Photography by Christopher G Blake

Welcome to 1st United Methodist Church!

Nestled in Downtown Punta Gorda, Florida rests the historic 1st United Methodist Church. Established in 1887, the church has been a landmark and part of the fabric of Punta Gorda for generations. Throughout the decades, our community’s needs have been both emotional and physical. Hurricane Charley was a testament of fellowship, with our outreach woven into the very foundation of caring for the physical and spiritual needs of all. True to our beliefs, we continue to spread God’s Word beyond our doors. Our members – our family, have ministries carrying the message to places as far away as Africa and as close as the person sleeping on the park bench. Through our Bargain Boutique we offer affordable clothing and household items. We offer education to children and showers to the homeless.  Our complimentary Thanksgiving dinners serve more than 800 guests. We are always reaching out as God’s hands and feet with messages of grace that are eternal as well as fresh-to the needs of all generations. Come as you are and stay as long as you can. We’re all family here. Please come join us.

Only two blocks away from beautiful Charlotte Harbor, 1st Church is within walking distance of the downtown Punta Gorda area, and approximately three miles from I-75.

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The Church campus also features a variety of classrooms, our beautiful fellowship hall, and the Bryant Life Center, which is used for the Contemporary Worship service, United 4 Him Youth Group, and other outreach opportunities.  The 1st Church family welcomes visitors of all ages, and offer many different opportunities for ministry and outreach to the surrounding communities. If you have any questions about 1st Church or would like to meet any of our staff, please use the contact us form found on our site or contact our church office directly.  We look forward to meeting you.

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1st United Methodist Church – 507 W Marion Ave  – Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Office: 941.639.3842 Fax: 941.639.3862