The FUMC Chancel Choir sings the best sacred music in the American Protestant and English choral traditions. The choir provides musical leadership weekly at our 11 a.m. traditional worship.
The Chancel Choir is always welcoming new members. There is NO audition required. For those who enjoy choral singing and musical camaraderie, please contact us at the email address below.
Chancel Choir’s rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., Labor Day thru Memorial Day. During the Summer the choir meets on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in the choir room.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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
- Contemporary Worship – online only
- 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.
(NOTE: The church office closes at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays during June, July and August.)
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 Thanksgiving
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 service. At the second 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.
There is plenty of free parking available. Complimentary parking is available 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. When ramp spaces are filled, continue and turn left at the Public Parking sign. No charge. If you do not have a First Church Parking Sticker, they are available at the Welcome Center in the Narthex (lobby area).
In addition to street parking, the city’s State Street Parking Garage and Palm Avenue Parking Garage are also available.
Finally, Valet Parking is available at the Mira Mar Court entrance to the church. Valet service begins at 8 a.m. YOU MUST RECLAIM YOUR VEHICLE BY 12:30 p.m.
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.