About First UMC

Who we are and what we believe.


At First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach we believe that God meets us where we are without shame, guilt, or condemnation. You don't have to get your act together or clean-up your life before seeking God or coming to church. Come as you are and find love, forgiveness, and healing. As we share life together and make new friends, we discover a safe place to deeply connect with God, honestly wrestle with difficult questions, and find our next step. We don't care how you dress or what candidate you voted for. As long as you want to learn about Jesus and are willing to treat others with kindness and respect, you are welcome to join us.

Instead of a minister with dollar signs in his eyes preaching fire and brimstone, you’ll meet a caring pastor who has felt the pain of mistakes and broken relationships. Rather than shaming people into following a list of rules, Pastor Mark shares God's love in ways that speak to real people with real problems who need real solutions. 

No matter what you've been through or what questions you might have about God and faith, our church is a place where you'll find the love, grace, and forgiveness Jesus gives to everyone.

What Makes Us Tick


Our mission is to learn and practice the teachings of Jesus in ways that create communities of love.

Core Values

Authentic, Inclusive, Compassionate

Path to Transformation

To accomplish our mission, First UMC offers a simple, step-by-step process that anyone can follow to experience spiritual transformation. First, we provide opportunities to LEARN the teachings of Jesus through a variety of groups and classes. Second, we provide opportunities to practice the teachings of Jesus by ENGAGING in various outreach and mission projects that help people. Third, we provide opportunities to CELEBRATE the life and love that God makes possible in Jesus through weekly worship services. As we continue to learn, engage, and celebrate together, we experience deep change and build a community of love.

Worship Celebration Times

Contemporary Worship: Sundays @ 9:30 a.m.

Traditional Worship: Sundays @ 11:00 a.m.

"I love this church! Warm, inviting, and active."

Debby Kroll