Holding Events at First UMC

As an outreach to the community, we make our facilities available to church groups, non-profits, and community organizations whenever possible. The facilities consist of specific rooms/areas in various buildings on the First UMC campus and includes the Sanctuary, Chapel, and Fellowship Hall. Requests are considered based on scheduling, location, staffing availability, and consistency with the mission of First UMC.


Requests for the use of our facilities by outside groups will be processed in the order in which they are received (first-come, first-served). You will need to submit a Facility Request Form to start the scheduling process. Please note that staff members and church events have priority over outside groups in terms of scheduling and facilities. To make scheduling your event as easy as possible, please contact our Church Events Coordinator using the form below with any questions you may have. Please note the following general information:
  • Facility requests should be submitted at least four weeks prior to the event to allow for processing and coordination of the request.
  • Some outside groups may be required to provide a Certificate of Insurance naming First UMC as a Certificate Holder of no less than $1,000,000 coverage. We will coordinate with you if this is a requirement for your event.
  • Once the details are worked out, the Church Events Coordinator  will send an estimated cost quote along with any non-refundable deposit that may be required. Once the deposit is provided, the Church Events Coordinator will book your event in our system. Until the event is booked, the event may be bumped by another group that has provided a deposit.
  • The Church Events Coordinator  should be contacted as soon as possible if an event is to be cancelled. 


Based on the requirements set forth in the Facility Request and in discussions with the requester, the Church Events Coordinator will assign the rooms and any other available resources to the event which will determine the charges and deposit required, and generate a Event Cost Quote. This estimated cost will be sent to the requestor and will specify the rooms and resources First UMC will provide, and include the estimated charges and non-refundable deposit for an event. Once the required deposit has been processed, the event will be booked on our church-wide calendar.  

All outside groups will be required to provide a non-refundable deposit in order to book the facility. The payment of all charges associated with the facility request must be received three business days prior to the start of the event unless other accomodations have been made. At the conclusion of the event, a final cost will be calculated and provided to the requestor.

Contacting Us

We'd love to hear from you!

For scheduling events, or if you have any questions, you can reach us by by email at scheduling@fumcgnv.org or by phone at 352-372-8523, ext 11. You can also use the form below.