Florida Annual Conference

of the

United Methodist Church


Apple Top Day Care Center​

​Is now part of our church campus. 

​​​We are currently serving 21

children and we are opening another space that will support 15 or more children.

​To God be the glory!

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The Florida Annual Conference

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From the Pastor

1 John 4:7

 “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”

  There are a lot of good and inspiring activities going on at the First United Methodist Church. We are so pleased with the relationships we are building with Apple top Day Care on our campus. The staff children and families are a blessing.

  Also the Avon Park Church Service Center is using some space on our campus as they plan for their recovery space after hurricane Irma. We are getting a closer look at the ministry they have provided so many years. John Jeffo and his team are a God send to our community.

  Along with our exciting worship service we have adult and children’s Sunday school. There are several activities that include live music, dinners, square dancing and more.

   We truly appreciate the love and grace of God that is working His love into our hearts and lives together. Look at our events page to get information on these activities.

May God Richly Bless us all.  

I want to encourage us to remember to

Focus on a Spirit filled life for 2018.

May God Richly Bless You!

Rev. Rick Stackhouse

    Organist:                     Choir Director:

Richard Wedig                 Suzan Wedig


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.



For weddings, funerals, other events, and Church use information call the office at 863-453-3759. Or stop by during office hours Monday -Thursday 9 AM - 12 Noon.

Faith in Motion


Pastor : Rev. Richard (Rick) Stackhouse


Office Manager: Isla Coburn


Building Manager: Tom Coburn

Organist: Richard Wedig

Choir Director: Susan Wedig 

Everyone Is Welcome

Directions: From Lake Wales or Frostproof take 27 south to Avon Park and turn left at the main street traffic light. At the Lake Ave traffic light turn right and the church is on the right. From Lake Placid or Sebring, take 27 north to Avon Park turn right at the main street traffic light and then turn right at the Lake Ave traffic light, the church is on the right. From Wauchula take 64 and continue through the main street traffic light and at the Lake Ave traffic light turn right and the church is on the right. From the bombing range direction take 64 south and at the Lake Ave traffic light turn left and the church is on the right. We look forward to seeing you. God bless you all!


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.


Traditional 10:00 AM /6 PM Blended.

Wednesday Services

 11:00 AM / 1st and 3rd weeks Blended

200 S. Lake Ave Avon Park FL 33825 US


Dear Friends, Visitors, and Seasonal Members you may support the mission and ministry of our local church and the Florida Annual Conference by using the donate option above. We will keep you informed of your generous gifts. Thank you and May God Richly Bless You!

Open hearts, Open doors, and open minds

First United Methodist Church of

Avon Park

Sunday Schools

Adult Sunday School 8:30 Am

Children's Sunday School  11:00 am