Getting to know each other
We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at First UMC a great one!
First UMC meets every Sunday and offers the following service times:
- Contemporary Worship at 9:30 a.m.
- Traditional Worship at 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
First UMC is located at 3300 N. Atlantic Ave.; Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. For directions click here.
What can I expect?
How long is a CHURCH service?
In total, a service at First UMC is about 60 minutes in length. We typically offer a 30 minute social time before each service where people can grab a coffee, talk, and prepare for worship, but the food and drink service has been discontinued due to COVID-19. Services begin with announcements, music, and prayer. You can sing along and engage however you feel most comfortable. Then Pastor Mark shares a brief reading from the Bible along with an encouraging and hope-filled message. Finally we close with music and proclaim a blessing on everyone before we leave.
What's the culture like at first umc?
At First UMC we are authentic, inclusive, and compassionate. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as an honored guest.
While both worship services are inspirational and relaxed, they do have a different feel. The contemporary service is more casual with less tradition and more music led by a band with guitars, keyboards, and drums. Most elements of the service, like lyrics to songs, are projected on large screens. In contrast, the traditional service follows a more formal order of worship and includes hymns accompanied by an organ or piano and classic traditions like the Lord's Prayer, the Doxology, and the Gloria Patri. We encourage you to choose the service that feels most natural and best helps you connect with God.
What about my kids?
We believe that kids should have a blast at church every single week, and at First UMC we make this a priority. The other thing we make a priority is your children’s safety. All who work with our children and youth must undergo a background check and get trained in our comprehensive Child and Youth Protection Policy. A nursery is available for infants to Pre-K upon request at both services (please RSVP your child in advance so we can schedule an attendant) , and children's church is offered for kindergarten to 5th grade at our 9:30 a.m. contemporary service.
There is ample parking around the church on the north and south side of our property. Signs will guide you to the sanctuary. We also have a wheelchair lift connecting the first and second floors of our main building and wheelchair parking in the sanctuary for those with mobility issues. Hearing devices are available for the hearing impaired and large print Bibles and hymnals are available for the visually impaired.
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