First Church Sunday Worship Services

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18:30 a.m.
Traditional Chapel
29:30 a.m. Contemporary
Family Life Center
311:00 a.m.
Traditional Sanctuary

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In the very heart of Sarasota Arts and Urban Life

First Church ministers to and serves the vibrant arts
and cultural center of the city.

Arts Neighbors to First Church

Sarasota Opera
Selby Library
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Florida Studio Theatre
The Players Theatre
Sarasota Orchestra


To Celebrate and Share the Joy of Christ’s Love

First Church Celebrates the Joy of Christ’s Love in
Vibrant Traditional and Contemporary Worship Experiences.

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Upper Room Daily Reflections

    The Grieving Christ

    Today’s Reflection IT IS A STARK SCENE. Jesus praying in Gethsemane, saying, “My heart is ready to break with grief. …” Does this look like the picture of a saintly Jesus resting in the palm of God? Hardly. We see an agonizing, straining, and struggling Jesus. We see a “man of sorrows.” We see a […]