Where do you worship each Sunday and what time is your service?
Our service is at 10:00 each Sunday.
We are easily reached from Bonita Beach Road:
From I-75: Take exit 116, Bonita Beach Road.
Go West to Old US 41. Turn right (North) onto Old US 41.
Turn right (East) onto Crockett Street. Go 2 blocks east to Shiver Avenue.
The Church is on the corner of Shiver Avenue and Crockett Street.
How do I dress?
We come in many ways. Some dress up others come casually. The choice is yours. The important thing is that you come and feel welcome.
What is your music like?
Music is a major part of our praise and worship. We are blessed with a dynamic ministry offering a number of progams. You will feel right at home with our blending of praise and traditional music.
- Children Cherub Choir
- Adult Choir – Joyful Noise
- Adult Vocals offering many styles of music.
- Guitar Praise Team
Can I learn more about Pastor C.J.?
Yes. You can click here to learn more about Pastor Connor (C.J.) Hill and all the staff here at First United Methodist.
Are you affiliated with a particular denomination?
Yes. We are a part of the United Methodist Denomination. You can learn more by clicking here.
What are your sermons like?
Each week, Pastor C.J. explores a topic from scripture which is designed to open up our understanding of God and how he is working in our lives. Just click here to take a listen.
What do you believe?
The beliefs of the United Methodist Church is at the core of our ministry. You can learn more by clicking here (hyperlink to Beliefs Page) for a detailed statement and our vision.
How long have you been in Bonita Springs? What is your history?
First Church has a long and proud history of its continued ministry to this community and most importantly to the work of the Kingdom of God. The ministry of our Church is felt by men, women, and children throughout the world.
At the turn of the 20th century Bonita Springs was served by an occasional circuit rider who came by horse back or boat. By 1922 there were enough Methodists in the community to establish a church, thus becoming the first church in Bonita Springs. Land for the church was donated by the Bonita Land Company. A Fort Myers doctor’s wife, Mrs. B.P. Matheson gave a sizeable gift for the construction of the church. In memory of her father, Mr. Lee, the church was named the Lee Memorial Methodist Church. The building is constructed of old Florida pine and stucco. The bell in the tower was purchased from the school board for $1.00. The fellowship Hall was built in 1954 and in1971 additional rooms to the fellowship Hall and a new sanctuary were built. With the changes in the denomination and being the first church established in Bonita Springs, the congregation changed the name to First United Methodist Church of Bonita Springs. Since then the church has continued to acquire additional land for parking and future expansion.
Through the years, First United Methodist Church has continued with its commitment to evangelism and missions throughout the world. First Church has sent many of its members into the world to share the Gospel.