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We are so glad you're here!

First United Methodist Church has been a vibrant faith family in downtown Gainesville since 1857. We’re a community of faith that believes in welcoming and affirming ALL people with  
Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors!

What To Expect

Whether it’s your first time attending church, you’re looking for a new church home, or simply in town for a visit, we can’t wait to meet you. We normally offer two traditional worship experiences on Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. - however, due to the pandemic, we are only offering a single online worship service at 10:30 a.m.
We are currently planning our reopening for in-person worship.

Don’t worry about what to wear to worship as you’ll see people in jeans and t-shirts, dresses or ties, and everything in between! Parking is available on the street and in the SunTrust parking lot across from the front of the church.

Children of all ages are always welcome in worship. There is a nursery for infants to age 5 years available during the service, if desired.

We’d love to have a member of our faith family welcome you and answer any questions you may have. If this is something you'd like, please let us know you're coming by filling out the contact form below.

How To Contact Us

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