Our Campus

The First UMC campus is comprised of 6 buildings: Bell Hall, Epworth Hall, Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall and Chapel, Selle Hall, and our Scout Hut. The church's main buildings are Bell Hall, Epworth Hall, our Sanctuary, and the Fellowship Hall and Chapel which are connected by breezeways. Selle Hall and the Scout Hut are used solely by the Helping Hands Clinic and our Scout troops, respectively. Parking is available behind Epwoth Hall, along NE 1st Street, and on Sundays, in the bank parking lot across NE 1st Street.
Bell Hall
Bell Hall was built in 1956 as classrooms for the church and to replace two existing wooden classroom buildings at the same location. This building currently houses our church office and staff offices along with the FUMPers preschool, the Bethany Room, and our Community Outreach Ministry. 

Epworth Hall
East Florida Seminary built this red brick building in 1883 and used it as an administration building until 1905 when it became part of the University of Florida. The building became part of our church campus in 1911. Currently, the first floor of Epworth contains our Nursery and children's Sunday School rooms, our Parlor meeting room, our Conference Room, and the Helping Hands Clinic distribution closets. The second floor is used by our crafting group and our hand bell groups.

Our Gothic-style Sanctuary was built in 1942 and was renovated in 2007 to add a new facade of pipes for our Möller Opus 7055 organ. We completed an antiphonal expansion for the organ in 2022.

Fellowship Hall
The Fellowship Hall was our original brick church built in 1886 and in 1942, was converted into the current Fellowship Hall and Christian Worker's Chapel. The Fellowship Hall was again renovated in 2012 and includes a large, professional-grade kitchen.

Part of the original brick church built in 1886, our Chapel was created in 1942 and named the Christian Worker's Chapel when our current sanctuary was built. The Chapel was a part of the 2012 renovation of the Fellowship Hall.