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Learn about our many events and ministry opportunities by clicking here. Items included at this link are Boogie Boarders (second and third graders), Wave Runners (fourth and fifth graders), Walk Through Bethlehem, Vacation Bible School.

Kingdomtide

Every autumn, many United Methodists do something uniquely United Methodist: they step into the little-known, creation-caring season of Kindgomtide. In 1937, the former Federal Council on Churches (now the National Council of Churches of Christ) recommended that all church denominations celebrate Kingdomtide as a way of highlighting Jesus’ teachings concerning the kingdom of God. Today, the United Methodist Church…

Prayer and Fasting

Dear Congregation of First United Methodist Church of Orlando, I, like you, have been distressed by the continued violence in the Syria, Egypt, and throughout the Middle East. In my personal prayers Peace is a constant request of God and for me Peace will only be fully present when war no longer exists.  I believe…

First Church Supports Higher Education

by Ted Conner, Scholarship Committee Chair The vision and generosity of prior First Church members created three First Church scholarship endowments. The endowments currently help support seventeen undergraduate students and two postgraduate ministerial students. The Torrance Scholarship Fund and the Morita Clark Scholarship Fund each serve to support students selected on considerations including academic achievement…

Wednesdays Fall 2013

A fresh approach to mid-week Small groups begins September 11. Get a sneak peak of these opportunities to connect, engage and grow on September 4 at our first Wednesday evening dinner of the season. Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Across 1 (verb) to join, link, or fasten together; unite or…