Read the March issue of First Connections, the monthly magazine of First UMC, here.
Due to the retirement of our Pastors’ Administrative Assistant after over 20 years of dedicated service, First UMC has an opening for this position. Please click here for full details and how to apply.
Do you want to help the children of our church and community but aren’t sure where to start? You can get some fresh air and fellowship with your church family while helping them when you make plans now to join us on March 8 for the Carol Marsh Kids 2 Camp 5k Run/Walk through historic Lakeland. Proceeds benefit the “Carol Marsh Kids 2 Camp Scholarship Fund,” which helps send children to the Warren W. Willis United Methodist Youth Camp. Registration is $10 for children ages 10 and under and $20 for adults and youth before February 16 (after that please add $5 for each registration fee). Pre-registered participants receive a T-shirt and participant bag at check-in, however T-shirts are not guaranteed for registrations received after Feb 16 so make sure to register today! Race packet pick up is at Fit Niche in Lakeside Village on Mar 7 from 5-8pm. You may register online at www.active.com before Feb 28, or return this registration form, along with the applicable registration fee, to the First UMC Administrative Office. Registration forms may also be picked up at Fit Niche. Contact Kim Mayes for more information.
Our SPLASH Children’s Ministry is currently seeking Sunday school teachers for the 2014 calendar year. Eight week rotations per calendar year are available. We believe following this schedule will ensure for those eight weeks our children have a consistent and familiar face greeting them each Sunday morning. Additionally, with a commitment of only eight weeks our teachers can fulfill their call to teach while worshiping the balance of the year. If you feel called to teach our young ones, please contact Judi at email@example.com or by phone at 682-1912. Please be in prayer for our Sunday school ministry as we plan and prepare for a brand new year!
Our 2013-2014 Fine Arts Season Schedule is available now!
The November issue of First Connections is now available. You are able to view it online using the link below or can receive a copy of your own through the mail each month. If you would like to be added to our mailing list or find you’d prefer to view it online instead of getting a copy in the mail please contact Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-686-3163 x 218.
First Connections is a publication of First UMC containing personal stories and testimonies from our congregation about how God is at work among us. In this monthly magazine you can also find information about church programs and activities. You can now enjoy First Connections either in print or online (issues published October 2013 or later). If you find you’d prefer to view it online instead of receiving it in the mail; or would like to be added to our magazine mailing list, please contact Maggie, Editor, via email at email@example.com or by calling 863-686-3163 x 218.
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Click the image for a larger view of the available parking locations map.
Click here for a brief video showing parking location alternatives: Parking During Construction.
Where to Park During Construction
Special Needs Parking is available in the lot on Walnut across from the north entrance to Fellowship Center available in the parking lot along Walnut Street just east of the Gymnasium and F-Building.
Regular Parking is available:
- in the parking lot just east of the Gymnasium and F-Building
- in the new parking lot on Walnut across from the north entrance to Fellowship Center
- in the vacant lot on Vistabula behind the Sorosis Building,
- in the parking lot behind Stahl & Associates Insurance with an entrance from Chiles St.
- In the parking lot shared by the Polk Museum of Art and the Lakeland Public Library with entrances are on Chiles St. and E. Palmetto St.
Please keep in mind that during construction there is no access to the sanctuary from C and D buildings as they are inside the fenced in construction area. Green pedestrian paths are available from parking lots to church buildings with signage present to help you find your way. Please bear in mind that there may be some paths with sand and/or dirt on them. We appreciate your patience as we build together through faith!