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, 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.

Due to COVID-19, all in-person church activities are currently suspended. Please see our COVID-19 updates page for details.

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First Church Book Club

Join Pastor Vance for a once a month book club where everyone can express their opinions, likes, dislikes, etc. Our first book is titled, The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It by Peter Enns. The Bible Tells Me So chronicles Enns’s spiritual odyssey, how he came to…

UPDATE: Youth Mission Week

Due to COVID-19 and the rising number of cases in our community, the Youth Mission Week has been CANCELLED to keep youth and volunteers safe and healthy. We appreciate your understanding. Please contact Camille Layton if you have any questions. Camille@FirstChurchOrlando.org.

Summer Small Groups

ConnectAbility Summer Small Groups are meeting on Zoom starting the week of June 21. Sign up for a group meeting on one of the following days and times.  Mondays at Noon with Sarah McClane | Click here Mondays at 7:00 pm with Mary Jo Foster and the Class | Click here Wednesdays at 7:00 pm with Kim and Melanie…


Skylight youth members will have the ability to sign up to attend an ENGAGE event. This event allows for youth to sign up for a time slot to come fellowship with their friends on the third floor of our church. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, the third floor will…

Ask The Pastors Sermon | Sunday, May 10

Pastors Vance and Emily are hosting an “Ask the Pastors” sermon. In order for this sermon to work, we need your help!  What questions do you have about the Bible? What have you always wondered about the Christian faith? What question do you think will “stump” the pastors? Submit your questions at the link below.…

6-Week Book Discussion | Sundays @ 6:30 pm

Join the pastors for a 6-week discussion of Ruth Haley Barton’s book Pursuing God’s Will Together. Order the book at your favorite online bookseller or download the book onto an e-reader. We will read and discuss 2 chapters each week as we explore together where and how God is leading us into the future as a church.…

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