101 S E 3 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
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Call: 954-463-3758 or 
Email: info@fumcftl.com

First United Methodist Church in Fort Lauderdale

We are a Fort Lauderdale church with ministries for all ages and interests. Regular ministries are listed below and occasional or seasonal offerings are found on our  website, in our Sunday bulletin.

Fort Lauderdale Preschool - The FUMC Preschool is a 5-full day program which serves children from newborn through VPK (age 4). FUMC Preschool offers quality education for children which is rooted in Christian values and biblical teachings. Please visit our preschool page to get more information about the program's offerings, tuition and programming.  www.fumcpreschool.net

After School Program for Children - FUMC offers childcare services until 6 PM for children during after school hours, summertime and holidays. Programming includes homework help, field trips, snacks and supervised activities. The program is offered to students from kindergarten to middle school. Pickup service is available from several of our local elementary schools. This program is in association with and in addition to our Preschool.  Call the reception desk or look for information on the preschool website at www.fumcpreschool.net
Camp is also offered during the school summer vacation with a full schedule of activities.  It operates from 7 AM to 6 PM daily except for weekends and holidays.

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Children's Programs - FUMC offers FirstKids, a bible-themed program for children ages 3 through third grade and is linked to the current sermon series.  Meeting in the "House" classroom at 10 AM on Sundays, they learn through activities, music and stories.  

Childcare - Childcare services are offered each Sunday morning for children birth through age 2. The nursery is  open from 8:30am until the conclusion of 11am worship services.

Tweens - This group consists of children from grades four through eight.  They meet on Sunday mornings at 10 AM in the Mini Lounge for bible study appropriate for their age.

Youth Group - Our youth group for high school students meets regularly on Sunday mornings at 10 AM in the Youth Lounge.  Parents and youth are invited to attend together. FUMC youth also participate in several trips, camps and service projects throughout the year.

Adult Classes - FUMC offers several adult Sunday School classes and small groups with a variety of studies and perspectives for Christians living out their faith. Our Sunday School classes meet at 10 AM in locations throughout the church. Periodic small groups and topical studies are offered throughout the year. The church's calendar page, Sunday bulletin and monthly newsletter will have up-to-date course information.

Missions - As United Methodists, missions are central to who we are and what we believe a Christian should do in their call to love God and our neighbors. At FUMC, we participate in an array of missions which serve the local and global community. Our mission programs include Second Chance SocietyThe Little Schoolhouse, homeless initiatives, health ministries and a variety of other offerings throughout the year.  

Music - Our music ministry offers ministry opportunities for members to sing in our adult choir and play in our handbell choir. Handbells play usually on the first Sunday of the month for 8:30 and 11:00 AM worship services.  The adult choir provides music for the 11:00 worship service each week and music for the 8:30 AM worship service on the first Sunday of the month.  Practices are held on Thursday nights: bells 6:30 - 7:30 PM; choir 7:30 - 9:00 PM.  Contact: David Goodrich 954-593-5074

Stewardship -An integral part of the Christian life is the giving of our resources to serve God and our neighbors. FUMC Fort Lauderdale serves the community through a multitude of mission projects and outreach efforts that are supported through generous financial gifts and services by our members and visitors. If you wish to offer your time or talents, please send us a message through the "Contact Us" link. 

GriefShare Group - The First United Methodist Church of Fort Lauderdale conducts a GriefShare Group which meets each week for thirteen weeks at 1:00-3:00 P.M. in Room #315 (please see the map on our Home page). There is free parking in the church lot. Please contact Lyn Kramer at 513-255-1572 or email at lkramer@kramerandssociates.com.
How GriefShare Works - It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.  This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.
GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. The sessions do not need to be attended in order. Each session is self-contained and you can begin at any place in the sequence.   
(from the Griefshare website at https://www.griefshare.org/about)