First United Methodist Church - Lakeland, Florida

adpheaderA Disciple’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. Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Orientation is May 10. Course runs May 24 – June 28. Materials are available in the bookstore. Register here.

On Sunday, April 30, we invite everyone to join us for “Worship Together,” a special inter-generational event. People of all ages and stages of life will gather for a meal at 5pm in the Fellowship Center (Dinner is $3 per person, $20 max family).  After dinner, join us for an all-ages worship experience in the Sanctuary at 6pm. Music will be led by our One United Youth Praise Band and Rev. Alex Shanks will preach. Register here.

Attention college-bound high school seniors and current college students: we have scholarship funds available to students who attend our church and may need financial assistance to attend college or graduate school during the 2017-2018 academic year. Refer to the 2017-2018 Higher Education Scholarship Application for more information. Completed application packets are due to the Administrative Office by Friday, May 5, 2017.

Dare to Dream bannerRegistration is open for small groups to study Dare to Dream. The study will accompany our post-Easter sermon series April 23 – May 28. You can register here.

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.”

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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.

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, April 23, 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.

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