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First Sunday of Advent - Hope
This week Pastor Vance shares "The Gift of Hope" through scripture Isaiah 11:1-10. Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give Missed a passed service, check out our YouTube Channel for past services or you can find our Podcast wherever you podcast from. Want to know more about First Church? Visit our website at firstchurchorlando.org
27:33
November 30, 2021
11/24/21 Midweek Devotional
Each week, the pastors of First Church Orlando offer a midweek video devotion. Last week Emily prepared us for Thanksgiving Day with a Thanksgiving devotion. Want to watch the midweek devotional instead of just listen to it? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/FirstChurchOrlando
09:42
November 28, 2021
Thanksgiving Sunday
This week in worship Pastor Emily shares a message through scripture Luke 17:11-19 preparing us for Thanksgiving. Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give Missed a passed service, check out our YouTube Channel for past services or you can find our Podcast wherever you podcast from. Want to know more about First Church? Visit our website at firstchurchorlando.org
28:17
November 23, 2021
We Are Called... Through The Valley
This week Pastor Vance shares a message titled "Through The Valley" through scripture Lamentations 3:1-24 finishing our "We Are Called" sermon series. Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give Missed a passed service, check out our YouTube Channel for past services or you can find our Podcast wherever you podcast from. Want to know more about First Church? Visit our website at firstchurchorlando.org
25:10
November 16, 2021
11/10/21 Midweek Devotional
Each week, the pastors of First Church Orlando offer a midweek video devotion. Last week Emily discussed: Saying yes to God. Who are the people in scripture and the people in your life who have said yes to God? How have these "yeses" encouraged you to say yes to God? Want to watch the midweek devotional instead of just listen to it? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/FirstChurchOrlando
12:12
November 16, 2021
We Are Called... Up Yonder
All Saints Sunday is where we remember those we have lost this past year. Pastor Vance shares a message titled "Up Yonder" through scripture Hebrews 11:13-16 continuing our "We Are Called" sermon series. Hope you enjoy the service. Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give Missed a passed service, check out our YouTube Channel for past services or you can find our Podcast wherever you podcast from. Want to know more about First Church? Visit our website at firstchurchorlando.org
23:12
November 9, 2021
Getting To Know Our Neighbors: Savannah Rogers, Director of Youth Ministries
Savannah Rogers recently joined the First Church Orlando ministry staff as the Director of Youth Ministries.  In this episode of the Getting to Know Our Neighbors podcast series, you will learn much more about Savannah and the many exciting plans she has for the First Church Orlando youth ministry as we are called to seek, love and serve together in community. Want to know more about First Church? Visit our website at firstchurchorlando.org
31:24
November 6, 2021
Getting To Know Our Neighbors: Becky Postlewait, Director of Children’s Ministries
Becky Postlewait recently joined the First Church Orlando ministry staff as the Director of Children’s Ministries.  In this episode of the Getting to Know Our Neighbors podcast series, you will learn much more about Savannah and the many exciting plans she has for the First Church Orlando children and families as we are called to seek, love and serve together in community. Want to know more about First Church? Visit our website at firstchurchorlando.org
26:14
November 6, 2021
11/3/21 Midweek Devotional
Each week, the pastors of First Church Orlando offer a midweek video devotion. Today pastor Vance asks "do you need a spiritual "booster"?" Want to watch the midweek devotional instead of just listen to it? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/FirstChurchOrlando
07:28
November 6, 2021
We Are Called... To Trust In God
Today we continue our sermon series "We Are Called..." Pastor Vance shares a message "To Trust In God" through scripture Malachi 3:7-10. Vance asks us the question "who do you trust?" and preaches about trusting in God to close out our 2021 Stewardship Campaign. Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give Missed a passed service, check out our YouTube Channel for past services or you can find our Podcast wherever you podcast from. Want to know more about First Church? Visit our website at firstchurchorlando.org
25:55
November 2, 2021
Stewardship 2021 - Rob Herzog & Lynn Pool
Rob Herzog and Lynn Poole finish up our 2021 Stewardship campaign discussing what they are grateful for and why First Church is a worthy investment for them and our community. Want to learn more about First Church? Visit our website www.firstchurchorlando.org Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
03:50
November 1, 2021
10/27/21 Midweek Devotional
What are you farming or cultivating? This week Pastor Emily shares a midweek devotional and how Psalm 37:3 has stuck with her over the past week. Want to watch the midweek devotional instead of just listen to it? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/FirstChurchOrlando
07:57
October 28, 2021
We Are Called... To Be Good
This week we continue our sermon series "We Are Called..." Pastor Vance shares a message "To Do Good" through scripture James 2:14-26. Hope you enjoy the service. Missed a passed service, check out our YouTube Channel for previous services or you can find our Podcast wherever you podcast from. Want to know more about First Church? Visit our website at firstchurchorlando.org
26:16
October 26, 2021
Stewardship 2021 - Kacie Tartt
Kacie Tartt and Marlowe Head invite everyone to flex their stewardship muscles. Kacie discusses her journey and understanding of stewardship and how is it more than just a financial commitment. Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give Want to learn more about First Church? Visit our website www.firstchurchorlando.org
02:51
October 25, 2021
“Living in sync, or out of sync” - A Midweek Devotional
Pastor Vance shares a midweek video devotional entitled “Living in sync, or out of sync” Want to watch the midweek devotional instead of just listen to it? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/FirstChurchOrlando
11:41
October 23, 2021
We Are Called... To Generosity
