First Church News

2017 Guatemala Mission Trip

Two weeks ago, a group of thirteen 11th and 12th graders and their adult leaders traveled to Guatemala. There, they served alongside Faith Project International — the mission organization started by the Cowherd Family. While in Guatemala, our team worked with the local village to build almost twenty stoves, enabling safer cooking and living conditions.…

One Year Later, 6.12.17

Peace Pole Dedication Thank you to the Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study for their efforts in commissioning the Peace Pole at First Church and to Harlan Hanson for designing the landscaping and Path to Peace. The seven-foot structure featuring the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in seven languages was dedicated on Monday, June 12 at…

Community Events Honoring Victims of Pulse Tragedy

First United Methodist Church of Orlando will host a series of special events to mark the First Anniversary of the Pulse tragedy. All events are open to the entire Central Florida Community regardless of faith, creed, or religious affiliation. June 6, Interfaith Service of Prayer and Compassion, 7:00 pm | Contemporary Worship Space Sponsored by…

Class of 2017 Graduates

Yesterday we celebrated our class of 2017 graduates with a banquet and evening of celebration at Youth Group. Our graduates processed into the 11:00 am worship service along with our 2017 Wesley Child Development Center graduates. All of our graduates were then prayed over by the pastors. It was a wonderful day of celebrations. Click to view…

2017 Confirmation Class

Last night we celebrated our newest members who joined through Confirmation. Ten weeks of classes and homework, discussing faith with their mentors, and exploring what following Jesus is all about led to a wonderful worship service. Nine students made a commitment to their faith and to our church. Read their Faith Statements