Our congregation is friendly and welcoming. We have a heart for our under-served, and often forgotten, community members.
We are actively involved in helping people in-need in Sarasota and around the globe.
We partner with other churches and agencies to help make a difference in our community and our world.
We seek to be the people God has called us to be in order to fulfill the mission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The First United Methodist Church, is also known as First Church, because we were the first church organized in Sarasota and built the first church building in 1891.
Our worship services are known for excellent and uplifting music, with top-notch musicians.
The sermons are refreshing,often humorous,and always relevant.
First Church belongs to the Southwest District of the Florida Conference.
The Southwest District of the Florida Conference is made up of roughly 80 churches on the southwest coast of Florida, from Bradenton to Naples, and extends eastward to include Frostproof, Sebring, Lake Placid, and Clewiston.
Rev. Rini Hernandez serves as the district Superintendent. For additional information on the Southwest District of the Florida Conference, visit www.flumc.org/southwest
First Church belongs to the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church stretches more than 700 miles from just west of Tallahassee to the Florida Keys. There are about 700 churches with approximately 300,000 members from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.
The Florida Conference works in partnership with the Eastern Angola Conference and the Methodist Churches of Cuba and Haiti in the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Rev. Kenneth Carter serves as the Bishop of The Florida Conference. For additional information on the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, visit www.flumc.org.