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First United Methodist Church of Pensacola, Florida

6 E Wright St, Pensacola, FL 32501

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Service Times

Sunday 8:00 am Early Service at 8:00am

Sunday 9:30 am Classes available for children to seniors Mid-Morning Service at 9:30am

Sunday 11:00 am ICON at 11:00am Traditional Service at 11:00am

Congregation

750

Languages

English

Ministries

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Welcome

Founded in 1821, First United Methodist Church of Pensacola is the oldest Protestant church in the area and the oldest Methodist church in Florida. This historic church with four Sunday services has a membership of 3400 and is overflowing with life. Come and be a part of what God is doing here.

First Church has the impact of a large church with the heart and feel of a small, local congregation. Every Sunday morning we have four Sunday worship services in a variety of styles. All service follow the Revised Common Lectionary and observe Holy Communion weekly.


The Early Service at 8:00 AM
The Early Service at 8:00am meets in the Main Sanctuary and includes organ led hymns and our wonderful Sanctuary Choir and/or Youth Choir. Dr. Wesley H. Wachob, Senior Pastor at First UMC of Pensacola delivers the sermon.

The Mid-Morning Service at 9:30 AM
The Mid-Morning Service at 9:30am meets in the Main Sanctuary and includes piano led hymns and special music led by Libby Hargrave. Dr. Wachob delivers the sermon at this casual and contemplative service.

The Traditional Service at 11:00 AM
The Traditional Service at 11:00am features our 4,000+ pipe organ and Sanctuary Choir and meets in the Main Sanctuary. Dr. Wachob delivers the sermon.

ICON at 11:00 AM
ICON at 11:00am is a new style of worship at First Church which is cutting edge, tradition rich, art embracing, mission minded, and Christ centered. ICON meets in First Church’s contemporary worship space, Wesley Abbey. The ICON Worship Band leads the music at this service. Services include a sermon by Rev. Brandon Bures, Associate Pastor, or Dr. Wesley H. Wachob and regularly include a special sermon for children.

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Our Services

First United Methodist Church of Pensacola, Florida
6 E Wright St
Pensacola, FL 32501

Sunday 8:00 am
Early Service at 8:00am
Sunday 9:30 am
Classes available for children to seniors
Mid-Morning Service at 9:30am
Sunday 11:00 am
ICON at 11:00am
Traditional Service at 11:00am

What We Offer

First United Methodist Church offers a variety of programing for all ages including preschool, children, tween, youth, college-age, young professionals, men, women, adults, and senior adults. Learn more about each of these programs at FUMCPensacola.com.

Today

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Early Service at 8:00am
Date

Every Sunday from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Overview

Organ led hymns led by Dr. Richard Branch, Minister of Music, and a sermon by Dr. Wesley H. Wachob, Senior Pastor at First Church.

Classes available for children to seniors
Date

Every Sunday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Mid-Morning Service at 9:30am
Date

Every Sunday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Overview

Includes piano led hymns and a sermon by Dr. Wesley H. Wachob, Senior Pastor at First Church.

ICON at 11:00am
Date

Every Sunday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Overview

Music by worship band BANNER and sermon by Rev. Geoffrey D. Lentz

Traditional Service at 11:00am
Date

Every Sunday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Lectionary at Lunch with Brandon Bures
Date

Every Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Overview

A discussion group which focuses on the lectionary scriptures for the coming Sunday. Led by Rev. Brandon Bures, Associate Pastor at First Church, in The Wright Place. Lunch available for purchase.

Wednesday Night Bible Study (led by Dr. Wesley Wachob, senior pastor)
Date

Every Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Overview

Meets in Wesley Abbey

Handbell Choihr
Date

Every Monday from 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Overview

Performs though out the year and is open to all adults. Limited number of positions available.

Youth Choir
Date

Every Sunday from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Overview

Open to youth 7th - 12th grade. Performs though out the year and tours each summer.

Sanctuary Choir
Date

Every Wednesday from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm

Overview

Adult choir which rehearses weekly and sings at the 8:00 and 11:00 AM Sanctuary services.

Wesley H Wachob

Pastor

Richard W Branch

Minister of Music

Brandon Bures

Associate Pastor

Within the UMC Connection

Driving Directions

First United Methodist Church is located in the heart of beautiful downtown Pensacola. Easily accessible off interstate I-110, the church sits at the corner of Palafox and Wright Street. For more detailed direction, visit our church website at FUMCPensacola.com or call the church office at 850-432-1434.

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