Audio Sermons

Rev. Kernie Kostrub, March 8

Rev. Kernie Kostrub, March 1

Rev. Kernie Kostrub, February 23

Rev. Marcus Zillman, February 16

Rev. Kernie Kostrub, February 9

Rev. Kernie Kostrub, February 2

Rev. Kernie Kostrub, January 26

Rev. Rachel DeLaune, January 19

Rev. Jack Jackson, January 12

Rev. Kernie Kostrub, January 5

Rev. Kernie Kostrub, December 24

Rev. Kernie Kostrub, December 22

Rev. Marcus Zillman, December 15

Rev. Kernie Kostrub, December 8

Rev. Kernie Kostrub, December 1




I’m glad you’re here! I hope you will be able to find everything you need on our website to help you take the next step and actually visit our church. We are excited about how God is at work in our life together as a church family, and how God is using us to make a difference in our community.

Whether you are a lifelong United Methodist, are from another denomination, or perhaps have no church background at all, you are welcome at FUMC Boca. If there is anything I can do to help you find your way in, let me know. You can call me at 561 395-1244 x 128, or email me.

I hope to see you Sunday,

Rev. Dr. Craig Nelson
Senior Pastor

Scouting at FUMC

First United Methodist Church is currently sponsoring Boy Scout Troop 337.

Boy Scout summer camp 2013Boy Scout Troop 337 has been providing a quality Scouting experience for boys 11 – 18 years old for over 50 years! We offer a great opportunity to learn life changing skills, experience one-of-a-kind adventures, build life-long friendships and for each to have the best time of their lives along the way. We meet Monday nights at 7:00pm during the school year. For more information, check out our website or Facebook page.

What To Expect

Most people who are trying out a new church will first attend one of the worship services. Each of our services has a unique personality:

praise team 2014Our 8:00 Traditional Service, (Seasonal: November – April) is our early morning worship gathering held in our Sanctuary. This intimate time of worship usually includes hymns accompanied by piano, a time of prayer, and a meaningful sermon preached by one of our pastors. If you are an early riser, we hope you will join this faithful group of worshipers as we lift up the name of Jesus.

Our 9:30 Contemporary Service, is a large, informal gathering. This service meets in “The Gathering Place,” our multipurpose worship, fellowship and recreation space. Most Sundays include engaging worship music by our praise band and singers. You will also be able to hear a relevant sermon in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We hope you will join us for a truly fun and meaningful worship experience!

Our 11:00 Traditional Service, is our largest traditional service. It is held in our Sanctuary. Most Sundays include hymns accompanied by piano and/or organ, special music from our Chancel Choir, a time of prayer and an engaging sermon. Our 11:00 gathering is a wonderful time of passionately expressing our love for God in a time-honored traditional format.

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Our professional nurseries are available during all our worship services. Sunday School begins following the praise music during the 9:30 AM  Worship Service.carl lohmar

There is no dress code and you will see a variety of styles. In fact, you’ll find the Contemporary Sunday morning services quite casual. Some people attending the traditional services dress up, but others wear “workplace” or casual clothes.

We hope that nothing you experience at First United Methodist Church of Boca Raton will ever make you uncomfortable, but the “unknown” can make anyone a little uneasy. If you have any questions find one of the ushers.

In addition to Sunday Services, we have many different types of activities during the week from Bible studies, to fellowship and recovery groups. Check out our Ministries Menus to see what is available for each specific age group.

Adult Ministry

At First UMC Boca Raton, our mission is: Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.  To live this our in our daily lives, our Adult Ministry is broken into discipleship (growing to be like Christ) and Missional Living (transforming the world.)

We offer studies and retreat opportunities (see right menu), but encourage everyone to: establish a daily time with God that includes prayer and Bible reading; connect with a spiritual mentor for support and accountability; share your God story; or tithe as a spiritual discipline.  Please contact Pastor Madeline at 561-395-1244 with questions.


If you’re looking to get involved in the life of the church you’ve come to the right place. Here in our ministries section is all the places you can get connected and involved. To the right you’ll see all our areas of ministry that serve children, youth, and adults year round. If you click on the ministry header you’ll see a welcome letter from the staff of that department explaining how to get involved and how to contact them.  Our events and programs are changing often so check back regularly to see what’s new and exciting here at First United Methodist Church.

Get Connected

We are so glad you’ve found us here at First United Methodist Church of Boca Raton! As we live out our calling to ‘Love God, and Love People’ we hope you will find our community as a place you can worship, grow, connect, and serve.

To the right you’ll see additional information including a welcome message from our Senior Pastor, general information about our services and where we are located, our staff listing, more ways to get connected, and a contact form if you need more information.

One way to get connected is by checking out our Ministries section. We offer a variety of programs for children, youth, and adults year round. You can also contact any of our staff for more information in their area.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via staff, our website contact form, or by calling the church office at 561-395-1244. We hope you will experience the love of God as you get connected here!

About Us

At First United Methodist Church in Boca Raton, we find ourselves in an exciting new season of a long journey that began in 1926, a new season driven by our purpose statement—“making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Guided by that statement, we are building a caring family of believers, who are experiencing how much fun we can have following Jesus together.

We take the process of becoming disciples seriously, calling our church family to weekly worship and daily devotional time; to connection with each other in accountability and mentoring relationships; to generosity of self and resources; and to service within the church and beyond the church in the community and world.

Our definition of discipleship comes from John 15:5, 10-12 NKJV:

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without me you can do nothing. . . If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

Ultimately, we seek to love our neighbors with a missional love that invites them to discover Jesus as Savior and join us in the lifelong journey of becoming his disciples.

We serve our neighbors in a wide variety of capacities with the goal of transforming our communities and our world through Christ’s compassion and love. You will find us in schools and medical facilities, in food pantries and prisons, on sports fields and mission fields in the U.S. and overseas. We call it “Love—in action” (and we have the t-shirts to prove it).

We welcome newcomers and invite you to join us on this journey that gets more and more exciting as we abide and obey and serve and love together.

Pastor Craig Nelson

In Jacob’s Shoes

injacobshoesDonate new and gently-used shoes and/or help process them.

A Collection Bin is located in the East Campus Church Office lobby.

In Jacobs Shoes provides shoes, backpacks and sports equipment to children in need. Collect shoes by yourself, or as part of a party.

Thousand of pairs of shoes are donated to In Jacob’s Shoes throughout the year. Every pair needs to be processed (sorted, cleaned, laced, labeled, and bagged). This project requires many hands and can not be done without your help! Email to sign up for a day to help!

Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee coordinates the funds to be given to charities throughout the United States and the World. The congregation has the opportunity to donate funds through the giving envelopes that are available at all the Sunday services. The following is just a partial list of some of the organizations our congregation supports:

The Outreach Committee meets the second Tuesday of the month in the Church Office Conference Room at 7pm.