First United Methodist Church - Lakeland, Florida

Thank you for agreeing to serve at our Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 26, from 5-7pm. With your help, we will welcome our community onto our campus for food, games, fellowship and, of course, candy!

Please click here for Trunk or Treat Guidelines.

Click here to register to volunteer.

If you’re volunteering, join us for an important Organizational Meeting on Wednesday, October 19, from 5:30-6pm in the Welcome Center. Contact Gloria for more information (863-682-1912 or

You are invited to Trunk or Treat at #1stLKLD! Join us on Wednesday, October 26, from 5-7pm for a free community event featuring food, games, fellowship and, of course, candy! We would love for you to be our guest – family-friendly costumes are welcome!

If you’d like to help with the event in any way, please click here to register to volunteer. Contact Gloria for more information (863-682-1912 or

Our annual One United Youth Pumpkin Patch is now open. Your purchase of fall decorations helps fund youth mission trips and retreats all year long. This year, the patch will be open Monday through Friday from 11:30am – 7:30pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am-7:30pm. All proceeds benefit One United Youth Ministries!

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For 30 years, Disciple Bible Study has changed countless lives. We know life is busy, so we’ve reworked this transformational Bible study to fit busy schedules without sacrificing committed study. Through daily Bible readings and 24 weekly 90-minute group meetings, you’ll gain a better grasp of the Bible and discover how you can better love God and others. Sundays, 5-6:30pm, starting Oct 30. Register here.

Join us every Thursday from 9-10:30am starting for Pray and Play. This isn’t just another “mommy and me” class – it is a playgroup with a purpose. We hope you’ll join us – let us know you’re coming by registering here. Contact Cristi with questions at or 863-682-1912.

A Call to Remember and Respond A Prayer of LamentClick the images to enlarge to read the text of Rev. David McEntire’s “A Call to Remember and Respond” and Rev. June Edwards’ “A Prayer of Lament” from July 10, 2016.

Men of all ages are invited to this study focused on the issues in a man’s life. It is designed for men who are seeking to grow in their relationship with God and with others. There is honest talk about relationships, marriage, jobs, friends, habits and faith. We live in a world which offers many temptations and much compromise, but as Christians we are called not be conformed to the world, but transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2) Open to all men, this Bible study gives men the opportunity to grow in faith and learn from God’s word n fellowship with other men. Unless schedule dictates otherwise, we will meet on the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:00 pm. You can read more and register here.

Looking for a study group, class, or small group ? Check out our listing by day here.

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, January 22, 2017 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, October 30, 2016 from 5-6:30pm in the Administrative Office Large Conference Room. 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 November 13. Childcare is provided by advance registration. Call Diana at 863-686-3163 to register or register here.

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