1st United Methodist Church is located on the corner of West Marion Avenue and Gill Street in the heart of Punta Gorda, Florida.  We provide plenty of parking on our campus as well as on the surrounding roads. Parking entrances are available on Marion Avenue, McGregor Street, and Olympia Avenue.


  • From I-75 please take Exit 164 and turn west on Duncan Road (US 17 West), continuing onto Marion Avenue for approximately 2.7 miles.  1st Church will be on your left hand side.
  • From Fort Myers/Cape Coral, take US 41 North into Punta Gorda, turning Left on W. Marion Avenue.  Crossing over US 41 South, the church will be approximately 1/2 mile on the left hand side.
  • From Port Charlotte, take US 41 South over the Peace River Bridge, turning right onto W. Marion Avenue.  The Church will be approximately 1/3 of a mile on the left hand side.

First United Methodist Church has been blessed with a fantastic campus consisting of our original Sanctuary, our multi-purpose Life Center, the Fellowship Hall, and various classrooms. If you need any assistance while on our beautiful campus, please feel free to let us know. We are here to serve. This map will assist you in being able to navigate our campus easily.  Click the image for a printable version.

fumc campus map

For further directions and service information please call our church office at (941) 639-3842.  Our Church office is open 9 am until 4 pm, Monday through Thursday for your convenience.

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

Office: 941.639.3842 Email:admin@whatis1st.com
Current Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday 9 am until 4 pm.
Join us for worship by clicking on the “Watch Online”  button on our homepage, or you may find our services on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Our Mission: To Offer New Life in Jesus Christ by Seeking, Shaping, and Sending Disciples.