First United Methodist Church - Lakeland, Florida

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Sunday, January 25, 2015 · Church Membership, Connect, Home Page, News

It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the church or a long-time attendee, you’re invited to this informal and interactive gathering on Sunday, March 8 in C-201D (the Wesley Center). Participants will have the opportunity to explore our church in a friendly and fun environment, meet members of the church staff and ask questions about different departments. Bring the whole family. Check in at 4:45, and the session will be from 5-6:30pm. Call Diana at 863-686-3163 to register or register online here.


Our next session of Coffee with the Pastors is scheduled for Sunday, March 1 from 5-7pm in C-201D (the Wesley Center). In this casual time together, you’ll learn more about the church, get to know our pastors and review expectations regarding membership. New members will be received March 8. Childcare provided by advance registration. Call Diana at 863-686-3163 to register or register here.


Clear the attic and clean the closets for the Annual UMW Odds ‘n Ends Sale! On Friday, March 6, from 6-9pm the church can shop early (early admission is just $2/person). On Saturday, March 7, the sale will be open to the public from 7:30am-noon. Plan on bringing items to the Fellowship Center March 5 and 6. Large items like furniture can be picked up if needed. Volunteers are needed for the event. Call Pat Bradford, 863-859-3339. All proceeds go to missions. Sponsored by the UMW and First Team.


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The Kids 2 Camp team is teaming up with Neighborhood Ministries this year in the hopes of helping even more kids go to camp! The annual Carol Marsh Kids 2 Camp 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, February 28. Register online here. If you have questions, are interested in volunteering at the event or being a sponsor, please contact Allison Lund at acs4162@hotmail.com or 850-529-0521.

Then be sure and join us the next day, March 1, for our annual Neighborhood Ministries BBQ sale. BBQ, prepared by Bite Me Barbeque, can be purchased for $35/whole pork butt or $10/pound. Order forms are available here. Order forms will also be in the Administrative Office and at the Welcome Desk in the Welcome Center. Orders must be turned in by February 15 to guarantee availability.

Proceeds from both events go to help our kids go to the Warren W. Willis Methodist Summer Camp in Leesburg.


Check out our adult classes and groups for ways to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions to grow in your faith, read and study Scripture, or learn more about our Methodist heritage.


2014 – 2015 Fine Arts Season

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 · Home Page, Music, News

View the 2014-2015 Fine Arts Season Brochure here!


Find the Next Step on Your Journey

Monday, September 29, 2014 · News

ADP_headerA Disicple’s Path is a 7-week course designed to help you discover the next step in your spiritual journey. In this class, you’ll practice spiritual disciplines that will help you to center your life in Christ, worship more fully, grow in your faith, identify your spiritual gifts, find a place to serve, and invite others to faith in Christ. Sun, 5-6:30pm, Jan 18-March 8. Materials are available in the bookstore. Register here.


Join us on Wednesday evenings for a meal and fun programs. Dinner service starts at 5pm with the program to follow. Tickets are $6/adults, $3/children under 12, and $20/max per family. To receive a text of the menu, just complete this form…standard text message rates may apply.



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Monday, September 9, 2013 · Home Page, News

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