First United Methodist Church - Lakeland, Florida

Join us for worship during Holy Week.

Maundy Thursday Worship on April 13. Join us at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary.

Good Friday, April 14:
Stations of the Cross at noon in the Sanctuary
Good Friday Worship (Service of Darkness) at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Center

Easter Sunday, April 16:

  • Sunrise Service on the Patio at 6:30am
  • Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary at 8:15am, 9:30am and 11am
  • Contemporary Worship in the Fellowship Center at 8:15am, 9:30am and 11:20am
  • A nursery for ages six weeks through four years old will be available for all services except Sunrise

You may purchase Easter lilies to be used on Easter Sunday to decorate our worship spaces. Lilies are a wonderful way to honor or remember a loved one. The cost is $12 per plant, and orders are due by April 10. Flowers may be taken home after the 11am service in the Sanctuary and the 11:20am service in the Fellowship Center on April 16. Click here to purchase online or download the order form 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.


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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, 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.


Our next session of Coffee with the Pastors is scheduled for Sunday, May 7, 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 May 21. 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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