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

We invite you make plans to join us for Easter Downtown, at First United Methodist Church of Pensacola, on Sunday, April 9. We are offering five services and a FREE Easter Brunch! If you are looking for a church home, we have a home for you here. 

easter services

Sunrise Easter Service
6:30am | Front Lawn outside Main Sanctuary
Sermon from the Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Lentz and music from the ICON praise team.

Traditional Easter Service
8:30am  | Main Sanctuary & Online
Sermon from Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Lentz with special music from the Tween & Youth Choirs; and the Perdido Brass. Childcare provided.

Traditional Easter Service
9:45am | Main Sanctuary & Online
Sermon from Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Lentz and special music from Adult sanctuary Choir; along with the Perdido Brass. Childcare provided.

Traditional Easter Service
11:00am | Main Sanctuary & Online
Sermon from Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Lentz and special music from Sanctuary Choir; along with the Perdido Brass. Childcare provided.

ICON Easter Service
11:00am  | Wesley Abbey & Online
Sermon from Rev. Brandon Bures and music from the ICON praise team. Childcare provided.

FREE Easter Brunch
7:30am – 11:00am | Gym (Henry Roberts Activities Center)
All are invited to join us for our annual Easter Brunch. We will serve First Church Easter favorites with a few new tasty treats! Reservations are not required.

Childcare & Nursery
All children are encouraged to attend worship with their families; however, nursery is provided for children under 5 at the 8:30, 9:45, & 11:00am 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.

Sunrise Service on the Lawn
Main Sanctuary
Wesley Abbey

Other opportunities

Easter Lilies
Click HERE to Purchase
You may honor, celebrate or memorialize individuals or events by purchasing an Easter Lily for $13 each. The Easter Lilies will then be placed on the Lawn, Main Sanctuary, and Wesley Abbey during Easter. You may take home your Easter Lily following the 11:00am Easter morning services. A complete list of all lilies will be available in the bulletins and online. Orders and payments must be placed by Palm Sunday (April 2). Email Sarah Bullock Head ( with any questions.

Church-Wide Easter Egg Hunt & Picnic
Sunday, April 2 | Noon | FUMC Lawn
FREE! No registration required

All are invited to our annual Easter Egg Hunt at First United Methodist Church of Pensacola! We will enjoy a picnic lunch, egg hunt, prize drawing, inflatables, music, & and fellowship on the FUMC lawn. Make sure to bring a blanket, chairs, and a basket for eggs!

We are asking our congregation members and all families of children attending to donate a dozen stuffed eggs (no chocolate please) per child. Please have them dropped off in the designated bins by Sunday, March 26.


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 Membership, Lacey Adair ( 

This Methodist congregation was founded in December of 1821. Now in 2023, 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.