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A Heart for God and A Heart for the City


We reach out and touch the lives and hearts of many people in and around First Church through many ways, and we encourage you to join any of our outreach programs to show that you have a 'heart for God and a heart for the city.'


Make a difference in your life and the lives of people around you!

First UMC is so blessed to partner with the following Ministries:

Children Embracing in Circle
One Church
One Child of Florida

First UMC nurtures a partnership with One Church One Child of Florida, Inc. 

OCOC operates statewide in Florida and is a private, non-profit, faith-based organization that provides adoption related services and works in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families and churches. One Church One Child also collaborates with the Community Based Care Lead Agencies and their provider agencies in recruiting and referring families interested in adopting children from Florida's Foster Care System. Note: One Church One Child is not currently a licensed child placement agency.

All of the children in Florida's foster care system are termed special needs. While most of the children in foster care will reunite with family, many will not and will require adoption by a family (married couple or single person).

Every child deserves a forever, permanent home and family. You can make a difference - a child is waiting for adoption or foster care in Florida.

For more information download the brochure here or visit

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