First Church News

Lenten Series

Looking to take on a new practice during this season of Lent? Connect with a small group and join us as we study Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus by Mike Slaughter. Here’s a list of participating classes and small groups: Lenten Sermon Series | Renegade Gospel – The Rebel Jesus We will cover the themes of the…

2017-2018 Scholarship Information

Background United Methodists believe the living core of the Christian faith is revealed in scripture, illuminated by tradition, brought to life in personal experience, and confirmed by reason. One of the ways United Methodists share their faith is by relating the message of the Bible to wider fields of knowledge. Members and Friends of the…

Theology Talk with Claudia May

TOPIC “What’s Going On?” Through this question, we seek to develop a clearer and deeper understanding of the specific challenges participants face through seeing, naming, and standing in the brokenness. Christian reconciliation is a process to look at real-world situations of pain and conflict to discover ways to bring on healing and wholeness. WHO SHOULD…

Praying Our Way Forward

February 26 – March 4, 2017 Please join me, our pastors and staff, and United Methodists across our Florida Annual Conference in a special week of praying for our church and its future. “Praying Our Way Forward” is a worldwide movement by the General Church to seek God’s wisdom for our future, particularly as it…

Update on Omar and Safia

Omar (20) and his mother, Safia (52) arrived in Orlando on September 21, 2016, from a village in northern Somalia. It was unsafe for Safia and her sons to remain in the area and all fled. Omar and Safia fled to Djibouti, but because of the porous border with Somalia, they were not safe there,…