First Church News

End Childhood Hunger

Christmas Break Initiative Our Task Force has chosen their first project: End Childhood Hunger over the Christmas break 2012 for local families. Who: The Task Force needs volunteers to help with the holiday event on December 22. Drive Way Captain – This needs to be a person to direct the traffic into the school. You will need…

Ending the Liturgical Year

This is the end of another year. Well not the end of the calendar year, or even the school year, but the end of another Liturgical Year. The liturgical (or worship) year begins with Advent and ends with Celebration of Christ the King. Throughout the year there are themes which are designed to challenge us…

2012 Pastor’s Report to Charge Conference

by Senior Pastor, Tom McCloskey Typically at an Annual Charge Conference in a United Methodist Church the minister of the Local Church   provides a written and oral report on the state of the church. That report typically looks back at the past year and looks ahead to the coming year. I would remind you that…

The First W. Bramell Toler Mission Grants Awarded

By First United Methodist Church Orlando Ministries Council The generous bequest of Mrs. Ruth Toler in memory of her husband, W. Bramell Toler, a former member of First Church, has blessed us with an opportunity to expand our work to build God’s Kingdom. The Endowment Committee proposed giving the Ministries Council a mission tithe of $230,000…

Visual Arts Council

In response to the need for “warming up” First Church’s new spaces completed in the long construction process, the Visual Arts Council, or VAC, was born. This group of people dreamed of setting standards and implementing beauty in worship and community gathering spaces with a focus on historical perspective. The mission states: The Visual Arts…