We are a friendly and welcoming congregation with a heart for missions. We are actively involved in helping people in need in Sarasota and beyond. We partner with other churches and agencies to make a difference in our community and our world. Our worship services are known for excellent and uplifting music with top-notch musicians. The sermons are refreshing, often humorous, and always relevant. The First United Methodist Church is also known as First Church because we were the first church organized in Sarasota and built the first church building in 1891. In today’s world we are seeking to be the people God has called us to be in order to fulfill the mission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.