First United Methodist Church - Lakeland, Florida

Funerals & Columbarium

Funerals and Memorial Services

Our role as the church is to walk through a difficult time with those who are bereaved, providing spiritual and practical guidance. While funerals and memorial services at our church acknowledge our grief in the loss of a loved one, our focus is on celebrating that person’s life and legacy, and his or her new life in Christ. Our goal is for every service is to inspire joy because we were privileged to know the deceased and hope as we claim God’s promise of eternal life. For further information, please contact Nicole Wood at or 863-686-3163 x 219.

Office hours:  M-F  8:30-4:30

Planning A Funeral Or Memorial Service

Please feel free to explore our Grief Care Booklet – it is our hope that it is a comfort to you during this trying time.

The First United Methodist Columbarium






The columbarium is a beautiful open-air structure on the church grounds overlooking Lake Morton. Interment can be done before or after a memorial service, or at a separate time. Niches containing ashes are marked with a bronze name plaque.

For further information, please contact:

Maggie Trask
Communications Assistant
863-686-3163 x218

Office hours:  M-F  8:30-4:30