Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9:00am-4:00 pm
Church Office Phone: 352-372-8523

Whenever you need the comfort of a pastor ... Is there someone in our midst who may be in need of comfort, grief support or a hospital visit. Please call Pastor Beth Farabree  at Beth@fumcgnv.org  or 352-372-8523 Ext. 27. Contact Associate Pastor Kevin Johnston at Kevin@fumcgnv.org or 352-372-8523 Ext 14.  Email is the best way to reach our pastors, who may be out of the office just when you need them or if you need to reach them after office hours. Rarely do our needs fit business hours!


Staff EMail & Phone #         Meet the FUMC Staff

FUMC Preschool                  
FUMC Governance


About Weddings and Rentals at FUMC

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Wednesday Night Supper/Class & Thursday Morning Edition
Pictures & Videos of Lessons & Carols Service 12/17/17
Southern Gospel Concerts near Gainesville, FL   Over 15 concerts in January
List of United Methodist Heritage Landmarks to Visit



2018   Events
Jan 24 (Wednesday)― Wednesday Night Dinners & Bible Study Begin, 5:30pm, Fellowship Hall

Wednesday Night Suppers are starting on Wednesday, January 24!  Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall and Bible Study begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Bethany Room. We will be studying Make a Difference by James A. Harnish! Please remember to bring your $7 for dinner and to RSVP on your connection card today or by calling the church office at 352-372-8523! We hope to see you there.      


Jan 25 (Thursday)― Morning Edition: A New Women's Group, 9:00am, Conference Room

Morning Edition: A New Women's Group. Morning Edition will meet each Thursday from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. in the conference room in Epworth Hall starting Jan. 25th. The group will be studying the book, Just Like Jesus by Max Lucado. If able, please bring $10 to the first meeting to cover the book cost. CarolMorris will be facilitating. You can sign-up by calling the church office (352-372-8523) or call/text Carol at 239-595-6714!


Jan 27 (Saturday) ― 2018 Musical Marathon, 9:30am, Fellowship Hall

The FPM Musical Marathon on January 27 in Fellowship Hall is a fundraiser to benefit the Foundation for the Promotion of Music Projects. Musicians, Singers, Dancers - young and old are invited to participate. Admission is free. Contact Linda Blessing at musicbless@aol.com to learn more.


Feb 11
(Sunday) ― Gainesville Civic Chorus Concert, 4:00pm, FUMC Sanctuary


The Gainesville Master Chorale and Chamber Singers present this eclectic program that honors the people we love and our love of country. Make this concert program part of your Valentines-week festivities!
February 11, 2018, 4:00PM @ First United Methodist Church, Gainesville
Dr. Will Kesling & Joshua L. Mazur, Conductor
FREE ADMISSION
Click Here for Gainesville Civic Chorus website


Mar 11  5
(Sunday) ― Daylight Savings Time Begins, 2:00am


Apr  7 (Saturday) ― Gainesville Pops, Spring Arts with the Pops, 3:00pm, Sanctuary

Click Here for the Gainesville Pops Facebook page.


April 7&8  (Sat&Sun) ― Spring Arts Festival in front of FUMC

Click Here for the Spring Arts Festival Website.


Apr 21
(Sunday) ― Gainesville Civic Chorus Concert

A Prelude to Glory
The Gainesville Master Chorale and Philharmonic Orchestra present "A Prelude to Glory," a sometimes rollicking and other times pensive account of the people and times leading to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Full Orchestra and Guest Soloists along
with the Master Chorale bring the season to a thundering close.
April 21, 2018, 7:30PM @ Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Gainesville
Dr. Will Kesling, Conductor
FREE ADMISSION
Click Here for Gainesville Civic Chorus website



Apr 28  (Saurday) ― Voices Rising Concert, 3:00pm & 7:00pm, Sanctuary

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May 19 (Saturday) ― Gainesville Pops, Armed Forces Day Salute, 3:00pm, Sanctuary

Click Here for the Gainesville Pops Facebook page.

