What you need to know

Where are you located?

First Church is located at 104 S. Pineapple Ave. in downtown Sarasota, FL 34236. For a map Click Here.

What time are worship services?

There are three different and unique services:

  • 8:30 a.m. - Traditional Worship in the Chapel
  • 9:45 a.m. - Contemporary Worship in the Sanctuary
  • 11:00 a.m. - Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

Click Here for more information about services.

What are the church office hours?

Monday - Friday | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The office is closed on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 
Good Friday
Monday after Easter
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving and the Friday after 
Christmas and the day after Christmas

Which service would be right for me?

Click Here to see the services page.

How can I submit a prayer request?

We welcome all requests for prayer. Click Here for the prayer request page.


Can I watch this week’s sermon?

You can watch live Here or click Here to watch any past sermon.

What ministries does First Church provide?

Click Here for a list of ministries.

How do I become a member?

To learn more about becoming a member of First Church, contact Donna Maynard, Director of Ministries (941-955-0935; dmaynard@firstsrq.com).

What are the upcoming events at First Church?

Click Here for a complete list of events

How can I volunteer for First Church?

Click Here to see the volunteer page.

How can I contact someone at First Church?

Click Here


Click here for PARKING MAP

Parking is plentiful at First United Methodist Church of Sarasota!

In fact, on Sunday if you don’t feel like parking yourself, complimentary valets are available to park for you! The valet service is available from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Just pull up to the church entrance on Mira Mar Court where the valet will take your car and return it to you after worship.

For those of you who wish to park yourself, you have many options:

FREE Parking in the Mira Mar garage, located on Mira Mar Court

Sundays Only

FREE Parking in the Zenith Garage, use the Mira Mar Court entrance

Sundays Only, through 1 pm

FREE Parking in the State Street Garage


FREE Parking in the Palm Avenue Garage


FREE parking in our Church Parking lot on Mira Mar Court


Although we ask that you allow these spaces for those with limited mobility.