Our Story

We hope you find First United Methodist a warm and inviting place to worship. We are a faith community seeking to love God and love the people around us. First United Methodist Church of Dunedin

The purpose of First United Methodist Church of Dunedin is to lead people into their full potential in Jesus Christ. We will grow as a community of believers as we create environments where they can group to do life together, grow to become Christ-like followers, give to serve each other, go to share the good news, and gather to honor God with their lives.

Gather:“We Gather to honor God with our life.”
We offer two very distinct worship environments each week. We offer two services each Sunday, at 9:30 am and 11:00 am. Our 9:30 am worship service  experience is full of the traditions of the church, chancel choir, and beautiful pipe organ. We also offer 11:00 am Worship where we incorporate some of the traditions of the church with a full worship band, videos, graphics, and dramas. Each service offers the same inspiring and relevant message every week. Learn more about our services here.

Group:“We Group to do life together.”
We encourage everyone to participate in a Life Group. Our Life Groups are groups of 6-10 people who meet in homes to do life together. These groups are designed to be a place where people connect in a more personal way, study the Bible, and go deeper in their relationship with God and each other. We help folks either join an existing group or form their own group. We believe that Life Groups are the best environment for spiritual growth and Christian friendships.

Grow:“We grow to become Christ-like followers.”
We encourage everyone to be involved in personal Spiritual Disciplines. Through personal Bible study, prayer, fasting, journaling, and accountability we all grow to be more Christ-like. There are several Core Classes that also assist in this growth. We offer Financial Peace University, Disciple Bible Study, Pastor’s Bible Study, Women’s Bible Study, and specific seminars each year. These classes are great opportunities to grow in your faith.

Give:“We give to serve each other in ministry.”
We believe everyone has special gifts, talents, and abilities. We encourage everyone to use these gifts, talents, and abilities in service to the church and each other. Through discovering each individual’s talents and abilities we are able to connect them to an area of passion. When individuals are connected to serve in an area that matches their passions powerful results occur. Through the S.H.A.P.E. process individuals discover where their talents, abilities, and passions can be put to use for God.

Go: “We go to share the Good News.”
We believe that every believer is called to share the message of God’s great love for us in the person of Jesus Christ. We share the good news by partnering with events in the downtown community and reaching out to the community in service. Individuals are also encouraged to Invest and Invite as the main way we share the good news. By investing in the people in our community who do not yet know Jesus Christ we share the love of Christ with them. We seek ways to invite our friends to participate in something at church. The purpose of Invest and Invite is to share the good news of Jesus Christ with those who would benefit most from this amazing relationship.

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