 



Wednesday Suppers and Classes, 5:30pm & 6:00pm

Wednesday Night Dinners & Bible Study Begin, 5:30pm, Fellowship Hall

 Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall and Bible Study begins right at 6:00 p.m. in the Bethany Room. We are studying Make a Difference by James A. Harnish! Please remember to bring your $7 for dinner and to RSVP on your connection card today or by calling the church office at 352-372-8523!  We hope to see you there.

 

Thursday Morning Edition, 9:00am

Thursday Morning Edition ⇒ A New Women's Group

 Morning Edition meets each Thursday from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. in the conference room in Epworth Hall starting Jan. 25th. The group is studying the book, Just Like Jesus by Max Lucado. If able, please bring $10 to cover the book cost. CarolMorris is facilitating. You can sign-up by calling the church office (352-372-8523) or call/text Carol at 239-595-6714!


 


Music Program at FUMC
Join the Bells, Choir, and Ensemble
Click Here for video and picures of the music for Christmas 2017   


We are always looking for new members to participate in our musical groups. We invite you to give us a try  Contact Michael Ekbladh, Director of Music, at Michael@fumcgnv.org if you have any questions.

The musical groups meet to rehearse as follows:

Instrumental Ensemble: Wednesdays, 5:45 pm, Sanctuary

Chancel Choir: Wednesdays,7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Celebration Ringers: Thursdays, 6:30 pm, Bell Room, 2nd Floor, Epworth Hall.

Click Here for the Practice Schedule of our musical groups:
Chancel Choir, Celebration Ringers, and Instrumental Ensemble. 




  


FUMC Meetings Calendar

FUMC Lay Leadership List for 2017
  For 2016     For 2015   For 2014
Church Council Agendas/Minutes/Reports for 
2017   2016   2015     2014   2013    
2013 Children's and Youth Ministry Assessment

2015 Natural Church Development (NDC) Profile
FUMC History 

FUMC Pipe Organ
Official Policies of FUMC

FUMC T-Shirt Order Form

Mission/Goals of FUMC           Service Opportunities at FUMC        
Usher List
Hurricane Preparedness List
Disaster Preparedness Guide for Families

 

 FIRST UNITED METHODIST PRESCHOOL

Monday-Friday; 7:00am-6:00pm
Classes: Year Around

NOW ENROLLING INFANTS (starting at 6 weeks old)
AND ONE YEAR OLDS FOR THE FALL!
 

Click Here to go to the FUMC Preschool Webpage

 

                 


FUMC History

Brief-History/Facts/Pictures

1874 Methodist Church

Epworth Hall 1883

Detailed History
1854-1990 by Bloodworth
102 pages, 8.7Mb pdf file
1854-1957 by Limper
87 pages, 10.6Mb pdf file

Description of Sanctuary
Stain Glass Windows

FUMC Pipe Organs

FUMC Organ History & Rebuilding

Sanctuary Organ
2007 Organ Stop List 2,241 pipes  
Detailed Specifications
Pictures of Organ Construction and Installation

Program for Organ Dedicatory Recital on 2/3/08

Chapel Organ
Chapel Organ Specifications   243 pipes

Pictures

Cuba Mission Sept. 2013
Description
More Pictures

Fellowship Hall

Renovation Celebration 9/22/13
Renovation 2011-2013

Sanctuary
Renovation 2006-2007

Easter Sunday 2017
Christmas Music 12/17/17

150th Year Celebration
Pictures taken on  Sept 23, 2007


Old 1979 Sanctuary Organ, 1,960 pipes

Old Organ Removal Pictures, August 2006

 


Homeless and Hungry Web Sites and Newsletters
  
2017-18 Streetcard
Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry    
Alachua County Services for the Homeless and Hungry        
Family Promise (formerly IHN) on Facebook  
Grace Marketplace Website 

Helping Hands Website                
FUMC Homeless Policies and Procedures     


Pastor Appointments, Fla Conference, for 2017-18

News from the Florida United Methodist Conference   

2017 Florida Conference Journal
 


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