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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.
In the Bible, love is a verb! Love is action! Love seeks and serves! That’s the First Church vision: Love in action, seeking God and serving people.
Our Summer Sermon Series begins Sunday, June 13. We hope you will join us!
Full-time Director of Children’s Ministries: First United Methodist Church of Orlando seeks to hire an innovative, adaptable, and faithful leader to serve as our full-time Director of Children’s Ministries.
Full-time Director of Youth Ministries: First United Methodist Church of Orlando seeks to hire a faithful leader committed to the Christian formation of middle school and high school students to serve as our full-time Director of Youth Ministries.
Part-time Choir Director: First United Methodist Church of Orlando seeks to hire an innovative, adaptable, and faithful leader to serve as our part-time Choir Director.
Click here for more information about each position.
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 will practice social distancing and recommend all attendees wear masks. We look forward to worshipping with you in person.
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.
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 the weekly sermon! Click here for audio podcast.
Our next book is titled, The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation, by Richard Rohr. The book is available through various online outlets. Please read the whole book prior to our meeting, Thursday, July 8, 2021 @ 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.