UMCOR Sunday - Special Offering

Sunday, March 31  /  all worship services

Gainesville First will take part in giving towards UMCOR on this special Sunday. Through our generous gifts, we share the goodness of life with those who hurt. 100% of these donations go to help real people with disaster relief. Thank you for being a bridge builder!

Catching Kindness - 15 Ways To Love Others


This coming week (Feb. 10-16) we’re challenging everyone to show kindness in our community. Be sure to grab your Catching Kindness card and Kindness cards this Sunday.

Here are 15 ways to show love and kindness to others:

  1. Bring doughnuts or dessert to work.

  2. Leave a positive note or send a positive text message.

  3. Give someone a compliment.

  4. Buy the person behind in line their morning coffee.

  5. Bring flowers to someone in a nursing home.

  6. Send someone a handwritten letter or postcard.

  7. Send someone a care package.

  8. Take someone out to lunch.

  9. Randomly give a $5 gift card to someone.

  10. Bake someone a treat.

  11. Write a list of things you love about someone.

  12. Leave a larger tip than normal.

  13. Leave a treat in the mailbox for the mailman.

  14. Spend one day saying only positive things about people.

  15. Pay for someone’s meal at a restaurant.

We can’t wait hear how you are building bridges with the people around you, so be sure to share your kindness story with us at or just use the hashtag #gfumccatchingkindness.

General Conference 2019: Video Livestream


livestream begins Saturday, February 23 at 10am - Tuesday, February 26 at 7:30pm

The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose will be to receive and act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward based on the recommendations of the Council of Bishops. The 32-member Commission was authorized by General Conference 2016 and appointed by the Council of Bishops to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church.