Sunday Worship Services
Traditional Service in the Chapel – 8:30 a.m.
This warm, friendly worship service begins with a piano accompanied hymn sing. The smaller setting of the chapel creates a more intimate worship. The service lasts about an hour..
Contemporary Service in the Sanctuary – 9:45 a.m.
Join in worship as our top-notch Celebration Praise Band glorifies our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This is a more informal service, that lasts about 50 minutes.
Traditional Service in the Sanctuary – 11:00 a.m.
Our more formal service featuring superb music with organ, piano, and chancel choir. Professional and gifted musicians enhance the experience of worship which typically lasts about an hour.
Children are welcome to attend the services. If you prefer, a nursery is provided for infants through age two from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Capable and dedicated teachers engage preschool and elementary-age students in Sunday School classes during the 9:45 and 11:00 a.m. services.
The pastor delivers sermons (normally about 15-20 minutes) that are relevant and Biblically based – with a good dose of humor.
What to Expect
First Church is located at 104 S. Pineapple Ave. in downtown Sarasota, FL 34236.
There are three different and unique services:
- 8:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship in the Chapel
- 9:45 a.m. – Contemporary Worship in the Sanctuary
- 11:00 a.m. – Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
Click here for more information about services.
Monday – Friday | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The office is closed on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday after Easter
Thanksgiving and the Friday after
Christmas and the day after Christmas
There is no dress code. Dress as you feel comfortable.
Men wearing shorts can be seen regularly at the first two services. At the third service, you will see more men opting to wear dress slacks, especially in the winter.
Ladies can often be seen wearing dresses/skirts.
Yes. Drinks are allowed in both the chapel and sanctuary. Make yourself at home. Coffee, water, and juice are provided in the lobby.
There is plenty of free parking available. Complimentary valet service is provided at the Mira Mar Court entrance (in the rear of the building).
Directly across the street from our front entrance, the new Mark Sarasota building has designated 80 parking spots for those who attend service at First Church. For those who are interested in this option, our designated spaces are the first spaces that you come to upon entering the parking garage.
The five-story Mira Mar Parking Garage is directly across from our rear entrance. Also, a few steps north of the church’s rear parking area, the Zenith Parking Garage is available until 1:00 pm on Sundays. There are signs directing you to these parking locations.
In addition to street parking, the city’s State Street Parking Garage and Palm Avenue Parking Garage are also available.
We welcome all requests for prayer. Click here for the prayer request page.
To learn more about becoming a member of First Church, contact Donna Maynard, Director of Ministries 941-955-0935.