Worship with Us


Online Worship

Worship brings us together in community to share our praise and gratitude, our hopes and fears, and our joys and concerns with our loving God. We worship in a traditional style with a "creative twist" incorporating ancient and modern creeds as well as many styles of music from classic hymns, to blues and jazz, to Mozart and Handel, and everything in between. We pray that worshiping with us will be an experience that uplifts, challenges, comforts, and surprises all who participate, through the life-giving grace of Jesus Christ.
First United Methodist Church of Gainesville offers a traditional service every Sunday morning in our sanctuary at 10:30 a.m.  This service is live-streamed here on our web site and through our First UMC app, and also to our Facebook page and YouTube channel. You can also watch any of our recent services below.  With the increased risk due to the delta variant, if you are joining us for on-campus worship and even if you are fully vaccinated, face masks are required indoors on our campus. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on on-campus worship and events as we work to implement our new COVID protocols.

Communion is served  on the first Sunday of each month and our  Communion table is open to all believers regardless of where you may be in your faith journey or your church affiliation.

Children are always welcome when we worship in our Sanctuary! However, if desired, childcare for infants through 5 years of age is available through the conclusion of worship, but due to the increased COVID risk, we are not offering childcare through September.
Watch our upcoming live streamed worship service here or on our mobile app every Sunday. Rolling announcements start at 10:20 a.m. with the service starting at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern)
If you missed one of our most-recent worship services, you can watch it again right here. For a full listing, our Media page contains all of our past online worship services and sermon series.

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