This week we continue our sermon series entitled "We Are Called..." Pastor Emily shares a message "To Generosity" through scripture Exodus 36:1-7. Missed a passed service, check out our YouTube Channel for previous services or you can find our Podcast wherever you podcast from. Want to know more about First Church? Visit our website at firstchurchorlando.org
28:17
October 19, 2021
Stewardship 2021 - Pedro Jimenez
In this week's Stewardship moment, Pedro Jimenez shares what first drew him to First Church and why he immediately tithed. He also discusses his appreciation of First Church and what they stand for in our downtown community. Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give Want to learn more about First Church? Visit our website www.firstchurchorlando.org
03:03
October 18, 2021
Stewardship 2021 - Suzanne Gifford
In this week's Stewardship 2021 share, we hear from Suzanne Gifford who talks about what First Church has meant to her and her family over the past 40 years and how we can continue enacting our mission statement: Seek and Love, Love and Serve, today. Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give Want to learn more about First Church? Visit our website www.firstchurchorlando.org
02:32
October 15, 2021
Stewardship 2021 - Fabian Lazarte
Next up to share their stewardship testimony is Fabian Lazarte. Fabian talks about giving in all ways and how we are called to give ourselves and our resources. Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give Want to learn more about First Church? Visit our website www.firstchurchorlando.org
03:17
October 15, 2021
Stewardship 2021 - Chet Culley
A few weeks ago we started this year's Stewardship Campaign and we have asked members of First Church to share about giving and why they do it and what it means to them. First up, Chet Culley shares why First Church is personally important to him and his family and explains the importance of tithing. Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give Want to learn more about First Church? Visit our website www.firstchurchorlando.org
04:55
October 15, 2021
10/13/21 Midweek Devotional
You are God's beloved. This week Pastor Emily shares an excerpt from "Life of the Beloved" by Henri Nouwen asking what gifts are you receiving that remind you that you are loved? Want to watch the midweek devotional instead of just listen to it? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/FirstChurchOrlando
10:58
October 13, 2021
We Are Called... To Faith and Faithfulness
This week we continue our sermon series entitled "We Are Called..." Pastor Vance shares a message "To Faith and Faithfulness" through scripture Matthew 25:14-30 discussing a new look on the Parable of the Talents. Missed a passed service, check out our YouTube Channel for past services or you can find our Podcast wherever you podcast from. Want to know more about First Church? Visit our website at firstchurchorlando.org
29:52
October 12, 2021
10/6/21 Midweek Devotional
Pastor Vance shares a midweek video devotional discussing "Performative Theology and the Life of St. Francis." Want to watch the midweek devotional instead of just listen to it? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/FirstChurchOrlando
08:01
October 6, 2021
We Are Called... To The World
Today is we start a new sermon series "We Are Called..." Pastor Vance shares a message "To The World" through scripture Isaiah 2:2-5. Missed a passed service, check out our YouTube Channel for past services or you can find our Podcast wherever you podcast from. Want to know more about First Church? Visit our website at firstchurchorlando.org
19:47
October 5, 2021
9/29/21 Midweek Devotional
How is God speaking good things to you and about you? Join Pastor Emily for a midweek devotional where we are reminded to listen to God's voice of love speaking to us. Want to watch the midweek devotional instead of just listen to it? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/FirstChurchOrlando
11:46
October 5, 2021
Getting To Know Our Neighbors: Jason Locker, Choir Director
Jason Locker joined the First Church Orlando Worship Arts Staff in August as the Choir Director.  In this episode of the Getting to Know Our Neighbors, you will learn much more about Jason and his plans to build on our church’s rich tradition of excellence in choral music as we are called to seek, love and serve together in community. Want to know more about First Church? Visit our website at firstchurchorlando.org
37:06
October 5, 2021
9/28/21 Weekly Newsletter
Pastor Vance shares his opening remarks from this week's First Church newsletter. Want to subscribe to First Church's newsletter? Follow the link below and sign up today! https://bit.ly/3ttOmkn
06:16
September 29, 2021
Work As Worship - An Unfair Advantage
We continue through the sermon series "Work As Worship" as Pastor Vance discusses "An Unfair Advantage" through 1 Samuel 17:17-37 and the story of David and Goliath. Missed a passed service, check out our YouTube Channel for past services or you can find our Podcast wherever you podcast from. Want to know more about First Church? Visit our website at firstchurchorlando.org
28:41
September 28, 2021
A Day With A Theologian (Part 2)
The Nu Class Sunday School presents "A Day With A Theologian" from their annual theology weekend. The event was held in our Contemporary Worship Center on September 11, 2021 _____________________________________________________ John Dominic Crossan, Bible scholar and author How Can We Christians Choose to Follow Jesus, The Prince of Peace, in a Chaotic World? The theme for Crossan’s remarks is Divine Violence in the Christian Bible.  The morning lecture, from the Old Testament, is on Sanction Theology or Sabbath Theology. The afternoon lecture, from the New Testament, is on Peace through Victory or Peace through Justice. There are two competing visions within the Christian Bible of the Jewish God of Creation, developed side by side from Genesis to Revelation: violent or nonviolent. Jesus chose one model to follow. The basis for the theme and lectures is Crossan’s book, How to Read the Bible and Still be a Christian. It is readily available from numerous sources and in new and used versions. John Dominic Crossan, an Irish-American former Catholic priest and retired university professor,  is an acclaimed Bible scholar and author. He is a major New Testament researcher, and historian of early Christianity and of culture of the Ancient Mediterranean and New Testament worlds. He is a past president of the Society of Biblical Literature. Want to see more from First Church, visit our website at www.firstchurchorlando.org
52:50
September 27, 2021
Getting To Know Our Neighbors: Holly Garrison, Owner of Firefly Yoga Studio
