Midweek Study Groups

The Women’s Group meet Wednesdays at Noon. The Men’s Midweek Group meet Thursdays at Noon. For more on Small Groups, click here.

Sunday Worship and Study Groups

Sunday Worship and Study Groups Three opportunities to receive blessings in worship: 8:30 a.m. Traditional – Chapel 9:45 a.m. Contemporary – Sanctuary 11:00 a.m. Traditional – Sanctuary Come early or linger to be spiritually enriched in a study group. There are groups for children, youth and adults at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. For more on Small Groups, [...]

Pastor’s Bible Study

Beginning March 13, Dr. Wright will lead an eleven-week Bible Study: Through the Gospel of John. The Study will meet on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. from March 13 to May 23, in the Fellowship Hall. Register online Here or call the church office (941-955-0935).

Easter Egg-Stravaganza

This FREE event includes Lunch for all, Easter Basket for each child, Easter Egg Hunt, and Fun Activities (crafts, games, face painting). Click Here to register.  For additional information contact Children’s Ministry Coordinator Yvonne Wright (941-900-8232). Free parking in the Zenith Garage on Mira Mar Court

Music Fine Arts Series

First Church Music Fine Art Series Click here for full Music Fine Arts Series information Saturday, February 24 ~ 4 p.m. Washington Saxophone Quartet The most widely heard saxophone quartet in the United States, is heard on NPR’s All Things Considered. $15 Ticket Donation Saturday, March 24 ~ 5 p.m. John Rutter’s REQUIEM First Church Singers; Elizabeth Goldstein, [...]

Jazz at First Church

Joining the ever popular First Church Jazz Trio (Tommy Goodman, piano; Dominic Mancini, bass; Johnny Moore, drums) will be Dave Morgan on vibraphone . Enjoy FREE, live downtown jazz before your dinner and evening plans!

Crop Hunger Walk

CROP WALK ~ raising awareness and fighting hunger locally and globally ~ When: Sunday, March 4 | Registration at 1:30 p.m | Walk at 2 p.m. Walk: Begins at St. James UMC (2049 N. Honore Ave.) and continues around Benderson Park. Walk any distance you choose. Register at the Ministry Table on Sundays. Contact Tom Shafer [...]

Washington Saxophone Quartet

The Washington Saxophone Quartet is the most widely heard saxophone quartet in the United States.  Since 1997 recorded arrangements by WSaxQ have aired daily on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”  The instruments evoke the refined sounds of a string quartet, the rich harmonies of an organ prelude, and the excitement of [...]

Join Us For Worship

Guest Minister – Rev. Don Roberts Shares the Message: Going WITH the Gold!  Psalm 8:4-6