First Church News

O Come All Ye Faithful

Tradition! The annual Christmas Concert at First United Methodist has become a wonderful holiday tradition celebrating our Savior’s birth through glorious music of the season. Sung by the Chancel Choir and accompanied by full orchestra, the concert offers a panorama of emotions and creativity as the music illuminates and proclaims the blessed story of angels,…

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…