SUNDAY SCHOOL  9:00am
 
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. 
 
 
SANCTUARY WORSHIP 10:15am

 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

After Children's Moment is finished, all children from Kindergarten through fifth grade may leave to go to Sunday School outside the sanctuary, or may return to the pews to join their parents.  

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.

CAFE WORSHIP WEDNESDAY EVENING 6:00 PM

Come join us every Wednesday evening, at 6pm for our Cafe Worship located in Barton Hall. Make yourself at home in a worshipful, warm, welcoming environment that will feel as comfortable as your local cafe. Settle into the ambiant atmosphere with a cup of coffee and a nibble. No need to dress to impress, we just want you to come as you are. Bring the entire family along! Teens and younger Children can either join you to be touched by the Holy Spirit and sing along to acoustic contemporary Christian music or pop over to a class room to complete homework and grab dinner, while they hang out with friends and make new ones. Come join us. Loving people, loving God, midweek cup of hope.






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





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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

Children’s Service

A favorite service of our families, this service features several performances by our children’s choir – the Wesley Choir. 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

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