Holly Garrison recently started leading yoga classes at First Church Orlando on Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.  In this episode of the Getting to Know Our Neighbors podcast series, you will learn more about Holly's faith journey, what led her to the practice of yoga, and what our members can expect from yoga at First Church. Want to know more about First Church? Visit our website at firstchurchorlando.org
31:46
September 27, 2021
Getting To Know Our Neighbors: Cameron Garrett, Director of New Ministries
Cameron Garrett recently joined the First Church Orlando Ministry Staff as the Director of New Ministries and the interim Director of Youth Ministry.  In this episode of the Getting to Know Our Neighbors podcast series, you will learn more about the faith journey that led Cam to our church and some of his thoughts around how we can grow the impact of our ministries as we are called to seek, love and serve together in community. Want to know more about First Church? Visit our website at firstchurchorlando.org
33:10
September 27, 2021
A Day With A Theologian (Part 1)
The Nu Class Sunday School presents "A Day With A Theologian" from their annual theology weekend. The event was held in our Contemporary Worship Center on September 11, 2021 _____________________________________________________ John Dominic Crossan, Bible scholar and author How Can We Christians Choose to Follow Jesus, The Prince of Peace, in a Chaotic World? The theme for Crossan’s remarks is Divine Violence in the Christian Bible.  The morning lecture, from the Old Testament, is on Sanction Theology or Sabbath Theology. The afternoon lecture, from the New Testament, is on Peace through Victory or Peace through Justice. There are two competing visions within the Christian Bible of the Jewish God of Creation, developed side by side from Genesis to Revelation: violent or nonviolent. Jesus chose one model to follow. The basis for the theme and lectures is Crossan’s book, How to Read the Bible and Still be a Christian. It is readily available from numerous sources and in new and used versions. John Dominic Crossan, an Irish-American former Catholic priest and retired university professor,  is an acclaimed Bible scholar and author. He is a major New Testament researcher, and historian of early Christianity and of culture of the Ancient Mediterranean and New Testament worlds. He is a past president of the Society of Biblical Literature. Want to see more from First Church, visit our website at www.firstchurchorlando.org
01:05:53
September 27, 2021
9/22/21 Midweek Devotional
Pastor Vance shares a midweek video devotional for members and friends of First Church Orlando. Want to watch the midweek devotional instead of just listen to it? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/FirstChurchOrlando
07:55
September 22, 2021
9/21/21 Weekly Newsletter
Pastor Vance shares his opening remarks from this week's First Church newsletter. Want to subscribe to First Church's newsletter? Follow the link below and sign up today! https://bit.ly/3ttOmkn
07:02
September 22, 2021
Work As Worship - Assumed Fruitfulness
Today we continue through the sermon series "Work As Worship" as Pastor Emily discusses “Assumed Fruitfulness” through Luke 13:6-9. Missed a passed service, check out our YouTube Channel for past services or you can check out our other episodes. Want to know more about First Church? Visit our website at firstchurchorlando.org
27:40
September 21, 2021
Work As Worship - God's Artist
Today we continue through the sermon series "Work As Worship" as Paster Vance discusses "God's Artists" through Genesis 2:4-25. Missed a passed service, check out our other episodes. Want to know more about First Church? Visit our website at firstchurchorlando.org
26:38
September 15, 2021
9/8/21 Midweek Devotional
Pastor Vance shares a midweek video devotional for members and friends of First Church Orlando. This week he discusses "No pain, no gain.  Dealing with internal discomfort." What do you do when thoughts, memories, or certain topics make you feel uncomfortable?  Maybe the answer is to accept the discomfort as an opportunity for honest self-reflection and spiritual growth. Want to watch the midweek devotional instead of just listen to it? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/FirstChurchOrlando
09:45
September 9, 2021
9/7/21 Weekly Newsletter
Pastor Vance shares his opening remarks from this week's First Church newsletter. Want to subscribe to First Church's newsletter? Follow the link below and sign up today! https://bit.ly/3ttOmkn
06:12
September 9, 2021
Ora et Labora (Work as Prayer)
Today Pastor Vance kicks off a new sermon series called Work as Worship with his sermon "Ora et Labora (Work As Prayer)" using scripture Colossians 3:23-24. Want to learn more about First Church, please visit our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
21:08
September 7, 2021
The God Who Sees
Today we have a guest preacher, Rev. Madeline Luzinski. She is the Director of Pastoral Care at the Florida United Methodist Children's Home and will be sharing her sermon "The God Who Sees" utilizing Genesis 16:1-15. Want to know more about First Church? Visit our website at www.firstchurchorlando.org
22:54
August 31, 2021
The Call to Strength
Today Pastor Vance preaches his sermon titled "The Call to Strength" discussing the armor of God. This week's scripture is Ephesians 6:10-20. Want to learn more about First Church, visit us at: firstchurchorlando.org
25:35
August 25, 2021
The Call to Wisdom
Today Pastor Vance preaches his sermon titled "The Call to Wisdom" This week's scripture is Ephesians 5:15-20. Want to learn more about First Church, visit us at: firstchurchorlando.org
29:36
August 17, 2021
The Call - Imitating God
Today Pastor Vance preaches his sermon titled "Imitating God." This week's scripture is Ephesians 4:17 - 5:2. Want to learn more about First Church, visit us at: firstchurchorlando.org
26:22
August 11, 2021
The Call
Today Pastor Emily preaches about being called. This week's scripture is Ephesians 4:1-6. Want to learn more about First Church, visit us at: firstchurchorlando.org
28:54
August 3, 2021
Love Serves People Pt. 2 - Serving the World
Today Pastor Vance preaches about serving the world. This week's scripture is Matthew 25:31-46. Want to learn more about First Church, visit us at: firstchurchorlando.org
29:32
July 29, 2021
Getting to Know the Neighbors: Melanie Lee, Leader of Forward Together
Long-time First Church member and Lay Leader Melanie Lee has agreed to lead Forward Together, a group that will work with our Pastors and church members toward becoming an affirming church that welcomes and includes all people.  You can learn more about Melanie’s leadership and vision for Forward Together on this edition of our Getting to Know our Neighbors podcast series.
