We are not a religion, we are an experiment in philosophical spiritual community. We believe that we can positively affect the way we experience and treat each other without claiming that ours is the only way. We believe in individual freedom, personal responsibility, and the importance of community.                                                          

Office Hours :

Monday-Friday 5-7 pm. Or by appt. 

We believe that people shouldn’t be excluded or disenfranchised because of race, gender, sexual orientation, physical or intellectual challenges, income, etc., and that we should take an active role in inclusion.

We believe it is important to support community initiatives in areas of social justice and hunger drives, to name a few, as well as projects closer to home such as accessibility improvements and youth education.

If you are intrigued, curious, excited by this different way of approaching a sense of meaning and purpose, come to a Celebration of Life, talk to a member and they’ll be glad to share their experience with you.


How to join or renew as a member or friend


We welcome new members. If you'd like to join the First Existentialist Congregation, please complete and turn in a Pledge Form. Contributions from individual donors like us make up about two thirds of our annual operating income. Your personal support of First E is important and meaningful. Pledge forms are available on the website, in the COL weekly emails and at the back of the Sanctuary. You can drop a completed pledge form in the offering plate, or send to the office.

First E Newsletter

To learn more about our Congregation and the activities we are involved in, please download and read our newletter



Our Congregation is a Charter Partner of Compassionate Atlanta. By signing the Charter for Compassion, developed by theologian Karen Armstrong, we pledge to abide by the Golden Rule.

To see the Charter for Compassion visit their website www.charterforcompassion.org 



We are proud to be a sponsoring organization of Moral Monday Georgia. For more information about Moral Monday GA, check out their website & Facebook page.  http://www.moralmondayga.com



Third Friday Film Series 

April 17, 2015

Ann Braden: Southern Patriot (2012)

  Documentary film exploring the extraordinary life and legacy of this American civil rights leader. After she was charged with sedition for attempting to desegregate a Louisville, Kentucky neighborhood in 1954, Braden used the attacks to turn herself “inside out” and embrace a lifetime of racial justice organizing matched by few whites in American history. 

Stay for the discussion afterward led by Gary Washington.

Sponsored by the Social Justice Guild at First E 

Doors open 7:00 pm – film starts at 7:30 pm sharp

Popcorn and refreshments available
We welcome donations - $1 to $10 sliding scale
No one turned away


Rev. R. Lanier Clance
December 18, 1938 - April 15, 2013

We are saddened by the loss, but celebrate the life, of our founding minister and Minister Emeritus Rev. R. Lanier Clance. For articles, memories, and pictures of our beloved Lanier, please see the 2013 May newsletter.