First United Methodist Church

Service Times

9am Contemporary | 11am Traditional

News & Devotions


I am shocked and angered and deeply saddened by the horrific shootings yesterday morning.  As each hour passes, my heart grows heavier for the victims and their families.  And with each news update there is a growing urgency to heal a world that would allow for such evil.  There will be a time for advocacy and justice.  It must come.  Now is the time for compassion and support and prayer. 

Our chapel will be open to all for prayer throughout this week. Please pray for those broken of body, recovering from their wounds, that they may be restored.  Pray for those who are broken of heart.  May God’s mercy overflow in the lives of those who have lost sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, partners and friends in this senseless tragedy.  Pray for those who are protectors and healers – for the doctors and nurses, the EMT’s and the police officers, the city officials and the spiritual leaders who are involved in helping us through this brokenness. Pray that they would not grow weary or faint of heart.  And pray for the LGBT community.  May they experience the grace of God so tangibly that they cannot mistake it.  And may they be buoyed by the love of God’s people and the support of the greater community of Orlando.  

-Rev. David Miller

Join us as we walk in remembrance of the victims of the tragic shooting at Pulse night club in downtown Orlando. View the event here. Although we are not hosting this, we are certainly supporting and attending.

Marcy Chapel is open for prayer all week from 7:00am – 9:00pm.

We will be having a Blood Drive on Sunday, June 26, 8:30am-1:30pm

You can save lives by donating blood. The bus will be located on Morse Blvd. right outside the Matthias Family Life Center Gym. For your convenience, sign up for an appointment in the courtyard on Sunday, June 19, or online at Donations are especially needed after the tragic events this past weekend at Pulse in downtown Orlando.