32:24
July 28, 2021
Love Serves People Pt. 1 - Serving the Church
Today Pastor Vance preaches about serving in the church. This week's scripture is 1 Corinthians 12:4-27. Want to learn more about First Church, visit us at: firstchurchorlando.org
27:10
July 20, 2021
Love Seeks God Pt. 2 - Discipleship
Today Pastor Vance preaches about discipleship. This week's scripture is 1 Timothy 4. Want to learn more about First Church, visit us at: firstchurchorlando.org
25:01
July 13, 2021
Love Seeks God Pt. 1 - Worship
Today Britton Stacey, ministry intern, shares his Sermon "Love Seeks God - Worship" discussing why we show up to church and that all worship is worship. This week's scripture is Deuteronomy 10:12-22. Want to learn more about First Church, visit us at: firstchurchorlando.org
14:26
July 9, 2021
Getting to Know the Neighbors: Chef Crystal Clarke
One of the newest members of the First Church family is Chef Crystal Clarke.  She is our new kitchen manager and preferred caterer.  You can hear about her career in the culinary arts, and about her food ministry for families that are food insecure in her podcast with Communications Chairperson Erik Lindborg.  You are invited to tune in every week to “Get to Know our Neighbors.”
19:32
July 2, 2021
The Greatest of These is Love
Today Pastor Vance shares his Sermon "The Greatest of These is Love" with scripture 1 Corinthians 13. Want to learn more about First Church, visit us at: firstchurchorlando.org
24:20
June 29, 2021
Getting to Know the Neighbors: Brian Postlewait, HSN COO
Brian Postelwait is Chief Operating Officer for the Central Florida Homeless Services Network, which works with local agencies to provide services to the homeless in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Brian, along with CEO Martha Are and 50 employees will be inhabiting office space on the first and third floors of our ministries building. Brian sat down with Erik Linkdborg for this podcast in our “Getting to Know Your Neighbors” series.
35:29
June 23, 2021
Love Is Stronger Than Death
Today Pastor Vance shares his Sermon "Love Is Stronger Than Death" with scripture Song of Solomon 8:6-7. Want to learn more about First Church, visit us at: firstchurchorlando.org
25:34
June 22, 2021
God Is Love
Today we start a new Summer Sermon Series all about love. To kick things off Pastor Vance shares his sermon "God Is Love" Scripture 1 John 4:7-21 Want to learn more about First Church, visit us at: firstchurchorlando.org
25:01
June 15, 2021
Pulse Memorial
This week we remember the tragic shooting at Pulse 5 years ago. Rev. Josh Bell, our guest preacher, shares his journey and the struggle the LGTBQ+ went through is going through. He references scripture Mark 3:20-35. Want to learn more about First Church, visit us at: firstchurchorlando.org
25:16
June 8, 2021
Trinity Sunday
This past Sunday was Trinity Sunday and Pastor Vance concludes the longest sermon series ever through scripture Acts 2:1-13. Want to learn more about First Church, visit our website at www.firstchurchorlando.org
28:57
June 1, 2021
Pentecost
Happy Pentecost! Pastor Vance concludes the longest sermon series ever through scripture Acts 2:1-13. Want to learn more about First Church, visit our website at www.firstchurchorlando.org
30:31
May 25, 2021
Graduate/Ascension Sunday
This past Sunday we celebrated the Class of 2021! Pastor Emily preached on the continued season of Easter and the importance of Ascension Sunday through the scripture Acts 1:1-11. Want to learn more about First Church? Visit our website at firstchurchorlando.org
23:26
May 18, 2021
The Great Commission
Happy Mother's Day! This past Sunday, Pastor Vance shared his sermon "The Great Commission." Hope you enjoy. Matthew 28:16-20. Want to learn more about First Church, visit us at: firstchurchorlando.org
26:51
May 11, 2021
Life & Love
This week Pastor Vance shares his sermon "Life & Love" Romans 6:1-11. Want to learn more about First Church, visit us at: firstchurchorlando.org
19:48
May 4, 2021
Peter Reinstated
Pastor Emily shares the story of "Peter Reinstated" through the scripture John 21:1-19 Want to learn more about First Church, visit us at: firstchurchorlando.org
27:54
April 27, 2021
The Elder's Faith
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains shares "The Elder's Faith" through Hebrews 11:1-2 and shares a challenge to help the church continue to do great work in the future by paying down a lingering debt. If you want to learn more about First Church please visit our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
24:59
April 20, 2021
Interview with Michael, Elizabeth, and Joe
Pastor Vance interviews members of the LGBTQ community (Michael Shortal, Elizabeth Preston-Hughes, Joe Nisbett) that grew up at First Church Orlando. Want to learn more about First Church visit our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
48:27
April 20, 2021
Interview with Helen Ryde of Reconciling Ministries Network
Pastors Vance Rains and Emily Sterling-Strongman sit down with Helen Ryde to discuss the ministries of the Reconciling Ministries Network and what it might mean for First Church to officially become a "reconciling" church. Want to learn more about First Church head over to our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
35:30
April 20, 2021
On The Road To Emmaus
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains shares Luke 24: 13-35 and preaches his sermon “On The Road To Emmaus” If you want to learn more about First Church please visit our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
27:39
April 13, 2021
Easter Sunday: Begin Again
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains shares the message of Easter asking us to begin again. Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
24:12
April 4, 2021
My Story: Kacie Tartt
Our theme for this Lenten season is "My Story" and we are sharing the stories of various members of our church and how the church and God have affected their lives. Today we have Kacie Tartt interviewed by Vance Rains, Lead Pastor. Enjoy the podcast and if you want to learn more about First Church head over to our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
30:35
March 31, 2021
My Story: John Richard
