First United Methodist Church - Lakeland, Florida

You can apply for scholarship assistance to offset the cost of attending summer camp at Warren W. Willis Summer Camp. To do so, complete the 2017 Camp Scholarship Assistance Request Form and return it to the applicable department (Children’s Ministries, One United Youth Ministries or Neighborhood Ministries) by April 1, 2017. Please note: applications received after that date will be considered as long as funds are available. If you have questions, please contact the applicable age-level ministry or call the church office at 863-686-3163.

Due to the number of applications we receive, we also encourage you to apply for assistance directly from Warren W. Willis Summer Camp. Click here for more information – their scholarship application is due by April 1, 2017.


Easter Eggstravaganza on April 8

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 · Children, Events, Home Page

Join us for our annual Easter Eggstravaganza from 10am – noon on Saturday, April 8. This free celebration is open to the community and features Bible stories, games, Easter Bunny photos, age-appropriate egg hunts and more. This year, we ask each family to come with a donation of crayons, Play-Doh, blocks, soccer balls and new or gently-used sports shoes in children’s sizes 4-10 for the Beacon of Hope Academy in Nairobi, Kenya. Your support will provide important learning supplies that are extremely expensive to purchase in Kenya. Thank you for helping us share the love of Christ. Don’t forget your Easter basket! To sign up to volunteer at the event, click here.

Vacation Bible School 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017 · Children, Events, Home Page

Hero Central Vacation Bible School takes place June 26-30 from 8:45am-noon – join us to participate in awesome adventures alongside some of our favorite Bible heroes. Registration for participants and volunteers is now open. The cost is just $25/child (with a maximum of $50/per family). You won’t want to wait until the last minute to sign up – classes can fill up quickly.

Children who have completed VPK through fifth grade are invited as participants. Click here to register children. Students who have completed sixth grade and above are invited to help and, if their school permits, may be eligible to earn Community Service hours. Click here to register youth volunteers. Adult Super Heroes are an important part of our adventure, too – click here to register adult volunteers.

Contact Cristi Moore ( or Molly McEntire ( with questions today!

Below is the video of Dr. Kevin Hull’s presentation at our Fall FamilyLink event. He shared with parents “How to talk to your kids about scary stuff.”