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Welcome to First Church

We specifically believe God has called First Church to SEEK, LOVE, & SERVE at the urban core of Downtown Orlando. First Church is uniquely, centrally placed at the intersections of government, the arts, commerce, education, and culture. The cross in our logo also resembles the points of a compass, with arrow points directing us outward toward our neighbors. We believe our calling is to SEEK, LOVE & SERVE, as we intersect and engage each unique element of the Downtown community.

We celebrate the wonderful gift of diversity of our downtown community and world. We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and all are worthy of God’s love and grace and community. We welcome and affirm the diversity of people of every sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, age, faith history, marital status, physical ability, cognitive ability, socioeconomic status and all who have been marginalized.

We are better together! You are welcome here.

Sunday Worship

Join us for Sunday worship at either 9:30 am, for modern worship in the CWC (Contemporary Worship Center) or at 11:00 am for traditional worship in the Sanctuary. We look forward to worshipping with you in person.

Not quite ready to return to in-person worship? You can watch the livestream of our 9:30 & 11:00 am worship on Facebook. Or catch the service later on our YouTube channel.

Sermon Series | January 2022

Join us each Sunday morning in the New Year as we focus on discerning and acting upon our personal dreams.

Can’t make it to church? You can watch online [Facebook or You Tube] or listen to the sermon each week on our Podcast.

Looking forward to Dreaming Big with you!

Now Hiring – Youth Ministry Summer Intern  

Do you know of a college student or young adult interested in serving with youth ministry? If so, we have the perfect summer internship! We are planning a summer of spiritual growth, meaningful service, and fun for our youth. The intern will be right in the mix of it.

Click here for more information and where to send your resume.

Youth Mission Trips

Our High School mission trip is open to all students currently in 9th-12th grade. We will be heading south to Puerto Rico with Praying Pelican Missions from June 4-10. A deposit of $275 is due by Sunday, February 13, to secure your spot for the trip. Click here to register.

Our Middle School mission trip is open to all students currently in 6th-8th grade. We will be heading north to Central Appalachia to serve with the Appalachian Service Project from June 25-July 3. A deposit of $200 is due by Sunday, February 13 to secure your spot for this trip. Click here to register.

Pastor’s Book Club

Our next book is titled Wholehearted Faith, by Rachel Held Evans. The book is available through various online outlets. Please read the whole book prior to our meeting, Thursday, February 10, 2022 @ Noon. 

Looking forward to a lively conversation! Everyone is welcome to attend. If you have other “book club friends” encourage them to join this group! Click here for more info and to register.

First Church Orlando is filled with many wonderful stories of faith, love, and a passion for serving each other, our community, and the Lord.  We can all learn and be inspired by the extraordinary lives of our own church family. Listen to the My Story podcast to find out more!

You can also listen to a new weekly series titled Getting to Know Our Neighbors as well as the weekly sermon! Click here for audio podcast.

We are the beneficiaries of so much that’s been planted in this place by past generations. The forefathers and foremothers believed in us. They gave us what we have. They believed in what First Church could be. They planted, for us to enjoy. Now it’s our time. Let’s not let them down.

We believe it’s time for First Church to become debt free, so that we can dream new dreams and invest in the future!

If you have not made a debt retirement gift or pledge yet, please consider giving generously, knowing that every dollar you give goes directly to retiring the principal.  Online pledging is available click here.

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel or Audio Podcast and always have access to our latest sermons.

Latest News

Now Hiring – Youth Ministry Summer Intern

Do you know of a college student or young adult interested in serving with youth ministry? If so, we have the perfect summer internship! We are planning a summer of spiritual growth, meaningful service, and fun for our youth. The intern will be right in the mix of it. Check out the attached internship job…

Dream Big!

Our theme for January is “Dream Big”, based on Bob Goff’s book by the same name.  On Sundays, the sermons will focus on our personal, individual dreams.  On Wednesday nights during January, at 6:30 pm, interested persons will gather to dream about First Church’s future. We recognize that everyone can’t come to church for four…

Answering God’s Call for 2022

The sharing of our time, our talents, our gifts, and our service is important to our growth as Christian disciples. While the financial commitment is but a portion of our responsibility to be good stewards of all of God’s blessings, it is critical that we make God’s call to be financially generous toward others an…

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