Resources

Facility Use

First United Methodist Church Homosassa is blessed with wonderful facilities from which to carry out the church mission and to advance our goal of everyone becoming a disciple of Christ.

We also seek to extend our outreach by making these facilities available at modest or no cost to non-profit organizations that offer programs that advance our church goal.

We also make these facilities available at reasonable cost to other groups that offer worthwhile programs to their members or the community.

For additional information please see the links below.

Member Use Terms
Outside Organization Terms
Wedding Use Terms
Facility Use Policy and Procedures
Facility Use Information Form 2018
Facility Use Information Form 2019

Congregational Care Team

Our care team helps connect people in the congregation through visitation, phone calls, emails and correspondence. If you have a need please call the church office at 352-628-4083 or email cct@1umc.org. This ministry will be a blessing to those who belong to the team and to those who receive their care.

Stephen Ministries

Our church is an active and participating Stephen Ministries church. Stephen Ministries is a program that equips laypeople to do caring ministry. The Stephen Ministry Series trains people in the basic skills necessary for helping others. Through lecture, discussion, and experiential learning, people learn everything they need for this caring ministry —how to be an effective listener, specific techniques for ministering to grieving people, and more. The members of our congregation and our community continue to reap many blessings through our involvement in this ministry of care. Questions? Call us! 352.628.4083.

Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministers — Lay caregivers trained in the congregation by Stephen Leaders. Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-oneChristian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Twice a month, Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education.

Care Receivers

Care Receivers — People going through tough times who are being cared for by Stephen Ministers. Care receivers are people — congregation members and others in the community — who receive care from a Stephen Minister. These are people struggling through a difficult time in life — experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis. Some important guidelines for this caring relationship protect both the care receiver and the StephenMinister: the relationship between a care receiver and a Stephen Minister is confidential. Men are matched with men; women with women.

Jim Grudzen being commissioned as a Stephen Minister Leader on August 20, 2017 by Pastor Kip Younger

Our newest Stephen Minister Leader, Jim Grudzen, with Stephen Minister Leader(s) Carol MacKenzie on his right, and Karen Kline on his left.

Weddings, Funerals, and Baptisms

Weddings

The decision to perform a wedding ceremony is the right and responsibility of the pastor in accordance with the laws of the state of Florida and The United Methodist Church. 

Prior to the marriage, the pastor will conduct premarital counseling; discuss and plan the service with the couple; provide information on matters such as decorations, photography, and audio or video recording; and approve all wedding plans. The organist or music director will discuss and finalize all decisions relating to music selection with the couple.

For complete information regarding wedding use, please see Wedding Use Terms.
If you have additional questions, please email the church administrator or call 352-628-4083

Funerals

Funerals and Memorial Services may be held in the church sanctuary or its chapel. For more information about funerals and Memorial Services, please call the pastor at 352-628-4083

Baptisms

Baptism is a symbol of new life and a sign of God's love and forgiveness of our sins. Through baptism we are joined with the church and with Christians everywhere. People of any age can be baptized. United Methodists baptize by sprinkling, immersion or pouring. At First United Homosassa, baptism is by sprinkling. Baptism is received only once during a person's lifetime. For more information about the United Methodist view of baptism, read By Water and the Spirit, a United Methodist Understanding of Baptism.

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