Fellowship Sunday School Class
For men and women, come join  in with our Soul Sisters class over the summer.
Soul Sisters
Women of all ages are invited.  This Class begins with prayer concerns, then bible study, along with laughter and fellowship.  Soul Sisters meets in MDS #1. 

 If you have children

Children's Moment

All children are welcome to come to the Sanctuary for the worship service.  Early in the service we have  Children's Moment.  Children are invited to come forward and sit on the altar steps to hear and participate in the children's sermon. 

Sunday School 

Children's Sunday School will break over the summer and resume in the fall when we have more volunteers to help teach. Our Children's Moment will continue during the 10:15 service and we hope those with children will enjoy worshiping as a family during the summer. We will be looking for volunteer Sunday School teachers in the fall.

 If you have special needs

We have hearing assist devices available in our narthex.  Please ask an usher or greeter for assistance.  All our entrances at First Church are wheelchair accessible.

What should you wear?

First Church is informal.  We have no assumed Sunday dress code.  You'll find some gentlemen in jackets and ties and others in khakis, short-sleeved shirts or polos.  Ladies wear dresses and slacks.  Feel free to dress comfortably and respectfully.

Refreshments and Fellowship

Coffee and refreshments are offered before and after worship services in the Harris Pavilion courtyard outside Barton Hall.  Members and visitors are welcome.

Matthew 18:20
"For where two or three have gathered together in My name,
I am there in their midst." 


Special Worship Services

Ash Wednesday

This service marks the beginning of the Season of Lent.  It includes the imposition of ashes, reminding us of our limited time on earth. (Genesis 3:19: “For dust you are and to dust you shall return.”) It is a time to reflect upon our mortality and appreciate more fully our lives of salvation in Christ.  


Maundy Thursday

This service occurs the Thursday evening before Easter.  During our Maundy Thursday service we observe Holy Communion.  All believers are welcomed to participate in Holy Communion at United Methodist churches.  We conclude our service asking the congregation to leave in silence.


Easter Sunday

Naples Pier Sunrise Service

First Church celebrates Easter with a sunrise service at Naples Pier.  The time of this service will be announced at a later time.  Bench seating or bring your own lawn chairs.

Sanctuary Service (10:15am)

This special service includes additional celebration music from the Chancel Choir, featured instrumentalists and vocalists


Christmas Eve

10:15 am Christmas Eve Sunday Morning Service 

Christmas Eve Family/Candlelight Service

Our evening service includes performances by our Chancel Choir and Wesley Kids and Youth.  We conclude with turning off our lights, singing Silent Night, and lighting individual candles as we sing.