Our theme for this Lenten season is "My Story" and we are sharing the stories of various members of our church and how the church and God have affected their lives. Today we have John Richard interviewed by Gail Lippincott. Enjoy the podcast and if you want to learn more about First Church head over to our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
32:17
March 29, 2021
Palm Sunday: Hosanna to the King
Rev. Emily Sterling-Strongman preaches this Palm Sunday discussing expectations of what is to come. Mark 11:1-11 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
25:21
March 29, 2021
My Story: IGNITE Kids
Our theme for this Lenten season is "My Story" and we are sharing the stories of various members of our church and how the church and God have affected their lives. Today we have various kids from IGNITE interviewed by Ryan Arnold and Britton Stacey, ministry interns, and Gabrielle Toledo, Director of Modern Worship. Enjoy the podcast and if you want to learn more about First Church head over to our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
20:58
March 26, 2021
My Story: Somer Spencer
Our theme for this Lenten season is "My Story" and we are sharing the stories of various members of our church and how the church and God have affected their lives. Today we have Somer Spencer interviewed by Emily Sterling-Strongman, Executive Pastor. Enjoy the podcast and if you want to learn more about First Church head over to our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
21:55
March 24, 2021
My Story: Sarah McClane
Our theme for this Lenten season is "My Story" and we are sharing the stories of various members of our church and how the church and God have affected their lives. Today we have Sarah McClane interviewed by Vance Rains, Lead Pastor. Enjoy the podcast and if you want to learn more about First Church head over to our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
21:55
March 22, 2021
Raising of Lazarus (5th Week of Lent)
Rev. Dr. Vance Vances discusses the “Raising of Lazarus” on this fifth Sunday of Lent. John 11:1-44 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
26:05
March 21, 2021
My Story: Skip Wagner
Our theme for this Lenten season is "My Story" and we are sharing the stories of various members of our church and how the church and God have affected their lives. Today we have Skip Wagner interviewed by Vance Rains, Lead Pastor. Enjoy the podcast and if you want to learn more about First Church head over to our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
21:00
March 19, 2021
My Story: Penny Branscomb Leggett
Our theme for this Lenten season is "My Story" and we are sharing the stories of various members of our church and how the church and God have affected their lives. Today we have Penny Branscomb Leggett interviewed by Chris Gabel, Interim Director of Traditional Worship. Enjoy the podcast and if you want to learn more about First Church head over to our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
19:16
March 17, 2021
My Story: First Church Youth
Our theme for this Lenten season is "My Story" and we are sharing the stories of various members of our church and how the church and God have affected their lives. Today we have a youth group member interviewed by Camille Layton, Interim Youth Director. Enjoy the podcast and if you want to learn more about First Church head over to our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
08:51
March 15, 2021
Pharisees (4th Week of Lent)
Rev. Dr. Vance Vances discusses the Pharisees on this fourth Sunday of Lent. Matthew 23:1-12 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
29:28
March 14, 2021
My Story: Mary Jo Foster
Our theme for this Lenten season is "My Story" and we are sharing the stories of various members of our church and how the church and God have affected their lives. Today we have Mary Jo Foster interviewed by Vance Rains, Lead Pastor. Enjoy the podcast and if you want to learn more about First Church head over to our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
26:54
March 11, 2021
My Story: Rick & Rebecca Sickles
Our theme for this Lenten season is "My Story" and we are sharing the stories of various members of our church and how the church and God have affected their lives. Today we have Rick and Rebecca Sickles interviewed by Erik Lindborg. Enjoy the podcast and if you want to learn more about First Church head over to our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
31:04
March 9, 2021
Sending Out the Seventy-Two (3rd Week of Lent)
Rev. Dr. Vance Vances discusses the story of sending out the seventy-two on this third Sunday of Lent. Luke 10:1-24 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
23:41
March 7, 2021
My Story: Fabian Lazarte
Our theme for this Lenten season is "My Story" and we are sharing the stories of various members of our church and how the church and God have affected their lives. Today we have Fabian Lazarte interviewed by Vance Rains, Lead Pastor. Enjoy the podcast and if you want to learn more about First Church head over to our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
30:24
March 4, 2021
Feeding the Five Thousand (2nd Week of Lent)
Rev. Dr. Vance Vances shares the story of how Jesus fed the 5000 on this second Sunday of Lent. John 6:1-14 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
24:58
March 3, 2021
My Story: Lynn Derrick
Our theme for this Lenten season is "My Story" and we are sharing the stories of various members of our church and how the church and God have affected their lives. Today we have Lynn Derrick interviewed by Gail Lippincott. Enjoy the podcast and if you want to learn more about First Church head over to our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
22:10
March 2, 2021
My Story: John Shugart
Our theme for this Lenten season is "My Story" and we are sharing the stories of various members of our church and how the church and God have affected their lives. Today we have John Shugart interviewed by Vance Rains, Lead Pastor. Enjoy the podcast and if you want to learn more about First Church head over to our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
23:24
February 25, 2021
My Story: Michael Dippy
