First United Methodist Church - Lakeland, Florida

Young Adults


Who we are…

We are the church and a movement of young adults that are passionate about engaging our hearts in worship, our heads in understanding and our hands in meeting the needs of the world around us.  We are the bridge where tradition meets today.  We are college students, young professionals, artists, mothers, fathers, missionaries, writers, 20-somethings, 30 somethings and everything in between.

At First UMC, we are passionate about you, your story and how it fits into God’s greater story.

It is our desire to connect 18-35 year olds with the knowledge, inspiration and experiences that foster deeper discipleship.  We believe this is accomplished when you pursue 4 actions in life:

1.  GATHER to Worship.  –  Hebrews 10:25

2.  GROW in Discipleship. – Psalm 119:9-16

3.  GO and Serve our neighbors. – Matthew 25:34-40

4.  GIVE an Invite for others to join the journey – John 1:45-51

We have resources to get you connected.  Please email me if you have any questions at all!

Looking forward to the journey…

Rick G.


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Take a moment and register your information with us.  This will help us connect with you and start to give us a start on finding ways to come along side you in your faith journey.

You can sign up for text updates, monthly e-letters, start to connect with groups and much, much more!  Just click on the image to the right to get started…