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.
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.
Town Hall Meeting
Please join Pastor Vance & Pastor Emily for a Town Hall Meeting! The purpose of the meeting will be to meet and discuss current and future challenges, and to dream possible solutions. Open to ALL leaders, members, and friends of First Church. Hope to see you there!
Summer Of The Spirit
Throughout the summer, we will be journeying through the Book of Acts; including Sunday Sermons and daily devotions written by members of our church and staff. Click here to check out the blog and subscribe for daily devotions all summer long.
First Church Is Hiring
We have the following positions open and available.
Executive Director Wesley Center
Director of Facilities and Community Partnerships
Click here for more information and job descriptions.
Pastor’s Book Club
Our next book is titled Sober Intoxication of the Spirit, by Raniero Cantalamessa. The book is available through various online outlets. Please read the whole book prior to our meeting, Thursday, July 14, at noon, on Zoom.
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.