About GFUMC

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Welcome…

Thanks for making contact with the wonderful people of Gainesville First United Methodist Church via this website. I have always wanted to be a surfer, but it is just not my gift. But one thing I can do is “surf the web.” I’m glad you have web “surfed” our way. In this information age, I realize that you, like I, have access to all kinds of information at our “surfing” finger tips, so I am honored you have taken this time to visit us through our website.

It is truly my privilege to be a member of the Clergy team at Gainesville First United Methodist. I have come to love and appreciate the staff, their families and all the families who call this place their church home. The United Methodist mission to “Make Disciples for the Transformation of the World” speaks to the DNA of the Gainesville First United Methodist spirit. GFUMC is also a place of “Open Hearts, Open Doors and Open Minds.” I have experienced this congregation to be a place of grace offering grace to a grace-starved world.

While we are large church of 3,400-plus people, we seek to be a church that is warm, friendly and personal. If I can assist you in finding a church home, whether it be Gainesville First United Methodist or one of our sister churches, please let me know. God loves you. And we believe “we love and serve God as we love and serve all people.”

May God Bless You and Keep You,

Terry Walton
Senior Pastor