Good afternoon 1st Church family!  
We want to thank you all for your understanding and support over this past weekend as we worked to make worship available to you through our online channels. We continue to work with our community leaders, following the recommendations of the CDC and SW Florida Conference as we move forward.
Please remember that all in-person classes, events, meetings, Bible studies, small groups and services on our campus are cancelled until further notice.  This includes the Men’s dinner scheduled for tomorrow evening and the Ladies Luncheon this Saturday. We will continue to send out updates as we have more information. The church office will remain open, and our staff will be available in case you are in need of any assistance.  If you are aware of any one who does not have access to Internet or email, please help us keep them informed as well, by sharing what you know. 
We have made our 9:15 am and 11 am services from Sunday, March 15 available on our Facebook page, We will also make them available on our website,, tomorrow morning. When watching our Facebook Live services, we encourage you to click on the “share” arrow while we are live, to share our services on your personal news feed and invite your family and friends to join us for worship.  
Whether we worship in-person or online, our behind the scenes financial responsibilities remain the same. To continue your giving, please consider one of the following options:
  1. Personal Check – Mail a check to the Church office – 1st United Methodist Church, 507 W Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950.
  2. Online Giving through  – Click on the “Online Giving” button home page of our website,  When you click on the button for online giving you will be directed to our online giving page, where you will be able to set up an account and set up an automatic pay schedule or one time payment.
  3. Automatic Withdrawal – Call the Church Office, 941.639.3842, and speak to our Business Office to arrange for automatic withdrawal from your bank account.
  4. Bill Pay – Access your bill pay option through your online banking app, and set up an automatic “payment” to 1st Church according to your normal giving calendar.
If you have any further questions or need anything, please do not hesitate to contact us at the church office, 941.639.3842.