Our theme for this Lenten season is "My Story" and we are sharing the stories of various members of our church and how the church and God have affected their lives. Today we have Michael Dippy interviewed by Erik Lindborg. Enjoy the podcast and if you want to learn more about First Church head over to our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
23:10
February 22, 2021
Kingdom Parables (1st Week of Lent)
Rev. Dr. Vance Vances and Rev. Emily Sterling -Strongman sit down and discuss the Kingdom Parables on this first Sunday of Lent. Matthew 13:10-17 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
30:58
February 21, 2021
My Story: Debbie Ainsworth
Our theme for this Lenten season is "My Story" and we are sharing the stories of various members of our church and how the church and God have affected their lives. Today we have Debbie Ainsworth interviewed by our Interim Director of Traditional Music, Chris Gabel. Enjoy the podcast and if you want to learn more about First Church head over to our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
17:40
February 19, 2021
My Story: Jim and Debby Manuel
Our theme for this Lenten season is "My Story" and we are sharing the stories of various members of our church and how the church and God have affected their lives. Today we have Jim and Debby Manuel interviewed by Erik Lindborg. Enjoy the podcast and if you want to learn more about First Church head over to our website: www.firstchurchorlando.org
32:02
February 17, 2021
This Is My Story: Transfiguration
Rev. Dr. Vance Vances preaches on “The Transfiguration” this Valentine’s Day Sunday. Mark 9:2-9 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
24:17
February 14, 2021
This Is My Story: Sermon On The Mount
Rev. Emily Sterling-Strongman shares the story of the Sermon on the Mount in this week’s sermon. Matthew 5:43-48 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
17:43
February 7, 2021
This Is My Story: Call of the Disciples
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains discusses the Call of the Disciples. Luke 5:1-11 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
20:56
January 31, 2021
This Is My Story: Jesus Teaches in the Synagogue
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains shares the story of Jesus teaching in the synagogue. Luke 4:14-30 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
23:03
January 24, 2021
This Is My Story: Jesus's 40 Days In The Wilderness
Rev. Emily Sterling-Strongman shares the story of Jesus’s forty days in the wilderness.  Matthew 4:1-11  Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
18:54
January 17, 2021
This Is My Story: Jesus's Baptism
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains shares the story of Jesus’s Baptism. Matthew 3:1-17 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
24:01
January 10, 2021
This Is My Story: Jesus In The Temple
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains shares the story of “Jesus In The Temple.” Luke 2:21-40 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
20:17
January 3, 2021
This Is My Story: Egypt
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains preaches the Sunday after Christmas continuing through the “This Is My Story” sermon series. Matthew 2:1-23 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
23:44
December 27, 2020
Christmas Eve - Bring Light Into The World
Merry Christmas, a child is born! Welcome to our Christmas Eve Online service and thank you for joining us. Wherever you may find yourself this Christmas season remember the good news, our Savior is born. Bring the light out into the world!  Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
16:47
December 25, 2020
This Is My Story: Annunciation (4th Week of Advent)
Rev. Emily Sterling-Strongman discusses Annunciation in this fourth week of Advent. Luke 1:26-38 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
21:03
December 20, 2020
This Is My Story: The Birth of John the Baptist
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains shares the the birth of John the Baptist in this third week of Advent. Luke 1:5-25, 57-64 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
19:35
December 13, 2020
This Is My Story: Promised Messiah
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains shares the suspense of the “Promised Messiah” in this second week of Advent. Isaiah 9:2-7 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
27:06
December 6, 2020
This Is My Story: Return and Rebuild (1st Week of Advent)
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains discusses Nehemiah 1 and return and rebuild in this first week of Advent.  Nehemiah 1  Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
27:19
November 29, 2020
This Is My Story: Exile
Rev. Emily Sterling-Strongman shares and discusses exile in this week’s sermon. 2 Kings 24: 10-17 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
19:05
November 22, 2020
This Is My Story: Prophets
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains shares and discusses stories of prophets. Jeremiah 1:4-10 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
26:14
November 15, 2020
This Is My Story: Kings
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains shares and discusses stories of kings. 1 Samuel 8: 1-22 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give ———————————— Music Used in Today’s Service: “Festival Prelude on O God Beyond All Praising” (Thaxted) by Gustav Holst, arr. David Howard Petit, ©2009 Birnamwood Publications. Permission to stream the music in this service obtained from One License #A-708930. All rights reserved. "All Creatures of Our God and King" words by St. Francis of Assisi/arr. David Crowder © 2003 Sixsteps Music. All rights reserved. “Be Thou My Vision” – Irish Melody, arr. by Tom Trenney, ©2020 Birnamwood Publications. Permission to stream the music in this service obtained from One License #A-708930. All rights reserved. “Blessed Assurance” Words by Fanny J. Crosby,1873; Music by Phebe F. Knapp, 1873. Public domain. “Christ Our Hope in Life and Death” by Keith and Kristyn Getty, ©2020 Getty Music Hymns and Songs, Getty Music Publishing, Jordan Kauflin Music, Love Your Enemies Publishing, Matthew Merker Music, Messenger Hymns. All rights reserved. “Chosen Tune” from Three Pieces (Op. 28, No. 2) by Herbert Howells, 1923. Public domain. Permission to stream the music in this service obtained from CCLI license #CSPL138328.
