Open hearts, Open doors, and open minds

Sunday Schools

Adult Sunday School 9 Am

Children's Sunday School  11:00 am


From the Pastor

   Spreading Joy and Inspiration

Proverbs 15:23 “A person has joy in giving an appropriate answer, and a word at the right time--how good it is!"

In times of distress it is the call of God and the work of the Holy Spirit that inspires one person to be the encouragement for another. A police officer in a shelter responds to the need for comfort and changes the life of many people in a brief moment. It might be a word spoken at just the right moment or a kind gesture. Either one can bring comfort to a troubled soul.

You can watch the video on godtube-inspiration - 8120 views

Deputy Dances with Elderly Woman during Storm

Sometimes the darkest of moments can bring out the best in people. That's exactly what happened at a shelter in Florida during Hurricane Irma.

An elderly woman was so distraught over the storm that Deputy Froelich decided to step in. He took the woman into his arms and started to dance with her. This kind officer even added a sweet serenade.


Just watch the joyful expression on her face as they sway back and forth to the song. This touching moment truly makes my heart happy.

I want to encourage us to remember to

Focus on a Spirit filled life for 2017.

May God Richly Bless You!

Rev. Rick Stackhouse

    Organist:                     Choir Director:

Richard Wedig                 Suzan Wedig

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The Mission Of The United Methodist Church

"The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ  for the transformation of the world.  Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs."

The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church 2012.


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Men's Group : Coffee-Donuts

Mid- week Devotional Service

Ladies Groups

Youth Events

Saturday Night Alive (monthly)

Ice Cream Social on occasions.

Live Music and All Are Welcome!!

And much more is on the Church Activities and Events page.

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Tickets for the Harvest dinner are now available in the office Monday-Thursday from 9 to noon. The cost is $10.00- Dinner is at 5:30 on November 11th. Carry-out tickets available also. Dinner includes chicken and biscuits with all the fixings, desserts, coffee/ tea. Dinner followed y a “Dessert Auction”. Live Music and fun provided by “The Messengers”.

The Florida Annual Conference

Of the United Methodist Church

Our Mission Statement:
To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, through acts of mercy, outreach, and service. 

Our Blended Evening  

Service is at 6:00 PM

Every Sunday.

Traditional 10:00 AM /Sunday

6 PM Sunday evenings.

Blended 11:00 AM / 1st and 3rd Wednesday 

200 S. Lake Ave Avon Park FL 33825 US


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Pastor : Rev. Richard (Rick) Stackhouse

Office Manager: Isla Coburn

Building Manager: Tom Coburn

Organist: Richard Wedig

Choir Director: Susan Wedig 

Florida Annual Conference

of the

United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church of

Avon Park