What is 1st?

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.  True to our beliefs, we are committed to our mission, offering new life in Jesus Christ by seeking, shaping and sending disciples.  

Our various ministries and outreaches provide opportunity for people all over Charlotte County to experience the love of Christ first hand.  It is our desire to serve as God’s hands and feet with messages of grace and mercy to all generations.

 The 1st Church family welcomes visitors of all ages, and offer many different opportunities for ministry and outreach to the surrounding communities. Come as you are and stay as long as you can. We’re all family here. 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.

Plan Your Visit

We welcome you to 1st Church. Whether you are a new believer, new resident, or looking for a permanent church home, the decision of where to worship is an important one.   Many questions might flood your mind:  How will I fit in? Do they worship in...

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Our Staff

1st Church is blessed with servant leaders who are dedicated to our mission to Seek, Shape, and Send disciples.JOB OPENING Click on below button to view/download description of our current job opening. If you are interested in applying for a...

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