23:38
November 8, 2020
This Is My Story: Wisdom (All Saints Sunday)
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains discusses wisdom on this All Saints Sunday. Proverbs 3: 13-20 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
24:02
November 1, 2020
This Is My Story: Judges
Rev. Emily Sterling-Strongman continues through the bible discussing Judges. Judges 4: 1-10 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give ———————————— Music Used in Today’s Service: "Sing Forever" - Robert Prizeman, arr. Ashley Grote Arrangement by Ashley Grote with permission from Robert Prizeman Placed in Public Domain by Ashley Grote in 2020 “As The Deer” - Martin Nystrom CCLI Song # 1431* © 1984 Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing "The Sun Never Says" - Dan Forrest “This Is My Story” CCLI Song # 22324* ©Words: Public Domain | Music: Public Domain “Here I Am, Lord” - William Monaghan © 1981 OCP Notes: Hymnal states text and tune copyright 1981, 1983, 1989 Daniel L. Schutte and NALR, however, copyright has been reassigned "Allegro" from Sonata No. 4 in F Minor - Georg Philipp Telemann © Public Domain *For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI License # 1329148
17:37
October 25, 2020
This Is My story: Promised Land
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains continues through the bible discussing the Promised Land. Joshua 21:43-45 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give ———————————— Music Used in Today’s Service: "O Rest in the Lord" from Elijah -- Felix Mendelssohn ©Words: Public Domain | Music: Public Domain United Methodist Hymn #127: "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah" “Promises Never Fail” by Ben Fielding, Brian Johnson, Jason Ingram, and Joel Taylor CCLI Song # 7112254* © 2017 SHOUT! Music Publishing Australia Fellow Ships Music So Essential Tunes Bethel Music Publishing “This Is My Story” CCLI Song # 22324* ©Words: Public Domain | Music: Public Domain United Methodist Hymn #64: "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty" "On Jordan's Stormy Banks" from Two Pieces for Cello and Piano -- Southern Harmony, adapt. Rigdon M. McIntosh, arr. Duane Funderburk © 2018 Birnamwood Publications (A division of MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc.) MSM-20-617 *For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI License # 1329148
30:50
October 18, 2020
This Is My Story: Sacrifice (Ritual, Priesthood, Tabernacle)
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains continues through the bible discussing sacrifice, ritual, priesthood, and tabernacle.  Deuteronomy 12 :1-7  Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
28:03
October 11, 2020
This Is My Story: Law
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains and Rev. Emily Sterling-Strongman interview Dr. Steve Harper discussing the 10 commandments and the law given by God Exodus 20:1-20 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
33:06
October 4, 2020
Wonderful Wednesday Webinar with Rev. Dr. Latricia Edwards Scriven
Pastors Vance Rains and Emily Sterling-Strongman chat with Rev. Dr. Latricia Edwards Scriven, Pastor of New Life UMC Tallahassee, on September 30th via Zoom
01:03:47
October 3, 2020
This Is My Story: Deliverance
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains continues the story through the Bible discussing deliverance. Exodus 3:1-10 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
24:05
September 27, 2020
This Is My Story: Slavery
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains continues the story through the Bible discussing slavery. Exodus 1:8-14 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
25:44
September 20, 2020
This Is My Story: Egypt (Joseph)
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains continues the story through the Bible. This week we find ourselves in Egypt and the story of Joseph. Genesis 45:4-8 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
25:40
September 13, 2020
Covenant (Abraham and Sarah, Issac, and Jacob)
Rev. Emily Sterling-Strongman discusses covenant through the story of Abraham and Sarah, Issac, and Jacob. Genesis 12:1-9 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
18:08
September 6, 2020
This Is My Story: The Tower of Babel
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains shares the story of the Tower of Babel. Genesis 11:1-9 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
26:20
August 30, 2020
This Is My Story: Creation and Fall, Flourishing and Decay
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains and Rev. Emily Sterling-Strongman kick off the new sermon series “This Is My Story” by discussing creation and fall, flourishing and decay through verses Genesis 1:24-31, 3:17-19, and Romans 8:18-25. Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
19:39
August 23, 2020
Connecting with grace - 8/16/2020
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains shares connecting with grace. Ephesians 1:3-14 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
