth to 5 years old.



Good Friday, April 14

  • 7:00PM | Faith & Arts Center


The source of our term for the Friday before Easter, "Good Friday," is not clear. It may be a corruption of the English phrase "God's Friday," according to Professor Laurence Hull Stookey in Calendar: Christ's Time for the Church (p. 96). It is the common name for the day among English- and Dutch-speaking people. It is a day that proclaims God's purpose of loving and redeeming the world through the cross of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is a day that is good because God was drawing the world to God's self in Christ. As seen in John's gospel, particularly, God was in control. God was not making the best of a bad situation, but was working out God's intention for the world — winning salvation for all people. We call it "good" because we look backward at the crucifixion through the lens of Easter!


Childcare: Available for children birth to 5 years old.



Easter Sunday, April 16

  • 8:30AM Traditional Worship | Sanctuary | Dr. Gil Watson
  • 9:45AM Traditional Worship | Sanctuary | Dr. Charles Gardner
  • 9:45AM Contemporary Worship | Faith & Arts Center | Dr. Gil Watson
  • 11:00AM Traditional Worship | Sanctuary | Dr. Gil Watson
  • 11:15AM Contemporary Worship | Faith & Arts Center | Dr. Charles Gardner


On this day we celebrate our risen Lord and The Easter Season begins! This season is also known as Eastertide or the Great Fifty Days, begins on Easter Day and ends on Pentecost. Focusing on Christ's resurrection and ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost), Eastertide is the most joyous and celebrative season of the Christian year. We celebrate the good news that in Christ’s death and resurrection we, and all creation, are continually being made new by God’s love and saving grace.


Childcare: Available for children 6 weeks through PreK. All elementary children are invited to worship with their families.


Take the Shuttle for Easy Parking!

On Easter Sunday, shuttle buses will constantly be traveling between Northside and the lower parking lot of the Ahavath Achim Synagogue from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. The synagogue is located at the corner of Peachtree Battle Avenue and Northside Drive. Please plan to use the shuttle on Easter Sunday!




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