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.

COVID-19 Information and Updates

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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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.…

Town Hall Meeting | Sunday, April 26, 4:00 pm

As we navigate this time of Covid-19 and social distancing, it is good to remember that we are in this together. We are not alone. God is with us. And we are together as the First Church family.  Thank you for your incredible generosity to First Church! With your support, we are seeking, loving, and…

Easter Study | Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm

Easter is more than a day — it’s a season! Let’s join together to live in the season of resurrection. Join Pastor Emily on Wednesdays beginning April 15, at 7:00 pm on Zoom as we study scripture and our Christian tradition looking for signs of God’s hope and joy. How can hope and joy sustain us when we are worried,…

Holy Week Opportunities

Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Easter – these are among the holiest days of the year. These are days the Church gathers to remember the remarkable story of God’s amazing love, demonstrated in the final days of Jesus’ human life. But, gathering, even during these high, holy days, is what we can’t do. As special as…

An Announcement From Justin

One of my first memories at First Church is singing the Hymn of Promise. The refrain of the song is “unrevealed until it’s season, something God alone can see.” The song has always stuck with me and pops into mind at odd times. God alone has things to show us.

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