29:04
August 16, 2020
Connecting with my gift - 8/9/2020 Service
Rev. Emily Sterling-Strongman shares discovering my unique purpose. 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
21:32
August 9, 2020
Connecting with my true self - 8/2/20
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains shares the true meaning of humility. Genesis 2:4-9 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
24:27
August 2, 2020
Connecting through Courage - 7/26/2020
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains discusses overcoming fear of strangers. Acts 10 select verses Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
30:26
July 26, 2020
Connecting through Acceptance - 7/19/2020 Service
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains discusses practicing empathy and understanding. Romans 14 select verses Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
31:20
July 19, 2020
Connecting with Friendship - 7/12/20 Service
The value of spiritual friendship is discussed between Revs. Wayne Curry, Gary Spencer, Jim Harnish, and Bob Bushong. Psalm 133 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
37:29
July 12, 2020
Rev. Emily Sterling - 7/5/20 Service
Rev. Emily Sterling - 7/5/20 Service 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20  Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
19:02
July 5, 2020
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains - 6/28/20
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains 6/28/20 Service 1 Corinthians 1: 18-31 Give: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
27:32
June 28, 2020
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains - 6/21/20 Service
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains - 6/21/20 Service Mark 12:28-34 Giving: www.firstchurchorlando.org/give
22:15
June 21, 2020
Bishop Kenneth Carter - 6/14/20 Service
Bishop Ken Carter Rev. Dr. Vance Rains & Rev. Emily Sterling Matthew 6:25-30 6/14/20 Service
07:07
June 14, 2020
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains - 6/7/20
"Is There Any Hope?" Ezekiel 37:1-14 First United Methodist Church of Orlando 6/7/20
31:23
June 7, 2020
Rev. Emily Sterling - 5/31/20 Service
Rev. Emily Sterling - 5/31/20 Service First United Methodist Church of Orlando Numbers 11:24-30 Acts 2: 1-8
19:53
May 31, 2020
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains - 5/24/20
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains 5/24/20 First United Methodist Church of Orlando Hebrews 12: 1-3
25:38
May 24, 2020
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains - Ephesians 2: 4-10
First United Methodist Church 5/17/20
24:28
May 17, 2020
Rev. Emily Sterling - Right Where We Are
Luke 24: 13-35
24:25
May 3, 2020
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains- "A New Normal"
John 21:1-25 4.26.20
28:32
April 26, 2020
Rev. Dr. Vance Rains & Emily Sterling - 4/19/20
Gospel of John 20: 24-31
25:52
April 21, 2020
Christ-Centered Community - Rev. Dr. Vance Rains
Scripture - 1 Peter 2:4-10
28:25
March 8, 2020
Cross-Shaped Community - Rev. Dr. Vance Rains
Luke 9:23-25 March 1st, 2020
21:29
March 1, 2020
Transfiguration Sunday - Emily Sterling
Mathew 17: 1-9 11:00 am Sermon
23:32
February 23, 2020
Thresholds 6: Crossing the Threshold to Greater Faith - Rev. Dr. Vance Rains
Rev. Vance Rains Psalm 65 Crossing the Threshold to Greater Faith
25:47
February 17, 2020
Thresholds 5: Crossing the Threshold to Silence - Rev. Dr. Vance Rains
Rev. Vance Rains Crossing The Threshold To Silence Scripture: Psalms 46
25:27
February 9, 2020
Thresholds 4: Crossing the Threshold to Grace - Rev. Dr. Vance Rains
Rev. Vance Rains 1 John 1:1-10 Crossing the Threshold to Grace
22:34
February 2, 2020
Thresholds 3: Overcoming Barriers to Prayer - Rev. Dr. Vance Rains
Crossing Thresholds: Overcoming Barriers to Prayer  Matthew 6:5-13  Rev. Dr.  Vance Rains | 9:30 Sermon
27:16
January 27, 2020
Thresholds 1: Crossing the Threshold of Knowing God - Rev. Dr. Vance Rains
Crossing the Threshold of Knowing God  Isaiah 55  Pastor Vance Pastor Vance | 9:30 Sermon
22:54
January 12, 2020
Epiphany: Epiphanic Expectation - Rev. Dr. Vance Rains
Epiphanic Expectation  Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12  Pastor Vance Pastor Vance | 9:30 Sermon
23:02
January 6, 2020
Evergreen: Christmas Eve - Rev. Dr. Vance Rains
Christmas Eve Sermon (10:00 pm service) Pastor Vance
17:57
December 26, 2019
Evergreen: Love Comes - Rev. Emily Sterling
Love Comes Isaiah 11 (selected verses), John 3:16-17 Pastor Emily
22:01
December 26, 2019
Evergreen: Creation Rejoices - Rev. Emily Sterling
Creation Rejoices Isaiah 35 Pastor Emily
23:35
December 16, 2019
Evergreen: Creation Groans - Rev. Dr. Vance Rains
Creation Groans Genesis 3, Romans 8 (selected verses) Pastor Vance
22:59
December 10, 2019
Evergreen - Rev. Dr. Vance Rains
Evergreen Genesis 1 & 2 (selected verses) Pastor Vance
20:20
December 2, 2019
Christ the King - Rev. Dr. Vance Rains
Christ the King Sunday Revelation 1:5-8 Pastor Vance 9:30 Sermon | Pastor Vance
22:48
November 26, 2019