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We are so glad you're here!

First United Methodist Church has been a vibrant faith family in downtown Gainesville since 1857. We’re a community of faith that believes in welcoming and affirming ALL people with  
Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors!

What To Expect

Whether it’s your first time attending church, you’re looking for a new church home, or simply in town for a visit, we can’t wait to meet you. We offer a traditional worship experience on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. which you can join either online or on our campus. Our online service is live-streamed to this web site and also to our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Don’t worry about what to wear to worship as you’ll see people in jeans and t-shirts, dresses or ties, and everything in between! Parking is available on the street and in the Truist bank  parking lot directly across from the front of the church.

Children of all ages are always welcome in worship but we do provide childcare and Sunday School.
Childcare for infants through pre-K is available during Sunday School (before our worship service) through the conclusion of worship. For the older kids, (K-5th grade), we also have Kids Music and Sunday School when the adults are in Sunday School and Children's Church during worship.

We’d love to have a member of our faith family welcome you and answer any questions you may have. If this is something you'd like, please let us know you're coming by filling out the contact form below.

How To Contact Us

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