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.

We will enter into Phase 4 beginning October 1, 2020 with limited on campus activities. Please see our COVID-19 updates page for details.

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Latest News

Wednesday Webinar

Join Pastors Vance and Emily for an interview and conversation about Moses and the Exodus with Rev. Dr. Latricia Edwards Scriven. What does this biblical account of slavery and the journey to freedom mean for us today?  Rev. Latricia is the Pastor of New Life UMC and the Pastor/Director of the Wesley Foundation at Florida…

Adult Study Group

Join a First Church study group as we have conversations around a vital topic that has touched each of our lives. Dr. Steve Harper, a lifelong Methodist leader, strives to articulate the truth about the teachings of the Bible and Wesleyan tradition on human sexuality. The book is available for $10 and can be picked up…

Adult Bible Study

As we begin a new sermon series about the story of God and God’s love, we invite you to join the pastors as we dive into the story of God beginning with the Old Testament.   We will be using the Disciple Fast Track Study of the Old Testament. Bible study workbooks are available for…

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…

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