First United Methodist Church - Lakeland, Florida

Our 2015-2016 Fine Arts Series schedule is here! Click below to read it online.

At this time, we are accepting applications for


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. Sun, 5-6:30pm, Oct 4-Nov 15. Materials are available in the bookstore. Register here.

After the success of their first ever recording project and church-wide Christmas Kick-Off Concert, our very own Eleven20 Worship Band is back in the studio. The band’s sophomore release will be a collection of Hymns with a “Down to the River” theme to capture the emotions one might go through during a time of inward struggle and reflection at the water’s edge. As the music takes a few twists and turns that might take you by surprise it is sure to bring you to your own place of inward reflection while listening to a collection of church-wide favorites!

Pre-order your copy of Riverside Hymns by Eleven20 Worship here for just $10. If you pre-order, pickup your CD at the release party on October 18 at 7pm in the Fountain Courtyard.

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



We know life is busy. Now you can enjoy the transformational Bible study that everyone’s been talking about in a shortened, high-impact format. Disciple Fast Track gives you the great benefits of committed small group Bible study while fitting into the hectic schedules of modern life. In 24 sessions, you’ll cover the grand sweep of Scripture and grow in your love of God and others. Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm, starting Sep 9, Register 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, November 15, 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, November 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 November 15. Childcare 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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