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

A Place for ALL this Easter

Celebrate Easter Downtown at First United Methodist Church of Pensacola!

We are located on the NE corner of Palafox and Wright Streets, and we would love to have you with us at one of our five morning services; you can read more about them below. We also have a free Easter brunch from 7:30 to 11:00am in our Activities Center. For more than 200 years, our church has been a place for Pensacola to gather and share in a time of community. Come celebrate Easter Downtown with us or visit anytime! There’s a place here for ALL people. There’s a place here for YOU!

easter services – March 31

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 the 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 the Adult 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

Mid-Week at First Church
Starting Wednesday, April 3
You’re invited to join us as we kick-off our Spring semester of adult classes as well as programming for kids. We will start the night with a fellowship dinner from 5:00 – 6:00pm in The Wright Place. Classes for all ages will follow from 6:00 – 7:00pm. Click HERE for more info.



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 a 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.

First Church is answering the call and taking the challenge again this year!  Our goal is to help welcome fifty new people into the life of our church during the Easter season. We will have people joining starting on Easter Sunday, through Pentecost, on May 19. Join us at the next Coffee with the Pastors to learn more about First Church, contact Lacey Adair, Director of Membership with any questions and visit the church’s website or the Church Office to fill out a membership form.


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.