First United Methodist Church - Lakeland, Florida

We are currently accepting applications for a Pastors’ Administrative Assistant. Please click here for more information.


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near-the-crossTuesdays, noon – 1 pm, Administrative Office Conference Room
June 14-July 27
Online discussion on Facebook

Study Philippians and prayer using Bishop Ken Carter’s recent book, Near the Cross. Coinciding with our Philippians sermon series on joy, we will offer a couple of ways to explore the book in Christian community. Join us in person on Tuesdays, starting June 14, noon-1pm in the main office conference room. You may also participate online via a Facebook discussion group.  The book is available in Our Giving Tree bookstore and gift shop. Register here.


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.


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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, October 2, 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, August 28, 2016 from 5-6:30pm in the Parlor (located adjacent to our Chapel off Walnut Street). 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 September 11. Childcare is provided by advance registration. Call Diana at 863-686-3163 to register or 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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