First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church

What is one block South of Central Avenue, (on 1st Street South) and eight blocks west of 41? I’ll give you a hint: This place has the heart of Jesus and uses His hands to do His work. The more I look at this church, the brighter my smile becomes.

Matthew 25: 37–40 is the verse motivating them to see the hungry, feed them and give drink. First United Methodist Church has so many ministries going, I can only be brief about them.

FUM Congregational Care team visits the sick. Florida UM Disaster Relief Team is still working, and cleaning. Please keep them in your prayers.

They have a Card Ministry and a Hooks, Hoops & Needles Ministry headed by Gwen Pleban, that makes exquisite items to lift the heads and hearts of the suffering. They welcome all to help.

UMW is the largest woman’s organization…in the world.

These hearts also host meetings for AA, NA and OA weekday evenings.

Giving to the community via St. Matthews House and Grace Place of Naples is part of the First United Methodist Church’s mission field. The Grace Place of Naples tends to Children and Families. See more at

FUMC hosts Scout Troop 165 with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

Methodist Day School offers preschool classes for students 2 years old through 5 years old. Our program is set up so that each year students continue to build on the learning blocks of the previous year until reaching Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, which is a government-funded program to help prepare students for kindergarten. Call 262-1152 for more information.

Visit First United Methodist Church at 388 1st Street S, Naples, 34102. Call 239-262-1033 or visit online at