First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora seeks to reach our community and its world with its love for God and other people.
First United Methodist Church
Friday, June 05, 2020
Loving God and Loving Others Since 1888
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If you would like information on Bible studies conducted through
video conferencing from now until the end of April,
please contact Janet Westlake at   


The Easter Challenge allows seekers to meet Jesus while helping long-time believers grow deeper in their spiritual disciplines and commitment.  For five weeks, participants reflect on a devotional each day and take the weekly challenge so that together, we can become a church that transforms our community!

To participate in the Easter Challenge:

1. Pick up an Easter Challenge devotional book from the plastic bin in the west transept drive-through of the sanctuary.  One book per household.  Books available beginning April 6. 

 2. Email Jane Westlake, Minister of Discipleship, at to let the ministry team know that you are participating in the Easter Challenge

 3. Listen to the sermon series beginning on April 12

4. Begin reading in the devotional book on April 13

5. Email with any insights, questions or challenge successes

6. Be prepared to receive emails sharing how other people are interacting with the Easter Challenge

7. Pray for everyone who is participating in the Easter Challenge

The following information applies after the Covid-19 crisis:  



Join us in reading and studying God’s Word while determining how to apply it to life. We have classes on Sunday mornings at 9:30 and 11:00 as well as multiple times throughout the week.  A list of classes is available here.
A map of class locations is available here.  For help in finding a class, contact Janet Westlake, Minister of Discipleship, at
     Daily Bible reading plans and daily devotionals are at and  We recommend for a good mobile app of the Bible.    
Our Widowed Support Group meets on the second Monday of each month at 10:30 am.  
Our women are actively involved in service to the congregation, the community, and the world. The general meeting of the United Methodist Women is on the fourth Tuesday of each quarter at 1:30 pm in Friendship Hall. 
  • Hannah Circle meets on the Third Thursday at 1:30 pm in Sanctuary Hall
  • Naomi Circle meets on the Second Tuesday at 9:30 am in Sanctuary Hall
Men are invited to small group for Bible study and accountability. The group meets on Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the chapel.
People of all ages are invited to a free exercise class in the chapel.  It meets on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00 to 9:00 am.  Contact Sandy Lazarus for more information.
The book club members work together to select their books.  The group meets on the second Wednesday at 3:00 pm in the Chapel.  Click here for the 2020 book club selections.
The Walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity in a retreat setting. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to participants through other believers.  Details are available at  Regional information is at