Let Our Light Shine!

First Church Oviedo has been called to partner with our sister church, First Church Geneva, in their struggle to restructure and get back on their feet. We feel led to support this beautiful 140-year-old church in their efforts because of our combined history. The original Methodist circuit rider who started First Church Oviedo, also started First Church Geneva, and included both churches on his preaching route.

As a growing and thriving church, we feel that we have many resources that we can share such as:

  • Pulpit presence with qualified pastoral leaders
  • Creative ministry staff that includes children, youth, preschool, congregational and pastoral care, and worship and arts
  • Administrative and office support such as finance, clerical, and management

Partnering with First Church Geneva gives us the opportunity to reach outside our traditional demographic zone by helping another community. In addition, our mission engagement can be extended to include Geneva’s food pantry and thrift store that serves their community.

Getting Started

Pastor Joseph is the first critical step as a called and gifted pastor who is best known for his preaching, teaching, and caring for all people.

The Geneva pastoral position is part-time so there will be NO CHANGE in the frequency of time he spends in our pulpit, teaching on Wednesday nights, or oversight of Adult Discipleship.
We will also provide pastoral care to the congregation as needed, and take on the role of sermon and worship planning.

Down the Road

As the restructuring progresses, we will provide administrative and office assistance as needed. In addition, we will continue to assist with worship and music creation and direction, as well as formulate a facility upkeep and maintenance plan.