Services in-person & online at 8:30 and 11:00am at Florida's Oldest United Methodist Church

Christmas Eve Services

Candlelight & Communion Service
4:00pm | Main Sanctuary
A service of candlelight, Christmas carols, children’s sermon and communion. Nursery provided for children under 5.

An ICON Christmas
5:00pm | Wesley Abbey
An intimate and contemplative, multi-sensory candlelight and communion service. Includes children’s sermon. Nursery provided for children under 5.

Candlelight & Communion Service
6:00pm | Main Sanctuary
A service of candlelight, Christmas carols, children’s sermon and communion. Nursery provided for children under 5.

Choir, Candlelight, & Communion Service
8:00pm | Main Sanctuary
A traditional service of candlelight, Christmas carols, communion, and special choral music.

Childcare & Nursery
All children are encouraged to attend worship with their families; however, nursery is provided for children under 5 at the 4:00, 5:00, & 6:00pm services. Access to the nursery, located on the 1st floor of the Education Building (indicated in red on map), will be available through the gym or the entrance on Belmont by the playground. If you need help locating the nursery, please see an usher or greeter for assistance.

Main Sanctuary
Wesley Abbey

More Services & Concerts…

Christmas Day Service
Sunday, December 25 | 11:00am | Main Sanctuary
We will have one combined service of lessons and carols. Children are invited to wear their pajamas as we hear the Christmas story and sing our favorite Christmas songs.

New Years Day Service
Sunday, January 1 | 11:00am | Main Sanctuary
We will have one combined Covenant Renewal Service with communion. In this service we will commit ourselves to God for the new year.

Epiphany Concert
Thursday, January 5 | 7:00pm | Main Sanctuary
Join us for a very special last concert of the season, “Journey to the Manger”, featuring local musicians from area churches.

Please visit our welcome desk in the Main Office where a greeter can assist you in learning more about First Church. You can also email our Director of Assimilation, Lacey Adair ( 

This Methodist congregation was founded in December of 1821. Now in 2022, we are marking an incredible 200+ years of worship and service in this great community! We are the oldest Protestant church in the area and the oldest Methodist church in Florida. It’s an historic church that preserves the past and embraces the future, and we are being called forward into a new era of mission and ministry. Come be a part of what God is doing here. There’s a place for everyone.

Click HERE for more information about regular Sunday Service times.

In addition to public street parking, we also have three main parking lots on campus (indicated in light green on map). View the map below to find out what options will suit you best!

We also offer Assisted Parking for those needing special assistance. To take advantage of this program, you can pull your car into the spaces marked by an “Assisted Parking” sign directly in front of The Wright Place (marked with a blue dot on the map). You will be greeted by a volunteer that will assist you out of the car if you need it. We’ll also have wheelchairs available curbside for your assistance should you need one. Contact Jennifer Piver ( with any questions.