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 


Co-sponsored by the Social Justice Guild at First E & Hello Racism & Georgia WAND


Dear White People (2014)

A satire about race relations and racial identity, set on a fictional Ivy League campus. Samantha White, known as Sam, is the host of a campus radio show called Dear White People and she makes all kinds of kinds of funny, intentionally provocative statements aimed at subtle and overt racism, on and off campus. Loosely inspired by a series of scandalous black-face parties at all-white fraternities, it’s full of punchy intelligence and barely concealed anger. One reviewer says “No one knows how to talk about race in America. We need to have a laugh or two as we struggle over what words to use.”

The film earned nine film festival award wins (including the Special Jury Prize at Sundance, and the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay) and 22 nominations in all.

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.