History

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Floral City United Methodist Church

Around 30 families established this church in 1884.  That same year the oaks were planted along Orange Avenue.  Floral City was organized the year before and had the population of around three hundred.

Happy 30th Anniversary to the 1983 sanctuary building and all it represents!    

In early 1970, the congregation of the Floral City United Methodist Church began to envision a new and larger church sanctuary building that would include Sunday school class rooms, a kitchen, a fellowship hall, a choir room, a narthex, restrooms, and church offices.  They believed that the Lord would provide.

Throughout the 1970s, church membership grew and the Holy Spirit worked in wonderful ways resulting in packed worship services and growing attendance at church activities.  By 1974, regular weekly worship services were doubled in number to accommodate the expanding membership and visiting friends.  The 1884 sanctuary was bulging at its seams so a building fund was started for a new sanctuary building.  By 1980, the congregation had physically outgrown the seating capacity of the original 1884 church!

In 1982, construction of the new sanctuary building was begun.  Enough money had been raised to build this 6,747 square-foot structure without any outside financing – quite an accomplishment for this small band of Methodists.  They trusted that the Lord would provide and He did!

By May of 1983, the new debt-free sanctuary of the Floral City United Methodist Church stood stately and erect next to its predecessor, the original 1884 building, ready to continue to promote Methodism in Floral City, Florida.  There were prayers and thanksgiving to celebrate this major milestone in the life of the church.

Thirty years later, we are still using this lovely building that came about through faith and love.  It has and will continue to serve as the Lord’s house for many years to come.